16th March

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!


Bull Rush Burst, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, March 2017:
First Quarter - March 05, 11:32
Full Moon - February 12, 14:53
Third Quarter - February 20, 15:58
New Moon - February 28, 03:57




Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Heribert of Cologne

Latvian Legion Day (Latvia)
Saint Urho's Day (Finnish community in U.S. and Canada)
The first day of the Bacchanalia (Roman Empire)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: Set, gather, dry out medicinal herbs.
Singling is favorable.
Mow a lawns.
Water indoor plants.
Enrich flowers and lawns.
Graft orchard and bushes.
Make a regenerative pruning of old trees.
Rich harvest. Binned well for a long time.
High quality seeds.*

Also on this day:

37 – Caligula becomes Roman Emperor after the death of his great uncle, Tiberius.

1660 – The Long Parliament disbands.

1872 – The Wanderers F.C. wins the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London.

1912 – Lawrence Oates, an ill member of Scott's South Pole expedition leaves the tent saying, "I am just going outside and may be some time."

1976 – British Prime Minister Harold Wilson resigns, citing personal reasons.

2005 – Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.

* more information can be found here.