Moon sheet: Life with the moon - Mother Earth has it
Claudia Graf-Khounani: The great moon book. Gardening and life with the moon (original German: Das grosse Mondbuch. Gärtnern und Leben mit dem Mond. Verlag Bassermann (no location, no year).
It is a matter of habit to live according to the moon. It will give you a lot of advantages and give you a bit more security in life. It is one of many elements in life.
Michael Palomino 2006 - translation 2018
The mystical and romantic view of the moon -- The moon circle: The moon is passing 12 zodiac signs in the sky in 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 12 seconds -- Table: The character of the days according to the elements of the zodiac signs -- Medicinal Herbs in the moon rhythm -- Table: Optimal healing effect in plant parts of medicinal herbs according to moon phases -- Life according to the inner hormonal rhythm of the "inner clock": wrong time tables and working hours -- Table: The inner hormone rhythm -- Table: Sports and handicrafts according to the moon rhythm -- However, there are genetic early risers for whom this daily schedule does not apply. -- Medicine according to moon rhythm -- Table: Examples of the medical processes according to the moon rhythm -- Table. Effect of medicine depending on moon in zodiac sign -- Table: The effect of detoxification and weight control comes depending on moon phase -- Medical actions in coordination with the phases of the moon -- Household with the moon rhythm: laundry, kitchen work, cooking, meals -- Table: Kitchen work with the moon rhythm -- Table: Moon rules for the procedure of food in the body -- Table: Favorite meals in relation to the position of the moon in the zodiac sign -- Gardening in the moon rhythm - moon gardening: herbs with juices at full moon, roots with juices at new moon etc. -- Table: The moon in the zodiac signs and associated plants of agriculture -- Table: Biodynamic crop rotation with plant characters: Example -- Harvesting, storing and preserving in the moon rhythm: fruits, vegetables, herbs, wood -- Craft and handicrafts in the moon rhythm between 2 and 6:30pm -- Moon in life: money transactions: generosity at full moon, stinginess at empty moon -- Table: Auctions and prices at auctions according to lunar rhythm -- Sexuality with moon rhythm: best sex - the moon in male or female zodiac provokes boys or girls -- Conclusion: "civilization" is loosing a lot of efficiency without moon wisdom -- News about moon calendar: Oct.13, 2011: Apple harvest in the moonlight for "moon apples" - sowing shortly before full moon results in 14% more harvest: Pure craziness? Apple harvest during moonlight
The mystical and romantic view of the moon
-- Hildegard von Bingen: Art of healing (original German: Heilkunde)
-- Pirmin Meier: Paracelsus. Doctor and prophet. Approach to Theophrastus von Hohenheim (original German: Paracelsus. Arzt und Prophet. Annäherung an Theophrastus von Hohenheim; Edition Ammann, Zurich, 3rd edition 1993.
Humans see a connection between the growth and decline of the visible moon and the growth and death of plants and animals. The moon is regarded as the driving force behind vegetative and animal life. Agricultural life is also oriented towards the moon. Harvesting, livestock operation, wood felling and the regulation of a mill creek are aligned with the moon's position, e.g. being installed only if the moon is in a good watermark. Also other work or taking medicine takes place can be optimized at a certain moon position, as also the production of medicines will be optimized in coordination with a certain moon position. Derived from this are the so-called "farmer rules", [which of course are no longer observed by the machine industry].
The moon is also associated with the female element of the 4-week rhythm of menstruation. Thus the moon is also assigned to many goddesses: Isis, Hecate, Ishtar, Artemis etc. carry the crescent moon or the whole moon as their personal attribute, as symbol for the fertility of Earth, for becoming and passing away, for death and rebirth, as indicated by the moon in its swelling and decay. So the moon is symbolizing life and death. The goddess with the moon is also the mistress of the underworld, of death, especially Artemis.
The superficial effect of the moon: Ebb and flow with sea and landmass
On the surface of the earth, man can see the effect of the moon at low tide and high tide, with height differences of up to 15 meters. But also the land masses move in the moon rhythm with up to 25 cm height difference (Graf, p.8).
Effect of the moon on the water and on the glands in the living beings
-- The moon also affects the water in plants, humans and animals
-- The "scientists" speak of a solar and lunar half of the brain [also in animals?] (Graf, p.9):
Table: About solar and lunar half of the brain Solar half of the brain lunar half of the brain sun-related moon-related gives energy of life, logic, rational thinking gives feelings, sensations and perceptions left right
The moon circle: The moon is passing 12 zodiac signs in the sky in 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 12 seconds
Altogether the moon passes the zodiac circle more than 13 times per year, the sun only once. So life with the moon is very "exciting" (Graf, p.73).
Table: The character of the days according to the elements of the zodiac signs
Moon in Gemini (twins), Libra, Aquarius (waterman)
Moon in Wider, Lion, Sagittarius Earthy days
Moon in Taurus (bull), Virgin, Capricorn Water days
Moon in Cancer, Scorpion, Pisces (fishes)
Depending on the sign of the zodiac, the corresponding element is promoted, which is particularly important in horticulture (Graf, p.74).
