18th November

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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:
Abhai of Hach (Syriac Orthodox Church)
Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul
Juthwara (Roman Catholic Church)
Mabyn (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican communion)
Rose Philippine Duchesne (Roman Catholic Church)

Festival:
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Latvia from Russia in 1918.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Morocco from France and Spain in 1956.
National Day (Oman)
The main day of the Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquirá or Chinita's Fair (Maracaibo, Venezuela)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants*

Also on this day:

401 – The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.

1210 – Pope Innocent III excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV

1307 – William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head.

1421 – A seawall at the Zuiderzee dike in the Netherlands breaks, flooding 72 villages and killing about 10,000 people. This event will be known as Sint-Elisabethsvloed.

1493 – Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico.

1686 – Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France's anal fistula after practicing the surgery on several peasants.

1803 – The Battle of Vertières, the last major battle of the Haitian Revolution, is fought, leading to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti, the first black republic in the Western Hemisphere.

1926 – George Bernard Shaw refuses to accept the money for his Nobel Prize, saying, "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for inventing dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize".

1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple cult to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier.

2003 – In the United Kingdom, the Local Government Act 2003, repealing controversial anti-gay amendment Section 28, becomes effective.


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