Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2017

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

February 28, 2017
Gardening by the Moon Dates March 2017

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Use the March 2017 dates shown in the Moon’s Astrological Place calendar below to find the best days to plant and do other 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.

The Moon’s Astrological Place in March

1 Aries

2 Taurus

3 Taurus

4 Gemini

5 Gemini

6 Cancer

7 Cancer

8 Leo

9 Leo

10 Leo

11 Virgo

12 Virgo

13 Libra

14 Libra

15 Scorpio

16 Scorpio

17 Scorpio

18 Sagittarius

19 Sagittarius

20 Capricorn

21 Capricorn

22 Capricorn

23 Aquarius

24 Aquarius

25 Pisces

26 Pisces

27 Aries

28 Aries

29 Taurus

30 Taurus

31 Gemini

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See our complete Planting by the Moon 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 Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.



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