Table: The moon position [northern hemisphere]: ascending (coming, waxing) - descending (disappearing) moon position
There are 6 zodiacs when moon is ascending, and 6 zodiacs when moon is descending, analogue to position of sun at horizon Winter-Summer-Winter
The moon is rising from the lowest to the highest position when the moon is in the zodiac of
The moon is descending (coming down) from the highest to the lowest position when the moon is in the zodiac of
The moon's position is important for the planting times in agriculture for estimating of coming and pulling energy (Graf, p.76).
Shortest distance Moon-Earth is also called perigee (PG) (Graf, p.76)
Largest distance Moon-Earth is also called Apogee (AG) (Graf, p.76)
Medicinal Herbs in the moon rhythm
[Almost every plant on earth has some effect, so all plants are actually "medicinal herbs. The whole planet Earth is a huge pharmacy, where everybody can serve him/herself when one has the necessary knowledge. And knowing about full moon provoking especially juicy medicinal herbs, and about new moon provoking especially juicy roots, then the herbal medicine has really strong effects].
Effect of the medicinal herbs in the moon rhythm
-- the medicinal herbs, which have an effect to different organs are having this effect according to the assignments of the zodiac signs, where the moon is standing at the moment (Graf, p.31)
-- with medicinal herbs the harvest around the full moon is best (Graf, p.74) [because the full moon is the strongest position and there is the maximum of juices in the herbs being pulled OUT OF planet Earth at this location]
-- the roots of the healing herbs have their maximum of ingredients during new moon (Graf, p.81) [because when the moon is "behind the Earth" and not visible the moon is pulling the juices INTO planet Earth]
-- this knowledge of moon rhythms and medicinal plants was formerly defamed and persecuted by the [criminal pedophile] church as "witchcraft" (p.80)
-- depending on the phases of the moon, the healing powers are formed in different parts of plants (Graf, p.80)
-- with growing waxing moon the greatest healing power is in bloom (Graf, p.80).
See the following table with overview [for the Northern hemisphere]:
Table: Optimal healing effect in plant parts of medicinal herbs according to moon phases
Factor position of the moon Factor moon day: moon in
strongest healing effect in
additional factors New moon
descending disappearing moon
roots -- harvest in spring or autumn
-- harvest before sunrise or after sunset
Full moon, ascending coming waxing moon Gemini (twins)
-- harvest during the early lunch hour
-- harvest on sunny days
-- the rope must be dried off
Ascending coming waxing moon
leaves -- collect only leaves from young plants
-- the rope must be dried off
Collect medicinal herbs for immediate use: at full moon
because then the herbs have the most juice (Graf, p.78)
Drying medicinal herbs in the moon rhythm
Collect medicinal herbs to dry: when the moon is descending for longer shelf life
because then the herbs have less juice (Graf, p.78) [but they have juice yet].
Drying medicinal plants in the moon rhythm for winter
The plants should be dried well but gently, i.e. in locations where it's dry, warm, rather shady, on paper or wood,
-- turn them around from time to time
-- fill the dried medicinal plants into boxes or containers during a descending reducing moon because then there is less residual moisture in the dried plants (Graf, p.80)
-- it's the best to fill the dyed medicinal plants into dark glasses or into paper bags, not in metal containers (Graf, p.80-81).
Tip: Dry kitchen herbs and make a bouquet of them on the wall
The kitchen herbs (which also have their medicinal effect) can be tied together forming a bouquet installing them upside down on a wall in an airy, dry place (Graf, p.81).
Tip: Applications of medicinal herbs - herbs in foods and medicinal teas
-- Every herb has an effect, whether it's kitchen herb or medicinal herb.
-- Add kitchen herbs to the dishes
-- Use medicinal herbs as tea, in a full bath or wrapped (Graf, p.81).
Healing teas: boil water, give 2 teaspoons of tea leaves, let it brew for 10 minutes, sieve, drink 3 cups of tea step by step in sips throughout the day and not too warm between meals (Graf, p.81).
The healing teas [camomile] can also be used externally as mouthwash, eye wash or on wounds (Graf, p.81).
Life according to the inner hormonal rhythm of the "inner clock": wrong time tables and working hours
The "moon clock" - the "chronobiology" of the daily hormone cycle
There is a moon rhythm, a "moon clock", next to the sundial, next to the months (Graf, p.30).
But there are other smaller "inner clocks":
-- The fetus rotates every 90 minutes: Fetal clock
-- We have dreams every 90 minutes: Dream clock [do animals also have dreams?]
-- People have daydreams every 90 minutes during the day, little blackouts (Graf, p.31) [animals also?]
-- From this the "chronobiology" is developed, first it was ridiculed, but today it's more and more widespread (Graf, p.31).
Table: Daily hormone rhythms in humans
[equal man and wife?]
