21st September- Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox - time for reflection and consolidation on past achievements, and learning from mistakes - balancing the books and enjoying equality, planting bulbs and scattering seeds - reaping the benefits from before. Remember love is always with you and nothing can destroy it....LEARN FROM THE PAST. LIVE IN THE PRESENT. LOOK TO THE FUTURE.

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Autumn Equinox, 2011: Jamie Reid

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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Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2015:
Last Quarter – September 5, 10:54
New Moon – September 13, 07:41
First Quarter – September 21, 09:59
Full Moon – September 28, 03:50

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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:
Matthew the Evangelist (Western Church)
Nativity of the Theotokos (Orthodox Church)

Festival:
Arbor Day (Brazil)
Founder's Day (Ghana)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Armenia from the Soviet Union in 1991.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Belize from the United Kingdom in 1981.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Malta from the United Kingdom in 1964.
International Day of Peace (International)
Student's Day, also Spring Day (Argentina)
The first day of Mabon (Neopaganism)
World Alzheimer's Day (Alzheimer's Association)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans and Peas *

Also on this day:

1745 – Battle of Prestonpans: A Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope is defeated, in ten minutes, by the Jacobite forces of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

1792 – The National Convention declares France a republic and abolishes the monarchy.

1827 – Joseph Smith, Jr. is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Smith has translated into The Book of Mormon.

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is published.

1964 – Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

1993 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.

2001 – Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.

2003 – Galileo mission is terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.


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