September’s Full Moon Wants You To Dream Big

With so much emphasis on logic, information, and details these days amid Virgo season, I’m sure you could benefit from a nice, relaxing vacation to get some relief from your busy schedule. While taking time off to plan a trip may not be at the top of your list of priorities at the moment, who’s to say you can’t use your imagination as a form of escapism? With the upcoming full moon in the dreamy, idealistic sign of Pisces preparing to illuminate the cosmos, the sense of urgency you’ve felt around keeping busy is bound to melt away, and your desire to envision what’s possible is coming into focus. As a mutable earth sign, Virgo season has been all about being of service, and while this has likely allowed you to cross plenty of tasks off your to-do list, it hasn’t left much space to tap into your creative side. Though being rooted in a realistic Virgo world promotes efficiency and productivity, the spiritual meaning of the September 2022 full Harvest Moon is all about focusing less on the nitty-gritty details, and embracing what’s possible — even if it’s currently not right in front of you.

As a mutable water sign, Pisces is a sign all about ideals, and not necessarily about actuality. It’s an energy that promotes envisioning what could be, regardless of what the current circumstances may look like. As the moon prepares to fill up with the sun’s productivity-oriented rays on Sept. 10, your dreams will be illuminated, prompting you to tap into your imagination, regardless of whether or not it makes sense. Since Jupiter — the planet of wisdom, growth, and expansion — rules this full moon and is currently retrograde in Aries, it may be somewhat challenging to move forward with any major plans (especially since Mercury’s stationing retrograde the day before), but this full moon is less about taking action and more about giving your mind the space to think outside the box. Consider what’s possible when you don’t limit yourself.

What Is A Harvest Moon?

A harvest moon is a full moon that takes place annually, right around the fall equinox. The rare thing about this full moon is that it takes place at the same time every evening a few nights in a row, and lends its light to farmers looking to harvest their crops before fall arrives, which is where it gets its name. This annual lunation is also commonly referred to as a Corn Moon or an Autumn Moon.

When Is The September 2022 Full Harvest Moon In Pisces?

The full Harvest Moon in Pisces will take place on Sept. 10, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EST. Taking place in Pisces at 17 degrees, this lunation will shed light on the Pisces-ruled house in your birth chart, illuminating the dreams and ideals you’ve possibly been neglecting. Since Virgo season’s been in full swing, you’ve likely been more tapped into your logical mind, where it’s been easy to sight of the bigger picture. With this full moon bringing your attention back to your hopes and ideals, you’ll be reminded that in order to be the most productive, you can’t lose sight of your purpose. Remaining rooted in reality will allow your dreams to come to fruition, so it’s important to allow them to work together. Too much logic stifles creativity, and too much dreaming can keep you from taking action, so be sure not to lose sight of what you’re ultimately striving for.

From elitedaily.com

THERE ARE 1 TOO MANY RETROGRADE PLANETS IN SEPTEMBER — INCLUDING MERCURY

A new month is upon us, which means that a new set of planetary transits is on the horizon, including retrogrades. Retrogrades are usually dreaded in the astro community, but it’s important to remember that they don’t always spell doom and gloom. When outer planets like Uranus and Neptune station retrograde, the effects aren’t as intense as when inner planets such as Venus and Mercury station retrograde. And even when the inner planets station, it’s only for a short period. So, while the number of retrograde planets in September 2022 may sound like too much to handle, it’s not as daunting as you may think (even though Mercury is one of them).

What Is A Retrograde?

A retrograde takes place when a planet essentially slows down, causing the planet to appear to move backward in the sky from our place on Earth. In reality, the planet isn’t actually moving backward, but it is moving much slower than normal, which is where the retrograde mishaps can come into play. A retrograde is what takes place when a planet reaches a certain distance away from the sun, called a trine, which coincides with the beginning and end of a retrograde cycle. Since Mercury typically retrogrades about three times every year, the effects are usually more noticeable and discussed, especially since it’s the planet that rules over speech, communication, and transportation. Since the outer planets don’t rule over mundane topics, their effects aren’t always as apparent, at least not initially.

How Many Planets Will Be Retrograde In September 2022?

This month, six planets in total will be retrograding through the cosmos — but five of them stationed retrograde prior to this month, and they’re all outer planets. The good thing is, you’ve experienced the retrogrades of each of these planets every single year, so it’s nothing you can’t handle.

What To Expect From September 2022’s Retrograde Planets

Though six planets retrograde is literally more than half of the sky, it’s nothing to worry about, because only one of these planets will actually be stationing retrograde in September.

The only planet that will actually station retrograde this month is Mercury, on Sept. 9. As a planet that stations retrograde pretty often, the themes of Mercury rx may already be engrained in your mind: texts sent to the wrong person, delayed or canceled travel plans, and Instagram going down, to name a few. Generally, Mercury retrogrades are typically a time to review, revise, and rethink the topics Mercury occupies over in your birth chart. Be sure to look not only at where Mercury will be stationing retrograde, but also at the astrological houses that Mercury rules over (Gemini and Virgo-ruled houses) in your birth chart. These are the areas prone to revisions, while the house Mercury actually stations in may be where you’re called to actualize these changes.

