11th February

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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Spring Is A-Coming, Liverpool 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, February 2017:
First Quarter - February 4, 04:18
Full Moon - February 11, 00:32
Third Quarter - February 18, 19:33
New Moon - February 26, 14:58

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CURRENT MOON

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The Palace of Earthly Delights, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Benedict of Aniane
Blaise
Cædmon
Gregory II

Festival:
Evelio Javier Memorial Day (Panay Island, the Philippines)
Feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes (Roman Catholic Church)
National Foundation Day (Japan)
National Inventors' Day (United States)
National Youth Day (Cameroon)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Virgo:Set any plants.
Plant the trees for which the crown height is important.
Plant fast-growing bushes and hedgerow.
Transplant old trees (in spring and autumn).
Transplant and set indoor plants (for better plant disease resistance).
Enrich soil and grapple with underground pests.
Perform farming, weeding, hilling, cultivation.
Take the manure away. *

Also on this day:

55 – Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.

1790 – Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery.

1840 – Gaetano Donizetti's opera La Fille du Régiment receives its first performance in Paris.

1903 – Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna.

1916 – Emma Goldman is arrested for lecturing on birth control.

1929 – Fascist Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.

1938 – BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Capek play R.U.R., which coined the term "robot".

1971 – Eighty-seven countries, including the US, UK, and USSR, sign the Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons in international waters.

1981 – 100,000 US gallons (380 m3) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers.

1990 – Nelson Mandela, a political prisoner for 27 years, is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa.


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