Table: The inner hormone rhythm
since 6am A cortisone burst awakens the body
since 7am Digestive organs convert carbohydrates into valuable energy
since 8am Abundant hormone production, first possibility for work performance since 9am This is the most robust hour of the body, e.g. for vaccinations: swellings or fever are rare, and this is the best hour for X-rays, because the body is now most resistant
since 10am The organism works at full speed, the body reaches the maximum temperature, the short-term memory functions optimally
At the same time this is the time of most heart attacks.
since 11am Best time for all work performances
At the same time this is a critical time for medical examinations, e.g. small heart defects can be overlooked because the body is working optimally on time
since 12am Acid content in the stomach is increasing now, the blood flows into the stomach to support digestion, in the brain there is an emptiness of blood, the concentration is going down, this is the best moment to take a short nap with very positive effect, reduces risk of heart attack very much since 1pm Absolute low of performance at 20% below the daily average, all organs are working at a low flame
At the same time: the body achieves fullest elasticity
At the same time: the bile is fully used for the digestion of the lunch
since 2pm Blood pressure and hormone levels are the lowest
->> this is the best time for local anesthesia lasting up to 30 minutes (in the morning only 12 minutes, in the evening approx. 20 minutes)
->> also: pain is felt least
->> because of that: dentist on 14pm with waning moon is best
since 3pm Energy has come back, optimum in long-term memory since 4pm Second high of the day in respect of blood pressure and circulation
->> acid inhibiting agents have optimal effect at this moment
since 5pm Vitality increases, kidneys and bladder are very active, and this is the moment of fastest nail and hair growth
plus: the amount of acid in the stomach is slowly increasing again
At the same time: stomach ulcers often break through between 17 and 18pm
since 6pm Special activity of the pancreas, ideal for dinner and digestion
plus: the liver tolerates alcoholic beverages better now: beer, wine and sparkling wine
since 7pm Blood pressure and pulse are on a low flame.
->> Blood pressure-lowering medication can be dangerous during this time.
->> also: the nervous system is particularly sensitive
(p.32) since 8pm More venous blood flows back into the heart than usual
plus: the content of liver fat is going down decreasing
plus: this is the ideal time to take medication for allergy sufferers, asthmatics or antibiotics
[Allergy and asthma heals with sodium bicarbonate in 5 to 10 days, and antibiotics can be replaced by cannabis oil].
since 9pm The digestive organs are deactivated
->> everything that is eaten now remains undigested in the stomach until morning
->> fermenting food leftovers can attack the mucous membranes of the intestinal tract
since 10pm From now on most red blood cells are on the way (12.000 leukocytes per milliliter of blood, in the morning it is less than 5.000)
->> between 22-23pm is the best moment for medication intake to reduce red blood cells
plus: since 22pm toxins [the ingredients of the toxic pills] are degraded less quickly
since 11pm -- No more stress hormone release (cortisol)
-- There are sinking: metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature.
-- Hormones provoking birth contraction are exceeding the hormones which stop birth contraction so when there are pregnants this is the moment when many times begin the birth contractions.
since 12pm -- Skin regenerates the most now, cell division is working at it's top
-- During sleep the first dream phase is coming now
-- Just before midnight and just after midnight, people who stay awake have a startling behavior
since 1am The body has its performance low, the body now makes more mistakes than usual since 2am Slower reaction, most sensitive period to cold, people are freezening a little bit, at the same time the skin is most insensitive to pain since 3am Hormone boost with melatonin makes unstable and sluggish
->> Depressive people wake up frequently
->> also: the number of suicides is increasing between 3 and 4am
plus: between 3 and 4am the body tolerates more oxygen deficiency in the tissue, so that stuffy air is better tolerated.
(p.33) since 4am Blood pressure is the highest
at the same time: the risk of angina pectoris attacks is now greatest, often with fatal consequences.
plus: coronary vessels suffer more cramps
plus: the time between 4 and 5 is the time of most births (p.34)
since 5am Peak of testosterone production, this is the hour for best sex and eroticism
plus: the adrenal cortex substance cortisol is increasing so that the body becomes awake.
[The wrong timetable against the internal hormone clock
According to the hormone rhythm there is the clear conclusion that school lessons with their many lessons in the morning only make the children tired and are actually completely wrongly scheduled.
If one considers the daily hormone rhythm in humans, school lessons and daily work would have to be structured in the following way:
The most important elements are the best times for work between 9 and 12am and between 3 and 6pm.
Therefore: Tests and exams before 9am are torture and terrorism, the same between 12am and 2pm.
So a lot of idle time is automatically pre-programmed when the most difficult intellectual subjects (like learning languages or heavy literature) are taught in the morning. By such a timetable one could prevent a lot of idle time in school, not only with the children, but also with the teachers! In this respect it is understandable that many people turn away from "civilization" because they feel more attached to their own inner hormone clock than to the terror of the wrong timetable of "civilization"].
Table: Sports and handicrafts according to the moon rhythm
about 1:30pm Optimum for dancers, artistic gymnasts, figure skaters, because the elasticity of the body is then highest 2-6:30pm Best time for crafts and sports, best when the moon is in a descending phase waning: "Then the strength of our arms and hands is greatest". [Consider heat factor in summer?] 3-6pm Optimum for studies thanks to optimal long-term memory performance [Consider heat factor in summer?]
[Sportive people and athletes should therefore train light exercises in the morning and the heaviest things in the afternoon].
