2002 Moon Sign Book: And Gardening Almanac


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It's always easier to go with the flow rather than against it. That's why people have timed their activities with the favorable energy of the Moon for centuries. Now you can too, with the guidelines and tables presented in the Moon Sign Book. Whether you are planning a wedding, a fishing trip, a major purchase, or your herb garden, you'll want to know which Moon sign and phase will bring you the results you want. It's simple and it works.

·Will the planets affect your emotions this year? Find out how with Gloria Star's monthly lunar forecasts.
·Are you buying a car, planning a vacation, or starting a new diet? Find the most auspicious day in the Astro Almanac--with dates for sixty different activities.
·Curious about the man in the Moon? Read Moon myths and folklore from around the world.
·Want to make your business start booming? Dr. Stephanie Clement explains how the Moon affects small businesses.
·How do you guarantee beautiful blooms? It's easy when you plant by the Moon.

Plus weather and economic forecasts. A bestseller for nearly a century!

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This moon sign guide offers not only year-ahead weather predictions and lunar horoscopes, but earthquake warnings and gardening advice as well. In addition, well-chosen essays upgrade this useful annual into a keepsake.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738700311
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Series: Annuals - Moon Sign Book Series
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Llewellyn Publications has grown and expanded into new areas of personal growth and transformation since it began as the Portland School of Astrology in 1901. Along with the strong line of astrology books the company was founded upon, Llewellyn publishes books on everything from alternative health and healing, Wicca and Paganism, to metaphysics and the paranormal-and since 1994 has published a growing list of Spanish-language titles.

Llewellyn has long been know as one of America's leading publishers of New Age books, producing a wide variety of valuable tools for transformation of the mind, body and spirit. Reach for the Moon-and discover that self-help and spiritual growth is what Llewellyn is all about.

Kevin Burk (California) holds a Level IV NCGR certification in astrological counseling and has practiced astrology in the San Diego area since 1993. His website (www.astro-horoscopes.com) has won several internet awards for design and content, and has hosted more than 400,000 visitors since its inception.

In early 1987, Penny Kelly and her husband, Jim, purchased fifty-seven acres of land, complete with a 100-year-old house, a dilapidated barn, and two small vineyards. At the time they knew nothing about raising grapes.

Since then, they have remodeled the house into a rental property, and turned the barn into their home, office, and small learning center. They are in the process of restoring the soil, vineyards, and some of the natural habitat that had been lost. In addition to her BA, Penny has earned a degree in naturopathic medicine, and is working toward a Ph.D. in nutrition.

Kenneth Johnson holds a degree in Religious Studies from California State University Fullerton. His emphasis was in the study of mythology and this interest is reflected in his writing and his astrological practice. Kenneth discovered astrology while traveling in Europe during the summer of 1973. He studied in Amsterdam and London before returning to the United States and developing a practice which focuses on archetypal themes and personal mythologies. In addition to his astrological interests, Kenneth is also a musical theater librettist and a member of the Dramatists Guild.

A professional astrologer for over twenty-five years, Stephanie Jean Clement, Ph.D., was a board member of the American Federation of Astrologers and a faculty member of Kepler College and NORWAC. Her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology prepared her to work with clients in defining their creative potential and refining their creative process. Her books include Charting Your Career; Dreams: Working Interactive, What Astrology Can Do for You; The Power of the Midheaven; Charting Your Spiritual Path with Astrology; Meditation for Beginners; and Mapping Your Birthchart.

Bruce Scofield holds a PhD in geoscience, is the author of 15 books, and numerous articles on astrology, science, archaeology, hiking, and travel. He maintains a private practice as an astrological consultant, speaks at conferences, and teaches for Kepler College.