Mercury Retrograde (Sept. 9-Oct. 2)

Mercury is the planet all about details, information, and communication. When it stations retrograde, it can cause these themes to be more challenging, particularly based on the sign it’s stationing retrograde in. This time around, Mercury will initially be stationing retrograde in the cardinal air sign of Libra, prompting you to reconsider how you mediate, connect, and find balance in your life. As a sign ruled by Venus, Libra is all about treating people fairly and taking the time to understand every side to a story. Since Mercury will be retrograde, however, it may be challenging to receive accurate information during this time, so it’ll be important that you double check any messages that come your way now.

On Sept. 23, Mercury will retrograde back into the mutable earth sign of Virgo, grounding communication in a way that’s logical and efficient. Since this is the sign where Mercury is exalted, the second half of Mercury retrograde is bound to feel slightly more productive than the first half. With Mercury still retrograde, however, don’t expect productivity to be linear now. Instead, use this time to assess details and information, but don’t feel too much pressure to tackle everything listed on your to-do list until Mercury stations direct on Oct. 2.

From elitedaily.com

September 2022 Holidays & Observances Worldwide

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There is a total of 255 public holidays and observances in September of 2022 for over 230 countries and 3300 locations around the world. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays & observances along with when and where they are observed.

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Thursday, September 1, 2022 Knowledge and Literature Day Armenia
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Anti War Day Germany
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Commencement Day of Eritrean Armed Struggle Eritrea
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Kirani Day Grenada
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Day of Knowledge Russia
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Constitution Day Slovakia
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Day of Students and Knowledge Turkmenistan
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Independence Day Uzbekistan
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Independence Day Holiday Vietnam
Friday, September 2, 2022 Day of the Independent City of Ceuta Spain
Friday, September 2, 2022 Labor Day Marshall Islands
Friday, September 2, 2022 Army Day Nicaragua
Friday, September 2, 2022 Teachers’ Day Singapore
Friday, September 2, 2022 Independence Day Vietnam
Saturday, September 3, 2022 Almarhum Sultan Iskandar Hol Day Malaysia
Saturday, September 3, 2022 Gaura Parba Nepal
Saturday, September 3, 2022 Yamashita Surrender Day Philippines
Saturday, September 3, 2022 The Feast of St Marinus and Republic Day San Marino
Saturday, September 3, 2022 Armed Forces Day Taiwan
Sunday, September 4, 2022 Father’s Day Australia
Sunday, September 4, 2022 World Sexual Health Day United States
Monday, September 5, 2022 Mother Teresa Beatification Day Albania
Monday, September 5, 2022 Labor Day American Samoa
Monday, September 5, 2022 Labour Day Bermuda
Monday, September 5, 2022 Labor Day Guam
Monday, September 5, 2022 Umhlanga Reed Dance Eswatini
Monday, September 5, 2022 International Day of Charity United States
Monday, September 5, 2022 Labor Day United States
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Unification Day Bulgaria
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Elcano’s Day Spain
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Defence Day Pakistan
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Armed Forces’ Day Sao Tome and Principe
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Somhlolo Day (Independence Day) Eswatini
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Independence Day Brazil
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Constitution Day Fiji
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Victory Day Mozambique
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Faro Day Portugal
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies United States
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 Still’s Disease Awareness Day United States
Thursday, September 8, 2022 National Day Andorra
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Jeune Genevois Switzerland
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Virgin of the Plains Spain
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Day of Asturias Spain
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Day of Extremadura Spain
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Virgin of the Victory Spain
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Kosrae Liberation Day Micronesia
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Onam India
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Nativity of Mary Lebanon
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Nativity of Our Lady Liechtenstein
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Independence Day North Macedonia
Thursday, September 8, 2022 The Feast of Our Lady of Victories Malta
Thursday, September 8, 2022 Feast of the Nativity of Mary Philippines
Thursday, September 8, 2022 International Literacy Day United States
Friday, September 9, 2022 Martyrs and Ahmad Shah Masoud Day Afghanistan
Friday, September 9, 2022 Madhu Purnima Bangladesh
Friday, September 9, 2022 Children’s Day Costa Rica
Friday, September 9, 2022 National Day North Korea
Friday, September 9, 2022 Chuseok Holiday South Korea
Friday, September 9, 2022 Indra Jatra Nepal
Friday, September 9, 2022 Day of the Victims of Holocaust and of racial violence Slovakia
Friday, September 9, 2022 Independence Day Tajikistan
Friday, September 9, 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday Taiwan
Friday, September 9, 2022 International Day to Protect Education from Attack United States
Friday, September 9, 2022 California Admission Day United States
Saturday, September 10, 2022 St. George’s Caye Day Belize
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Knabenschiessen Switzerland
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Teachers’ Day China
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival China
Saturday, September 10, 2022 German Language Day Germany
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Gibraltar Day Gibraltar
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival Hong Kong
