Planting by the Signs of the Moon – Aries

A nearby Beaver Dam (sorry for the bad language!  I mean Beaver DARN…!  😉 in the early spring.


If you have been following my posts, you’ll know that we have been talking about planting in the manner of the ancients — i.e. pre-technology, when the best way to know when to plant in order to harvest the most abundantly was to plant by the signs of the moon.  Today the moon is in Aries, which is considered A fire sign. Barren and dry. “Gardening by The Moon” expert Caren Catteral of says of Aries: “Harvest root and fruit for storage. Cultivate, destroy weeds and pests”.

Aries ♈ (meaning “ram”) is the first astrological sign in the zodiac.

So, even if it’s raining where you are (like it is here in the Berkshires!), hold off until this coming Saturday, when the moon will be going through the sign of Cancer, which is fruitful and moist.

For a complete explanation of this old-fashioned-but-extremely-successful way of planting, go to  I’ve learned a lot from them and highly recommend their site for easy understanding.

Have fun!  (And stay dry…!)


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