An internationally renowned astrologer, author and teacher, Gloria has been a professional astrologer for over two decades. She has written written the Sun Sign Book for Llewellyn since 1990, and has been a contributing author of the Moon Sign Book since 1995. Her most recent work, Astrology: Woman to Woman, was released by Llewellyn in April 1999. She is the author of Optimum Child: Developing Your Child's Fullest Potential through Astrology, now translated into four languages. She also edited and co-authored the book Astrology for Women: Roles and Relationships (Llewellyn 1997). Her astrological computer software, Woman to Woman, was released by Matrix Software in 1997. Ms. Star has contributed to two anthologies -- Houses: Power Places in the Horoscope (Llewellyn 1990), and How to Manage the Astrology of Crisis (Llewellyn 1993).
Listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the East, Gloria is active within the astrological community, where she has been honored as a nominee for the prestigious Regulus Award. She has served on the faculty of the United Astrology Congress (UAC) since its inception in 1986, and has lectured for groups and conferences throughout the U.S.A. and abroad.

Robin Antepara, Ph.D., is a cross-cultural psychologist and educator who lectures worldwide on metaphysical and psychological themes. Dr. Antepara has been involved with the International Society for Astrological Research in both Japan and North America for over ten years. She is available for phone consultations and personal readings. Her travel schedule is available at: http://robinantepara.typepad.com/metaphysics/.

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Chapter One

To Readers

If you are among the rapidly increasing numbers who believe that the
universe is operated upon a well-defined plan wherein each individual
has a chance to advance and achieve success according to his
or her degree of understanding and effort put forth toward that objective ...
this BIG little book may truly be for you a guide to victory.

Llewellyn George

Much has changed in our world
since those words appeared
in the Moon Sign Book in 1948, but
we have the same basic needs,
desires, and concerns today as that
generation did. We want to realize
success and advance as the result of
our efforts, too. It is possible to
achieve many of the things we want
in our lives by using the knowledge
of cycles within our universe that
has been accumulated through the
millenniums by men and women
who have observed the correlation
between events in the heavens and
those on Earth. Their observations
inform us about the best times to
undertake important events, but it's
up to us to understand and incorporate
the knowledge of universal
cycles into our daily lives. The
Moon Sign Book provides you with
essential tools that you can use to
reap the benefits of timing events
based on lunar cycles and the
cycles of planets.

    While the Sun is indeed the
origin and sustainer of life on Earth,
the exposure of the Sun's light and
heat alone would not offer the stimulus
to change and growth as do the
tides that respond to lunar influences.
Using astrological knowledge
in our everyday lives will nurture
and support us, just as the lunar
cycle supports the growth of all
living things on Earth.

    From the very beginnings of life,
Earth's two companions in the sky—the
Sun and the Moon—established
two separate rhythms that continue
to this day: the Sun with its pattern
of heat and light, and the setting of
the seasons; the Moon raising and
lowering the water in and with
which life is nourished.

    Twice each lunar day (a 24.8-hour
period), the tides are high; and
twice each lunar month (29.5 days)
at Full and New Moons, there are
higher tides. With each rise of the
water, there is a new stirring of life
in the waters, and with each retreat
of the waters, life is left behind on
the shores for other creatures to
consume—thus setting the basic
patterns of growth and harvest.

About Almanacs

If you wish to plan by the Moon, it
is important to know how the Moon
Sign Book
differs from most almanacs.
Most almanacs list the placement of
the Moon by the constellation.
For example, when the Moon is
passing through the constellation
of Capricorn, they list the Moon as
being in Capricorn. The Moon Sign
, however, lists the placement
of the Moon in the zodiac by sign,
not constellation.

    The zodiac is a belt of space
extending out from the Earth's
equator. It is divided into twelve
segments of thirty degrees each.
Each segment represents one of the
signs of the zodiac and bears the
name of a constellation. However,
the constellations are not in the
same place in the sky as the segment
of space named after them. In
other words, the constellations and
the signs don't "match up."

    For astronomical calculations,
the Moon's place is given as being in
a constellation; but for astrological
purposes the Moon's place should
be figured in the zodiacal sign,
which is its true place in the zodiac,
and nearly one sign different from
the astronomical constellation. The
Moon Sign Book figures the Moon's
placement for astrological purposes.

    For example, if the common
almanac gives the Moon's place in
the constellation Taurus, its true
place in the zodiac is in the zodiacal
sign of Gemini. Thus it is readily
seen that those who use the
common almanac may be planting
seeds when they think that the
Moon is in a fruitful sign, while in
reality it would be in one of the most
barren signs of the zodiac. To obtain
desired results, planning must be
done according to sign.

