Gardening by the Moon's Sign February 2017

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

February 15, 2017
Planting by the Moon February 2017

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Use the February 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days for the following garden tasks.

Plant, Transplant, and Graft

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or Taurus

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 in February

1 Aries

2 Aries

3 Taurus

4 Taurus

5 Gemini

6 Gemini

7 Cancer

8 Cancer

9 Leo

10 Leo

11 Virgo

12 Virgo

13 Virgo

14 Libra

15 Libra

16 Scorpio

17 Scorpio

18 Scorpio

19 Sagittarius

20 Sagittarius

21 Capricorn

22 Capricorn

23 Aquarius

24 Aquarius

25 Aquarius

26 Pisces

27 Pisces

28 Aries

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.

Mercury will be retrograde next from April 9–May 3.

See our Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.


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