2248. Crops will not be successful if planted in the new moon.

2249. If anyone becomes ill in a March that has two new moons, he will die.

1Many people, especially in rural communities in Kentucky, are guided in their daily actions by the sign of the zodiac, the position of which at any time is shown by almanacs.

2250. Early in the fall and late in spring, frost in the new moon does not bite much.

2251. If you gather apples in the light of the moon, the bruises will dry up.

2252. If you gather apples in the light of the moon, they will not rot.

2253. Beans should be planted when the sign is in the arm.........................Central Kentucky

2254. Butterbeans should be planted when the sign of the zodiac is in the arm.

2255. Briars should be cut up in August when the sign is in the heart.

2256. Cabbages planted when the sign is in the head will be large.

2257. If you plant your cabbage on Friday when the moon is new, it will not be killed by the frost.. Mountains

2258. Plant corn when the sign is in the arms.

2259. Corn grows more rapidly in the light than in the dark of the moon.

2260. If you plant your cucumbers or pumpkin seeds when the sign is in the heart, the insects will eat them up.

2261. Transplant a blooming flower in the light of the moon.

2262. Fruit is never killed during the light of the moon.............................Western Kentucky

2263. Do not plant onion sets when the sign is up, for they will jump out of the ground, and you will have to replant them after the sign changes.

2264. Plant trees before the moon is old. As many days as you wait, so many years you will wait for fruit ..................................Blue Grass

2265. The new of the moon is the time to kill timber.

2266. Never peel the bark to a tree during a dark moon.

2267. If you cut the weeds out of your yard in the dark of the moon in March, they will not come again.

2268. If you cut a few inches of bark from the trunk of a tree on the twenty-fifth of May in the light of the moon, the tree will die...............Blue Grass

2269. To kill a tree so that it will not sprout, cut it down or mutilate it in the dark of the May moon in June ..................................Blue Grass

2270. Deaden locust trees in the dark of the moon.

2271. Obviate the presence of locust sprouts by killing the tree in the dark of the moon in August.

2272. Trim trees when the sign is in the heart in August, the best time of the whole year for that purpose... ..................................Blue Grass

2273. If you prune a tree in the light of the moon, it will not die.

2274. If peach trees are in bloom during the light of the moon, they will not freeze, however cold it may be.

2275. If osage-orange bushes are cut down in the dark of the moon in August, they will not grow again.

2276. Peel tan bark in the light of the moon, so that it will slip with ease.

2277. Wean a calf, horse, or mule colt just after the new moon. Otherwise they will fret.

2278. Calves will cry for the mother cow, unless they are weaned when the sign of the zodiac is in the legs.

2279. If you wean a calf in the light of the moon, the cow will not "bawl."

2280. If you wean a colt when the sign is in the heart, it will cry itself to death.

2281. When calves, colts, pigs, and so forth are altered, let it he when the sign is in the leg, that is, between the knee and the ankle.

2282. Some say that it is in the altering only of colts that you need wait until the sign is in the leg.

2283. It is best to alter hogs when the sign is below the waist.

2284. Kill hogs in the light of the moon. Otherwise the meat will shrink (or go to grease, or taste bad).

2285. Kill hogs when "the sign has gone out of the body," that is, when the sign is in the legs or the head. Otherwise the meat will shrink, go to grease, or taste bad.

2286. If you kill hogs in the dark of the moon, they will make much lard.

2287. If you kill hogs in the light of the moon, the meat will draw up and be flabby...........Mountains

This superstition and the next one, strongly prevalent in one section of the mountains, are contradictory to the general belief.

2288. If a hog is killed in the old of the moon, it will have a great deal of lard in it.............Mountains

2289. If you butcher on Saturday when the moon is full, the meat will be tough...............Mountains

2290. The best time to fish is the period when the sign of the zodiac is in the feet.

2291. To fish when the sign is in the head causes bad luck.

2292. Fish bite best in the dark of the moon, because on moonlight nights they feed at night.

2293. If you shoot game when the sign is in the breast, it will be easily killed...............Mountains

2294. Horse-breeders put faith in the moon as to the sex of a coming colt....................Blue Grass

2295. If you pick geese when the moon is shining, you will get more feathers than at other times..........................................Blue Grass

2296. If you wean a baby when the sign is in the heart, the baby will die....................Mountains

2297. Bathe only in the dark of the moon.....Mountains

2298. To trim your nails in the light of the moon brings good luck.

2299. If you trim your finger nails in the dark of the moon, you are sure to have bad luck.

2300. If you have your hair cut in the dark of the moon, you will become bald.

2301. If you have your hair cut in the light of the moon, it will grow.

2302. If you cut your hair when the moon is new, you will have twice as much hair during the first new moon of the next year....................Mountains

2303. Always cut your hair in the change of the moon.

2304. Cut your hair when the sign is in the feet.

2305. If you singe your hair at the ends when there is a new moon, it will grow.

2306. Any work begun in the full of the moon will be disastrous.

2307. Move when the moon is new, before it goes into the first quarter.

2308. If you clean beds in the dark of the moon in March, there will be no vermin..............Blue Grass

2309. If you clean house in the dark of the moon in March, there will be no moths.........Blue Grass

2310. Dirt will not come out of clothes in the dark of the moon .............................Mountains

2311. That part of the fence laid in the dark of moon will rot, or the bottom rail will go into the ground.

2312. Planks laid on the grass in the dark of the moon will kill the grass.

2313. Planks laid on the grass in the light of the moon will not injure the grass.

2314. If you put a post into the ground in the light of the moon, the hole cannot be filled.....Mountains

2315. If you make preserves in the light of the moon, the fruit will yield more than in the dark of the moon.

2316. Cut rail timbers when the moon is old.

2317. It brings bad luck to put on a board roof or lay a worm fence in the new moon.

2318. If you cover a house with shingles in the light of the moon, they will crimp. Therefore, shingle a house in the dark of the moon.

2319. In making shirts, cut them when the sign of the zodiac is in the legs or at least going down. Otherwise they will crawl up the back and "out of the breeches."

2320. Make soap in the light of the moon.

2321. Lye soap made in the dark of the moon will not thicken.

2322. To make soap, stir it with a sassafras stick in the dark of the moon............Western Kentucky

2323. Do not make sauer-kraut or put pickles in brine when the sign is in the "fish," or they will become shiny and soft.

2324. The man in the moon is carrying brush as fuel for hell-fire ...........................Mountains

2325. The man in the moon is carrying brush as a punishment for working on Sunday.........Mountains

2326. The man in the moon is carrying cane as a punishment for murdering his brother.......Mountains