However, there are genetic early risers for whom this daily schedule does not apply.
Cause for early rising found
(original German: Ursache für Frühaufstehen gefunden)
from: Teletext ARD, Sep. 28,2006, sheet no. 526)
"Some people have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, others wake up long before the alarm rings. Researchers at the Charité Hospital in Berlin have now discovered that a gene mutation could be the cause of the tendency to get up early. The team found out that a protein in the body of these patients is unstable. In healthy people, it migrates once into the cell nucleus within a 24-hour cycle and is then degraded. In the body of early risers, the protein lacks a phosphate group: it is degraded after 22 hours already. The sleep phase is then shifted forward."
(original German: "Einige Menschen kommen morgens schwer aus dem Bett, andere wachen lange vor dem Weckerklingeln auf. Ursache für den Hang zum frühen Aufstehen könnte eine Genmutation sein, haben jetzt Forscher der Charite in Berlin herausgefunden. Das Team stellte fest, dass im Körper dieser Patienten ein Protein instabil ist. Es wandert bei gesunden Menschen innerhalb eines 24-Stunden-Zyklus einmal in den Zellkern und wird dann abgebaut. Bei Frühaufstehern fehlt dem Protein eine Phosphatgruppe: Es wir schon nach 22 Stunden abgebaut. Die Schlafphase wird dann nach vorn verlegt.")
Medicine according to moon rhythm
Table: Examples of the medical processes according to the moon rhythm Time optimal treatment 6-8am Treatment of rheumatism 7-9am Treatment of high blood pressure, of heart attacks 9-10am Vaccinations
[principally NO vaccination is needed, natives don't have, France has only 3 compulsory vaccinations, illnesses are provoked by bad hygienic conditions]
11-12am Treatment for stronger immune system 14-15pm Local anesthesias 17-18pm Treatments against stomach ulcers 19-20pm Treatments for nervousness, restlessness, inflammations 20-21pm Treatments against allergies, asthma, infections
[Allergies and Asthma heal with soda, infections with coconut oil or when this does not help, with cannabis oil].
Table. Effect of medicine depending on moon in zodiac sign Natural medicine
moon in effect area of camomile tea Camomile tea
has an especially cleaning effect for kidneys and bladders
Virgin has a particularly calming effect on the intestines Medicaments
against throat ache
Bull the body is particularly receptive to plants against sore throat Herbal masks
Capricorne especially good effect of herbal masks against skin irritations
Table: The effect of detoxification and weight control comes depending on moon phase
best time for detoxification, for fasting days
-- Slags, toxins and water are washed out faster than usual.
-- It's easier to resign to food
Coming ascending moon
builds up, stores energy, weight gain easily realizable -- Digestion and procedure of food is especially good
-- Fatteners have a particularly good effect
best time for fasting day, especially with mineral water -- Particularly good absorption of minerals and trace elements Going descending moon
best time for diet, fast and easy weight loss
slight detoxification, more sweating in the sauna than usual
-- Energy is available faster
-- Freshness and energy for heavy works is available faster, even during a diet
Medical actions in coordination with the phases of the moon
Operations on the waning moon
-- Wounds bleed less.
-- Healing phases are shorter
-- Scars are hardening more rarely (Graf, p.27)
Operations: most critical days are full moon and new moon days (Graf, p.27).
Therapies of the musculoskeletal system at going waning moon
are more effective than with a coming waxing moon (Graf, p.27).
Relaxing and better healing with the coming waxing moon
After the healing of the wound during waning moon comes now the ascending waxing moon and always more force:
-- as the moon is waxing, more strength can come
-- this is the ideal time to heal
-- Vitamins and medicines work better and more intensively (Graf, p.27).
Detoxification cures with stinging nettle tea during going waning moon
-- 2 times 14 days, 2 months in a row.
-- drink as much nettle tea as you can, stop on new moon day.
-- you feel as if you have been reborn (Graf, p.27).
Detoxification cures with cold-pressed sunflower oil in the mouth during a going waning moon
-- in the morning on an empty stomach put 1 spoon into the oral cavity
-- press the oil through the oral cavity and teeth for approx. 15 minutes, the oil absorbs toxins
-- then spit out the oil, don't swallow it (Graf, p.27).
Hair care in the moon rhythm
-- if possible don't wash your hair during the day when the moon is in the zodiac of Cancer or Pisces (fishes)
-- best days to cut hair are days with the moon in the zodiacs of Lion or Virgin
-- hair cut during a going waning moon grow thicker after
-- Hair cut during a coming ascending waxing moon grows back faster and healthier (Graf, p.55).
Nails care with the moon rhythm: Moon in the Capricorn
-- Per month invest one hour in nail care when the moon is in the zodiac of Capricorn
-- Bathe nails in warm water for 15 minutes with a few drops of chamomile oil, balm oil or rosemary oil.
-- Then file the [softened] nails
-- Then oil the nails with rose oil or chamomile oil, make a massage with the oil so it enters well the skin, until hands and feet feel are well supplied with blood (Graf, p.55).
