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ENCHANTMENT OF THE SIGN

WHEN "THE SIGN" IS IN THE BODY, ESPECIALLY NEAR THE HEART,
ANIMALS ARE DIFFICULT TO HANDLE. THE SIGN STARTS IN THE
FEET, MOVING UP INTO THE BODY AND HEAD, THEN DOWN AGAIN.
IT IS ONLY IN THE FEET FOR A FEW DAYS. THE SIGN IS IN THE
HEART WHEN THE MOON IS BEGINNING TO GET FULL, AND IS THERE
SEVERAL DAYS AFTER IT BEGINS TO GET SMALLER. A CALENDAR
SHOWING MOON CHANGES CAN BE USED TO DETERMINE WHERE THE
SIGN IS, BY THOSE WHO KNOW HOW.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ZODIAC

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 08-00-1969

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BEANS SHOULD BE PLANTED WHEN THE SIGN IS "IN THE ARMS."

Where learned: ALABAMA ; ALBERTVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ZODIAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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IF YOU PULL A TOOTH IN HE SIGN OF THE HEART, IT WILL BLEED
WORSE.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 06-19-1970

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PLANT CUCUMBER SEEDS ON TWIN DAYS IN MAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): GEMINI ZODIAC ALMANAC

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 07-03-1970

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TEETH SHOULD BE PULLED WHEN THE "SIGNS" ARE BELOW THE KNEES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; DORM ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 05-08-1969

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YOU SHOULD NEVER WEAN A BABY UNTIL HIS ZODIAC SIGN IS IN HIS
KNEE OR HE WILL CRY HIMSELF TO DEATH.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 07-00-1972

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CUT OR BRUISE BUSHES WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE HEART DURING
MAY OR AUGUST AND THEY WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DON'T PLANT BEANS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE ARMS. THEY WILL BE
LONG RUNNERS WITH NO BEANS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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THE BEST TIME TO PLANT BEANS IS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE FEET.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DON'T PLANT ANYTHING WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE BOWELS OR SECRETS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ASTROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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DEHORN COWS WHEN THE SIGNS ARE IN THE KNEES OR FEET.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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CASTRATE BULLS OR PIGS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE KNEES, FEET,
OR LEGS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: 06-30-1973

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BLOOD CIRCULATES IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE BODY ACCORDING TO
THE SIGN OF THE MOON. IF YOU HAVE A TOOTH PULLED UNDER THE
WRONG SIGN OF THE MOON, WHEN THE BLOOD IS CONCENTRATED IN
THE HEAD, YOU WILL BLEED TO DEATH.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT COULD NOT REMEMBER THE SIGN OF THE MOON.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Surgery

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ALWAYS PLANT POTATOES ON DARK OF THE MOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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NEVER PLANT CORN ON THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. IF YOU DO, IT WILL
GROW TOO TALL AND ALL GO TO STALK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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PLANTING CUCUMBERS

YES, ONE I REMEMBER. MOTHER SAID THE ONLY TIME TO PLANT
CUCUMBERS WAS IN THE SIGN OF GEMINI, THE TWINS. THAT WAY
THEY PRODUCE TWICE AS MANY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Observation
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: 08-00-1968

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MAKE KRAUT WHEN SIGNS ARE BELOW THE STOMACH SO IT WILL BE
MORE SOUR.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC ; SAUERKRAUT

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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INFORMANT STATED THAT IT WAS A GOOD TIME TO PLANT SPRING ONIONS
BECAUSE IT WAS THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ALMANAC

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

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