Astrological

Harvesting with the Moon


The moon’s gravitational pull influences many things on our planet, but perhaps most notably the rise and fall of the ocean’s tides. It is less well known however, that the same gravitational pull affects groundwater levels. The concept of aligning gardening with the moon phase is as old as agriculture itself. It is believed that as the moon is waxing towards the full moon, groundwater rises up, providing good conditions for planting. No dig gardener Charles Dowding has conducted a number of small studies comparing the yield of crops planted under the waxing and waning moon. So far, he has shown that crop yield in a variety of veg has been higher when planting with the waxing moon.

As the moon wanes its gravitational pull weakens. Groundwater it thought to fall during this period making it a good time to harvest plants. The sap is drawn downwards so sap loss is minimised if cut during this time. This is thought to speed up healing in the plant but also means plants dry out more quickly once harvested.
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We commonly harvest our herbs during the waning moon cycle. This cycle, we have harvested Goldenrod, Meadowsweet and well as some lovely flowering Marjoram for upcoming smudge sticks.

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Gemini Season

The sun has now entered the zodiac sign of Gemini; the third sign of the zodiac year which runs between May 21st and June 21st. The season was well opened by the New Moon in Gemini last night.

Gemini season falls in between Spring and Summer, where much of nature is growing and learning. This sign is often linked with the joys and curiosities of learning and communication. The influence of Gemini’s element air also bring a focus on ideas and thoughts. Gemini is often referred to as ‘the twins’ and can relate to the concept of duality and balance, and at times when two things fall out of balance; play and rest for example conflict may be felt until balance is restored.

To celebrate Gemini season, we wanted to share with you our Gemini astrology print which is on sale in our Etsy shop now.

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Star Sign Moon Prints

Donny has been photographing the night sky for many years, capturing the moon’s beauty in all her phases. Combined with our interest in astrology, we began creating customised star sign prints. We use Donny’s photographs of the full moon as a background and overlay each of the zodiac’s constellations to create magical images.

We offer our prints in a standard size suited as gifts to mark special events such as births, weddings and anniversaries. We have also worked on commissions for wedding decor & invitations so please get in touch if you have special requirements. You can find our prints for sale now in our Etsy shop.



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Supermoon in Scorpio

What a beauty she was, our fourth and final supermoon of 2020 rose on May 7th. Aptly defined a ‘supermoon’ due to being closer to earth than usual and therefore appearing significantly bigger and brighter. This full moon was in the zodiac sign of Scorpio and we enjoyed capturing her intensity. You may have also heard May’s full moon referred to as the ‘flower moon’ signifying the many flowers that bloom during this lunar cycle. You can find all of our moon prints for sale here.