Phases of the Moon

Moon Calendar - October 2021

According to Vedic Astrology

The Moon Calendar is based on the sidereal positions of the Sun, Moon and planets. Elements are from Vedic astrological calculations as well as the Farmer's Almanac and the biodyamic calendar from Maria Thun.

Fri 1 Oct
VIR 13°52'47"
13 Hasta-2
CAN 5°22'34"
8 Pushya-1
Waning CrescentDashami
Barren PhaseSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Water
Sat 2 Oct
VIR 14°51'48"
13 Hasta-2
CAN 18°01'09"
9 Ashlesha-1
Waning CrescentEkadashi
Barren PhaseSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Water
04:14
in SCO
18:40
in VIR
22:05
in LEO
Sun 3 Oct
VIR 15°50'50"
13 Hasta-2
LEO 1°03'10"
10 Magha-1
Waning CrescentDwadashi
Barren PhaseSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Water
Mon 4 Oct
VIR 16°49'55"
13 Hasta-3
LEO 14°30'15"
11 Purva Phalguni-1
Waning CrescentTrayodashi
Barren PhaseSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Water
Tue 5 Oct
VIR 17°49'02"
13 Hasta-3
LEO 28°21'52"
12 Uttara Phalguni-1
Waning CrescentChaturdashi
Barren PhaseSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Fire
02:59
in VIR
Wed 6 Oct
VIR 18°48'12"
13 Hasta-3
VIR 12°35'03"
13 Hasta-1
New MoonAmavasya
Time to restSign: Earth (Root)Star: Fire
13:45
Direct CAP 0°09'11"
Thu 7 Oct
VIR 19°47'23"
13 Hasta-3
VIR 27°04'40"
14 Chitra-2
Waxing CrescentPratipada
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Earth (Root)Star: Fire
04:50
in LIB
Fri 8 Oct
VIR 20°46'36"
13 Hasta-4
LIB 11°44'01"
15 Swati-2
Waxing CrescentDwitiya
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Air (Flower)Star: Fire
Sat 9 Oct
VIR 21°45'51"
13 Hasta-4
LIB 26°26'00"
16 Vishakha-2
Waxing CrescentTritiya
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Air (Flower)Star: Fire
05:46
in SCO
Sun 10 Oct
VIR 22°45'09"
13 Hasta-4
SCO 11°04'07"
17 Anuradha-3
Waxing CrescentPanchami
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Fire
Mon 11 Oct
VIR 23°44'28"
14 Chitra-1
SCO 25°33'14"
18 Jyeshtha-3
Waxing CrescentShashti
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Air
00:57
Direct CAP 12°43'03"
07:20
in SAG
Tue 12 Oct
VIR 24°43'48"
14 Chitra-1
SAG 9°49'58"
19 Mula-3
Waxing CrescentSaptami
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Air
Wed 13 Oct
VIR 25°43'11"
14 Chitra-1
SAG 23°52'30"
20 Purva Ashadha-4
First QuarterAshtami
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Air
10:32
in CAP
Thu 14 Oct
VIR 26°42'35"
14 Chitra-2
CAP 7°40'16"
21 Uttara Ashadha-4
Waxing GibbousNavami
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Earth (Root)Star: Air
Fri 15 Oct
VIR 27°42'01"
14 Chitra-2
CAP 21°13'25"
22 Shravana-4
Waxing GibbousDashami
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Earth (Root)Star: Air
15:44
in AQU
Sat 16 Oct
VIR 28°41'29"
14 Chitra-2
AQU 4°32'28"
23 Dhanishtha-4
Waxing GibbousEkadashi
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Air (Flower)Star: Ether
Sun 17 Oct
VIR 29°40'58"
14 Chitra-2
AQU 17°37'54"
24 Shatabhisha-4
Waxing GibbousDwadashi
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Air (Flower)Star: Ether
07:40
in LIB
23:03
in PIS
Mon 18 Oct
LIB 0°40'29"
14 Chitra-3
PIS 0°30'13"
25 Purva Bhadrapada-4
Waxing GibbousTrayodashi
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Ether
04:52
Direct CAP 28°10'05"
15:13
Direct VIR 15°58'05"
Tue 19 Oct
LIB 1°40'02"
14 Chitra-3
PIS 13°09'46"
26 Uttara Bhadrapada-3
Waxing GibbousChaturdashi
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Ether
Wed 20 Oct
LIB 2°39'37"
14 Chitra-3
PIS 25°37'01"
27 Revati-3
Full MoonPurnima
Time to rest, Pick medicinal herbs and plantsSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Ether
08:27
in ARI
Thu 21 Oct
LIB 3°39'14"
14 Chitra-4
ARI 7°52'41"
1 Ashwini-3
Waxing GibbousPratipada
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Earth
20:20
in LIB
Fri 22 Oct
LIB 4°38'53"
14 Chitra-4
ARI 19°57'55"
2 Bharani-2
Waning GibbousDwitiya
Sow/Plant RootSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Earth
20:08
in TAU
Sat 23 Oct
LIB 5°38'34"
14 Chitra-4
TAU 1°54'26"
3 Krittika-2
Waning GibbousTritiya
Sow/Plant RootSign: Earth (Root)Star: Earth
Sun 24 Oct
LIB 6°38'17"
14 Chitra-4
TAU 13°44'35"
4 Rohini-2
Waning GibbousChathurthi
Sow/Plant RootSign: Earth (Root)Star: Earth
Mon 25 Oct
LIB 7°38'03"
15 Swati-1
TAU 25°31'29"
5 Mrigashira-1
Waning GibbousChathurthi
Sow/Plant RootSign: Earth (Root)Star: Earth
09:08
in GEM
Tue 26 Oct
LIB 8°37'50"
15 Swati-1
GEM 7°18'50"
6 Ardra-1
Waning GibbousPanchami
Sow/Plant RootSign: Air (Flower)Star: Water
Wed 27 Oct
LIB 9°37'40"
15 Swati-1
GEM 19°10'57"
6 Ardra-4
Waning GibbousShashti
Sow/Plant RootSign: Air (Flower)Star: Water
21:36
in CAN
Thu 28 Oct
LIB 10°37'32"
15 Swati-2
CAN 1°12'33"
7 Punarvasu-4
Waning GibbousSaptami
Sow/Plant RootSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Water
Fri 29 Oct
LIB 11°37'26"
15 Swati-2
CAN 13°28'33"
8 Pushya-4
Third QuarterAshtami
Sow/Plant RootSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Water
Sat 30 Oct
LIB 12°37'22"
15 Swati-2
CAN 26°03'42"
9 Ashlesha-3
Waning CrescentNavami
Barren PhaseSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Water
07:33
in LEO
10:40
in SAG

