Here’s my December Overview containing all you need to know about the phases of the moon and signs of the zodiac. If you have questions or comments, don’t hesitate to be in touch.
December began and ends with the moon in the light phase. The light moon rules until the full moon appears at 7:06 p.m. EST on Dec. 13 and then returns at 1:53 a.m. Dec. 29, continuing until the first full moon in January of 2017.
For most of Dec. 13 and through all of Dec. 28, the dark moon rules.
“General Tips” for dark- and light-moon activities are below and for veggies, it’s above-ground producers in the light moon and below-ground producers when the dark phase is in.
Remember: Check to see if the moon is in the light or dark phase (information above) before proceeding with planting or other activities.
December began and ends with so-so signs ruling, so that’s where we will begin, too.
So-so days: These aren’t particularly fertile nor destructive, just so-so. They appear in this order: Capricorn (the knees), Dec. 28-29; Aquarius (the legs), Dec. 3-4, 30-31; and Sagittarius (the thighs), Dec. 25-27. If you like so-so signs, we have plenty in December - a total of 11.
Fertile signs: These are the most fertile signs in the zodiac. Here’s the breakdown as they occur this month: Pisces (the feet), Dec. 5-7; Taurus (the neck), 10-11; Cancer (the breast), Dec. 14-15 and Scorpio (the secrets), Dec. 23-24. There nine days this month ruled by the four most fertile signs.
Killing signs: No planting, transplanting, or dealing with things you want to thrive should occur on these days. Reserve them for cultivating, cleaning out fencerows — anything but planting: Aries (the head), Dec. 8-9 and Leo (the heart), Dec. 16-17. There are four killing days in December.
Gemini days: Gemini (the arms) rules Dec. 12-13.
Flowering days: These are “bloom days” and well suited for planting flowers. Virgo (the bowels) rules Dec. 18-19; and Libra (the reins) is in force Dec. 20-22. There are five flowering days this month.
Here are a few general tips for activities other than planting:
>If you have gravel to pour on a drive or roadway, do that when the light moon rules until 7:06 p.m. on Dec. 13 and then most of Dec. 29 until the full moon on Jan. 12. The same applies for stones on a garden path: Place them when the moon is in the light phase so they don’t sink.
>If you’re setting fence posts, do that in the light of the moon so the posts don’t sink.
>If you’re putting on a new shingle roof, do that when the moon’s in the dark phase so that the shingles stick down and don’t curl up on the ends.
>Making changes: Finally, we are getting some perfect days this month that fit the formula for making changes with the moon in the dark phase and the signs going out of the body beyond anything that functions.
Those days are Dec. 25-28, FOUR of them with the moon in the dark phase and the sign in Sagittarius (the thighs) on Dec. 25-27 and then one day in Capricorn (the knees). This is the largest number of perfect days we’ve had for making changes in months!
If you are looking for perfect days to wean animals or children, stop smoking, start a diet or exercise program, schedule elective surgery – anything that requires a change – then these are your days!
And the good thing is, with this pattern developing there will be even more perfect ones in January – the month when everyone makes New Year’s Resolutions!