Gardening by the Moon's Sign May 2017

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

April 25, 2017
Garden Tools - Gardening by the Moon May 2017

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Use the May 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 May 2017

1 Cancer

2 Leo

3 Leo

4 Virgo

5 Virgo

6 Virgo

7 Libra

8 Libra

9 Scorpio

10 Scorpio

11 Sagittarius

12 Sagittarius

13 Sagittarius

14 Capricorn

15 Capricorn

16 Aquarius

17 Aquarius

18 Aquarius

19 Pisces

20 Pisces

21 Aries

22 Aries

23 Taurus

24 Taurus

25 Gemini

26 Gemini

27 Cancer

28 Cancer

29 Leo

30 Leo

31 Virgo

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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.

See Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.


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