21st December - Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice spendour and blessings,from the dark into light. Things are
moving and changing spiritually and politically. Its time to have a go. Time
for magic..alllove.....

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Winter Solstice Blessings, 2011 Jamie Reid


Onwards and Upwards!

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Silbury, 2005 Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2015
Last Quarter – December 3, 07:40
New Moon – December 11, 10:29
First Quarter – December 18, 15:14
Full Moon – December 25, 11:11


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CURRENT MOON

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Allotment under frost, Liverpool 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
O Oriens
Petrus Canisius
Thomas the apostle

Festival:
Winter Solstice
Divalia, in honour of Angerona, (Roman Empire)
Sanghamitta Day
Ziemassvētki (ancient Latvia)
The first day of Pancha Ganapati, celebrated until December 25 (India)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages*

Also on this day:

69 – The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian becomes the fourth Emperor of Rome within a year.

1844 – The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.

1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theater.

1965 - Abolition of Death Penalty bill introduced by left wing Jewish MP Sidney Silverman (who held his seat as member for St Annes' Ward, Liverpool for thirty three consecutive years. Bravo Sidney).

1968 – Apollo program: Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew performs the first ever manned Trans Lunar Injection and become the first humans to leave Earth's gravity.

1970 – Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon meet in the White House.

1995 – The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.


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