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August 2020

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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Weekly Update, August 24, 2020

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

Monday, August 24, 2020

Shortly after midnight, the waxing Moon moves into Libra (flower) with descending forces.  The air and day quality is airy and light.  Libra is more of a neutral sign: you really can’t tell what is going on.  This is a good day for butchering, moving the livestock into new pastures and turning the compost.  It is also a good time to harvest flower seeds due to the descending forces.  It is unfavorable to water house plants, cut hay from pastures for feed and cut firewood.

Tuesday, Wednesday, August 25 & 26, 2020

By 8am Tuesday morning, the waxing Moon has moved into Scorpio (leaf) with descending forces.  The air and day quality is wet, damp and cool.  This is a good time to sow or plant leafy vegetables, mow the lawn and water the fields, gardens and house plants.  Because we are a week away from the Full Moon it is a good time to start weaning calves.  It is also good to harvest, dry or sow medicinal herbs and pinch/trim leafy vegetables.  With the Moon in this water sign, it is useful to build ponds and work along the water’s edge.  It is unfavorable for cutting and pruning fruit trees and shrubs, cutting trees in general and painting outside.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 27, 28 & 29, 2020

The waxing Moon crosses the Sun’s path on Tuesday at 8am EDT and by noon that day it has moved into Sagittarius (fruit).  This is a nodal point between the descending and ascending forces.  The air and day quality brings warmth.  These days are good for pruning tomato plants, grafting fruit trees, cutting what needs to grow back fast and storing away fruits and vegetables.  It is unfavorable for weeding.  The Moon stays in Sagittarius until 3pm Saturday, August 29th.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, August 29, 30 & 31, 2020

After 6pm Saturday the waxing Moon has moved into 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.


 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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Weekly Update, August 17, 2020

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

Monday, August 17, 2020

The waning Moon is in Cancer (water, leaf) with descending forces.  The air and day quality is damp and wet.  This is a good time to plant leafy vegetables and water the garden.  Cut the lawn and hedges to ensure that they grow slowly.  Combat above ground pests.  Pinch off leaves on the vegetables.  Add soil amendments and mulch the garden.  This is an unfavorable time for thinning or pruning fruit trees, persevering and storing fruits and vegetables, as well as setting fence posts and painting outdoors.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 18-20, 2020

After 9am (EDT) the waning Moon has moved into Leo (fruit) with descending forces in the Northern Hemisphere—always a good time for transplanting.  The New Moon occurs at 11pm (EDT).  Leo brings an air and day quality of warmth and dryness.  It can be quite fiery; this is the most parching sign.  During Leo Moon it is a good time to harvest herbs that strengthen the heart.  It is a time for light pruning of fruit trees and shrubs but only during the Moon is waning.  Also with a waning Leo Moon it is a good time for freezing and preserving vegetables as well as setting fence posts. 

For both waxing and waning Moon in Leo, it is good to harvest herbs, fruits or vegetables that are mean to be dried, for example buckthorn and blueberries.  It is also good to make butter, cut up logs for firewood as these logs will dry well and mulch the garden.  This is an unfavorable time for weeding, making sauerkraut and painting outside.

During a waxing Leo Moon, it is a good time to pinch back the suckers on tomato plants, feed lawns, and harvest herbs that strengthen the heart.

Friday, August 21, 2020

The Moon is closest to the Earth (perigee)around 7am (EDT) and these gravitational electromagnetic forces create a 24 hour unfavorable time for working in the garden.

Saturday, Sunday, August 22-23, 2020

The waxing Moon has moved in Virgo with descending forces.  The air and day quality is cool and earthy.  With Moon in Virgo, any and all types of farming and gardening in fields and forests, anything that is connected with setting, transplanting and planting are all favorable.  This is a good for reseeding the lawn, turning the compost, transplanting cuttings, and adding compost to fields and gardens and combating bugs in the soil.  This is an unfavorable time for planting lettuce, preserving, fermenting and storing fruits and vegetables.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Shortly after midnight, the waxing Moon moves into Libra (flower) with descending forces.  The air and day quality is airy and light.  Libra is more of neutral sign: you really can’t tell what is going on.  This is a good day for butchering, moving the livestock into new pastures and turning the compost.  It is unfavorable to water house plants, cut hay for animal pastures for feed and cut 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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Weekly Update, August 10, 2020

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The waning Moon is in Aries (fruit) with ascending forces until Tuesday at 7pm.  The air and day quality is warm and dry and possibly fiery.  This is a good time to harvest and store cereal grains, sow and plant anything that is meant to grow fast for example peas, apply soil amendments to fruit and vegetable gardens.  Sow and plant underground vegetables such as carrots and beets and harvest, store and preserve fruits and vegetables.  It is also a good time to bring in the second cut of hay, make butter, clean off root cellar storage shelves, preserve fruits and vegetables and mulch the garden.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, August 12-14, 2020

The waning Moon is in Taurus (root) with ascending forces.  The air and day quality is cool and earthy.  One feels grounded.  This is a good time to plant root vegetables, turn the compost, set up manure heaps, place vegetables in storage, preserve root vegetables and harvest any produce that will be dried, such as kale for chips, herbs and tomatoes.  It also a good time to combat in-ground soil pests, set fence posts, paint outside and mulch the garden.  It is an unfavorable time to harvest medicinal roots.  When the Moon is in Virgo or Capricorn (both earth signs) it is a better energetic time to harvest medicinal roots.

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Moon crosses the Sun’s path around 4pm (EDT) imposing strong forces.  It is wise to avoid working in the garden for this six hour period of transitional time.

Saturday, Sunday, August 15-16, 2020

The waning Moon is now in Gemini (flower) with the nodal point between the ascending and descending forces.  The air and day and quality is airy and light.  This is a good time to paint outdoors, set fence posts and combat above ground pests.  Plant any kind of flowers.  Cut back young fruit trees a couple of inches so they can branch out more.  This is an unfavorable time for watering.

Monday, August 17, 2020

The waning Moon is in Cancer (water, leaf) with descending forces.  The air and day quality is damp and wet.  This is a good time to plant leafy vegetables and water the garden.  Cut the lawn and hedges to ensure that they grow slowly.  Combat above ground pests.  Pinch off leaves on the vegetables.  Add soil amendments and mulch the garden.  This is an unfavorable time for thinning or pruning fruit trees, persevering and storing fruits and vegetables, as well as setting fence posts and painting outdoors.


 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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