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Weekly Update, August 31, 2020

Lunar Look at the Coming Week from the Celestial Planting Calendar Team

Monday, August 31, 2020

The waxing Moon continues to be in Capricorn (root) with ascending forces.  The air and day quality is earthy and cool.  This is a good time to harvest root vegetables.  It also a good time for hoof care for the livestock and to combat in-ground pests.  This is a good time to add compost to flowers that have a weak root systems such as peonies.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The waxing Moon has moved into Aquarius (flower) with ascending forces.  The air and day quality is airy, bright and full of light.  Aquarian Moon is a time to focus on the most urgent jobs.  Weeding is best done now and the weeds can be left on the ground to rot.  This is also a good time to air out the barn and the house, even to hang comforters and blankets out on the clothesline.  It is also good to organize the workshop and the garden shed.  It is unfavorable to pinch off cuttings from vegetable plants, transplanting and watering indoor and potted plants.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Full Moon occurs at 2am EDT.  The now waning Aquarius (flower) Moon with its ascending forces creates a sensitive time due to the Full Moon.  During this Full Moon time it is important to only focus on high-priority jobs and be careful to not over exert the body. 

The air and day quality is airy, bright and full of light.  Aquarian Moon is a time to focus on the most urgent jobs.  Weeding is best done now and the weeds can be left on the ground to rot.  This is also a good time to air out the barn and the house, even to hang comforters and blankets out on the clothesline.  It is also good to organize the workshop and the garden shed. It is also a good time for painting and building outside.  It is unfavorable to pinch off cuttings from vegetable plants, transplanting and watering indoor and potted plants.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 3-5, 2020

The waning Moon has moved into Pisces (leaf) with ascending forces.  The air and day quality is damp and cool.  This is a good time for planting kale and lettuce and other leafy green that may tend to bolt.  It is also a good time for watering, mowing the lawn, setting fence posts and mulching (because of the waning Moon).  It is unfavorable for making butter, preserving and storing fruits and vegetables, pruning and cutting fruit trees and painting outside.

Sunday, Monday, September 6-7, 2020

The waning Moon is now in Aries (fruit) with ascending forces.  The air and day quality is warm and dry.  This is a favorable time for harvesting and storing grains, planting underground vegetables such as beets and carrots (some consider these vegetables as fruit) and kohlrabi, painting outside, preserving fruits and vegetables, planting and pruning fruit trees, applying compost and other soil nutrients to fruits and vegetables, mulching, setting fence posts, making butter and cutting and splitting firewood. 


 This weekly forecast is based on the experience, knowledge and wisdom first set out by Rudolf Steiner and then elaborated on by Maria Thun.   Lorraine Schmid of Thyme Again Gardens has incorporated these teachings on her farm in South Eastern Ontario.   She offers these tips for improving plant quality and work-related efficiency in gardens and farms.   While these tips relate mostly to northern temperate climates, they have a more universal application.

by Rosemary Tayler and Lorraine Schmid

Copies of the 2020 Celestial Planting Calendar and a wide range of books on all aspects of farming and gardening can be purchased on-line at www.earthhavenlearning.ca

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