Gardening by the Moon's Sign Dates April 2016

April 4, 2016
Gardening by the Moon

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Use the April 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 Capricorn

  2 Aquarius

  3 Aquarius

  4 Pisces

  5 Pisces

  6 Aries

  7 Aries

  8 Taurus

  9 Taurus

10 Gemini

11 Gemini

12 Cancer

13 Cancer

14 Leo

15 Leo

16 Leo

17 Virgo

18 Virgo

19 Libra

20 Libra

21 Libra

22 Scorpio

23 Scorpio

24 Sagittarius

25 Sagittarius

26 Sagittarius

27 Capricorn

28 Capricorn

29 Aquarius

30 Aquarius

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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