13th September

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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Onwards and Upwards!

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Barley and Poppies, August 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2017:
Full Moon – September 6, 08:02
Last Quarter – September 13, 07:24
New Moon – September 20, 06:29
First Quarter – September 28, 03:53

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Aimé
Ame
John Chrysostom

Festival:
Día de los Niños Héroes (Mexico)
Epulum Jovis, celebrated on the Ides of September, during the Ludi Romani. (Roman Empire
National Celiac Disease Awareness Day (United States)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: During the waning moon: seed, plant and transplant flowers and vining plants.
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.
Enrich poor flowering plants. *

Also on this day:

122 – Construction of Hadrian's Wall begins.

1440 – Gilles de Rais is finally taken into custody upon an accusation of abduction and mass child murder, brought against him by the Bishop of Nantes. Bataille's book on him is excellent.

1743 – Great Britain, Austria and Savoy-Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.

1900 – Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.

1953 – Nikita Khrushchev is appointed secretary-general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1971 – People's Republic of China: Chairman Mao Zedong's second in command and successor Marshal Lin Biao flees the country via plane after the failure of alleged coup against Mao. The plane crashes in Mongolia, killing all aboard.

1987 – Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.

1989 – Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu.

1993 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shakes hands with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autonomy.

2007 – The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.


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