Cutting nails when they are ingrown: do it best when the moon is coming waxing
-- because then the nails grow again faster, otherwise the nails get stuck in the flesh again (Graf, p.55)
Nails pulling: during a going waning moon
on a day with the moon in the zodiac of Pisces (fishes) (Graf, p.55) [because the wound is bleeding less and is healing faster].
Household with the moon rhythm: laundry, kitchen work, cooking, meals
Laundry and washing clothes with the moon rhythm
When the moon is going waning, so the pulling energies pulling dirt out of the clothes are stronger:
-- Therefore washing clothes during a going waning moon
->> provokes very well cleaned clothes with less than half the normal amount of detergent (Graf, p.37).
Tip: Wash your laundry at the last wash cycle with household vinegar
->> makes the laundry fragrantly soft without any fabric softener (Graf, p.37)
-- Cleaning activities during a going waning moon work best: cleaning windows, silver, wooden floors, house cleaning, shoe cleaning (p.37)
plus: almost all materials absorb more moisture during a coming waxing moon
->> during a going waning moon the materials remain more stable and dry also with wet cleaning (Graf, p.37).
Moonlight bleaches spots better than sunshine
Let the laundry dry in the moonlight and the stains will bleach better than in the sun, the moonlight has a cleaning effect.
(indication from a Mrs Mitteldorf, Lörrach)
Table: Kitchen work with the moon rhythm
at ascending waxing moon
preserve and pickle
-- preserve fruits at a day of fruit: moon is in the zodiacs of Aries, Lion, Sagittarius
-- preserve and pickle root vegetables on a root day: moon is in the zodiacs of Taurus (bull), Virgin, Capricorn (ibex)
freezing of fruits and vegetables best on a fruit day: moon is in the zodiac of Wider, Lion, or Sagittarius
Cooking according to moon rhythm
Depending on the position of the moon, the body absorbs elements of food particularly well. See the following table:
Table: Moon rules for the procedure of food in the body
Moon is in the zodiac of from the body especially well proceeded basic material
Fruit sign / Fire sign
(Aries (wider), Lion, Sagittarius (shooter)
especially fruits and above-ground vegetables without leafy vegetables
Root sign / Earth sign
(Taurus (bull), Virgo (virgin), Capricorn (ibex)
salts several times root plants, root vegetables Blooming sign / Air sign
(Gemini (twins), Libra (balance), Aquarius (waterman)
fats Blooming products: seeds, broccoli, cauliflower, artichoke, nuts, rose hips, elderberry, drink blossom tea instead of coffee drink Leaf sign / Water sign
(cancer, scorpion, fish)
carbohydrates Leaf plants, salads, spinach, kitchen herbs, cabbage, asparagus, mushrooms, rhubarb, etc.
If this is not observed, the yield of the body is not optimal (Graf, p.96).
Example: Olives pressed to oil eaten when the moon is in a blossom sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) result in almost double the yield than otherwise (Graf, p.96).
Example: In oriental cuisine, elements of the same groups are mixed together: fruit with egg (protein) or fruit with flesh (protein) (Graf, p.96).
Today, instinct still guides people. One day they feel like eating this food, then that food, but people don't know about the moon rhythms, but their instinct is based on the moon rhythm, which can just be well received (Graf, p.96).
[But this should be noticeable in the restaurants!] Even the children can change their wishes from day to day, which is natural and takes place according to the lunar calendar.
[Then the authoritarian mothers or fathers do not have to claim any more that the child would be "moody"].
Table: Favorite meals in relation to the position of the moon in the zodiac sign
Root days / Earth days
Desire for fried potatoes (potato=root)
Fruit days / fire days Desire for apples (apple=fruit)
Leaf days / water days Desire for spaghetti pesto (leaf: basil in pesto)
Fruit days / fire days Desire for paprika Leaf days / water days Desire for salads Root days / Earth days Desire for salty meals
The result is a well balanced diet on a larger scale (Graf, p.97).
At the same time there are also intolerances on certain days:
On certain inappropriate days, the body shows defensive reactions by overreaction, up to fruit allergy on days of fire. Some mysteries of nutrition in life are solved, especially with allergies caused by fruits, whereby the fruit allergies on different days are of different strength (Graf, p.98).
[Allergies heal with soda in 5 to 10 days - the healing effect is 90%].
Gardening in the moon rhythm - moon gardening
In agriculture, the most important thing is to know when the moon is in an ascending or descending orbit.
Gardening in the moon rhythm - moon gardening: herbs with juices at full moon, roots with juices at new moon etc.
In agriculture, the most important thing is to know when the moon is in an ascending waxing or descending waning orbit.
Table: Coming ascending waxing and going descending waning position of the moon
from the low to to the top
from the top to the low
The shortest distance from moon to earth, the perigee (PG), is unfavorable for gardening (Graf, p.76).
New moon for the plants
-- this is the time of conversion: planet Earth begins to "inhale."
-- is the best day to treat diseases with plants so that they become healthy and vigorous in the following ascending phase (Graf, p.74).
Coming ascending waxing moon for plants
-- is the time to care for the above-ground plants, because everything grows fast and surfaces are fast covered with plants or plants are sprouting fast
-- but do not fertilize plants, because the active substances of the fertilizer are not very well absorbed into the soil (Graf, p.74).
