10th November

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

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2015:
Last Quarter - November 3, 12:23
New Moon - November 11, 17:47
First Quarter - November 19, 06:27
Full Moon - November 25, 22:44

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day: Andrew Avellino

Festival:
Day of Russian Militsiya (Russia)
Cry of Independence Day (Panama)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *

Also on this day:

1619 – René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.

1793 – A Goddess of Reason is proclaimed by the French Convention at the suggestion of Chaumette.

1847 – The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

1871 – Henry Morton Stanley locates missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, allegedly greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".

1919 John Archer elected first black Mayor in Britain for Battersea. Born in Liverpool.

1975 – United Nations Resolution 3379: United Nations General Assembly approves a resolution equating Zionism with racism (the resolution is repealed in December 1991 by Resolution 4686).

1975 - British withdrawal from Northern Ireland: 14 including 2 from Liverpool acquitted of 'incitement to disaffection'.

1995 – In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop), are hanged by government forces.

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.