Gardening by the Moon's Sign April 2017

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

April 4, 2017
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Use the April 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days to plant and do other garden tasks.

Plant, Transplant, and Graft: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or Taurus

Harvest: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, or Aquarius

Build/Fix Fences or Garden Beds: Capricorn

Control Insect Pests, Plow, and Weed: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, or Aquarius

Prune: Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius. During a waxing Moon, pruning encourages growth; during a waning Moon, it discourages growth.

The Moon’s Astrological Place in April

1 Gemini

2 Cancer

3 Cancer

4 Cancer

5 Leo

6 Leo

7 Virgo

8 Virgo

9 Libra

10 Libra

11 Libra

12 Scorpio

13 Scorpio

14 Sagittarius

15 Sagittarius

16 Sagittarius

17 Capricorn

18 Capricorn

19 Aquarius

20 Aquarius

21 Aquarius

22 Pisces

23 Pisces

24 Aries

25 Aries

26 Taurus

27 Taurus

28 Gemini

29 Gemini

30 Cancer

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Mercury in Retrograde

Sometimes the other planets appear to be traveling backward through the zodiac; this is an illusion. We call this illusion retrograde motion.

Mercury’s retrograde periods can cause our plans to go awry. However, this is an excellent time to reflect on the past. Intuition is high during these periods, and coincidences can be extraordinary.

When Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions.

Mercury will be retrograde next from April 9–May 3. See Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.


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