Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates

March 7, 2016
Gardening by the Moon

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Use the March 2016 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place list below to find the best days for the following garden tasks.


Plant, transplant, and graft

Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces

See our complete Planting by the Moon calendar.


Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini, or Aquarius

Build/fix fences or garden beds 


Control insect pests, plow, and weed

Aries, Gemini,
Leo, Sagittarius, or Aquarius


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

The Moon’s Astrological Place: March

  1 Sagittarius

  2 Sagittarius

  3 Capricorn

  4 Capricorn

  5 Aquarius

  6 Aquarius

  7 Aquarius

  8 Pisces

  9 Pisces

10 Aries

11 Aries

12 Taurus

13 Taurus

14 Gemini

15 Gemini

16 Cancer

17 Cancer

18 Leo

19 Leo

20 Virgo

21 Virgo

22 Virgo

23 Libra

24 Libra

25 Libra

26 Scorpio

27 Scorpio

28 Sagittarius

29 Sagittarius

30 Capricorn

31 Capricorn

See your customized Moon Phase Calendar.

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.

See this year’s Mercury Retrograde Dates.



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gardening by the signs

i believe in the nature of things,and the bounty of a harvest that was planted in spring.the harvest you reap from one little place, shows the love of a master for his strugaling race.


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