Gardening by the Moon's Sign March 2018

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

February 15, 2018

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Use the March 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 February

1 Virgo

2 Virgo

3 Libra

4 Libra

5 Scorpio

6 Scorpio

7 Scorpio 

8 Sagittarius

 9 Sagittarius

10 Capricorn

11 Capricorn

12 Capricorn

13 Aquarius

14 Aquarius

15 Pisces

16 Pisces

17 Pisces

18 Aries

19 Aries

20 Taurus

21 Taurus

22 Gemini

23 Gemini

24 Cancer

25 Cancer

26 Leo

27 Leo

28 Virgo

29 Virgo

30 Virgo

31 Libra

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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