15th 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:
Abeluzius (Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church)
Ita
Macarius of Egypt
Paul the Hermit

Festival:
Earliest day on which International Fetish Day can fall, while January 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Friday in January.
Earliest day on which Martin Luther King, Jr. Day can fall, while January 21 is the latest; celebrated on the third Monday in January. (United States)
John Chilembwe Day (Malawi)
Korean Alphabet Day (North Korea)
One of the two Carmentalia, in honor of Carmenta. (Roman Empire)
The second day of the sidereal winter solstice festivals in India
- Maatu Pongal, celebrated by performing Jallikattu (Tamil)
Tree Planting Day (Egypt)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

588 BC – Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasts until July 23, 586 BC.

1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London.

1919 – Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.

1919 – Boston Molasses Disaster: A large molasses tank in Boston, bursts and a wave of molasses rushes through the streets, killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.

1947 – The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.

1970 – Muammar al-Qaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya.

2005 – An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.


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