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Children’s Day Honduras
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Chuseok Harvest Festival North Korea
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Chuseok South Korea
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Binara Full Moon Poya Day Sri Lanka
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Repression Victims’ Day Mongolia
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Day of the Workers in the Energy Sector Turkmenistan
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival Taiwan
Saturday, September 10, 2022 World Suicide Prevention Day United States
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Carl Garner Federal Lands Cleanup Day United States
Saturday, September 10, 2022 Native American Day United States
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Knabenschiessen Switzerland
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival holiday China
Sunday, September 11, 2022 European Heritage Days Germany
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Grandparents’ Day Estonia
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Nayrouz Egypt
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Geez New Year Eritrea
Sunday, September 11, 2022 National Day of Catalonia Spain
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Ethiopian New Year Ethiopia
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Pohnpei Liberation Day Micronesia
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Chuseok Holiday South Korea
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Fathers’ Day Latvia
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Day after the Mid-Autumn-Festival Macau
Sunday, September 11, 2022 First Responders Day United States
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Patriot Day United States
Sunday, September 11, 2022 National Grandparents Day United States
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Constitution Commemoration Day United States
Sunday, September 11, 2022 Our Lady of Coromoto Venezuela
Monday, September 12, 2022 Knabenschiessen Switzerland
Monday, September 12, 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival holiday China
Monday, September 12, 2022 Pohnpei Liberation Day observed Micronesia
Monday, September 12, 2022 Gibraltar Day observed Gibraltar
Monday, September 12, 2022 Day after Mid-Autumn Festival Hong Kong
Monday, September 12, 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday Macau
Monday, September 12, 2022 International Day for South-South Cooperation United States
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 International Programmers’ Day United States
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Battle of San Jacinto Nicaragua
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Independence Day Costa Rica
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Nuestra Señora de la Bien Aparecida Spain
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Independence Day Guatemala
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Shout of Dolores Mexico
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Independence Day Nicaragua
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Birth of Bocage Portugal
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Restoration of Primorska to the Motherland Day Slovenia
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Day of Our Lady of Sorrows Slovakia
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Grand Magal de Touba Senegal
Thursday, September 15, 2022 Independence Day El Salvador
Thursday, September 15, 2022 International Day of Democracy United States
Thursday, September 15, 2022 First Day of National Hispanic Heritage Month United States
Friday, September 16, 2022 National Heroes Day Saint Kitts and Nevis
Friday, September 16, 2022 Martyrs’ Day Libya
Friday, September 16, 2022 Independence Day Mexico
Friday, September 16, 2022 Malaysia Day Malaysia
Friday, September 16, 2022 Independence Day Papua New Guinea
Friday, September 16, 2022 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer United States
Friday, September 16, 2022 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day observed United States
Friday, September 16, 2022 National POW/MIA Recognition Day United States
Saturday, September 17, 2022 National Hero Day Angola
Saturday, September 17, 2022 National Unity Day Belarus
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Valentine’s Day Colombia
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Day of Melilla Spain
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Teacher’s Day Honduras
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Arbaeen Iran
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Chelum Pakistan
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Birthday of Crown Prince Tupouto’a-‘Ulukalala Tonga
Saturday, September 17, 2022 World Patient Safety Day United States
Saturday, September 17, 2022 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day United States
Saturday, September 17, 2022 National CleanUp Day United States
Sunday, September 18, 2022 Day of the Walloon Region Belgium
Sunday, September 18, 2022 Swiss Federal Fast Switzerland
Sunday, September 18, 2022 National Day Chile
Sunday, September 18, 2022 Confucius’ Birthday Hong Kong
Sunday, September 18, 2022 Jitiya Parwa Nepal
Sunday, September 18, 2022 International Equal Pay Day United States
Sunday, September 18, 2022 Air Force Birthday United States
Monday, September 19, 2022 Federal Fast Monday Switzerland
Monday, September 19, 2022 Army Day Chile
Monday, September 19, 2022 Independence Day Costa Rica
Monday, September 19, 2022 The Feast of Saint Januarius (Naples) Italy
Monday, September 19, 2022 Respect for the Aged Day Japan
Monday, September 19, 2022 Independence Day Saint Kitts and Nevis
Monday, September 19, 2022 Constitution Day Nepal
Monday, September 19, 2022 Foundation of the Slovak National Council Day Slovakia
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 German World Children’s Day Germany
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Independence Day Armenia
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Akhari Chahar Somba Bangladesh
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Independence Day Belize
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day Ghana
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Independence Day Malta
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 St. Matthew’s Day Portugal
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 International Day of Peace United States
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Independence Day Bulgaria
