The Moon: Helping Our Plants Grow

By Kan Parthiban, intern
From the March 2012 newsletter

The knowledge of the Moon’s power on plants and its effects on Earth’s systems has nearly been lost. Actually, it’s a gravitational balancing act played out by the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun together, but it’s most easily identified and understood by studying the phases of the Moon. This knowledge of planting according to the Moon’s phases is as old as agriculture itself. Over the years, as our agricultural lives have slowly phased into compact city dwellings, we forget this knowledge.

Although tests have been done, no major scientific study has proven that planting during certain phases of the Moon is a valid one. To the knowledgeable lunar farmer, validity from the scientific community is not needed. These farmers believe that seeds sown in soil absorb the most water during a full Moon due to gravity pulling the water to the higher soil layers.

The full Moon is a phase when the gravitational pull is more intense due to the Sun and the Moon being in alignment at opposite sides of the Earth. The new Moon is a phase when the Moon is directly in front of the Sun but in the same alignment/occultation/syzygy, just in different positions. In both cases, the gravitational pull is increased, drawing more water to higher layers of soil, but the energy frequency changes due to the difference in positions in each of the lineups.

Lunar farming uses many techniques to improve plant reactions by taking advantage of each of the Moon’s unique phases. These changes cause different plant types to increase their propagation capabilities by matching each growth dynamic (root crops, compared to balanced root and leaf crops) with the energy dynamic that gravity provides through lunar cycles.

This is an example of how we can learn from and use Mother Nature’s natural cycles and apply it to our benefit without being detrimental to our environment, and be at one, and in harmony with, the universal laws.