We open March with a Full Moon on the 1st, experience the New Moon on the 17th, and welcome Spring with the Equinox on the 20th. March ends with the first Mercury retrograde period of 2018 which begins on the 22nd.
The Farmer’s Almanac has published since 1792, “Planting by the Moon’s Phase”, an annual guide based on cycles of the Moon. In the 2nd century AD, the astronomer Ptolemy noted that Roman Empire farmers timed their actions according to the phases of the Moon. Grant Lewi, known as the Father of Modern Astrology, observed, “the response of human beings to planetary stimuli is among the most amazing of all of the natural phenomena being observed.”
Lunar phases, descriptive of the changing relationship of the Sun and the Moon are useful for timing, for working with the universe to create positive results. Within a twenty-eight day cycle, the Moon will have passed through eight phases, each offering a unique set of opportunities. [Read more…] about Planting by the Moon, why not Planning by the Moon?