Our ancient ancestors were very in tune with the rhythms of Nature.
They were extraordinary astronomers & astrologers, despite not having the technology we have today (or maybe they did?).
They planted and harvested by not only the Moon’s phase but also its astrological day sign it was in. Planting and harvesting this way resulted in healthy plants and a rich supply of nourishing nutrients. Harvesting by the Moon resulted in superb storage keeping. They knew things directly and intuitively. The things our modern Science is only now confirming.
How did they know about so many planets we could only see with powerful telescopes? How did they know so much about our Universe we are only beginning to understand & how did they know so much about plants and their medicines without laboratory testing?
The mystical and mundane were their everyday reality. Plant spirit communication wasn’t esoteric or super natural >:< it just was.
Our ancestors were way more connected at one time – and now its time to reconnect. The way our Earth is shifting is in direct alignment of where we are heading once again. To understand our Oneness with Creation || to access the Spirit World for guidance & to live in harmony once again with all our Relations.
This page is dedicated to sharing the Moon Garden >:<
How planting according to phase and sign can assist us in planting and harvesting the most abundant and powerful garden.
I hope you find this helpful.
Walk in Beauty ❤
Gravitational pull influences moisture in soil
Planting by the moon is an idea as old as agriculture, based both in folklore and superstition, but there are scientific ideas to back it up The Earth is in a large gravitational field, influenced by both the sun and moon. The tides are highest at the time of the new and the full moon, when sun and moon are lined up with earth. Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls upon the subtle bodies of water, causing moisture to rise in the earth, which encourages growth. The highest amount of moisture is in the soil at this time, and tests have proven that seeds will absorb the most water at the time of the full moon.
At the new moon, the lunar gravity pulls water up, and causes the seeds to swell and burst. This factor, coupled with the increasing moonlight creates balanced root and leaf growth. This is the best time for planting above ground annual crops that produce their seeds outside the fruit. Examples are lettuce, spinach, celery, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and grain crops. Cucumbers like this phase also, even though they are an exception to that rule.
In the second quarter the gravitational pull is less, but the moonlight is strong, creating strong leaf growth. It is generally a good time for planting, especially two days before the full moon. The types of crops that prefer the second quarter are annuals that produce above ground, but their seeds form inside the fruit, such as beans, melons, peas, peppers, squash, and tomatoes. Mow lawns in the first or second quarter to increase growth.
After the full moon, as the moon wanes, the energy is drawing down. The gravitation pull is high, creating more moisture in the soil, but the moonlight is decreasing, putting energy into the roots. This is a favorable time for planting root crops, including beets, carrots, onions, potatoes, and peanuts. It is also good for perennials, biennials, bulbs and transplanting because of the active root growth. Pruning is best done in the third quarter, in the sign of Scorpio.
In the fourth quarter there is decreased gravitational pull and moonlight, and it is considered a resting period. This is also the best time to cultivate, harvest, transplant and prune. Mow lawns in the third or fourth quarter to retard growth.
GARDENING BY MOON SIGNS
>>: ARIES :<< A fire sign. Barren and dry. Harvest root and fruit for storage. Cultivate, destroy weeds and pests
>>: TAURUS :<< An earth sign. Productive and moist. Second best for planting and transplanting. Good for root crops and potatoes, especially when hardiness is important. Also a good sign for leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage and spinach.
>>: GEMINI :<< An air sign. Barren and dry. Harvest root and fruit for storage. Cultivate, destroy weeds and pests. Melon seeds respond well in this sign.
>>: CANCER :<< A water sign. Very fruitful and moist. The best sign for all planting and transplanting. Also good for grafting, and irrigation.
>>: LEO :<< A fire sign. Very barren and dry. Cultivate, harvest root and fruit for storage. An excellent time to destroy weeds and pests in the fourth quarter.
>>: VIRGO :<< An earth sign. Barren and moist. Some flowers and vines are favored by it. Cultivate and destroy weeds and pests.
>>: LIBRA :<< An air signs. Semi-fruitful and moist. Best sign for planting beautiful and fragrant flowers, vines and herbs. Good for planting pulpy stems like kohlrabi, and root crops.
>>: SCORPIO :<< A water sign. Very fruitful and moist. Best planting sign for sturdy plants and vines. Tomatoes like to be transplanted in Scorpio, and it is a good sign for corn and squash. Graft or prune in the third and fourth quarter to retard growth and promote better fruit. A good sign for irrigation and transplanting.
>>: SAGITARIUS :<< A fire sign. Barren and dry. Harvest roots and onions for storage, and plant onion sets and fruit trees. A good sign in which to cultivate the soil.
>>: CAPRICORN :<< An earth sign. Productive and dry. Good for planting potatoes and other root crops, and for encouraging strong hardy growth. Good for grafting, and pruning to promote healing, and applying organic fertilizer.
>>: AQUARIUS :<< An air sign. Barren and dry. Harvest root and fruit for storage. Cultivate, destroy weeds and pests. Good for planting onion sets.
>>: PISCES :<< A water sign. Very productive and moist. Second best sign for planting and transplanting. Especially good for root growth and irrigation.
There are many calender’s out there as well as astroligcal calculators. We’moon puts out a nice calendar every year with Moon signs and other astrological data. Here’s a link for a Moon sign calculator :: http://www.lunarium.co.uk/moonsign/calculator.jsp#.VYRjuI1_les