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Mauritius Day Switzerland
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Resistance Day Estonia
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Independence Day Mali
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Saudi National Day Saudi Arabia
Thursday, September 22, 2022 World Maritime Day United States
Thursday, September 22, 2022 Emancipation Day United States
Friday, September 23, 2022 September Equinox American Samoa
Friday, September 23, 2022 Blessed Rainy Day Bhutan
Friday, September 23, 2022 Day of Saint Tecla Spain
Friday, September 23, 2022 Manit Day Marshall Islands
Friday, September 23, 2022 Slovenian Sports Day Slovenia
Friday, September 23, 2022 International Day of Sign Languages United States
Friday, September 23, 2022 International Celebrate Bisexuality Day United States
Friday, September 23, 2022 Native American Day United States
Friday, September 23, 2022 Michigan Indian Day United States
Friday, September 23, 2022 September Equinox Cabo Verde
Friday, September 23, 2022 Autumn Equinox Japan
Friday, September 23, 2022 September Equinox Brunei
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Saint Rupert’s Day Austria
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Our Lady of Las Mercedes Dominican Republic
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Virgin of Mercy Spain
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Independence Day (National Day) Guinea-Bissau
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Constitutional Day Cambodia
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Pchum Ben Festival Cambodia
Saturday, September 24, 2022 New Caledonia Day New Caledonia
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Armed Forces Day Peru
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Anniversary of the Failed Attack on Lomé Togo
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Republic Day Trinidad and Tobago
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Public Lands Day United States
Saturday, September 24, 2022 National Public Lands Day United States
Saturday, September 24, 2022 Heritage Day South Africa
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Rosh Hashana Eve Argentina
Sunday, September 25, 2022 European Heritage Days Austria
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Mahalaya Bangladesh
Sunday, September 25, 2022 St. Nicholas of Flüe Switzerland
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Unification Day of Istria, Rijeka, Zadar, and the Islands Croatia
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Rosh Hashana Eve Israel
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Demise of Prophet Muhammad and Martyrdom of Imam Hassan Iran
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Pchum Ben Festival Cambodia
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Armed Forces Day Mozambique
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Sir Hammer DeRoburt Day Nauru
Sunday, September 25, 2022 Gold Star Mother’s Day United States
Monday, September 26, 2022 Rosh Hashana Argentina
Monday, September 26, 2022 Queen’s Birthday Australia
Monday, September 26, 2022 First Day of Navaratri Bangladesh
Monday, September 26, 2022 Rosh Hashana Canada
Monday, September 26, 2022 Navaratri Indonesia
Monday, September 26, 2022 Rosh Hashana Israel
Monday, September 26, 2022 First Day of Sharad Navratri India
Monday, September 26, 2022 Pchum Ben Festival Cambodia
Monday, September 26, 2022 Navaratri Myanmar
Monday, September 26, 2022 Armed Forces Day observed Mozambique
Monday, September 26, 2022 Ghatasthapana Nepal
Monday, September 26, 2022 Sir Hammer DeRoburt Day observed Nauru
Monday, September 26, 2022 South Canterbury Anniversary Day New Zealand
Monday, September 26, 2022 Navaratri United Kingdom
Monday, September 26, 2022 Rosh Hashana United Kingdom
Monday, September 26, 2022 Navratri United States
Monday, September 26, 2022 Rosh Hashana United States
Monday, September 26, 2022 International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons United States
Monday, September 26, 2022 American Indian Day United States
Monday, September 26, 2022 Rosh Hashana United States
Monday, September 26, 2022 Revolution Day Yemen
Monday, September 26, 2022 Navaratri South Africa
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Second day of Rosh Hashana Argentina
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Day of the French Community Belgium
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 World Tourism Day Congo Democratic Republic
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Second Day of Rosh Hashana Germany
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Meskel Eritrea
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Rosh Hashana (Day 2) Israel
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 National Day Maldives
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 Independence Day Turkmenistan
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 World Tourism Day United States
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 St. Wenceslas Day Czechia
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Gedaliah Fast Israel
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 International Bosniaks’ Day (for Bosniak community) North Macedonia
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Teachers’ Day Taiwan
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 International Day for Universal Access to Information United States
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 World Rabies Day United States
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Day of Bosnians Kosovo
Thursday, September 29, 2022 Boqueron Battle Victory Day Paraguay
Thursday, September 29, 2022 International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste United States
Thursday, September 29, 2022 World Heart Day United States
Friday, September 30, 2022 Friday before the AFL Grand Final Australia
Friday, September 30, 2022 Thimphu Drubchoe (Thimphu only) Bhutan
Friday, September 30, 2022 Botswana Day Botswana
Friday, September 30, 2022 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Canada
Friday, September 30, 2022 Chuuk Constitution Day observed Micronesia
Friday, September 30, 2022 Day off for Independence Day Palau
Friday, September 30, 2022 Nationalization of the Roças Sao Tome and Principe
Friday, September 30, 2022 National Youth Day Turks and Caicos Islands
Friday, September 30, 2022 International Translation Day United States
Friday, September 30, 2022 American Indian Heritage Day United States

