Gardening by the Moon's Sign August 2017

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

July 24, 2017

Use the August 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days to plant, harvest, and do a variety of 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 August 2017

1 Sagittarius

2 Sagittarius

3 Sagittarius

4 Capricorn

5 Capricorn

6 Aquarius

7 Aquarius

8 Aquarius

9 Pisces

10 Pisces

11 Aries

12 Aries

13 Taurus

14 Taurus

15 Gemini

16 Gemini

17 Cancer

18 Cancer

19 Cancer

20 Leo

21 Leo

22 Virgo

23 Virgo

24 Libra

25 Libra

26 Scorpio

27 Scorpio

28 Scorpio

29 Sagittarius

30 Sagittarius

31 Capricorn

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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.

The next Mercury Retrograde dates are August 13–September 5See Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.

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I loved each of these! Keep it up, so interesting as I try to plant my flower seeds by the moon.


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