23rd 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.....


Winter Solstice Blessings, 2011 Jamie Reid

Onwards and Upwards!


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




Allotment under frost, Liverpool 2010: Jamie Reid

<Saint's Day:
Abassad (Coptic Church)
John Cantius
O Emmanuel
Psote (Coptic Church)
Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland; The last day of preparations before Christmas.

Birthday of the Queen Silvia, an official flag day (Sweden)
Larentalia, in honor of Larenta. (Roman empire)
Night of the Radishes (Oaxaca, Mexico - also popular in Toxteth)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants*

Also on this day:

1493 – Georg Alt's German translation of Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle is published.

1893 – The opera Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck is first performed.

1938 – Discovery of the first modern coelacanth in South Africa.

1957 – Ian Craig of Australia becomes the youngest Test cricket captain in history at the age of 22.

1972 – The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.

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