All Religious Holidays for September 2022

From calendarz.com

Thursday Nativity of Mary Christian Holidays Sep 8, 2022 Today
Thursday Onam Hindu Holidays Sep 8, 2022 Today
Friday Anant Chaturdashi Hindu Holidays Sep 9, 2022 Tomorrow
Wednesday Holy Cross Day Christian Holidays Sep 14, 2022 in 6 days
Saturday Vishwakarma Puja Hindu Holidays Sep 17, 2022 in 9 days
Monday Rosh Hashanah Jewish Holidays Sep 26, 2022 in 18 days

 

Monday Navaratri Hindu Holidays Sep 26, 2022 in 18 days
Wednesday Fast of Gedaliah Jewish Holidays Sep 28, 2022 in 20 days
Thursday Michael and All Angels Christian Holidays Sep 29, 2022 in 21 days

Celtic Vine Month: September 2 – September 29

Vine – the tree of joy

From Ireland-Calling.com

Vines, or grape vines, didn’t reach the shores of Ireland until the Romans introduced wine around 2000 years ago.

The bramble, however, is native to the cool climate of Northern Europe, shares the winding characteristics and bares sweet fruit like the vine. This is why the ogham muin could represent either the vine or the bramble.

Since the introduction of wine to Ireland, the country has had a long love affair with both the plant and the drink, believed to loosen the tongue, release inhibitions and consumed by seers to stimulate prophecy.

Wine

During the 9th century, Viking traders who had already settled in the Loire Valley would bring wine to Ireland and it later became used as a tribute to the king; one ton of wine for each day in the year.

Wine was a big part of the feast culture of the old chieftains and, in later years it was Irish emigrants escaping English rule, known now as ‘Winegeese’ who were responsible for introducing vineyards to many countries throughout the world.

In mythology the vine is sacred to the Greek gods Dionysus and Osiris and the Roman God Bacchus. The vine is known as the tree of joy, exhilaration and wrath and is believed to be one of the sacred woods burned on the Beltane fires in Britain and Ireland representing joy and happiness.

Romans and Greeks celebrated the vine tree

The Romans and Greeks also had a festival involving the vine called Vinalia Rostica which celebrated and gave thanks the first harvest.

In the Celtic tree calendar the vine represents harvest time and the beginning of Autumn. The Autumn Equinox and festival of Mabon falls within the vine month, a festival of thanksgiving and learning.

In Christian belief, wine was the drink shared by Christ at the last supper and is still consumed in churches for this reason. It was the monasteries who cultivated the vine in Ireland and the British Isles for it could not grow in the wild as brambles could.

The bramble bush…

Christians had a very different story involving the Bramble. It was that when the devil was thrown out of heaven he landed on a bramble bush. This made him so angry that he cursed the plant and spat upon it.

Because of this, it was wrong to eat the fruit of the bramble after Michaelmas, September 29th, because the devil enters them.

This belief had a few variations. In Celtic Brittany it was said to be because of the fairies, and, in Wales, simply because they were poisonous by that time.

This is not actually the case, however certain insects do begin to lay their eggs on the ripened fruit during October which could well have been the cause of some stomach upsets.

Bramble wood was used in basket weaving and to make beehives, in a similar way to willow and bramble was often planted with hawthorn, sometimes known as the fairy tree, in hedgerows in order to bind a hedge.

Perhaps the close association to these very pagan trees and old ways is what made the Christians link the Bramble to a story about the devil.

Vine trees in Celtic mythology

Muin, M – The vine represents the eleventh letter in the ogham alphabet, muin, and the tenth month in the Celtic tree calendar.

 

Vine Moon: September 2 – September 29

From LearnReligions.com

The Vine month is a time of great harvest — from the grapes of the Mediterranean to the fruits of the northern regions, the Vine produces fruits we can use to make that most wondrous concoction called wine. The Celts called this month Muin. The Vine is a symbol of both happiness and wrath — passionate emotions, both of them. Do magical workings this month connected to the Autumn Equinox, or Mabon, and celebrate garden magic, joy and exhilaration, wrath and rage, and the darker aspect of the mother goddess. Use the leaves of the Vines to enhance your own ambition and goals. during this month. The month of Vine is also a good time to get balanced, as there are equal hours of darkness and light.

Full Moon Symbolism & Meaning

Full Moon Symbolism & Meaning

Exploring the Full Moon’s symbolic meaning is a journey full of intrigue, mystery, and wonder. Cultural views play a significant role in shaping the Full Moon’s symbolism. The meaning of the Moon has become richer over time. There’s great irony in the fact that the Moon reflects sunlight; so too, the Moon’s symbols are reflective of societal beliefs, traditions, and people’s observations of the lunar body’s transit in the nighttime sky throughout history.

Full Moon’s Symbolism, Meaning, & Correspondences Table of Contents

Full Moon Symbolism & Meaning

The Full Moon & Femininity

The Full Moon & The Medicine Wheel

Cultural & Religious Full Moon Symbolism

Moon Symbolism & Numerology

Western Astrology & The Full Moon

Full Moon & The Tarot

Animals & Full Moon Symbolism

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This Month’s Sturgeon Moon Will Coincide With the Perseid Meteor Shower — How to See It

Get ready to stay up late — because the full moon in August 2022, aka the Sturgeon moon, is going to be a good one. Not only will it come with a significant spiritual meaning, but it will also coincide with the Perseid meteor shower.

But what is a Sturgeon moon? Keep reading for all the details on the moon, its meaning, and how and when you can catch a glimpse of our beautiful moon in all its glory this month.

The full moon in August 2022 will be a supermoon.

This month’s full moon, better known as the Sturgeon moon, will rise in the night sky this Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2022, with its brightest glow occurring at about 9:36 p.m. ET, according to SciTechDaily.

The news outlet also notes that the 2022 Sturgeon moon will be a supermoon — and the last supermoon of the year. Some experts believe that the June and July full moons were the only true supermoons in 2022, but others have also recognized the May and August full moons as super as well.

According to NASA, a supermoon is a full moon that appears within 90 percent of perigee (a moon’s closest proximity to Earth in a month), making it appear much larger and brighter than the average full moon to us Earth dwellers.

