13th November

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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:
Homobonus
Quintian of Rodez


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

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: Setting and relocation of any kind of roots, trees and bushes.
Perform forming pruning of orchard and bushes.
Pile a manure or compost.
Grapple with underground pests.
Enrich flowers with humus especially those having poor assemblage of rootlets.
Perform preservation of edible roots and take the crop.*

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.