For those who practice this or are interested, I have found a great site that has explanations as to how it works and also a complete calendar outlining the phases, signs (aquarius, virgo etc.) and what they mean with regards to gardening. I hope you find it worthwhile.
actualy the time i planted the tree was during a monsonal rain storm, i was in the rain to see what could be done with a small pocket of land suffering some water erosion problem, mind you when it rains here it's still 30celcius so no real biggie, lightning is a bit scarey though
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new -ALBERT EINSTEIN-
For me gardening by the moon phases helps keep on track and keep a schedule. I think its the added pressure of knowing that there is a window of optimal time for a given task so I work harder to be done within that window.
I've found that over the few years I've been gardening by the moon, I've unconsciously (or is it subconsciously) kept my practices largely within the phases.