|Donna asks, Are any of my Skywriter readers out there raising a garden this year? I’ve been hearing for years about how much gardening according to the current Moon signs helps in getting better crops, but haven’t tried it, not being a gardener myself. (I live in a high rise, after all!) My dear blogging buddy, CJ Wright of Auntie Moon is an expert on the Moon and also a long-time gardener, so she’s created a helpful and informative guide to this year’s growing season, which she’s written about below.
Guest Blog by Cj Wright, a.k.a. Auntie Moon
If you’ve ever tried gardening by the Moon, you may have discovered you needed several different reference books. Most almanacs use the constellations rather than the zodiac signs in their daily listings, so you’d need something to convert the constellations to the Moon signs you read about in astrology books and magazines. If you’re relying on your favorite astrology blogger for the daily Moon sign, you need a calendar that shows the lunar phases for the month. Who’s right? Your almanac or your astrologer?
Moon signs don’t change magically at midnight. How can you be sure when the Moon changes from one sign to another? Is a time zone the same as a hardiness zone? Is parsley a plant of the Sun or Mercury?
Since I’m an old hand at gardening by the Moon, I’ve created a month-by-month guide for the 2013 summer season ~ every day from the summer solstice through the autumnal equinox ~ which covers:
Each Moon sign has a page devoted to it that has all the above info on it. There’s no flipping back and forth or through various reference materials. I’ve put it all in one place for you.
Since this is the summer guide, Cancer, Leo and Virgo are highlighted with:
There are also checklists for your garden, home, and self-care for the summer months and other good stuff, too, like the annual cycle of waxing and waning Moons.
One of my favorite things about this guide is that the times the Moon is in a sign are all on one page. You can see at a glance all the opportunities to garden during each sign throughout the season.
Waxing Virgo Moon
July 11, 6:12pm – July 14, 3:40am
Waning Virgo Moon
September 4, 6:45am – September 5, 7:29am
See how the Moon went from waning to waxing in September? It’s all laid out for you.
If you’re new to gardening with the Moon, this guide will be a great aid to you through the summer months. If you’ve been gardening with the Moon for a while, you’ll love the ease of finding everything you need in one place.
Once you’ve ordered your guide, I’ll receive a notice from PayPal and will email the guide directly to you.
Donna asks: Have any of you readers had experience garden by the Moon? What can you tell us about it? Leave your answer in the comment section.
Posted by: Donna Cunningham | June 12, 2013
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