WHW TRADITIONAL MEDICINE — PLANTING BY THE MOON
Excerpt from the “Traditional Planting Guide”
An easy way to maximize your gardening success is to plant by the cycle of the moon. Everything in the natural world is interconnected and our ancestors recognized the power of working with these relationships. The moon has four ‘phases’ or ‘quarters’ that last about 7-days.
In the first two quarters, the ‘new’ dark moon you see gets bigger and more visible. This is known as the ‘waxing’ phase where you see an increase in the light until the moon is visible. The last two quarters are after the full moon is when light begins to wane or decrease until the cycle starts again. Just as the moons relationship with the river and oceans influences the tides, the moon has an effect on the sap in plants, soil and water table.
Visit the Kaienthóhsera – Akwesasne Garden Initiative page at: http://www.akwesasne.ca/tehotiienawakon/environment/kaienthohsera/