Saturday, May 18, 2019: daily Moon Sign/Phase + monthly Sun, Planets, Lunar Nodes and Asteroids’ Signs’ Ingress and Retro Periods

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   Sun SymbolTaurusThe SUN entered the FIXED EARTH SIGN of TAURUS on Saturday, April 20, 6.55 pm, and will transit TAURUS until May 21, 5.59 pm, with the ingress into GEMINI.

Today

Scorpio MoonGibbous to Full Moon PhaseThe WAXING MOON TRANSITS SCORPIO from Friday, May 17, 7.25 am, to Sunday, May 19, 11.20 am, with the ingress into SAGITTARIUS.
The LIBRA GIBBOUS MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, May 15, 8.30 pm, and ends on Sunday, May 19, 7.11 am, with the SCORPIO FULL MOON PHASE.

MAY 2019

Click this link to view/print a LIST OF ALL TRANSITS ACTIVE in MAY 2019.
Click this link for a post interpreting the Major Transits for April-May 2019

May 2019 Moon Phases

All phases, positions etc are calculated for Australian Eastern Standard Time (10 hours East of Greenwich)
New to Crescent Moon Phase

Taurus New Moon, Sunday May 5, 14°10′, 8.45 am.

Crescent to First Quarter Moon Phase

Cancer Crescent Moon, 02°41′, Wedn. May 8, 11.50 pm.

First Quarter to Gibbous Moon Phase

Leo First Quarter Moon, 21°03′, Sunday May 12, 11.12 am.

Gibbous to Full Moon Phase

Libra Gibbous Moon, 09°19′, Wedn. May 15, 8.30 pm.

Full to Disseminating Moon Phase

Scorpio Full Moon, 27°38′, Sunday May 19, 7.11 am.

Disseminating to Last Quarter Moon Phase

Capricorn Disseminating Moon, 16°14′, Thurs. May 23, 0.52 am.

Last Quarter to Balsamic Moon Phase

Pisces Last Quarter Moon, 05°08′, Monday May 27, 2.33 am.

Balsamic to New Moon Phase

Aries Balsamic Moon, 24°Ar01′, Friday May 31, 3.21 am.

 

May 2019 Dates and Times of the Moon Ingress into Signs

May 2019 Dates and Times of the Moon Ingress into Signs

Moon in Aries

Waning Balsamic
Moon enters Aries on Monday, May 1, 8.23 pm.

Moon in Taurus

Wan/Wax New
Moon enters Taurus on Saturday, May 4, 6.17 am.

Moon in Gemini

Waxing Moon enters Gemini on Monday, May 6, 1.39 pm.

Moon in Cancer

Waxing Crescent
Moon enters Cancer on Wednesday, May 8. 7.06 pm.

Moon in Leo

Waxing First Quarter Moon enters Leo on Friday, May 10, 11.13 pm.

Moon in Virgo

Waxing Moon enters Virgo
on Monday,
May 13,
2.21 am.

Moon in Libra

Waxing Gibbous Moon enters Libra on Wednesday, May 15, 4.50 am.

Moon in Scorpio

Waxing Full Moon enters Scorpio on Friday, May 17, 7.25 am.

Moon in Sagittarius

Waning Moon enters Sagittarius on Sunday, May 19, 11.20 am.

Moon in Capricorn

Waning Diss. Moon enters Capricorn on Tuesday, May 21, 5.56 pm.

Moon in Aquarius

Waning Moon enters Aquarius on Friday, May 24, 3.49 am.

Moon in Pisces

Waning Last Quarter Moon enters Pisces on Sunday, May 26, 4.07 pm.

Moon in Aries

Waning Balsamic Moon enters Aries on Wednesday, May 29, 4.31 am.

Moon in Taurus

Waning Moon enters Taurus on Friday, May 31, 2.42 pm

 

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May 2019 Planets’ Signs Ingress and Retro Periods

MERCURY is currently transiting TAURUS since Tuesday, May 7, at 4.25 am. MERCURY will enter GEMINI on Tuesday, May 21, at 8.51 pm.
The Next RETRO PERIOD of MERCURY will occur between July 8 and August 1, between LEO 04°27′ and CANCER 23°56′ .
For a general post on the Retrogradation of Mercury’s effects, please navigate to this Page here.

VENUS entered TAURUS on Wednesday, May 15, at 7.45 pm, transiting TAURUS until June 9, 11.36 am, with the ingress into GEMINI.

