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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Moon's Astrological Place in the Zodiac

The signs listed below are based on astrological calculations. Use these signs for all planting and other Almanac traditions. Click here for an explanation of the zodiac signs.

August 2014

Aug 27 Virgo Virgin (Bowels)
Virgo
Aug 28 Libra Balance (Reins)
Libra
Aug 29 Libra Balance (Reins)
Libra
Aug 30 Scorpio Scorpion (Secrets)
Scorpio
Aug 31 Scorpio Scorpion (Secrets)
Scorpio
The Zodiac Explained...

Astrology interprets the influence that the Sun and Moon have while they are in a specific zodiacal sign and is based on the concept that there are 12 signs of the zodiac, measuring 30 degrees each, along the astrological circle.

More on zodiac sign meanings »

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