24th March

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!


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




Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Catherine of Vadstena
Mac Cairthinn of Clogher
Simon of Trent (cult suppressed)

Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice (Argentina)
Student Day (Church of Scientology)
World Tuberculosis Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: Grapple with pests, perform sprinkling from diseases.
Prong soil for weeding (leave weedery for humus).*

Also on this day:

1603 – James VI of Scotland also becomes James I of England.

1869 – The last of Titokowaru's forces surrendered to the New Zealand government, ending his uprising.

1907 – The first issue of the Georgian Bolshevik newspaper Dro is published.

1958 – Elvis Presley is conscripted into the U.S. Army.

1965 – NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing.

2008 – Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election.

* more information can be found here.