13th November

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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2015:
Last Quarter - November 3, 12:23
New Moon - November 11, 17:47
First Quarter - November 19, 06:27
Full Moon - November 25, 22:44

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Homobonus
Quintian of Rodez


Festival:
Feast of Feronia, celebrated on the Ides of November (Roman Empire)
World Kindness Day

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans and Peas*

Also on this day:

1002 – English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre.

1642 – First English Civil War: Battle of Turnham Green – the Royalist forces withdraw in the face of the Parliamentarian army and fail to take London.

1887 – Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.

1969 – Vietnam War: Anti-war protesters in Washington, D.C. stage a symbolic March Against Death.

2001 - In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

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