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Even ancient man knew the relationship between the moon cycle and the zodiac. They learned through observation that the position of the stars and the moon had an affect on their crops. Some positions benefited plant growth and harvest while other positions hindered progress. Today this information is once again being used to create a holistic approach to gardening.
To understand this approach one must first understand the lunar cycle. The moon cycle occurs every 29 days and starts with the new moon. From this point, the light of the moon becomes brighter or it goes through its waxing phases. These phases continue all the way to the full moon stage.
After the full moon stage, the light begins to decrease or it goes through its waning phases. These phases continue from the full moon until a new moon is reached. During these stages some of the phases overlap, such as the new moon and full moon but the key point to remember is whether the light is increasing or decreasing. This will help determine whether it is in a waxing or waning phase.