What is a Sturgeon moon? Here’s the history of the August full moon.

The August full moon came to be known as the Sturgeon moon because in the past, this was the time of year that people had the most success in catching the giant sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and…

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August Full Moon – Also Known as the Corn Moon

In late August, we celebrate the beginning of the Corn Moon. This moon phase is also known as the Barley Moon, and carries on the associations of grain and rebirth that we saw a couple of weeks earlier, at Lammastide. August was originally known as Sextilis by the ancient Romans, but was later renamed for Augustus (Octavian) Caesar.

This is a season of the beginning harvest. It’s when corn and wheat are flourishing in the fields, and will soon be threshed. If you have a garden, it’s probably blooming with tomatoes, onions, and herbs just waiting to be picked. Focus on this harvest aspect of August’s full moon, and consider what things you have in your life, right now, that can be gathered, collected, and stored for later.

Correspondences…

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Colors associated with the corn moon include yellow, red, and orange—after all, these are the tones you see in the cobs of a freshly plucked ear of corn. For gemstones, look to use tigers eye, carnelian, garnet, or red agate in your magical workings.

Trees connected to the corn moon include cedar and hazel. Carry a bit of cedar in your pocket when you’re facing new challenges, to help boost your courage, and utilize hazel for magical workings related to good fortune. You can keep a hazelnut in your pocket to draw luck your way, or hang a bough of hazel branches above your door.

Some of the many deities of the corn moon season are Vulcan, whose festival, the Vulcanalia, falls each year on August 23. The Greek goddess Nemesis also had a festival held on this day. Mars was known as a god of war, but in some incarnations, is associated with the bounty of the grain harvest; offerings were made in his honor for a plentiful yield. Egyptian deities like Hathor and Thoth had a strong connection to this time of year, because they are so closely linked to the rich, fertile soil of the land surrounding the Nile delta.

For magical herbal correspondences this month, look at using rosemary, rue, basil, and chamomile in your workings. All of these should be flourishing in your garden right now, and you can harvest and dry them for future use.

Corn Moon Magic

Colors associated with the corn moon include yellow, red, and orange—after all, these are the tones you see in the cobs of a freshly plucked ear of corn. For gemstones, look to use tigers eye, carnelian, garnet, or red agate in your magical workings.

Trees connected to the corn moon include cedar and hazel. Carry a bit of cedar in your pocket when you’re facing new challenges, to help boost your courage, and utilize hazel for magical workings related to good fortune. You can keep a hazelnut in your pocket to draw luck your way, or hang a bough of hazel branches above your door.

Some of the many deities of the corn moon season are Vulcan, whose festival, the Vulcanalia, falls each year on August 23. The Greek goddess Nemesis also had a festival held on this day. Mars was known as a god of war, but in some incarnations, is associated with the bounty of the grain harvest; offerings were made in his honor for a plentiful yield. Egyptian deities like Hathor and Thoth had a strong connection to this time of year, because they are so closely linked to the rich, fertile soil of the land surrounding the Nile delta.

For magical herbal correspondences this month, look at using rosemary, rue, basil, and chamomile in your workings. All of these should be flourishing in your garden right now, and you can harvest and dry them for future use.

Corn Moon Magic

August 2022 General Monthly Horoscope

From tarot.com

Anything goes as the month begins — literally anything! Assertive Mars makes a combustible conjunction to wild Uranus in Taurus on August 1. We’ll experience this conjunction as fireworks in our lives, since these two planets together are definitely flammable. Tempers might flare, but this also may jumpstart the exact connections we need.

Love becomes a playful adventure as Venus enters Leo on August 11. Our approach to romance might be lighter than usual. Sometimes, being innocent and having an open heart is exactly what’s required to make the most out of love. A Full Moon in Aquarius happens on the same day, reminding us that a solid foundation in friendship is vital to nurture our lives.

Duality becomes a major theme as Mars enters Gemini on August 20. We might feel energetically pulled in many different directions that compete for our stamina. Fortunately, we should have the gusto to juggle more than one major goal during this time. It’s not about choosing — it’s about balancing. Even so, the universe is giving us the ability to be discerning and pay attention to the details around any new project begun after the New Moon in Virgo on August 27. We’ve got the power!

For an accurate horoscope experience, we recommend reading both your Sun and Rising sign horoscopes. Not sure what your Rising sign is? Find out now with a free Cosmic Profile!

Aries: 

A financial hiccup might lead to indigestion early in the month. Fortunately, you should have the motivation to… Read more

Taurus: 

You can be the agent of change in your current life! A highly charged Mars-Uranus conjunction in your sign on… Read more

Gemini: 

There’s a great deal of pleasure in the art of communication that could happen for you this month. Venus enters…Read more

Cancer: 

One of your friends might exhibit confusing behavior — and it could put a bad taste in your mouth. Mars and Uranus… Read more

Leo: 

Career matters could erupt without warning early this month. Mars and Uranus will meet up in your 10th house on…Read more

Virgo:

 Your love life might become quieter this month or be more prone to fantasy than usual. Keep in mind that unrealistic… Read more

Libra: 

A financial dilemma might suddenly be resolved — or inflamed. Keep an eye out for warning signs when Mars hooks…Read more

Scorpio:

Erratic behavior from a partner is likely. Mars will be conjunct Uranus in your partnership sector on August 1,… Read more

Sagittarius: 

This month, it’s possible to summon the courage to make a sudden, significant change to your job or in your work…Read more

Capricorn: 

Your love life could get very exciting! Mars will collide with erratic Uranus on August 1, right in your true…Read more

Aquarius: 

Unpredictable events in your family could catch you off guard at any moment. Mars and Uranus will make an unpredictable…Read more

Pisces: 

A snap decision to take a trip might be just what you need to make life interesting again. Mars and Uranus will…Read more

THE NUMBER OF PLANETS RETROGRADE IN AUGUST MIGHT PUT YOU ON EDGE

The term retrograde gets a bad rap. (Mercury rx, I blame you.) But surprisingly, retrogrades aren’t always earth-shattering events. How life-changing a retrograde tends to be is based on the planet itself and its proximity to the sun, which vary widely. For example, Mercury and Venus retrogrades are often more noticeable, since those planets (aka inner planets) are closer to the sun (and Earth), while the retrogrades of outer planets like Uranus and Neptune aren’t always as apparent. So when I tell you that there are five retrograde planets in August 2022, don’t panic — all of them are outer planets, making the changes they bring up far more gradual.

What Is A Retrograde?

The definition of “retrograde” means to reverse or go backward — but when it comes to the planets, they are actually always moving forward. During this cycle from Earth, however, it appears as if they’re going backward, when in reality they’re just changing speeds.

Every astrological planet retrogrades periodically, except for the sun and moon (since they’re luminaries). The outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto), in particular, spend about four to five months every year retrograde. These retrogrades always occur around the time that they form a trine to the sun, which activates the retrograde of the planet. Near the end of the retrograde, the retrograde planet will form another trine to the sun, bringing endings to that period, and usually a revelation.

What Planets Will Be Retrograde During August 2022?

With all five outer planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto — retrograde in August 2022, there will definitely be some reviewing and revising that takes place, but don’t worry, you’ve experienced the retrogrades of each of these planets every single year, so you’re a pro.

What To Expect From August 2022’s Retrograde Planets…

Click here to read the rest of this article on retrograde planets in August 2022

August 2022 Printable Moon Phase Calendar

Full Moon and New Moon for August 2022

                                                        First Quarter - Aug 2022
First Quarter
August 5
11:06 UTC
Full Moon - Aug 2022
Full Moon
August 12
01:35 UTC
Last Quarter - Aug 2022
Last Quarter
August 19
04:36 UTC
New Moon - Aug 2022
New Moon
August 27
08:17 UTC

The Full Moon for this month will occur in the second week on Friday, August 12th. The New Moon will happen later in August on Saturday, August 27th.

What is the August Full Sturgeon Moon?

August’s full moon is called the Full Sturgeon Moon, after the primitive fish that used to be abundant in North America’s lakes and rivers during the summer months. Having remained mostly unchanged since the earliest fossil records, sturgeons are ancient living fossils that can grow up until 3.5 meters long, or as long as two adult humans stacked on top of each other. Nowadays, however, it’s almost impossible to see a sturgeon during the Full Sturgeon Moon. While they used to thrive, sturgeons are now considered the single most critically endangered group of species on earth – and you might be part of the reason why.

Have you ever eaten caviar? Some species of sturgeons are harvested for their roe, which is then processed into caviar. Because of this, wild sturgeons have been exploited to the brink of extinction due to overfishing and illegal poaching. In addition, they are also vulnerable to water pollution, and their breeding grounds are often damaged due to agriculture and lumbering. Though sturgeons are extremely long-lived – the females can live up to be 150 years old – sturgeons might not be around for much longer. They might have survived the dinosaurs, but they might not be able to survive human beings and our hunger for luxurious delicacies like caviar. But there is something even more terrifying than hungry human beings: hungry ghosts.

In China, the Full Sturgeon Moon is known as the Hungry Ghosts Moon. August’s full moon coincides with the Hungry Ghosts Festival, which is when the gates of hell open up and the hungry dead once again walk amongst the living. The Chinese prepare offerings of food and money to satisfy the ghosts’ hunger, make them happy, and prevent them from causing havoc amongst humankind. In Malaysia and Singapore, Chinese communities set up musical stages and host performances, making sure to always leave the front row empty for the honored guests – the hungry ghosts. Under the full moon, people light lotus-shaped water lanterns and float them on lakes, rivers, and pools, in order to provide light for lost souls to find their way safely back into the afterlife.

Despite the macabre atmosphere of the event, the Hungry Ghosts Festival actually originated as a harvest festival during the Han Dynasty, during which farmers would pray to their ancestors and report their autumn harvest to them. Due to Taoist and Buddhist influences, folk beliefs combined with religious ceremonies to form the Hungry Ghost Festival. In Japan, which also had Buddhist influences, this festival is celebrated as the Obon festival. Japanese communities wear yukata, eat and make merry at carnivals, and perform the Obon dance.

