22nd March

spring equinox-alban eilir. a time of balance and reassesment.12 hours
dark-12 hours light.but moving towards the light of summer.time to plant
seeds in all senses.moving forwards and growing.light over the waters.
but amidst great turmoil,bumpy rides ahead. when will it end? gaia is responding to it all,she has to protect herself....but remember light follows the dark and remember to put your spuds in...alllove.

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Alban Eiler,
Spring Equinox, Trefoil with full moon centre. 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.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, March 2017:
First Quarter - March 05, 11:32
Full Moon - February 12, 14:53
Third Quarter - February 20, 15:58
New Moon - February 28, 03:57

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CURRENT MOON

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Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Basil of Ancyra (Roman Catholic Church)

Festival:
Emancipation Day or Día de la Abolición de la Esclavitud (Puerto Rico)
The fourth day of Quinquatria, held in honor of Minerva. (Roman Empire)
World Day for Water (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: Plant edible roots and brumal vegetables.
Root out, grub up weeds, clear the woodside, hedge (during the waxing moon).
Pile a manure or compost. (during the waxing moon).
Grapple with underground pests.
Enrich and water flowers with poor root assemblage.
Make prickling-out sprout.
Prun the branches and graft orchards.
Transplanting is favorable.
Harvest is binned well.
High-quality seeds.*

Also on this day:

1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony's population.

1784 – The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.

1873 – A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.

1945 – The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.

1984 – Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded

1997 – The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.

2006 – ETA, the armed Basque separatist group, declares a permanent ceasefire again.


* more information can be found here.