MARS entered CANCER on Thursday, May 16, at 2.09 pm. MARS will transit CANCER until July 2, 9.19 am. with ingress in LEO.

Jupiter GlyphJUPITER entered SAGITTARIUS on November 8, 2018, at 11.39 pm (Australia Eastern Summer Time). JUPITER will remain in SAGITTARIUS until Tuesday, December 3, at 4.20 am. JUPITER became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April  10, and will turn DIRECT again on August 12, between 24°20′ and 14°30′of SAGITTARIUS.
Navigate HERE to a short post on the transit of JUPITER in SAGITTARIUS.

SATURN entered CAPRICORN on December 20, 2017, and will transit CAPRICORN until March 22, 2020. SATURN became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April  29, and will turn DIRECT again on September 19, between 20°31′ and 13°54′ of CAPRICORN.

Chiron GlyphCHIRON entered ARIES for good on February 18 2019, at 8.07 pm, and will transit ARIES until June 20, 2026. This year CHIRON will become STATIONARY RETROGRADE from July 9 to December 13, between 05°56′ and 01°26′ of ARIES.
For a short post on the ingress of Chiron in Aries please navigate to my 2018 post here.

Uranus GlyphURANUS entered TAURUS on Wednesday, March 6, at 7.26 pm. URANUS will transit this TAURUS until April 26, 2026.
This is indeed the great event of the year. If interested please navigate to my 2018 post on URANUS in TAURUS here.
URANUS will turn STATIONARY RETROGRADE on August 12, 2019, and DIRECT again on January 11, 2010, between 06°36′ and 02°38′ of TAURUS.

NEPTUNE has been transiting PISCES for good since February 4, 2012, and will remain in PISCES until March 30, 2025, when it will enter ARIES. This year NEPTUNE will become STATIONARY RETROGRADE from June 22 to November 27, between 18°33′ and 15°55′ of PISCES.

PLUTO has been transiting CAPRICORN for good since November 27, 2008. PLUTO will transit CAPRICORN until March 23, 2023, then entering AQUARIUS. This year PLUTO became STATIONARY RETROGRADE on April 26, and will turn DIRECT again on October 3, between 23°09′ and 20°38′ of CAPRICORN.

May 2019 Lunar Nodes Signs Ingress

The NORTH and SOUTH LUNAR NODES have been transiting CAPRICORN and CANCER respectively since November 6, 2018. The MOON NODES will transits these Cardinal Signs until May 6, 2020, entering then the Mutable Signs of SAGITTARIUS and GEMINI.
In the month of May 2019 they will cover the degrees between 20°33′ and 18°13′ of CAPRICORN and CANCER, in Retro Motion, as usual.

May 2019 Four Major Asteroids: CeresPallas-Juno-Vesta’s Signs Ingress

Asteroid CeresCERES has been transiting SAGITTARIUS since January 26, 2019. CERES will enter CAPRICORN on November 16, 2019.

PALLAS has been transiting LIBRA since November 5, 2018. PALLAS will enter SCORPIO on August 26, 2019.

Juno GlyphJUNO has been transiting CANCER since April 21, 2019. JUNO will enter LEO on June 21, 2019.

VESTA has been transiting ARIES since April 4, 2019. VESTA will enter TAURUS on June 9, 2019.

 

May 2019 Black Moon Lilth Ephemeris

Black Moon Lilith GlyphLast, but not least, here are the May 2019 Ephemeris just for the elusive BLACK MOON LILITH.

To help you understand what this occult point represents I’ve chosen two websites:

Astrodienst on the Black Moon Lilith

Serennu.com on the Black Moon Lilith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click this link for the current Month Astro Calendar (including the Moon’s Voids of Course)
and all monthly Astro Calendars since January 2011

Click this link for the current Month Ephemeris (including the Four Major Asteroids and Black Moon Lilith)
and all monthly Ephemeris since April 2010

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The Waxing Moon transits Cancer from Wednesday, May 8, to late Friday, May 10, during the Cancer Crescent Moon Phase

Vanity Fair 1924 Cover

CANCER, Water Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Wednesday, May 8, 7.06 pm,
to Friday, May 10, 11.13 pm, with the ingress into LEO

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

  • In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.
  • Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Crescent MoonCrescent Moon Animation

The CANCER CRESCENT MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, May 8, 11.50 pm,
and ends on Sunday, May 12, 11.12 am, with the LEO FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Crescent Moon occurs half way through the first week of the Waxing cycle, when the Moon is transiting 45 degrees ahead of the Sun and looks like a beautiful crescent in the western sky after sunset. Psychologically this is an enthusiastic time, in which lots of ideas crowd our mind and we may feel that the sky is the limit. It is a slightly naïve Moon time, but also one full of hopes and dreams (the bright crescent shows now the shadowy sphere of the future Full Moon. The energy of the Moon however needs maturing at this stage and grounding. The first difficulties may appear, the first chinks in the armour; but the challenge is not strong enough yet for us to build up on it.

