May 2018 ~ Gardening by the Moon's Sign

Plant by the Moon for Best Results

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Use the May 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 May

1 Sagittarius

2 Sagittarius

3 Sagittarius

4 Capricorn

5 Capricorn

6 Aquarius

7 Aquarius

8 Aquarius

 9 Pisces

10 Pisces

11 Aries

12 Aries

13 Aries

14 Taurus

15 Taurus

16 Gemini

17 Gemini

18 Cancer

19 Cancer

20 Leo

21 Leo

22 Virgo

23 Virgo

24 Libra

25 Libra

26 Scorpio

27 Scorpio

28 Scorpio

29 Sagittarius

30 Sagittarius

31 Sagittarius

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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