Planting by the Signs: Moon in light phase; good week for planting

By Philip Case, Published:

For those of you planting your garden by the phases of the moon and signs of the zodiac — and if you are reading this then there is a good chance your are at least trying — here’s this week’s information.

The moon is in the light phase for planting above-ground producers and will remain there until the full moon comes into force at 12:11 a.m. Friday.

Monday through Wednesday of this week will be a great stretch for getting all of your above-ground producing, warm-weather-loving veggies in the ground, even if you haven’t planted the first thing. The moon is in the light phase and the sign is in Scorpio (the secrets).

Each year I mention one of my most productive gardens wasn’t even started until June 20 so while there’s plenty of time, you need to get on with it now and this will be a great stretch for it. We saw this year we can have a cold snap very late — and on the other end of the spectrum we can have one very early in the fall.

We need to take full advantage of all the hot, sunny days ahead … may their tribe increase!

Before the great stretch begins, what’s left of today is a great time to plant some more flowers with the sign in Libra (the reins).

Then, as I just wrote, begins the great Scorpio stretch, Monday through Wednesday.

After Scorpio moves on, our monthly series of so-so signs is next up beginning Thursday and continuing through June 17. It features two days each of Sagittarius (thighs), Capricorn (knees) and Aquarius (legs). During this stretch the moon will move to the dark phase Friday making that a perfect time to start making any changes you might have been contemplating, continuing through June 19 when one of the most fertile signs, Pisces (the feet), closes it out.

Remember the signs need to be moving out of the body past anything that functions and through this period we have exactly that beginning Friday right after midnight when the moon changes phases and continuing through June 19 when Pisces is in force.

So, dark moon/thighs, knees, legs and feet: Have at it if you want to stop smoking, start a diet, begin an exercise program, schedule some elective surgery, wean small animals or children — anything requiring a change.

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