    Some common almanacs confuse
the issue further by inserting at the
head of their columns "Moon's Sign"
when they really mean "Moon's
Constellation." In the Moon Sign
, however, "Moon's sign" means
"Moon's sign."

Tools for Timing

The Moon Sign Book contains five
tools that can be used separately or
in combination to help you achieve
optimal results for your efforts. The
first tool is our easy-to-use Astro
Almanac, found on pages 19-27,
which lists the best dates each
month to begin important activities.

    The dates provided are determined
from the sign and phase of
the Moon and the aspects the Moon
makes to other planets. For example,
the best time to apply for a new job
would be when the Moon is in one
of the earth signs of Taurus, Virgo, or
Capricorn, and making favorable
aspects to Jupiter or the Sun. If your
personal Sun sign is involved, that's
even better. However, when the
Moon is in Capricorn you would
want to avoid asking for a raise
because those in positions of
authority would not be as sensitive
to your desires. (Capricorn energy
can be very somber, conservative,
and structured.) To further increase
the likelihood of getting the raise you
seek, select a time between a New
and Full Moon, the waxing phase.

    While the dates in the Astro
Almanac are approximate, you can
fine-tune the timing of events by
also taking into consideration your
own Sun and Moon sign.

    The Moon Tables and the Lunar
Aspectarian/Favorable and Unfavorable
Days Tables found on pages
34-57, the Gardening Dates Tables
found on pages 302-309, and the
Best Dates to Destroy Weeds and
Pests on pages 310-311, make up
the second set of tools. The Moon
Tables list the day, date, time, sign,
phase, and element (air, earth, fire,
or water) the Moon is in; the Lunar
Aspectarian gives the aspects of the
Moon to other planets, and the
Favorable and Unfavorable Days
Tables take your Sun sign into consideration;
the Gardening Date
Tables provide dates and times for
various gardening activities; and the
last named table is useful for any
occasion that calls for ridding yourself
of unwanted circumstances,
including garden pests, a bad relationship,
or a bad habit, for
example. New tables are compiled
each year.

    Of course, every day is important
and brings its opportunities for
doing good work, but some days
are special days. By knowing the
dates of favorable and unfavorable
influences you have the opportunity
to think before it's time to act,
and to set a day in advance for any
affair that will be most in keeping
with the good results you desire. If
you're unable to affect the timing of
something, at the very least you will
be aware of the potential energies,
which will in turn afford you the
chance to determine your actions
ahead of time.

    The Moon Sign Book offers you a
third tool for working with lunar
energies. The Personal Lunar
Forecasts written by renowned
astrologer Gloria Star tell you what
is in store for you based on your
Moon sign. This approach is different
from Llewellyn's Sun Sign
, which makes forecasts based
on the Sun sign. While the Sun in
an astrological chart represents the
basic essence, or personality, the
Moon represents the internal, or
private you—your feelings, emotions,
and subconscious. Knowing
what's in store for your Moon can
give you great insight for personal
growth. If you don't know your
Moon sign, you can figure it out
using the Grant Lewi system outlined
on page 65.

    The fourth tool is informative
articles on using the energy that is
unique to each Moon. In addition
to using the Moon's sign and phase
to help you plant and maintain your
garden, you can use the information
to your advantage in your relationships
at home, work, or place of
business. The articles are written by
people who successfully use the
Moon to enhance their daily lives.
We hope that they will enhance your
knowledge about what the Moon
can do for you, too.

A Note About Astrologers

Today, astrologers rely on ancient
texts and incorporate new findings
and research, into their practice.
However, astrology is an art, not a
science. It is therefore possible for
astrologers to vary, one from
another, in their views and in the
emphasis they chose to place on
astrological components.

Understanding Lunar

The Moon's cycles and their correlation
with everyday life are the foundation
of the Moon Sign Book. By
providing explicit tables and articles
on the Moon's influence, we hope to
bring a part of this valuable astrological
knowledge within reach of
everyone. Let us begin by looking at
some basic astrological principles.

