Gardening Moon Calendar - January 2023
Gardening by the Moon Phase, Farmer's Planting Guide

Moon Sign is calculated according to:
Biodynamic Gardening Moon Calendar - January 2023

January 2023 - Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Please read this first:
1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:
Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.
  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days
Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.


2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)
There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:
  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons - Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac
Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.
Date
2023
Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign
Jan 1
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
fruit Days
AriesAries
Jan 2
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
fruit Days
AriesAries
until 15:21
root Days
from 15:21
TaurusTaurus
Jan 3
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
TaurusTaurus
Jan 4
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
TaurusTaurus
Jan 5
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
TaurusTaurus
until 02:35
flower Days
from 02:35
GeminiGemini
Jan 6
Fri
FULL MOON
at 23:07
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
Pick medicinal herbs and plants
flower Days
GeminiGemini
Jan 7
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
flower Days
GeminiGemini
until 14:53
leaf Days
from 14:53
CancerCancer
Jan 8
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
leaf Days
CancerCancer
Jan 9
Mon
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
leaf Days
CancerCancer
Jan 10
Tue
MoonOppositionSaturn
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn
leaf Days
CancerCancer
until 03:30
fruit Days
from 03:30
LeoLeo
Jan 11
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
LeoLeo
Jan 12
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
LeoLeo
until 15:29
root Days
from 15:29
VirgoVirgo
Jan 13
Fri
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
root Days
VirgoVirgo
Jan 14
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
root Days
VirgoVirgo
Jan 15
Sun
Last Quarter
Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials
- Harvest all crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
root Days
VirgoVirgo
until 01:18
flower Days
from 01:18
LibraLibra
Jan 16
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
flower Days
LibraLibra
Jan 17
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
flower Days
LibraLibra
until 07:29
leaf Days
from 07:29
ScorpioScorpio
Jan 18
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Jan 19
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
until 09:47
fruit Days
from 09:47
SagittariusSagittarius
Jan 20
Fri
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
- Harvest and store crops
- Fertilize, Transplant
- Destroy weed
- Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Jan 21
Sat
NEW MOON
at 20:53
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
until 09:22
root Days
from 09:22
CapricornCapricorn
Jan 22
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Jan 23
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
CapricornCapricorn
until 08:20
flower Days
from 08:20
AquariusAquarius
Jan 24
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Jan 25
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
flower Days
AquariusAquarius
until 08:59
leaf Days
from 08:59
PiscesPisces
Jan 26
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Jan 27
Fri
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
leaf Days
PiscesPisces
until 13:06
fruit Days
from 13:06
AriesAries
Jan 28
Sat
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
fruit Days
AriesAries
Jan 29
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
fruit Days
AriesAries
until 21:16
root Days
from 21:16
TaurusTaurus
Jan 30
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
TaurusTaurus
Jan 31
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
- Mow lawns (to increase growth)
- Graft & Prune (to increase growth)
root Days
TaurusTaurus

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) - Legend

Biodynamic Calendar - Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)
  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.
Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)
  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Root Days Root days (Earth Element)
  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.
Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)
  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase - Legend
NEW MOON
  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE
New Moon -» First Quarter
(Waxing Crescent)
- Moonlight is increasing
- Strongest gravitational pull
- Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets
  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE
First Quarter -» Full Moon
(Waxing Gibbous)
- Moonlight becomes stronger
- Gravitational pull is a little less now
- Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets
  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with "inside seeds" such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON
  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE
Full Moon -» Last Quarter
(Waning Gibbous)
- Moonlight is decreasing
- Gravitational pull is decreasing
- Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots
  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE
Last Quarter -» New Moon
(Waning Crescent)
- Moonlight has decreased
- Gravitational pull has decreased
- Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots
  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS
  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.
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