18th September

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.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Fomenting, 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2017:
Full Moon – September 6, 08:02
Last Quarter – September 13, 07:24
New Moon – September 20, 06:29
First Quarter – September 28, 03:53

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Constantius (Theban Legion)
Eustorgius I
Joseph of Cupertino
Methodius of Olympus
Richardis

Festival:
National Day or Dieciocho, the date of the first Government Junta after the Chilean independence on February 12, 1818 (Chile)
World Water Monitoring Day (International)

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:

1812 – The 1812 Fire of Moscow dies down after destroying more than three quarters of the city. Napoleon returns from the Petrovsky Palace to the Moscow Kremlin, spared from the fire.

1838 – The Anti-Corn Law League is established by Richard Cobden.

1879 – The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

1910 – In Amsterdam, 25,000 demonstrate for general suffrage.

1960 – Fidel Castro arrives in New York City as the head of the Cuban delegation to the United Nations.

1975 – Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.

1997 – United States media magnate Ted Turner donates USD 1 billion to the United Nations.

2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.


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