Friday April 4th 2003 -
edited by Bernard Fitzwalter
This week in Astro News:
~ Gardening by Moon phases ~
~ AstroDiary ~
Best time for lunar gardening is moonrise or moonset.
This does not necessarily mean gardening at night!
Reader Matthew Fletcher asked about planting
and gardening by the phases of the moon.
The idea is very simple. You plant when the moon is waxing,
and harvest when it is waning. It seems to work, and most
authorities agree that plants grow better when the moon is
Astrological gardeners take it further. Here, the theory is
that the sign the moon is in will influence the growth of
the plant, and that if you match your plant to the right sign
you will get better results. Signs are divided into elements:
Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are Fire signs; Taurus, Virgo and
Capricorn – Earth; Gemini, Libra and Aquarius – Air; Cancer,
Scorpio and Pisces – Water.
Thus, days when the moon is in an Earth sign are best for
root crops like potatoes and carrots. Water signs are best
for leaf crops such as cabbages and lettuces. Air signs are
for flowers of all sorts, plus vegetables such as broccoli
and cauliflower. Fire signs are for all fruits, and vegetables
which produce edible seeds, such as peas and beans.
To save you the chore of working it all out, astrologer and
scientist Nick Kollerstrom’s Gardening & Planting By The Moon
2003 (updated annually, Foulsham Books) has all the right
dates, with root and flower symbols on the page to make it
easy, and planting notes as well.
with Adam Smith
Sunday (April 6): Spring Seminar, Mike Edwards, Steve Judd
& Christeen Skinner.
10am - 5pm. London Volunteer Resource Centre, N7. www.astrolodge.co.uk
Please double-check with
the organisation before attending any events listed here - we cannot
accept any responsibility for events changed/cancelled.
Are you holding an astrological
event - especially one outside London!! - that you would like others
to know about?
your diary events to Adam
with subject heading: Astro Events with website links.
Please note - we cannot promise to include ALL submissions but will
do our best.
Graham Douglas is
carrying out research into possible astrological relationships between
the births of siblings in the same family. He is looking for sets
of birth data for complete sets of brothers and sisters
of any age. If you are able to help please include date, time and
place of birth, gender of the child,
and (if known) whether or not the birth was natural or induced in
A report of the findings will be sent to anyone who requests it, when
the investigation is completed.
The email address to contact is Grammino@Onetel.net.uk
Many Thanks for your help.
If you missed any of Friday's
Astronews articles, click here for Astronews