  • In the garden this is an excellent growing time: everything can go in now, but in particular leafy vegetables and all plants that we grow for their above the ground parts, but only when the Moon is transiting through the very fertile Water Signs or the productive Signs Taurus, Libra and Capricorn.

The Waxing Moon transits Cancer from Thursday, April 11, to Saturday, April 13, between the Gemini Crescent and the Cancer First Quarter Phases

Christine Robinson's artwork

‘House of Cards’ by Christine Robinson – Click here to view more of her amazing art.

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Thursday, April 11, 1.31 pm,
to Saturday, April 13, 5.50 pm, with the ingress into LEO

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

  • In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.
  • Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Crescent MoonCrescent Moon Animation

The GEMINI CRESCENT MOON PHASE starts on Tuesday, April 9, 2.41 pm,
and ends on Saturday, April 13, 5.05 am, with the CANCER FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Crescent Moon occurs half way through the first week of the Waxing cycle, when the Moon is transiting 45 degrees ahead of the Sun and looks like a beautiful crescent in the western sky after sunset. Psychologically this is an enthusiastic time, in which lots of ideas crowd our mind and we may feel that the sky is the limit. It is a slightly naïve Moon time, but also one full of hopes and dreams (the bright crescent shows now the shadowy sphere of the future Full Moon. The energy of the Moon however needs maturing at this stage and grounding. The first difficulties may appear, the first chinks in the armour; but the challenge is not strong enough yet for us to build up on it.

  • In the garden this is an excellent growing time: everything can go in now, but in particular leafy vegetables and all plants that we grow for their above the ground parts, but only when the Moon is transiting through the very fertile Water Signs or the productive Signs Taurus, Libra and Capricorn.

First Quarter

The CANCER FIRST QUARTER MOON PHASE starts on Saturday, April 13, 5.05 am,
and ends on Tuesday, April 16, 2.09 pm, with the VIRGO GIBBOUS MOON PHASE

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

  • In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

The Waxing Moon transits Cancer from early Saturday, February 16, to early Monday, February 18, between the Taurus First Quarter and the Cancer Gibbous Moon Phases

Willow Tree Nurture

Willow Tree Nurture

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CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination

Caring and home maker

The WAXING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Saturday, February 16, 1.02 am,
to Monday, February 18, 2.20 am, with the ingress into LEO

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

  • In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.
  • Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.
  • A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

First Quarter

The CANCER GIBBOUS MOON PHASE starts on Saturday, February 16, 9.52 pm,
and ends on Wednesday, February 20, 2.53 am, with the VIRGO FULL MOON PHASE

The Moon is now 90 degrees ahead of the Sun, a right angle, very powerful. We meet some serious obstacle on our way. The goal is still strongly in view (Full Moon) but something or someone seem intent at stopping us or hinder our progress. This is the most critical point in the waxing period. It is important that we meet the challenge now, but it is also essential that we don’t go to war with people around us, blaming them for our difficulties, which are instead just a natural phase of our journey. There is something a bit black and white in this Moon’s position and the attention is perhaps focused too much on outside circumstances.

  • In the garden this is the demarcation time between the first and second weeks of the Moon cycle, an important boundary, because different types of plants can now go in, those we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans etc.). The Moon needs also to be transiting a fertile or productive Sign.

Gibbous Moon

The Moon is waxing, 135 degrees ahead of the Sun, only 45 degrees or three and half days to the Full Moon. The Moon shows a strange shape now, like a rugby ball. Our goals are becoming more clear and we can power ahead, not too concerned about possible obstacles on our path. The power of attraction of the Full Moon proves irresistible.

