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 2016
First Quarter – December 7, 09:03
Full Moon – December 14, 00:05
Last Quarter – December 21, 01:55
New Moon – December 29, 06:53




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 Libra: Transplant plants and prick off sprouts.
During the waxing moon it is a good time for setting legumes.
Set annual and perennial flowers and berrylike bushes.
Take the crop. It binned well.
High quality seeds.
Set flowers and flowering medicinal herbs.*

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 here.