17th May

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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Warm Wings, Liverpool 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, May 2017:
First Quarter - May 3, 03:46
Full Moon - May 10, 22:42
Third Quarter - May 19, 01:32
New Moon - May 25, 20:44


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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Paschal Baylon
Restituta

Festival:
Birthday of the Raja (Perlis)
Constitution Day (Nauru)
Constitution Day (Norway)
Feast of ‘Aẓamat (Bahá'í Faith)
Galician Literature Day or Día das Letras Galegas (Galicia)
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia aka IDAHO
Liberation Day (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
National Famine Memorial Day (Ireland)
Navy Day (Argentina)
World Information Society Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: Grapple with pests, perform sprinkling from diseases.
Prong soil for weeding (leave weedery for humus).*

Also on this day:

1590 – Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.

1805 – Muhammad Ali (not that one) becomes Wāli of Egypt.

1902 – Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.

1969 – Venera program: Soviet Venera 6 begins its descent into the atmosphere of Venus, sending back atmospheric data before being crushed by pressure.

1970 – Thor Heyerdahl sets sail from Morocco on the papyrus boat Ra II to sail the Atlantic Ocean.

1984 – Prince Charles calls a proposed addition to the National Gallery, London, a "monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend," sparking controversies on the proper role of the Royal Family and the course of modern architecture.

2009 – Dalia Grybauskaitė is elected the first female President of Lithuania.


* more information can be found here.