19th December

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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Silbury, 2005 Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2016
First Quarter – December 7, 09:03
Full Moon – December 14, 00:05
Last Quarter – December 21, 01:55
New Moon – December 29, 06:53

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CURRENT MOON

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Allotment under frost, Liverpool 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
O Radix
Pope Anastasius I

Festival:
Liberation day (Goa)
Opalia (Roman Empire)

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:

211 – Publius Septimius Geta, co-emperor of Rome, is lured to come without his bodyguards to meet his brother Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (Caracalla), to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrives the Praetorian Guard murders him and he dies in the arms of his mother Julia Domna.

1776 – Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled The American Crisis.

1924 – The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

1972 – Apollo program: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.

1983 – The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro.

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

2001 – A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.


* more information can be found here.