13th 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:
Beatrice of Ornacieux
Ermenilda of El
Fulcran
Polyeuctus (Roman Catholic church)
Castor of Karden (Roman Catholic church)

Festival:
The first day of Lupercalia (Roman Empire)
The Feast of Walls (Blackpool)

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:

1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.

1633 – Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.

1692 – Massacre of Glencoe: About 78 Macdonalds at Glen Coe, Scotland are killed early in the morning for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange.

1881 – The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert.

1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first - and maybe the best - heavy metal album, is released.

1981 – A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky.

2008 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.


* more information can be found here.