Welcome, Moon Lovers!
Welcome to The Lunar Home and Garden where you’ll find home, gardening, and self-care tips that are in sync with the rhythms of the Moon, the signs, and the seasons.
The tips gathered here are throwbacks to when our grandfathers and grandmothers checked the daily almanac to find the best dates for chores around the home or barnyard. But don’t worry ~ the tips here are brought up to date for city dwellers and backyard gardeners.
You’ll also find the symbolism of common household objects, flowers, and events ~ like plumbing disasters ~ that resonate to the energies of the planets and signs. I’ll let you know the best time to water your houseplants, clean out your fridge, or other household chores that don’t take up tons of time. Best days for balancing your checkbook, writing to your Aunt Bertha, and socializing are noted, too.
Even if all you have is a potted plant on the fire escape, you can still benefit from following age-old recommendations. Getting and staying in sync with the Moon puts you in the flow. You’ll develop a feeling for right timing in the home, garden, and self-care.
Short answer: it helps me plan my days. Long answer: 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 … Continue reading Why Work with the Moon?
At one time the constellations and the zodiac signs were aligned. The summer solstice was in the constellation and the zodiac sign of Cancer. The winter solstice was in the constellation and the zodiac sign of Capricorn. But the universe isn’t stagnant. It moves, and the constellations moved, as well. Eventually this created a discrepancy … Continue reading Zodiac or Constellations?
These are my favorite books for gardening with the Moon. If you have a book that you’re especially fond of, I’d love to know about it. Use the comments section to make your recommendations.
It’s easy for me to remember which signs are the most productive for certain gardening activities by using this 1, 2 or 3 Moon system I came up with. Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, the water signs are the most fertile. They are 3 Moon days. Fertile and semi-fertile signs are best used for starting seeds, … Continue reading 1, 2, and 3 Moon Days in the Garden
Libra is all about making life more beautiful, more loving, and just plain sweeter. This Luscious Libra Sugar Scrub is a snap to make and will leave your skin feeling like silk. It takes all of 5 minutes to whip it up so there’s some instant gratification that makes it even better. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon … Continue reading Luscious Libra Sugar Scrub