Gardening by the Moon's Sign September 2017

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

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Use the September 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

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 September

1 Capricorn

2 Capricorn

3 Aquarius

4 Aquarius

5 Pisces

6 Pisces

7 Aries

8 Aries

9 Taurus

10 Taurus

11 Taurus

12 Gemini

13 Gemini

14 Cancer

15 Cancer

16 Leo

17 Leo

18 Virgo

19 Virgo

20 Libra

21 Libra

22 Libra

23 Scorpio

24 Scorpio

25 Sagittarius

26 Sagittarius

27 Capricorn

28 Capricorn

29 Capricorn

30 Aquarius

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.

The current Mercury Retrograde dates are August 13–September 5See Mercury Retrograde dates for the full year.

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