Phases of the Moon

Moon Calendar - January 2023

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.

Mon 2 Jan
SAG 17°07'39"
20 Purva Ashadha-2
ARI 22°03'43"
2 Bharani-3
Waxing GibbousEkadashi
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Earth
08:53
STAR3
15:21
TAU
Tue 3 Jan
SAG 18°08'47"
20 Purva Ashadha-2
TAU 4°25'40"
3 Krittika-3
Waxing GibbousDwadashi
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Earth (Root)Star: Earth
10:55
STAR4
Wed 4 Jan
SAG 19°09'55"
20 Purva Ashadha-2
TAU 16°37'32"
4 Rohini-2
Waxing GibbousTrayodashi
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Earth (Root)Star: Earth
10:52
STAR20
13:18
STAR5
Thu 5 Jan
SAG 20°11'03"
20 Purva Ashadha-3
TAU 28°42'03"
5 Mrigashira-2
Waxing GibbousChaturdashi
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Earth (Root)Star: Earth
02:35
GEM
15:55
STAR6
Fri 6 Jan
SAG 21°12'11"
20 Purva Ashadha-3
GEM 10°41'20"
6 Ardra-2
Waxing GibbousPurnima
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Air (Flower)Star: Water
10:13
STAR22
18:43
STAR7
Sat 7 Jan
SAG 22°13'18"
20 Purva Ashadha-3
GEM 22°36'59"
7 Punarvasu-1
Waxing GibbousPratipada
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Air (Flower)Star: Water
14:53
CAN
21:37
STAR8
Sun 8 Jan
SAG 23°14'26"
20 Purva Ashadha-3
CAN 4°30'19"
8 Pushya-1
Waning GibbousPratipada
Sow/Plant RootSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Water
Mon 9 Jan
SAG 24°15'33"
20 Purva Ashadha-4
CAN 16°22'37"
8 Pushya-4
Waning GibbousDwitiya
Sow/Plant RootSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Water
00:35
STAR9
Tue 10 Jan
SAG 25°16'41"
20 Purva Ashadha-4
CAN 28°15'22"
9 Ashlesha-4
Waning GibbousTritiya
Sow/Plant RootSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Water
03:31
STAR10
03:31
LEO
Wed 11 Jan
SAG 26°17'48"
20 Purva Ashadha-4
LEO 10°10'34"
10 Magha-4
Waning GibbousChathurthi
Sow/Plant RootSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Water
06:19
STAR11
08:43
STAR21
Thu 12 Jan
SAG 27°18'55"
21 Uttara Ashadha-1
LEO 22°10'49"
11 Purva Phalguni-3
Waning GibbousPanchami
Sow/Plant RootSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Water
08:54
STAR12
15:29
VIR
20:56
Direct TAU 13°57'11"
Fri 13 Jan
SAG 28°20'02"
21 Uttara Ashadha-1
VIR 4°19'26"
12 Uttara Phalguni-3
Waning GibbousShashti
Sow/Plant RootSign: Earth (Root)Star: Fire
11:05
STAR13
Sat 14 Jan
SAG 29°21'09"
21 Uttara Ashadha-1
VIR 16°40'25"
13 Hasta-3
Waning GibbousSaptami
Sow/Plant RootSign: Earth (Root)Star: Fire
12:43
STAR14
15:15
CAP
Sun 15 Jan
CAP 0°22'16"
21 Uttara Ashadha-2
VIR 29°18'17"
14 Chitra-2
Third QuarterAshtami
Sow/Plant RootSign: Earth (Root)Star: Fire
01:18
LIB
13:41
STAR15
Mon 16 Jan
CAP 1°23'23"
21 Uttara Ashadha-2
LIB 12°17'39"
15 Swati-2
Waning CrescentNavami
Barren PhaseSign: Air (Flower)Star: Fire
13:53
STAR16
Tue 17 Jan
CAP 2°24'29"
21 Uttara Ashadha-2
LIB 25°42'44"
16 Vishakha-2
Waning CrescentDashami
Barren PhaseSign: Air (Flower)Star: Fire
02:11
STAR23
07:29
SCO
12:33
AQU
13:16
STAR17
Wed 18 Jan
CAP 3°25'36"
21 Uttara Ashadha-3
SCO 9°36'30"
17 Anuradha-2
Waning CrescentEkadashi
Barren PhaseSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Fire
11:52
STAR18
13:11
Direct SAG 13°57'34"
Thu 19 Jan
CAP 4°26'42"
21 Uttara Ashadha-3
SCO 23°59'41"
18 Jyeshtha-3
Waning CrescentDwadashi
Barren PhaseSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Air
09:47
STAR19
09:47
SAG
Fri 20 Jan
CAP 5°27'48"
21 Uttara Ashadha-3
SAG 8°49'44"
19 Mula-3
Waning CrescentTrayodashi
Barren PhaseSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Air
07:10
STAR20
Sat 21 Jan
CAP 6°28'53"
21 Uttara Ashadha-3
SAG 24°00'23"
20 Purva Ashadha-4
New MoonChaturdashi
Time to restSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Air
04:10
STAR21
09:23
CAP
Sun 22 Jan
CAP 7°29'58"
21 Uttara Ashadha-4
CAP 9°21'49"
21 Uttara Ashadha-4
Waxing CrescentPratipada
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Earth (Root)Star: Air
00:59
STAR22
10:24
AQU
21:50
STAR23
22:58
Direct ARI 20°45'50"
Mon 23 Jan
CAP 8°31'02"
21 Uttara Ashadha-4
CAP 24°42'13"
23 Dhanishtha-1
Waxing CrescentDwitiya
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Earth (Root)Star: Ether
08:21
AQU
18:56
STAR24
Tue 24 Jan
CAP 9°32'06"
21 Uttara Ashadha-4
AQU 9°49'51"
24 Shatabhisha-1
Waxing CrescentTritiya
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Air (Flower)Star: Ether
10:58
STAR22
16:27
STAR25
Wed 25 Jan
CAP 10°33'08"
22 Shravana-1
AQU 24°35'19"
25 Purva Bhadrapada-2
Waxing CrescentChathurthi
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Air (Flower)Star: Ether
08:59
PIS
14:35
STAR26
Thu 26 Jan
CAP 11°34'10"
22 Shravana-1
PIS 8°52'48"
26 Uttara Bhadrapada-2
Waxing CrescentPanchami
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Ether
13:26
STAR27
Fri 27 Jan
CAP 12°35'10"
22 Shravana-1
PIS 22°40'19"
27 Revati-2
Waxing CrescentShashti
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Water (Leaf)Star: Ether
13:06
STAR1
13:06
ARI
18:48
STAR24
Sat 28 Jan
CAP 13°36'09"
22 Shravana-2
ARI 5°59'03"
1 Ashwini-2
Waxing CrescentSaptami
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Earth
13:35
STAR2
Sun 29 Jan
CAP 14°37'07"
22 Shravana-2
ARI 18°52'21"
2 Bharani-2
First QuarterAshtami
Sow/Plant LeafSign: Fire (Fruit)Star: Earth
14:50
STAR3
21:16
TAU
Mon 30 Jan
CAP 15°38'04"
22 Shravana-2
TAU 1°24'41"
3 Krittika-2
Waxing GibbousNavami
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Earth (Root)Star: Earth
16:45
STAR4
Tue 31 Jan
CAP 16°38'60"
22 Shravana-2
TAU 13°40'54"
4 Rohini-2
Waxing GibbousDashami
Sow/Plant FruitSign: Earth (Root)Star: Earth
19:09
STAR5

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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)