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Best Way of Farming By the Moon & the Signs

M Kanika
M Kanika
Farm By the Moon & the Signs
Farm By the Moon & the Signs

Whether or not you believe that your destiny is governed by stars, and you probably know which astrological sign you were born under. Astrology is just an amusement to many of us, but to our ancestors, natural astrology was actually important in predicting seasonal events & weather. The well-informed planters used the positions of sun, moon & constellations to manage their livestock & crops 

A very simple but practical demonstration of the planetary influence is to plant the seed, when the Moon is in a fruitful sign such as CANCER, it is considered as the most fruitful Zodiac, and then when the Moon is in barren sign, LEO, you can plant some more lot of seeds. The results will clearly show the wisdom & advantage of working in a harmony with Nature-putting all your work in time with her vibrations, so to speak, because of the difference in yield forms the planting.

Best Planting Signs

The astrologers say that the best planting is done in the signs of SCORPIO, PISCES, TAURUS, or CANCER. You can plant all the things that yield above the ground in the increase of the Moon & plant all the things that yield below the ground when the Moon is decreasing.

Never plant in barren sign. As they are only good for trimming, grubbing, deadening & destroying noxious growths.

As LIBRA, denotes beauty, being an airy sign, it is considered best for the flowers. The seeds should be planted in the First Quarter of the Moon unless the seeds from plants are desired in which case, plant between the Second Quarter & the Full Moon.  

First Quarter - Increasing Moon (New Moon to First Quarter Moon)

  • In the first quarter of the Moon plant the following:

  • Asparagus, Broccoli, Barley, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Celery, Cabbage, Corn, Cress, Cucumber, Lettuce, Leeks, Onions, Oats, Kohl Rabi, Parsley, & Spinach and also the seeds of flowering plants.

  • Note: Avoid the first day of the Moon for planting and the days on which it changes quarters.

Second Quarter – Increasing Moon (First Quarter Moon to Full Moon)

  • In the second quarter of the Moon plant the following:

  • Egg Plant, Beans, Pepper, Peas, Squash, Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Muskmelons & Watermelon.

  • Note: If possible, you can plant a seed, when the Moon is in fruitful signs of CANCER, PISCES, SCORPIO, or TAURUS.

Third Quarter – Decreasing Moon (Full Moon to Last Quarter)

  • In the third quarter of the Moon plant the following:

  • Beets, Carrots, Artichoke, Parsnips, Chickory, Potatoes, Turnip, Radish, Rutabaga & all bulbous flowering plants.

Fourth Quarter – Decreasing Moon (Last Quarter to New Moon) 

  • During the last quarter of the Moon turn the sod, pull weeds & destroy noxious growths, especially when the Moon is in barren signs LEO, GEMINI & VIRGO.  

  • You can pick apples & pears during the old moon & the bruised spots will dry up.

  • Harvest crops, when the Moon is growing old.

  • Dig root crops for seed during the Third Quarter of the Moon. They keep longer and usually dryer & better.

  • Grain intended for future use or seed should be harvested at an increase of the Moon.

  • Fruits & Vegetables gathered just before the Full Moon in the second quarter will usually stand shipment very much better than the others. 

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