[In general, plants should not be fertilized with artificial fertilizers, because this weakens the plants - but in order to care for plants, permaculture is used in the beds: 1) put compost only, and to improve the soil in the bed 2) the roots are always left in the soil, and 3) mull is always spread out on the bed to protect the soil and make it even more fertile].
Full moon for the plants
-- During full moon medicinal herbs have the most active ingredients, therefore harvesting healing herbs is best around full moon (Graf, p.74)
-- Trees and shrubs should not be cut on full moon days
-- Full moon times are ideal for fertilizing [with compost], because during the coming descension period of the moon the active substances are drawn into the soil (Graf, p.74).
Going decreasing waning moon for the plants
-- In this period is fertilization time, because everything is drawn into the earth and absorbed by the earth soil in the best possible way
-- In this period sowing or planting root vegetables is very good, because the growth of root plants is promoted by the lunar forces that pull the roots into the soil (Graf, p.74).
Cuttings/young plants: Planting during going descending waning moon
because the moon is now going farer and farer pulling all energies into the earth, preferably on Virgo (virgin) days, and after the root has driven out, there will be a coming ascending waxing moon which pulls the plant upwards - from the seed:
It should be considered that during a change of location of the plant the hair roots are damaged. The best time for transplanting is in the late afternoon.
[because the sun is also pulling energies into the earth until midnight].
->> Never replant on Aquarius days, because the roots will then not find any soil (Graf, p.78).
The night for the plants
At night the plants probably gather strength for the day. The night phase is just as important for the plants as the day (Graf, p.77).
Conclusion: The lunar clock for agriculture
There is a new clock with an astrological-astronomical "dial", which is among other things also the basis for many agricultural calendars and farmers' calendars (Graf, p.76). Farmers who follow the lunar wisdom succeed in everything (Graf, p.77).
Table: The moon in the zodiac signs and associated plants of agriculture
relation between moon and zodiac associated plants remarks Fire days
Moon in Aries (wider), Lion, Sagittarius
Fruit plants (= fire plants)
especially beans, peas, maize, tomatoes, pumpkin, courgettes, fruit trees, berry bushes
-- grow mainly with heat and sun
-- harvest in the warm season
Moon in Taurus (bull), Virgo (virgin), Capricorn Root plants (= earth plants)
Fruit formation in the root area: including radishes, beetroot, celery, black salsify, carrot, radish, cabbage beet, sugar beet, potato, onion
Moon in Gemini (twins), Libra (balance), Aquarius (waterman)
flowering plants (= air plants)
Plants with fruit formation in the flower area: all flowers, rape, sunflower seeds, all seeds, also flax (p.74), artichoke (p.75)
Moon in Cancer, Scorpion, Pisces (fishes)
Leaf plants (= aquatic plants)
Fruit in the leaf area: all salads, cabbage, endive, spinach, rapunzel, parsley, herbs, leaf herbs such as basil, rosemary
Tip: Maintenance of garden tools
-- Remove earth residues, wipe stainless steel parts with an oiled cloth if necessary, store in a dry place.
-- Always keep garden shears sharp to avoid damage to branches and the resulting diseases (p.77)
Compost according to moon position
-- Compost: best to start on Virgo (virgin) days (Graf, p.78).
-- With coming ascending waxing moon, sprinkle small crushed eggshells on the beds, or also sprinkle coffee grounds on the beds [but this needs a lot of coffee grounds for large beds, is not feasible] (Graf, p.78)
Collecting snails on scorpion days
[-- apparently the snails are all guaranteed to be on the surface then]
[-- it's much better plant some trees where the enemy beetles and enemy bugs of the snails live and eat them].
Crop rotations that are favorable for the soil ("biodynamic crop rotation")
Every type of fruit removes substances from the soil and at the same time supplies it with substances. The aim is not to leach the soil out, but to keep the supply of nutrients in balance. This applies to small garden beds as well as to large fields. Fruit sequence rule: plant all four types of vegetables/fruits one after the other, regardless of the sequence. This results in a 4-year rhythm which preserves the soil instead of leaching it out (Graf, p.78,73-74).
Table: Biodynamic crop rotation with plant characters preserving the earth
Fruit plant / fire plant Cucumber or pumpkin
Bloom plant / air plant Marjoram or sunflower seeds
Leaf plant / water plant Brussels sprouts or lettuce
Root plant / earth plant Celery or carrots
[Generally count the principles of organic permaculture with much compost, leaving the roots in the soil and protecting the soil with mull. Combined with fruit type crop rotation the results must be excellent with 7 harvests per year, with Walipini half-underground greenhouse during the whole year].
Clarification of the personal inclination towards plant species
Some people feel instinctively attracted to certain groups of plants. Solution: These are the plants which correspond to the moon type of the gardener / farmer. When for example, the person concerned has his birth moon in his Sagittarius (a fire sign), this person will be able to develop a special love for fruit plants or above-ground vegetables (p.79).
In general: The type of moon and the preference for plants are related. Gardeners and farmers thus have a "green thumb" for certain groups of plants (Graf, p.79).
