10th January

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!

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Cold Dawn Over Liverpool, 2007: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, January 2017:
First Quarter - January 5, 19:47
Full Moon - January 12, 11:35
Third Quarter - January 19, 22:14
New Moon - January 28, 00:08

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CURRENT MOON


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Teasels, Liverpool, December 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Obadiah (Coptic Church)
Peter Orseolo
Pope Agatho

Festival:
Traditional Day (Benin)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: During the waning moon: seed, plant and transplant flowers and vining plants.
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.
Enrich poor flowering plants.*

Also on this day:

1776 – Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.

1863 – The London Underground, the world's oldest underground railway, opens between London Paddington station and Farringdon station.

1922 – Arthur Griffith is elected President of the Irish Free State.

1946 – The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.

2001 – A large piece of the chalk cliff at Beachy Head collapses into the sea.


* more information can be found here.