Gardening by the Moon's Sign January 2018

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

December 12, 2017
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Use the January 2018 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

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.

See our complete Planting by the Moon calendar.

The Moon’s Astrological Place in January

1 Cancer

2 Cancer

3 Leo

4 Leo

5 Virgo

6 Virgo

7 Libra

8 Libra

9 Libra

10 Scorpio

11 Scorpio

12 Sagittarius

13 Sagittarius

14 Sagittarius

15 Capricorn

16 Capricorn

17 Aquarius

18 Aquarius

19 Aquarius

20 Pisces

21 Pisces

22 Aries

23 Aries

24 Taurus

25 Taurus

26 Taurus

27 Gemini

28 Gemini

29 Cancer

30 Cancer

31 Leo

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.

In 2018, Mercury will be retrograde during March 23–April 15, Jul 26–August 19, and November 17–December 6See Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.

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