19th February

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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Holly Hedge, Calderstone Park, Liverpool 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, February 2017:
First Quarter - February 4, 04:18
Full Moon - February 11, 00:32
Third Quarter - February 18, 19:33
New Moon - February 26, 14:58

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CURRENT MOON

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The Palace of Earthly Delights, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Barbatus of Benevento
Conrad of Piacenza

Festival:
Birthday of Shivaji or Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra)
Chaoflux (Discordianism)
Flag Day, the birthday of the President Saparmurat Niyazov, established in 1997 (Turkmenistan)
Narconon Day (Church of Scientology)
The hanging of Bulgaria's Apostle of Freedom Vassil Levski (Bulgaria)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: Set fruits, large-statured vegetables and fast-growing trees.
Prune orchards and bushes (during the waxing moon in spring).
Sow grain.
In spring enrich grain, vegetables and fruits.
Grapple with underground pests.*

Also on this day:

1600 – The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America.

1861 – Serfdom is abolished in Russia.

1949 – Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.

1963 – The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness-raising groups spread.

1986 – The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years.

2002 – NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.


* more information can be found here.