Monday, July 22, 2013

More Lunar Correspondences: Planting, Harvesting or Wildcrafting, & Tidal Correspondences

More Lunar Correspondences: Planting, Harvesting or Wildcrafting, & Tidal Correspondences

Gardening & Lunar Phase Correspondences
Up until a century or so ago, we used the seasons and the phases of the moon as our guides for planting, sowing and reaping of the harvest and the regular maintenance of livestock.  Today we use chemicals to increase productivity of the cow’s milk and the crop’s yield.  Modern science has done wonders but many of us just want a small garden for planting, sowing and reaping by Mother Nature’s own design. Here are a few pointers to get you started!


New Moon - First Quarter
Sow and tend hardy above ground plants, Best time for pruning & cutting
Broccoli, Cabbages, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Flowers, Grasses, Herbs, Lettuces, Spinach, Sprouts
First Quarter - Full Moon
Plant cane fruits and watery/fleshy fruits,
Sow vine plants
Beans, Cantaloupe, Cucumbers, Currants, Eggplant, Flowering Sweet Peas, Gooseberries, Grapes, Loganberries, Melons, Peas, Peppers, Raspberries, Runner Beans, Squash, Tomatoes
Full Moon - Last Quarter
Plant root crops, bulb plants,
large rooted plants
Beets, Bulbs, Carrots, Garlic, Irises, Onions, Peonies, Parsnips, Peanuts, Potatoes, Radishes, Root crops, Spring bulbs, Turnips
Last Quarter - New Moon
Weed and turn the flower beds, prune deadwood and burn leaves

Harvesting or Wildcrafting:

Lunar Phase:
Pacing yourself, Positive development, Steady growth
Creativity, Fertility, Manifestation, Maturity, Productivity
Banish negative energies
Miracles, Wish magick

Tidal Correspondences

The moon’s phase will also impact the spell’s intent in conjunction with the tidal phase, especially if doing any water magicks. So be sure to take both into consideration.

Spell Intents:
High - water at highest level
All types
Ebb - receding water level
Low - water at lowest level
Flow - rising water level
Bringing in, Manifestation

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