Before doing any garden chore, I check my lunar calendar.
You may have seen almanacs on the newstand and wondered how they could be a help to you if you’re not a farmer, or you’re not canning things. I don’t can, but if I did I’d certainly do it by the almanac.
I was an astrologer before I was a gardener and learned about lunar gardening quite by accident. I gave it a shot, though, and it seemed to work for me. I learned what works inside the house, too ~ the kind of activities that are best done during a certain sign or moon phase. I call that “bringing the Moon indoors.” Believe it or not, the Moon loves being with us inside our homes as much as she does outside in our gardens.
Why bother with signs and phases? It helps you plan your month. After tracking the Moon for a while, you’ll learn which signs are better than others for you to schedule meetings, take vacations, or go shopping for shoes or groceries. I absolutely have to be in my house when the Moon is in Taurus. I want to clean my house, garden, and cook. Every single month. I don’t plan trips when the Moon is in Taurus anymore. I’m miserable and can’t wait to get back home. When the Moon leaves Taurus for Gemini, I settle into another mode.
If you’re interested in tracking the Moon in a very personal way, you’ll need to have a copy of your natal chart. You can get a free one made for you at astro.com. You definitely need to know your Moon sign, the sign that the Moon was in when you were born. Your natal chart will give you your Sun sign, your Moon sign, and a whole lot more.