11th May

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!


Megalith on Loch
to Sea Alignment, North Uist, Summer 2004: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, May 2016:
New Moon - May 6, 20:29
First Quarter - May 13, 18:02
Full Moon - May 21, 22:14
Third Quarter - May 29, 13:11




Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Abgar V of Edessa (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Anthimus of Rome
Anthony de Sant'Ana Galvão
Cyril and Methodius (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Francis of Girolama
Gangulphus of Burgundy
Majolus of Cluny
Mamertus, the first of the Ice Saints
Odilo of Cluny

Holiday of the City of Miskolc (Miskolc)
Nisga'a Day, celebration of the effective date of the Nisga'a Final Agreement. (Nisga'a Nation)
One of the three days of the Feast of the Lemures. (Roman Empire)
National Technology Day (India)
Statehood Day (Minnesota)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Salsify, Scorzonera, Spring Onions, Swedes, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes*

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