11th March

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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Glen Lyon, Scotland, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, March 2017:
First Quarter - March 05, 11:32
Full Moon - February 12, 14:53
Third Quarter - February 20, 15:58
New Moon - February 28, 03:57

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CURRENT MOON

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Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Aengus the Culdee
Alberta of Agen
Aurea of San Millán
Blessed John Righi
Sophronius
Vindician

Festival:
Johnny Appleseed Day (United States)
Reestablishment of Lithuania's Independence from the Soviet Union in 1990 (Lithuania)
Youth Day (Zambia)

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:

1702 – The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.

1708 – Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.

1872 – Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.

1927 – In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.

1985 – Mikhail Gorbachev becomes the Soviet Union's leader.

2006 – Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile.


* more information can be found here.