|Posted on March 26, 2018 at 11:10 AM|
Today is Monday or Moonday if you correspond the days of the week to their planets.
The Moon is Waxing Gibbous (2nd Quarter Moon) in the Sign of Leo.
What does that all mean?
Waxing is the time that the Moon is INCREASING. It is the period of time after the New Moon and before the Full Moon.
Gibbous is the time after a Half Moon. So Waxing Gibbous is the time after the Half Moon as the Moon is increasing (becoming Full).
Now as a Gardner if I was simply considering the Moon Phase since we are in a Waxing Gibbous Moon I would want to plant annuals that produce above ground. These plants tend to be viney and produce their seeds in a fruit. Think beans, squash, peas and the like. As an herbalist Passion Flower comes to mind.
The Astro-Herbalist in me (Biodynamics if you would) takes it a step further and considers the sign the moon is in. Today I said it was in Leo so how does that all figure in?
Leo along with Aries & Sagittarius is a Fire Sign. Fire signs are considered Barren/Dry. It’s a great time to Weed and Prune. It’s a time that inhibits growth with TWO exception: Fruits and crops grown for their Seeds.
Waxing Gibbous in Leo Double Whammy if I had some Passion Flower Seeds to plant today!
I would hope this gave you some basic info. I know it can be overwhelming. Start simple. I suggest just looking at the Phases at first and once you have that down add the Signs. And Remember these are JUST GUIDELINES! If the only time you have to plant is when the Moon is in a Fire Sign STILL PLANT!!
For some tools to help you learn there is a link by the picture of today’s moon to the App I use. Here is a link to the Wall Calendar I like https://www.gardeningbythemoon.com/gardening-by-the-moon-calendar/" target="_blank">Wall Calendar and Llewellyn’s Moon Sign Book is a great book.