We plan to order some Gravel to rock our Drive. Earlier in October, I phoned our Neighbor to ask about the best time "in the Sign". In that tradition which we respect, the best time is in the Light of the Moon (when the Moon is waxing). That's the 1st 2 weeks up until and including "Full Moon". This time is optimal for "above ground". To put down Rock in the Dark of the Moon basically just gives the Rock back to the Earth and it sinks in.
The County gravelled our Road today. They customarily do this every 2 years as a part of our Taxes. On this day, the Moon began the "Dark of the Moon" time.