13th April

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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Scouse daffs, Liverpool, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, April 2017
First Quarter – April 3, 19:39
Full Moon – April 11, 07:08
Third Quarter – April 19, 10:56
New Moon – April 26, 13:16

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Hermenegild
Pope Martin I

Festival:
Jefferson's Birthday (United States)
New Year festivals in South and Southeast Asian cultures. (see April 14):
Cambodian New Year (Cambodia)
First day of Songkan (Laos)
First day of Songkran (Thailand)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: Set, gather, dry out medicinal herbs.
Singling is favorable.
Mow a lawns.
Water indoor plants.
Enrich flowers and lawns.
Graft orchard and bushes.
Make a regenerative pruning of old trees.
Rich harvest. Binned well for a long time.
High quality seeds.*

Also on this day:

1598 – Henry IV of France issues the Edict of Nantes, allowing freedom of religion to the Huguenots. (Edict repealed in 1685.)

1742 – George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.

1796 – The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India.

1870 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art founded in NYC.

1919 – Jallianwala Bagh massacre: British troops massacre at least 379 unarmed demonstrators in Amritsar, India. At least 1200 wounded.

1953 – CIA director Allen Dulles launches the mind-control program MKULTRA.

1970 – An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.

1992 – The Great Chicago Flood.


* more information can be found here.