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Gardening by the Signs of the Zodiac

The first farmers were probably the founders of astrology. Their crops responded to the signs in the heavens and this became a easy method of ensuring good harvests. Certain seasons brought changing conditions which would either help or hinder the crops. Each season presented different patterns in the constellations and these patterns would evolve into astrology as we know it today.

Fine tune your Garden

Gardening by the signs of the Zodiac is a method of fine tuning your gardening efforts. Planting, growing and maintaining your garden by the constellations or signs of the Zodiac and the Phases of the Moon enhances the effects of nature on your crops.

Combined effects of the Moon and the Signs of the Zodiac in your Garden

The full effects of gardening by the phases of the moon are heightened when the moon is in the right Zodiac Sign. Certain signs of the zodiac have unique benefits on particular plants. Leafy plants do best in the water signs. The water signs are Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio, and are the correct signs for planting above ground, leafy annuals. The Earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, are also very fertile and good for planting all other above ground crops. Root bearing crops do best in the earth signs. As the waxing moon passes through one of the earth signs plant root crops such as carrots and potatoes. This is also a good time for transplanting, as this period promotes subsurface root development.


Plants which produce their fruits above ground should be planted during the waxing moon. Plants that yield their produce below ground (root crops) should be planted in the waning moon.

Fertile and Barren Zodiac Signs

The Fertile Signs

Planting and re-planting is best done during a waxing moon, in an earth or water sign. These signs are signs of fertility. The fertile zodiac signs are Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Libra, Tarus and Capricorn

The Barren Signs

Garden maintenance, soil improvements and pruning are best done when the moon is waning and in an air or fire sign. These zodiac signs are the barren signs of the zodiac. They are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Gene is the Webmaster and author of ( A comprehensive look at Moon Phase Gardening and Organic Growing.