16th 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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Apocalypse In Knotty Ash, 2007: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, January 2017:
First Quarter - January 5, 19:47
Full Moon - January 12, 11:35
Third Quarter - January 19, 22:14
New Moon - January 28, 00:08

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CURRENT MOON


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Teasels, Liverpool, December 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Berard of Carbio
Fursey
Honoratus of Arles

Festival:
National Religious Freedom Day (United States)
Teacher's Day (Thailand)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Virgo: Set any plants.
Plant the trees for which the crown height is important.
Plant fast-growing bushes and hedgerow.
Transplant old trees (in spring and autumn).
Transplant and set indoor plants (for better plant disease resistance).
Enrich soil and grapple with underground pests.
Perform farming, weeding, hilling, cultivation.
Take the manure away.*

Also on this day:

550 – Gothic War (535–552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege, by bribing the Isaurian garrison.

1120 – The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.

1605 – The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published.

1896 – Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.

1909 – Ernest Shackleton's expedition finds the magnetic South Pole.

1938 – The Benny Goodman Orchestra performed the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall.

1939 – The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a bombing and sabotage campaign in England.

1970 – Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.


* more information can be found here.