It鈥檚 no secret that all things cosmic totally captivate us here at Brit + Co. Whether it鈥檚 our natal charts, the moon鈥檚 nodes or our rising signs, these planetary particulars (and their supposed effect on us) are endlessly fascinating. In that vein, we were obviously super psyched 鈥 and a little tickled 鈥 when we learned that the Farmer鈥檚 Almanac has an entire calendar outlining the 鈥渂est days to鈥 do a variety of tasks, based on the zodiac and lunar phases. So whether you鈥檙e just cosmically curious or someone who hates making decisions, there鈥檚 no doubt you鈥檙e going to want to mark down these dates.

The farmer鈥檚 almanac

The soothsaying yearly reference book dates back to 1792 and has remained continually in print since 鈥 farmers, gardeners, and weather enthusiasts alike obsess over it every year. The almanac lists weather predictions, moon phases, planting charts, tidal calendars, and articles on astrology, meteorology, astronomy, and gardening.

How the 鈥淏est Days鈥 calendar works

In addition to all that content, the almanac also publishes a Best Days calendar 鈥 a collection of dates they鈥檝e deemed the most beneficial to perform certain activities based on the moon鈥檚 phase, its place in the sky, and its current relationship to the major zodiac constellations. Publishers won鈥檛 give many more details on how they come up with these dates (the only thing cooler than science is secret science!).

What it can tell you

The Best Days calendar can tell you the best day to cut your hair, buy a car, brew beer, get married, travel, and wash your windows. Apparently, the first and second quarter moon phases are best for anything that requires 鈥渟trength, fertility and growth,鈥 while the third and fourth quarters are 鈥渂est for harvesting and slowing growth.鈥 Hey, when it comes to our (seemingly constant) bang trims, we鈥檒l take whatever advice we can get! For example, the next best days to begin a diet to lose weight are October 16, November 8, November 12, December 9, and December 14. While the next best days to cut your hair to encourage growth are October 30, October 31, November 3, November 26, and November 27.

Check out all the upcoming dates here.

Will you make your next appointment based on the Farmer鈥檚 Almanac calendar? Tweet us @BritandCo and tell us what you think!

(Image via almanac.com, featured photo via Getty)