  • In the garden as in life there should be plenty of activities and a sense of urgency, least one should waste the great energy available at the moment. When the Moon transits a very fertile Sign like Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, or a productive Sign like Taurus, Libra and Capricorn in this phase practically every plant and seed can go into the garden successfully. This is the middle of the second waxing week. Ideally, after sowing or planting leafy vegetables in the first week, we should be busy putting in those plants we grow for their fruit or seedpods (tomatoes, beans, etc.).

The Waning Moon transits Cancer from Monday, October 29, to Wednesday, October 31, during the Gemini Disseminating Moon Phase

Man painting the Moon

Man painting the Moon

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WANING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Monday, October 29, 10.26 am,
to Wednesday, October 31, 1.41 pm, with the ingress into LEO.

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

  • In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.
  • Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Disseminating Moon PhaseDisseminating Moon

The GEMINI DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE starts Sunday, October 28, 4.51 pm,
and ends on Thursday, November 1, 3.40 am, with the LEO LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE

The Moon is now on her return journey. This phase occurs three and half days past the Full Moon. It has been given this name because this is a time for spreading and sharing the knowledge or realization we have gathered at the Full Moon. It is the first step on the inner journey which began at the Full Moon, but it can still be an active time in the world too, with the need to reach out to others. The Moon has past her prime, but her still strong light is a reminder of her recent fullness.

  • In the garden, despite the rapidly diminishing Moon light, this is a productive time for growing things and also to apply slow release fertilizer. The fact that these are the last available days for planting before the Last Quarter should work as an incentive to get going. Favorite plants to grow during this first week of the waning cycle are the Perennials, Biennials and Root Crops because the Moon energy is being stored underground in anticipation of the resting period not too far ahead.

The Waning Moon transits Cancer from Tuesday, October 2, to Thursday, October 4, during the Cancer Last Quarter Phase

'Moon Quarters' by Christina B. - Italy

‘Moon Quarters’ by Christina B. – Italy

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WANING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Tuesday, October 2, 5 am,
to Thursday, October 4, 7.12 am, the ingress into LEO

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

  • In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.
  • Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Last Quarter to Balsamic GifLast Quarter

The CANCER LAST QUARTER MOON PHASE starts Tuesday, October 2, 7.45 pm,
and ends on Friday, October 6, 5.08 am, with the LEO BALSAMIC MOON PHASE

If the First Quarter presented us with external challenges to overcome in order to achieve the goal promised by the Full Moon, at the Last Quarter we feel that whatever bar our progress is within us and not without. We can now take responsibility for our life and circumstances. The battle needs to be fought with oneself and not other people. Both Quarters are crucial times that suggest division and strife, but while at the First Quarter we could find refuge in the illusion that the cause of all the problems was someone or something else, now we can clearly see how we contribute to whatever crisis we may be experiencing. The Moon is now 90 degrees behind the Sun, another right angle. The friction generated by the inner dialogue could be very creative if you don’t let it depress you.

  • In the garden we should stop all sowing and planting, and concentrate on soil conditioning and cultivation. Suitable energy also for harvesting and getting rid of unwanted weeds and pests.

The Waning Moon transits Cancer from Wednesday, August 8, to Friday, August 10, during the Cancer Balsamic Moon Phase

'Moon Dream' by Amanda Jane Clark

‘Moon Dream’ by Amanda Jane Clark

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WANING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from Wednesday, August 8, 2 am,
to Friday, August 10, 2.17 pm, with the ingress into LEO

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

  • In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.
  • Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.
A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.

Balsamic MoonBalsamic Moon Gif

The CANCER BALSAMIC MOON PHASE starts on Wednesday, August 8, 3.01 pm,
and ends on Saturday, August 11, 7.57 pm, with the LEO NEW MOON PHASE,
also a PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE on 18° LEO

The Moon is 45 degrees behind the Sun, only three and half days to New Moon. The Moon light is decreasing rapidly and the lunar energy is now being stored as nutrients in the seeds of future plants. It is also the calm before the storm of activities of the New Moon. Time for contemplation, self reflection and healing. The title Balsamic Moon is derived from the word ‘balsam’, unguent which helps to relieve pain and cure ills. During this time we could distill the essence of our past experience, from the last New Moon up to this point, reflect upon what we have experienced and learnt, getting psychologically ready for the cycle which is about to open. This is a spiritual phase, more suitable for meditation and relaxation than action.

  • In the garden it is certainly no time for planting or sowing, but it is ideal for cultivation, soil conditioning, eradicating pests and unwanted plants and to prune in order to retard growth.