Here's the overview for the rest of September. My apologies for not getting it out sooner, but better late than never!
September began and ends with the moon in the light phase. The light moon rules until the full (or dark) moon comes to rule at 9:38 p.m. EDT Sept. 8. During this period plant only those things that produce above the ground — except don’t plant at all, anywhere, when one of the killing signs — Aries (the head) or Leo (the heart) — rules.
The full or dark moon rules until the new — or light — moon returns at 2:14 a.m. Sept. 24. During this period plant only those veggies that produce below the ground — except, again, when Aries or Leo is in force; those dates are below.
Light moon: Plant above ground producers through most of Sept. 8, then most of Sept. 24 until the full moon 6:51 a.m. Oct. 8.
Dark moon: Plant below ground producers Sept. 9 through Sept. 23.
Check “General Tips” for dark- and light-moon activities.
Remember: Check to see if the moon is in the light or dark phase (information above) before proceeding with planting, or other activities, indoors or out.
Fertile signs: The most fertile signs in the zodiac rule these days: Scorpio (the secrets), Sept. 27-28; Pisces (the feet), Sept. 8-9; Taurus (the neck), Sept. 12-13; and Cancer (the breast), Sept. 17-18.
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: Aires (the head), Sept. 10-11 and Leo (the heart), Sept. 19-21.
So-so days: Here are the remaining two so-so days for this month. Most have already passed. Sagittarius (the thighs), Sept. 29-30.
Flowering days: These are “bloom days” and well suited for planting your fall flowers — and you don’t need to worry about frosts or freezes since you’re not eating them and when the last freeze hits they’re done anyway. Virgo (the bowels) will rule Sept. 22-23; and Libra (the reins) is up for Sept. 24-26. There are five flowering days this month.
Gemini days: Gemini rules the arms and is in force Sept. 14-16. These are bean days but we are past the time to safely plant beans since they cannot stand cold weather or frost. But in a few months, believe it or not, we’ll be talking about planting peas in your very early 2015 spring garden.
Again, here are a few general tips for activities other than planting:
>If you have gravel to pour on a drive or roadway, do that in the light of the moon through most of Sept. 8 and most of Sept. 24 through Oct. 7. Same applies forstones 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.
>If you have changes to make like stopping smoking, starting a diet or exercise program, weaning small animals or children, scheduling elective surgery — anything that requires a change — here’s the formula: The moon in the dark phase and the signs are going out of the body, past anything that “functions” so that means thighs, knees, legs and feet — Sagittarius through Pisces.
There is only one perfect day that fits the formula this month: Sept. 9. The moon will have moved to the dark phase on the 8th and the sign is in Pisces (the feet). It’s only one day, for sure, but it’s better than none — and we’re going to have a couple of months coming up where that will be the case — no absolutely perfect days.