16th November

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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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2015:
Last Quarter - November 3, 12:23
New Moon - November 11, 17:47
First Quarter - November 19, 06:27
Full Moon - November 25, 22:44

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Edmund of Abingdon
Eucherius of Lyon
Gertrude the Great (Roman Catholic church)
Margaret of Scotland

Festival:
International Day for Tolerance (International)
Icelandic Language Day or Dagur íslenskrar tungu

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1532 – Francisco Pizarro and his men capture Inca Emperor Atahualpa.

1849 – A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labour.

1938 – LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

1940 – Holocaust: In occupied Poland, the Nazis close off the Warsaw Ghetto from the outside world.

1940 – World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg

1988 – In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan elect populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1997 – After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

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