In North America, Native American tribes also saw the Full Sturgeon Moon as signifying a time of bountiful harvest. The Cherokee tribes called it the Full Fruit Moon, and many other First Nation tribes referred to it as the Black Berries Moon. The Sioux called it the Moon When All Things Ripen. The Paint Clans, which were known for their medicinal prowess, would harvest herbs and medicines, while the Wild Potato tribes would forage for food. Naturally, they would also catch a lot of sturgeon. You, on the other hand, may want to celebrate the Full Sturgeon Moon by telling your friends about the importance of saving its critically endangered namesake.

Local Date and Time for August 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
August 11, 2022
6:35pm PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
August 11, 2022
7:35pm MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
August 11, 2022
8:35pm CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
August 11, 2022
9:35pm EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
August 12, 2022
2:35am BST

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
August 12, 2022
3:35am CEST

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
August 12, 2022
4:35am EEST

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
August 12, 2022
5:35am +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
August 12, 2022
7:05am IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
August 12, 2022
9:35am +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
August 12, 2022
9:35am AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
August 12, 2022
11:35am AEST

From MoonGiant.com

August 2022 Full and New Moon Esbats

From modernwellnesswitch.com

AUGUST 12TH

CORN MOON IN AQUARIUS

Magical Influence: A time of harvest, vitality and appreciation. Focus on health and friendships.

Moon Correspondences:

Plants: Bay, fennel, hazel, sunflower, St Johns wort, rue, cedar, hazel, orange, marigold, chamomile, & alder

Colors: Gold & yellow

Stones: Carnelian, fire agate, cat’s eye, & jasper

Animals: Dragon, crane, lion, phoenix, falcon, & eagle

AUGUST 27TH

NEW MOON IN VIRGO

Magical Influence: This New Moon in Virgo is the time to reset and start fresh. It’s also a good time to reassess your current path and try to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again.

Gardening Moon Calendar – August 2022

From mooncalendar.astro-seek.com

August 2022 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Please read this first:

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

Date
2022
Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

Aug 1
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 16:59
root Days
from 16:59

VirgoVirgo

Aug 2
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 3
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 4
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 01:09
flower Days
from 01:09

LibraLibra

Aug 5
Fri
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Aug 6
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 06:36
leaf Days
from 06:36

ScorpioScorpio

Aug 7
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Aug 8
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio

until 09:07
fruit Days
from 09:07

SagittariusSagittarius

Aug 9
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Aug 10
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius

until 09:28
root Days
from 09:28

CapricornCapricorn

Aug 11
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Aug 12
Fri
FULL MOON
at 01:35
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

root Days
CapricornCapricorn

until 09:19
flower Days
from 09:19

AquariusAquarius

Aug 13
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Aug 14
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 10:44
leaf Days
from 10:44

PiscesPisces

Aug 15
Mon
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Aug 16
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 15:36
fruit Days
from 15:36

AriesAries

Aug 17
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Aug 18
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Aug 19
Fri
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 00:36
root Days
from 00:36

TaurusTaurus

Aug 20
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Aug 21
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 12:39
flower Days
from 12:39

GeminiGemini

Aug 22
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Aug 23
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Aug 24
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

until 01:26
leaf Days
from 01:26

CancerCancer

Aug 25
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Aug 26
Fri

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

leaf Days
CancerCancer

until 13:02
fruit Days
from 13:02

LeoLeo

Aug 27
Sat
NEW MOON
at 08:16
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
fruit Days
LeoLeo
Aug 28
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 22:45
root Days
from 22:45

VirgoVirgo

Aug 29
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 30
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 31
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 06:33
flower Days
from 06:33

LibraLibra

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) – Legend

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.

August 2022 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Please read this first:

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

Date
2022
Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

Aug 1
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 2
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 04:06
flower Days
from 04:06

LibraLibra

Aug 3
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Aug 4
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 11:47
leaf Days
from 11:47

ScorpioScorpio

Aug 5
Fri
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Aug 6
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio

until 16:39
fruit Days
from 16:39

SagittariusSagittarius

Aug 7
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Aug 8
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius

until 18:39
root Days
from 18:39

CapricornCapricorn

Aug 9
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Aug 10
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn

until 18:45
flower Days
from 18:45

AquariusAquarius

Aug 11
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Aug 12
Fri
FULL MOON
at 01:35
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 18:45
leaf Days
from 18:45

PiscesPisces

Aug 13
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Aug 14
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 20:43
fruit Days
from 20:43

AriesAries

Aug 15
Mon
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Aug 16
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Aug 17
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 02:23
root Days
from 02:23

TaurusTaurus

Aug 18
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Aug 19
Fri
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 12:07
flower Days
from 12:07

GeminiGemini

Aug 20
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Aug 21
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Aug 22
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

until 00:29
leaf Days
from 00:29

CancerCancer

Aug 23
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Aug 24
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer

until 13:09
fruit Days
from 13:09

LeoLeo

Aug 25
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Aug 26
Fri

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Aug 27
Sat
NEW MOON
at 08:16
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 00:25
root Days
from 00:25

VirgoVirgo

Aug 28
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 29
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 09:45
flower Days
from 09:45

LibraLibra

Aug 30
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Aug 31
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 17:11
leaf Days
from 17:11

ScorpioScorpio

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) – Legend

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.

Religious Holidays August 2022

Monday Lammas Christian Holidays Aug 1, 2022 Yesterday
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