by Robert Wilkinson
Wednesday and Thursday, April 29-30, should be great days to do whatever gardening you need to do. There are a host of very good aspects right now, so anything involving germinating, planting, pruning and shaping are very much favored.
Because it's such a good day to be with the plants, I'm not going to turn this into an extensive lesson. That said, if we are to believe the tenets of Agricultural Astrology (one of the classic 7 Schools of Astrology from antiquity) the primary reason today is so good is due to the waxing Moon in Cancer making some very favorable aspects supported by Sun in Taurus trine Saturn in Virgo.
The Moon stays in Cancer until 5:56 pm PDT Thursday (Friday 1:56 am Greenwich, 10:56 am East Australia), so gardeners in the Western Hemisphere as well as those in East Asia can take advantage of this very favorable time to be working with plants. May 3, 6, 7, and 8 should also be good time for germinating, planting, and pruning as well, so mark your calendars. Obviously gardeners in the Southern Hemisphere are preparing late Autumn and Winter crops.
(And yes I know Mercury is going retrograde on May 6, 10:01 pm PDT, 6:01 am Greenwich at 2 degrees of Gemini. I'll be composing extensively on that over the next week. For now I'll say that while Mercury on its station may show effects in many areas, the Moon is the primary ruler of plants and crops.)
Therefore, when gardening or planting trees and shrubs, it's of more importance that the Moon is favorable than almost any other consideration than major planet aspects. Right now it's increasing in light and in some very favorable, fertile signs. That's why Wed-Thurs are great days, as well as the days next week I've mentioned.
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