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The Best Days to Do Everything in 2020, According to Astrology

Setting up your 2020 calendar? Here's what the Farmer's Almanac has to say about when to schedule everything from little tasks like hair appointments to massive life events like weddings.

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It’s your lucky day

Every year, the authors of the Farmer’s Almanac conduct thorough research on the movements of stars, moons, and planets. Armed with these astrological calculations, they’re able to determine the most auspicious days of the coming year to perform many different tasks. The 2020 edition of the Old Farmer’s Almanac debuted in September 2019, with a full two-page spread showcasing the “Best Days for 2020” chart. “This chart is based on the Moon’s sign and shows the best days each month for certain activities,” writes Celeste Longacre, gardener, astrologer, and Almanac contributor. To be fair, many of the items the chart lists are pretty specific only to farmers—best days to “graft or pollinate,” anyone?—plenty of others are things you probably struggle over scheduling anyway! A little skeptical about the Farmer’s Almanac? Find out just how accurate they are when predicting the weather.

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The best days to begin a diet (to lose weight)

Turns out you can be forgiven for not beginning your resolution diet right on New Year’s Day! If you’re trying to lose weight this year, astrology says that these days are the best to start dieting. Plus, find out the trendy New Year’s resolutions experts say never to make.

January: 14, 19

February: 11, 15

March: 13, 23

April: 10, 19

May: 16, 21

June: 18

July: 10, 15

August: 5, 11

September: 3, 8

October: 5, 14

November: 1, 11

December: 8, 12

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The best days to have dental work done

Sure, you may roll your eyes at the suggestion that there’s a “best” day to schedule such an unpleasant obligation. But, according to astrology, there are days every month where you’re better off having it done.

January: 13, 14

February: 10, 11

March: 8, 9

April: 5, 6

May: 2, 3, 29, 30

June: 25, 26, 27

July: 23, 24

August: 19, 20

September: 16, 17

October: 13, 14

November: 9, 10

December: 7, 8

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The best days to go on vacation

Now that’s more like it! (Of course, the Farmer’s Almanac doesn’t take into account flight prices, weather at your destination, or peak travel times. So maybe do some research beyond the Almanac when planning your next getaway.) Astrology can also help you figure out where to go on vacation, too; check out your ideal vacation based on your zodiac sign.

January: 11, 12

February: 8, 9

March: 6, 7

April: 3, 4, 30

May: 1, 27, 28

June: 23, 24

July: 21, 22

August: 17, 18

September: 13, 14, 15

October: 11, 12

November: 7, 8

December: 4, 5, 6

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The best days to get married

Look at that, you’ve majorly narrowed down your potential wedding dates! Relying on these astrological suggestions will save you a whole lot of time and hassle during a notoriously stressful decision-making process. Not at the stage of getting married yet? You can still turn to astrology for advice on your love life—these are the zodiac signs that might want to avoid dating each other.

January: 15, 16, 17

February: 12, 13

March: 10, 11

April: 7, 8

May: 4, 5, 31

June: 1, 28, 29

July: 25, 26

August: 21, 22

September: 18, 19

October: 15, 16

November: 11, 12

December: 9, 10

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The best days to buy a house

Buying a house can be stressful—ease your mind a little by doing it on a day when the stars are on your side. Plus, find out if you have one of the luckiest birth dates for your Chinese zodiac sign!

January: 6, 28

February: 2, 7

March: 1, 28

April: 6, 24

May: 3, 31

June: 4, 27

July: 1, 28

August: 20, 24

September: 21, 30

October: 18, 27

November: 23, 28

December: 19, 26

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The best days to quit smoking

There may be no “magic” way to quit smoking, but taking a gamble on these days that the Almanac suggests might give you a mojo boost.

January: 6, 11

February: 3, 7

March: 7, 16

April: 3, 13

May: 1, 10

June: 7, 11

July: 4, 9, 31

August: 5, 9, 27

September: 1, 5, 28

October: 7, 26

November: 3, 26

December: 5, 28

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The best days to destroy pests and weeds

The Farmer’s Almanac might be targeted towards farmers, but almost every homeowner has probably had to deal with annoying pests or plants at some point. These are the days that the Almanac says you’ll have the best luck eliminating them so that they stay gone. You can also arm yourself with luck in the new year with these lucky items for each zodiac sign.

January: 2, 3, 29, 30, 31

February: 26, 27

March: 24, 25

April: 20, 21, 22

May: 17, 18, 19

June: 14, 15

July: 11, 12

August: 7, 8, 9

September: 4, 5

October: 1, 2, 28, 29, 30

November: 24, 25, 26

December: 22, 23

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The best days to bake

The Almanac doesn’t specify what to bake on these days; it just says that these are the optimal days to bake. But, of course, don’t limit yourself to baking delicious goodies on just these days!

January: 9, 10

February: 6, 7

March: 4, 5, 31

April: 1, 2, 27, 28, 29

May: 25, 26

June: 21, 22

July: 18, 19, 20

August: 15, 16

September: 11, 12

October: 8, 9

November: 5, 6

December: 2, 3, 29, 30, 31

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The best days to color your hair

Whether you’ve been considering finally making that bold change to the hair color that best suits your skin tone or you love to try a new color whenever your heart desires, these are the days to consider doin’ the dye.

January: 4, 5, 6

February: 1, 2, 28, 29

March: 1, 26, 27, 28

April: 23, 24

May: 20, 21

June: 16, 17, 18

July: 13, 14, 15

August: 10, 11

September: 6, 7, 8

October: 3, 4, 5, 31

November: 1, 27, 28

December: 24, 25, 26

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The best days to move to a new home

Make moving day go as smoothly as possible by taking up residence in your new house on one of these days it’s written in the stars. Want even more advice for 2020? Find out what the year has in store for you, based on your Chinese zodiac sign.

January: 7, 8

February: 3, 4, 5

March: 2, 3, 29, 30

April: 25, 26

May: 22, 23, 24

June: 19, 20

July: 16, 17

August: 12, 13, 14

September: 9, 10

October: 6, 7

November: 2, 3, 4, 29, 30

December: 1, 27, 28