Gardening by the Moon's Sign January 2017

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

January 12, 2017
Gardening by the Moon January 2017

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Use the January 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, 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 in January

1 Aquarius

2 Pisces

3 Pisces

4 Aries

5 Aries

6 Aries

7 Taurus

8 Taurus

9 Gemini

10 Gemini

11 Cancer

12 Cancer

13  Leo

14 Leo

15 Virgo

16 Virgo

17 Libra

18 Libra

19 Libra

20 Scorpio

21 Scorpio

22  Sagittarius

23  Sagittarius

24  Sagittarius

25 Capricorn

26 Capricorn

27 Aquarius

28 Aquarius

29 Pisces

30 Pisces

31 Pisces

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 from January 1–9.

See our Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.

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