    Everyone has seen the Moon
wax and wane through a period of
approximately twenty-nine and a
half days. This circuit from New
Moon to Full Moon and back again
is called the lunation cycle. The cycle
is divided into parts, called quarters
or phases. The astrological system of
naming the lunar phases does not
always correspond to systems used in
other almanacs and calendars. It is
therefore important to follow only
the Moon Sign Book or Llewellyn's
Astrological Calendar for timing events.

First Quarter

The first quarter begins at the New
Moon, when the Sun and Moon are
conjunct. (The Sun and Moon are in
the same degree of the same sign.)
The Moon is not visible at first, since
it rises at the same time as the Sun.
The New Moon phase is a time for
new beginnings that favor growth,
the externalization of activities, and
the expansion of ideas. The first
quarter is the time of germination,
emergence, beginnings, and outwardly
directed activity.

Second Quarter

The second quarter begins halfway
between the New Moon and the
Full Moon, when the Sun and
Moon are ninety degrees apart. This
half Moon rises around noon and
sets around midnight, so it can be
seen in the western sky during the
first half of the night. The second
quarter is the time of growth, development,
and articulation of things
that already exist.

Third Quarter

The third quarter begins at the Full
Moon, when the Sun is opposite the
Moon and its full light can shine on
the full sphere of the Moon. The
round Moon can be seen rising in
the east at sunset, and then rising a
little later each evening. The Full
Moon stands for illumination, fulfillment,
completion, drawing inward,
unrest, and emotional expressions.
The third quarter is a time of maturity,
fruition, and the assumption of
the full form of expression.

Fourth Quarter

The fourth quarter begins about
halfway between the Full Moon and
New Moon, when the Sun and
Moon are again at ninety degrees,
or square. This decreasing Moon
rises at midnight, and can be seen
in the east during the last half of the
night, reaching the overhead position
just about as the Sun rises. The
fourth quarter is a time of disintegration,
drawing back for reorganization,
and for reflection.

Signs and Influences

Today, due to the movement of our
solar system around the galaxy of
stars, the signs and constellations no
longer coincide. Except for a few
fixed stars, astrology does not deal
with the stars or constellations at all.
We are only concerned with the
planets, including the Sun and Moon,
and their positions in the signs of the
zodiac. These signs are divided into
different categories to help us better
understand their natures.

Elements or Triplicities

Each of the signs is classified as either
fire, earth, air, or water. These are the
four basic elements. The fire signs
Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo are action
oriented, outgoing, energetic, and
spontaneous. The earth signs Taurus,
Capricorn, and Virgo are more stable,
conservative, practical, and oriented
to the physical realm. While air signs
Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra are
sociable, critical, and tend to respond
with intellect rather than feeling.
The water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and
Pisces are emotional, receptive, intuitive,
and can be very sensitive.


Each sign is also classified as being
either cardinal, mutable, or fixed.
There are four signs in each
quadraplicity, one sign of each element.
The cardinal signs of Aries,
Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn initiate
action. The fixed signs of Taurus,
Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius maintain
through stubbornness and persistence.
The mutable signs of Pisces,
Sagittarius, Gemini, and Virgo adapt
to and tolerate situations.


Each planet has one or two signs in
which its nature is particularly
enhanced. These planets are said to
"rule" these signs. The Sun rules
Leo, the Moon rules Cancer,
Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo,
Venus rules Taurus and Libra, Mars
rules Aries, Jupiter rules Sagittarius,
Saturn rules Capricorn, Uranus rules
Aquarius, Neptune rules Pisces, and
Pluto rules Scorpio.

Nature and Fertility

Each sign is classified as either
fruitful, semi-fruitful, or barren. This
classification is the most important
for Moon Sign Book readers, for the
timing of most events depends on
the fertility of the sign occupied by
the Moon. The water signs—Cancer,
Scorpio, and Pisces—are the most
fruitful. The semi-fruitful signs are
the feminine earth signs Taurus and
Capricorn, and the masculine air
sign Libra. The barren signs are the
masculine fire signs Aries, Leo, and
Sagittarius; the masculine air signs
Gemini and Aquarius, and the feminine
earth sign Virgo.