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Gardening Guide

Moon Sign Elements - Leaf, Fruit, Root, Flower Days

Leaf days (Water Element)

  • Best time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants for use of Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celery.
  • Leaf plants to be harvested on  Flower days  (orFruit days).
  • Harvesting on Leaf days is not recommended (harvest starts decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended on Leaf days.

Fruit days  (Fire Element)

  • Best time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting on Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in  Flower days (orFruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root days  (Earth Element)

  • Best 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  (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.

Phases of the Moon

New Moon

  • "Black Day":
  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
  • especially if Solar Eclipse

Waxing Crescent

  • Sow/Plant:
  • Above ground annuals, especiallyLeaf plants
  • also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers
  • Mow lawns(to increase growth)
  • Graft & Prune(to increase growth)

Waxing Gibbous

  • Sow/Plant:
  • Above ground annuals, especiallyFruit plants
  • also Cereals and Flowers
  • Mow lawns(to increase growth)
  • Graft & Prune(to increase growth)

Full Moon

  • "Black Day":
  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
  • especially if Lunar Eclipse

Waning Gibbous

  • Sow/Plant:
  • Above ground annuals, especiallyRoot plants
  • also trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Harvest all crops
  • Fertilize, Transplant
  • Mow lawns(to reduce growth)

Waning Crescent

  • Barren phase:
  • Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing
  • Harvest and store crops
  • Destroy weed
  • Fertilize, Transplant
  • Mow lawns and prune(to reduce growth)