11th December

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 welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!

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Fortingall, Glen Lyon, Perthshire 2003: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2016
First Quarter – December 7, 09:03
Full Moon – December 14, 00:05
Last Quarter – December 21, 01:55
New Moon – December 29, 06:53

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CURRENT MOON

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Allotment under frost, Liverpool 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Daniel the Stylite
Pope Damasus I
Victoricus, Fuscian, and Gentian

Festival:
One of the four Agonalia, this day in honor of Sol Indiges; also the Septimontium festival (Roman Empire)
Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II (Wales)
Tango Day, the birthday of Julio de Caro and Carlos Gardel (Buenos Aires)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: Setting and relocation of any kind of roots, trees and bushes.
Perform forming pruning of orchard and bushes.
Pile a manure or compost.
Grapple with underground pests.
Enrich flowers with humus especially those having poor assemblage of rootlets.
Perform preservation of edible roots and take the crop.*

Also on this day:

435 – The date of the earliest deciphered inscription at Copán.
1282 – Llywelyn the Last, the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales.
1792 – French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.
1936 – Abdication Crisis: Edward VIII's abdication as King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Dominions beyond the Seas, and Emperor of India becomes effective.
1960 – French forces crack down in a violent clash with protesters in French Algeria during a visit by French president Charles de Gaulle.
1964 – Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.
1968 – The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus at Camden Roundhouse
1972 – Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon.
1997 – The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature.


* more information can be found here.