Kristin Bulpitt wrote:Hoping someone (Petr?) can clarify for me, when looking at the calendar he created: https://mooncalendar.astro-seek.com/gardening-moon-calendar-farmers-guide
There are two columns (Gardening Calendar by the Moon Phase and Biodynamic Calendar by the Moon Sign).
I normally use the Stella Natura planting calendar so am used to "root day", "leaf day" etc.
These two columns on the website seem to contradict each other often. Fri Feb 22 for example, Gardening Calendar says to "Sow/Plant: Below ground plants, especially Root plants", however the icon for the Biodynamic Calendar indicates a flower day.
I appreciate anyone's input.
I am so glad I found this thread!
I’ve been studying Astrology pretty intensely lately and my best guess is that Petr’s calendar uses Sidereal Astrology (which takes Precession into account) vs Stella Natura’s use of Tropical Astrology (which does not account for Precession since Babylonian times).
There is a 24 degree difference between the two. Vedic Sidereal is closer to what is actually happening in the sky today.
Now for the kicker, I don’t believe either of them to be truly accurate. True Sidereal also takes the exact sizes of each zodiac constellation into account. Leo and Virgo in the sky are quite large compared to Cancer and Libra. Both Tropical and Vedic Sidereal use an even 30 degrees for each sign to simplify things and this can distort energy readings.
Since I’ve come across this (via Athen Chimenti mostly), I’ve been down quite an illuminating Rabbit hole.
Long story short, one of the many things I would like to do with this knowledge is to create a useful planting calendar from it. This winter will be filled with research for me...as much as the kiddos will allow.