The new moon on September 15 is in the sign of Virgo. It initiates a month to clean up, sort out, and tidy up. It is the time for those of you who have been working like the busy ants in the fable to store your hard earned crops.
Many other chores besides planting are best done by paying attention to the moon. When you want to get rid of the mold that has grown due to the great humidity of the summer and want it to stay away, clean when the moon is waning (decreasing in size, going from full to new). A waning moon is also the best time to clean out the gutters and remove wasp’s nests.
The most suitable time to cut firewood is the first seven days of the waxing moon in October. This year those days are October 15-21. This will ensure that everything grows back well.
Harvest herbs under the full moon.
Very Good Days
September 16,17, 18, 19, 27, 28
October 2, 3, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15
September 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
October 4, 5, 9. 10, 11, 12
This is the last astrological gardening column of the year. If you want to know about the days of the fertile and infertile moons, you can find that information in the monthly forecast on my website – www.arlanwise.com.