12th 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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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2016:
First Quarter - November 7, 19:51
Full Moon - November 14, 13:52
Last Quarter - November 21, 08:33
New Moon - November 29, 12:18

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Nilus of Sinai
Josaphat Kuntsevych
Patiens

Festival:
Birth of Bahá'u'lláh, celebration started at sunset the day before. (Bahá'í Faith)
Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, also Doctors' Day and Cultural Renaissance Day. (Taiwan)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: Plant everything that can be eatable at once.
During the waxing moon inoculate orchard and plant crops. Take grain harvest, enrich and store it for keeping. Plant and enrich orchard.
During the waning moon prune orchard and bushes.
Sprinkle plants from pests and diseases. *

Also on this day:

1439 – Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

1912 – The frozen bodies of Robert Scott and his men are found on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

1927 – Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in undisputed control of the Soviet Union.

1933 – Hugh Gray takes the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.

1969 – Vietnam War: My Lai Massacre – Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.

1998 – US Vice President Al Gore signs the Kyoto Protocol.

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