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Table of Contents

To Readers 6
About Almanacs 7
Tools for Timing 8
Understanding Lunar Astrology 9
Signs and Influences 11
Elements and Triplicities 11
Qualities 11
Rulerships 11
Nature and Fertility 11
The Moon in the Signs 12
Retrogrades 15
Time Zone Conversions 17
Using the Astro Almanac 18
Astro Almanac 19
Using the Moon Tables 28
Moon Tables, Lunar Aspectarian Tables, and Favorable and Unfavorable Days Tables 34
Moon Void-of-Course by Kim Rogers-Gallagher 58
Moon Void-of-Course Tables 59
Find Your Moon Sign 65
Home, Health, & Beauty Section: How to Choose the Best Dates for Home, Health, & Beauty Activities 79
Dental Work
Eyes and Eyeglasses
Fence Posts
Hair Care
Home Furnishings
House Purchasing
Lost Articles
Mowing the Lawn
Selecting a Child's Sex
Surgical Procedures
Weaning Children
Weight, Losing
Wine and Drinks Other Than Beer
Zodiac Signs & Their Corresponding Body Parts 86
Moon Sign Excellence 87
The Sacred Art of Feeling 96
Astrology and Weight Goals 104
Between Dark and Light 109
Medicinal Astrology 121
Menus by Moonlight 128
A Full Palette of Lunar Colors 137
Your Moon's Effect on Eating and Exercise 143
Leisure & Recreation Section: How to Choose the Best Dates for Leisure & Recreation Activities 155
Animals and Hunting
Parties (Hosting or Attending)
Hunting and Fishing Dates 160
Legends and Lore of the Moon 162
The Moon in Electional Astrology 166
The Water Goddesses 175
Marriage and Other Traditional Elections 185
The Biological Moon 197
China: A Crisis of Nurturing 205
Once in a Blue Moon 216
Other Lives and the Moon 220
Business & Legal Section: How to Choose the Best Dates for Business & Legal Activities 231
Planetary Business Rulerships 232
Advertising (in Print)
Advertising (Electronic)
Business, Education
Business, Openting
Business, Starting
Buying Clothing
Buying Furniture
Buying Machinery, Appliances, or Tools
Buying Stocks
Consultants, Working With
Contracts, Bid On
Copyrights/Patents, Apply for
Electronics, Buying
Electronics, Repair
Legal Matters
New Job, Beginning
Photography, Radio, TV, Film and Video
Selling or Canvassing
Signing Papers
Staff, Fire
Staff, Hire
And Writing
Lunar Effects on Small Businesses 238
Love In the Work Place 250
Work in Sync with Eight Lunar Phases 262
Economic Forecasts for the Year 2002 272
Farm, Garden, & Weather Section: How to Choose the Best Dates for Farm, Garden, & Weather Activities 287
Animals and Breeding
Cutting Timber
Fertilize and Composting
Harvesting Crops
Lawn Mowing
Picking Mushrooms
Spraying and Weeding
And Weather
Gardening by the Moon 290
Planting by the Moon's Phases 294
A Guide to Planting 297
2002 Gardening Dates 302
2002 Dates to Destroy Weeds and Pests 310
Gestation and Incubation 312
2002 Egg Setting Dates 313
Companion Planting Guide 314
2002 Weather Forecast 317
Permaculture: A Permanent Agriculture 339
Dense Plantings 347
How High Is the Moon? 357
Trees: Living Energy Beings 368
Parting the Seasons 376
Living Water 379
Gloria Star's Personal Lunar Forecasts 385
Understanding Your Personal Moon Sign 386
Aries Moon 389
Taurus Moon 396
Gemini Moon 403
Cancer Moon 410
Leo Moon 417
Virgo Moon 424
Libra Moon 431
Scorpio Moon 438
Sagittarius Moon 445
Capricorn Moon 452
Aquarius Moon 460
Pisces Moon 468
About the Author 475
Moon Sign Book Contributors 476
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