Moon Gardening – The Bonsai Moon
Earth sign Capricorn is moist and productive and along with fellow Earth Sign, Taurus, is the second-best cluster of signs in which to plant or transplant – the Water signs Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio, being the best.
Beets, Peanuts, Alliums and Potatoes are all good choices of crop to plant when the Moon is in Capricorn. it’s also said to be a good time to apply fertiliser because it rules the structure or skeleton of the plant (Saturn rules Capricorn and has rulership over bones and skeletons). For this reason, pruning and grafting undertaken in the sign of Capricorn are said to heal and take more readily than other signs. If you enjoy topiary or bonsai and any other practice where ‘guiding’ or ‘teaching’ your plant to take a particular shape is involved, undertake this work when the moon is in Capricorn.