14th January

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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Cold Dawn Over Liverpool, 2007: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, January 2016:
Third Quarter - January 2, 05:30
New Moon - January 10, 01:30
First Quarter - January 16, 23:26
Full Moon - January 24, 01:45

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CURRENT MOON


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Teasels, Liverpool, December 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Barba'shmin
Felix of Nola
Macrina the Elder

Festival:
Feast of Divina Pastora (Barquisimeto)
Feast of the Ass (Medieval Christianity)
National Forest Conservation Day (Thailand)
Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period
Magh Bihu (Assam)
Maghi (Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh)
Makar Sankranti (India)
The first day of Pongal, a Tamil New Year. (Tamil)
Uttarayan (Uttaranchal, Gujarat and Rajasthan)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Broccoli, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Shallots, Spring Onions*

Also on this day:

1129 – Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.

1514 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.

1639 – The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.

1933 – The controversial Bodyline cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peaks when Australian captain Bill Woodfull was hit in the heart.

1967 – Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, launching the Summer of Love. Between 20,000 to 30,000 people attend.

1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets a record as the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer in television history.

2005 – Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.


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