Harvesting, storing and preserving in the moon rhythm: fruits, vegetables, herbs, wood
Table: Optimal quality of fruits and seeds during the harvest at certain moon positions
Factor moon position
factor moon day: moon in
purpose of use
more factors Coming ascending waxing moon
prompt eating not during midday heat
Trick: Fruits and vegetables stay fresh longer when harvested / preserved / stored during ascending waxing moon, preferably when the moon is in Sagittarius or Gemini.
Going descending waning moon Sagittarius
not harvest during midday heat
Make some scented bags: Fragrances of plants and leaves
-- Collection time for fragrant plants is best with waxing moon in the morning until 11 am approx.
-- Drying should be in an airy, warm place, only occasionally in the blazing sun (Graf, p.38)
-- Possibly add a fragrance note with an essential oil: dribble oil over the dried blossoms/leaves (Graf, p.38), less is often more, per 100 grams of dry plants maximum 20 drops of oil (Graf, p.39), possibly also oil mixture (Graf, p.38)
-- Seal the dry plants in containers and let them rest for about 14 days
-- Shake the container well once in a while
-- Arrange in bowls or fill into bags / sachets (Graf, p.38)
Wood harvesting: cutting wood with the moon rhythm - moon wood at around winter solstice during new moon
The best is to harvest wood in the winter around winter solstice during new moon when all energies are torn into the earth. Therefore only a minimum of juice is in the wood. This provokes that the wood will have the best stability and lives very long. This wood will neither squeak nor creak when it's put in stairs or floors [web01]. This moon wood dries faster and does not mold [web02].
Wood which is cut during full moon in summer with much juice in it is vulnerable, needs much repair and care and put in stairs it will squeak and creak soon [web01].
Craft and handicrafts in the moon rhythm between 2 and 6:30pm
From 2 to 6:30pm is the best time for handicraft and sports [except during summer heat], additionally best at going descending waning moon: "Then the strength of our arms and hands is greatest." (Graf, p.34)
-- Materials are easier to work with when the moon is going descendant waning, this counts for painters, varnishers, bricklayers
-- On water days with the moon in a water zodiac colors will dry only badly and surfaces appear spotty: with moon in Cancer, Scorpion and Pisces (fishes) (Graf, p.37).
[So you can see that "civilization" also loses a lot of time here working a lot in the morning and finishing the working day at 5pm already. During summer time the working days are finishing at a sun's position of 4pm already, therefore 2 1/2 hours of most precious working time for craft's energies are lost - above all when there is summer heat from 1 to 3pm].
Moon in life: money transactions: generosity at full moon, stinginess at empty moon
Principle: The increasing fantasy during coming ascending waxing moon makes people generous and they have more fantasy and ideas, the going decreasing waning moon makes people more stingy, but also sober:
Sending bills according to moon fantasy
People are most likely to pay their bills if they receive them shortly before the full moon. Some companies send their invoices consequently one week before full moon (Graf, p.59).
Stock market: high speculation during full moon - sale and skepticism during empty moon
-- In the days before full moon the fantasy of the speculators is inspired, the prices rise with a "now or never impulse"
-- The days before new moon drive away the fantasy of speculators, many are selling, securities (commercial papers) are cheaper to have than usual and the whole price structure fluctuates (Graf, p.59)
->> Stockbrokers who work with the moon rhythm buy for short-term investments shortly before full moon, prices rise during full moon and then they sell before new moon before prices fall again (Graf, p.59).
Customer transactions: More purchases at full moon
because at new moon only a few people shop (Graf, p.59).
Table: Auctions and prices at auctions according to lunar rhythm
Buy objects at auctions during new moon etc.
sell objects at auctions during full moon
Purchase things at lowest prices, this is possible
-- at new moon
-- when the moon in in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn,
because in these times the bidders have no price fantasy.
The highest prices at auctions are reached at full moon, because in these times people have the most price fantasy and can control themselves the least.
For a larger purchase the moon should stand in the Taurus zodiac (bull), because then the rational thinking ability is highest and the fantasy deepest.
Conclusion of contract: is best with coming ascending waxing moon (Graf, p.59)
Job interview/application letter: comes best 3 to 4 days after full moon (p.59)
Heavy work: is best during going descending waning moon (Graf, p.59)
Parties, meetings and planning alteration projects with buildings: go best during coming ascending waxing moon (Graf, p.59).
Sexuality with moon rhythm: best sex - the moon in male or female zodiac provokes boys or girls
The sex of women is best during the moon phase of their birth
Women's desire for sex is always highest during the phases of the moon when they were born. So: When a woman is born on a full moon, she also has the greatest desire for sex on a full moon (Graf, p.65).
[Is it the same with men?]
The sex of the child is related to the creation during certain phases of the moon
Investigations of the physician and psychiatrist Dr.Eugen Jonas show:
-- When during procreation the moon is in a female zodiac, it becomes a girl (Taurus (bull), Cancer, Virgo (virgin), Scorpion, Capricorn (ibex), Pisces (fishes)
-- When during procreation the moon is in a male sign, it becomes a boy (Aries (wider), Gemini (twins), Leo (lion), Libra (balance), Sagittarius, Aquarius (waterman).
