the opposition between Mars and Pluto this
Saturday (check the houses where 26 degrees of
Gemini (Mars) and 26 degrees of Sagittarius (Pluto)
fall, we slowly but surely will enter a more
relaxed timeframe. Venus is in Pisces meantime,
but the stationary effects from Saturn are still
will also be quite busy so just before Easter,
as it will be Full Moon on Thursday April 14 (at
16.41 UT time) at 23.37 Libra. And then on
Saturday one can expect the weather to change,
as Mars will change sign from Gemini to Cancer.
Cancer is a "warm" sign, but also a
"Water-sign" :-) The most sacred
moment of the week could well be the Full Moon
always takes place during the first weekend
after the first Full Moon in spring. And that is
a practical matter, for in reality it ought to
be the Full Moon.
Mars is still in Gemini, let me recommend a book
for those of you interested in gardening with
the Moon. It is a book which deals with the Moon
in the tropical zodiac, rather than the sidereal
zodiac, so for us western astrologers who
also have a garden a much easier guide!
little extract from the book (See bottom
of the page for the book) to celebrate the
fertile Moon (the original idea of the Full Moon
in the Spring replaced by Easter by the Church)
the Moon in Watersigns. It is not necessary to
water plants on other days... watering plants
with the Moon in airsigns are a fertile
breedingground for plantlice even.
the waxing Moon, preferably when it is in Virgo.
In the Fall however use the Waning Moon with the
Moon in Virgo.
a path in the garden with flagstones
the Waning Moon
rid of weeds
June 18 during the morning: these weeds will
never return... next to this: during the waning
Moon, preferably when it is in Capricorn.
during the Full Moon or thereafter during the
waning Moon. (Fertilize flowers with the Moon in
Watersigns, and fertilize grain, vegetables and
fruit with the Moon in Aries or Sagittarius,
during Full Moon or the waning Moon). Never
fertilize when the Moon is in Leo: it burns the
grains, vegetables and potatoes
in Aries. Never harvest with the Moon in Virgo
and frying of herbs
the waning Moon
In the waning phase or
when the Moon is in the signs Cancer till
Capricorn). With the exception of fruittrees,
which need trimming during the waning phase with
the Moon in the firesigns. Dreadfully
unfavorable is trimming during the waxing phase
with the Moon in a watersign. Do not trim either
during the Full Moon.
and planting of lettuce, cabbage and spinach
During the Waning Moon, with Moon in Cancer
Moon is in Virgo and waxing from March until
September and waning from September till March.
great for sowing and planting. Place geraniums
in new pots. Sowing in of a lawn. Do not plant
* good for fertilizing.
relatively favorable for sowing of flowers and
herbs, also for fertilization of plants which
don't flower anymore.
for medicinal herbs: sowing, planting,
harvesting and drying.
*Sowing of green vegetables such as lettuce,
mowing the grass, watering plants. Very
unfavorable for cutting trees.
for planting or sowing of fruits and high
growing plants. Unfavorable for weeding, and
planting of lettuce.
for weeding (during the Waning Moon). Good for
planting and sowing of carrots and
wintervegetables, for creating a compostheap,
and for conserving carrots during the Waning
for weeding and let the cut off weeds stay on
the ground to rot. Do not re-pot plants or
place them elsewhere.
anything means you need to use it immediately,
you cannot conserve it. A good time for sowing
of green leafed plants, watering plants, mowing
the grass, fertilizing flowers, planting
potatoes (during the Waning Phase, and
especially when the Moon in Pisces falls on the
3rd day after the Full Moon, which is by the way
not this year in 2006:-)
for sowing and planting of anything which needs
to grow fast (radishes for instance) and good
for harvesting and stocking of grain.
for sowing and planting of trees, shrubs, hedges
and root-vegetables. Also good for building up
the compost heap (during the waning Moon), and
for conserving potatoes and carrots.
for planting and sowing anything which needs to
grow upwards. Also good for sowing of flowers.
for sowing of green leafed vegetables (during
the waning phase). Good for mowing the grass (during
the waxing phase), and watering and fertilizing
plants and flowers. Unfavourable for the sowing
of plants which need to grow upward. Very
unfavorable for the conserving of vegetables or
for collecting medicinal herbs. Also god for
sowing fruits (except for those plants which
need a lot of water, such as tomatoes or
potatoes). Very unfavorable for fertilization.
Good for trimming of fruittrees (during the
waning Phase, the winter trimmings).
This book has been translated from German and
was published already earlier in Dutch and is
the best book on the subject of the Moon and
daily life that I have ever read.