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Moon Gardening – May to June 2008 May 3, 2008

Posted by Kerry in Astrology, Moon Gardening.
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Welcome to my simple technique of Moon Gardening for May June 2008.

If you forget, or need a reminder on how to use this infomation, just scroll down to the end and reread the article. Happy Gardening!

Moon Signs

1st May-  Pisces

2nd May- Pisces to Aries

3rd May- Aries

4th May- Aries to Taurus

5th May- Taurus New Moon

6th May- Taurus to Gemini

7th May- Gemini

8th May- Gemini to Cancer

9th May- Cancer

10th May- Cancer

11th May- Leo

12th May- Leo

13th May- Leo to Virgo

14th May- Virgo

15th May- Virgo to Libra

16th May- Libra

17th May- Libra

18th May- Libra to Scorpio

19th May- Scorpio

20th May- Scorpio Full Moon

21st May- Sagittarius

22nd May- Sagittarius

23rd May- Sagittarius to Capricorn

24th May- Capricorn

25th May- Capricorn to Aquarius

26th May- Aquarius

27th May- Aquarius to Pisces

28th May- Pisces

29th May- Pisces

30th May- Pisces to Aries

31st May- Aries

1st June- Aries to Taurus

2nd June- Taurus

3rd June- Taurus to Gemini

4th June- Gemini New Moon

5th June- Gemini to Cancer

6th June- Cancer

7th June- Cancer to Leo

 8th June- Leo

9th June- Leo to Virgo

10th June- Virgo

11th June- Virgo to Libra

12th June- Libra

13th June- Libra

14th June- Libra to Scorpio

15th June- Scorpio

16th June- Scorpio to Sagittarius

17th June- Sagittarius

18th June- Sagittarius

19th June- Sagittarius Full Moon

20th June- Capricorn

21st June- Capricorn to Aquarius

22nd June- Aquarius

23rd June- Aquarius

24th June- Aquarius to Pisces

25th June- Pisces

26th June- Pisces to Aries

27th June- Aries

28th June- Aries to Taurus

29th June- Taurus

30th June- Taurus to Gemini

  

Gardening by the Moon

Kerry Galea

 Gardening by the Moon involves uses the Moons phases to find the right time to plant and maintain your garden. It increases the health of plants and the yield of crops. But sometimes it’s difficult to understand the reasons why we are supposed to do certain jobs at certain times. To make it simple, I will share with you my method of understanding Moon gardening that is easy to remember, and easy to use.

 First I will tell you two simple rules – then the two simple exceptions to the rules!

 Rule 1. Make use of the Moon Phase. When the moon is getting bigger, known as waxing, the life force or energy is going into a growing phase. So its time to plant seedlings, apply foliage fertilisers, and any activity where you want growth, foliage and general expansion. So from New Moon to Full Moon it is waxing.

When the moon is getting smaller, known as waning, the life force or energy is going into the roots. Now its time to apply organic manure, plant your roots crops, prune to retard growth, kill weeds and pests, cultivate, and strike plants that need a period of dormancy before they grow. From Full moon to New Moon is waning.

But during the exact New and Full Moons it is best to avoid any activity.

 Rule 2. Find out the Moon Sign. The Moon moves through the zodiac and is in each sign for about 2 or 3 days. Some signs are fertile and some are barren. Planting should be done in fertile signs and maintenance performed in barren signs. If the moon is in Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), or Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), it is considered to be fertile. If it is in Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) or Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) then its barren.

To remember this; just think literally – real earth and water are the ideal place to grow things so they must represent fertile signs. And fire is hot and burns, and air blows the dust around, so they must represent barren signs. But….see exceptions 1 and 2!

 Exception 1. Libra is an air sign and so should be barren, but it is really fertile. Why; because Libra is concerned with balance and harmony, and plants want to grow and bloom and be beautiful, just like the essential qualities of Librans.

 Exception 2. Virgo is an earth sign and should be fertile, but is actually barren. Why; because Virgo is symbolically the untouched ideal, and very fussy, so it’s not a good time to plant things. These plants will be selective and hard to please. They find everything just too cold, too hot, too dry, too wet, too….do you get the idea?

 So for planting, select the waxing phase of the Moon and find the times the Moon is in fertile signs. And for garden maintenance or weeding, select the waning phase and the barren signs. But again, take care to avoid the peak New and Full Moons for any activity.

Remember that once you master this idea you can go on to learn about the differences in root or leafe crops and the different quarters of the Moon. But I do promise that if you “keep it simple” with this technique, you will have success!