According to Dr. Jonas, this is right with a ratio of 98%, the investigation was proceeded with 30,000 persons (Graf, p.65).
Table: The sex of babies in relation to the signs of the zodiac where the moon stands
The sex of the child is related to the sex of the zodiac sign at the time of conception:
The moon's position during procreation in a female zodiac
The moon's position during procreation in a male zodiac Taurus (bull)
->> then one can await a girl
->> then one can await a boy (Graf, p.65).
Conclusion: "civilization" is loosing a lot of efficiency without moon wisdom
This little fact sheet is just an introduction to the knowledge of the moon. The "civilization" that is "evading" the moon facts in life, is very inefficient. Life with not adapted timetables and work schedules. The urban populations, who have the most money, have lost all knowledge of nature, which is also reflected in the city health insurance premiums. There the heart attack or the fatal speeding accident often occurs before retirement age.
It would be therefore favorable to arrange the life of the "civilization" again according to the moon. There is no need for hostile philosophies or religions, but for common sense that lives with nature and not against nature.*****
News about moon calendar
Oct.13, 2011: Apple harvest in the moonlight for "moon apples" - sowing shortly before full moon results in 14% more harvest
Pure craziness? Apple harvest during moonlight
(original German: Pure Spinnerei? Apfelernte im Mondschein)
<Full moon?! During full moon some people roll around restlessly in bed. Others deliberately don't want to come to rest during such a night. They brew beer, produce salami or harvest moon apples. Do these moon apples really taste different from the apples that are harvested during the day? The effect of the moon divides the spirits.
Once a year, apple grower Claus-Peter Münch sets to work at an unusual time. When his neighbors have long been sitting comfortably at dinner, Münch trudges through the plantations with 50 harvest helpers. In the dark they pick the apples from the trees - only the full moon and headlamps provide some light. Because the apples Münch harvests that night are something special: they are moon apples.
"They taste a little bit better," Münch says. The farmer has been growing organic apples in the location of Hollern in the Old Land (Altes Land, North Germany) for 30 years, growing the brands of Jonagold, Elstar, Holsteiner Cox and other varieties on 75 hectares. Since 2005, the 52-year-old and several other organic farms in the Elbe region south of Hamburg are also offering moon apples - but not all of them. Because when the harvest date is unfavorable, the costly campaign is not worthwhile for some farms.
Demand is high
The moonlight pickers have to work on Münch's farm until dawn. Because there is only this one night for this year's harvest, the yield should be as large as possible. The next morning Münch is satisfied. "My people were very diligent. They took 67,000 kilograms of Jonagold and Jonagored from the trees. But they don't look any different than the conventionally picked apples. Everything is the same when it comes to cultivation, too.
Nevertheless, moon apples are in great demand. Every year a supermarket chain buys most of Münch's harvest. It will be on the market in the coming days. "The demand is great. Customers are already asking when the moon apples will finally be back," explains a spokeswoman. Some people may think it's a crazyness.
Life according to the lunar calendar
Moon fans, on the other hand, are convinced of the special power of the celestial body. After all, it sets large masses of water in motion at low tide and high tide. Why shouldn't it have an effect on humans, animals and plants? Cutting hair, planting potatoes, operations or cutting wood - all this is supposed to work better if you follow the phases of the moon. But this is scientifically controversial.
For Udo Deister, however, this is no reason not to believe in it. "I can't understand everything, but my experience has confirmed that." For 16 years the forester from Uetze near Hanover has been cutting trees according to the lunar calendar. "Firewood, for example, should always be cut at the new moon, because then the sap flow of the tree stops. It dries faster and does not mold".
Large selection for moon fans
There is full moon water, full moon cheese, full moon beer, full moon wine, full moon salami or there is full moon cosmetics - the product selection for moon enthusiasts is diverse. Often the production is with little production plants filling a niche. This also includes the small vineyard of Matthias Kirmann in Westerhausen, a small village in the northern Harz Mountains' foreland of Saxony-Anhalt. The boss swears on the wine he harvests at full moon. "It tastes more filigree. But is it really due to the moon? "It probably has more to do with the night," he believes.
The agricultural scientist Hartmut Spieß spent many years studying the effect of the moon on plant growth for his habilitation. At the Dottenfelderhof in Bad Vilbel, Federal State of Hesse (Germany), he tested rye, carrots, potatoes and radishes, among other things. Its result: "The carrots which were sown briefly before full moon had 14 per cent more yield. Also the germinating ability of rye was increased."
"A subjective sensation."
But the expert does not want to overestimate the effect of the moon on vegetable cultivation. In his opinion, weather and soil conditions play a much greater role. And despite of years of testing, he was unable to determine any influence on the taste. "That is probably rather subjective feeling."
[web01] Moon wood: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mondholz
[web02] Apple harvest in the moon light: http://www.n-tv.de/wissen/Apfelernte-im-Mondschein-article4518206.html
-- moon light over Locarno: http://www.vch.ch/locarno.php3