24th September

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.


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!


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




The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Gerard Sagredo
Our Lady of Mercy and its related observances:
La Mercè (Barcelona)
Our Lady of Walsingham (Church of England)
Rupert of Salzburg

Constitution Day (Cambodia)
Heritage Day (South Africa).
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Guinea-Bissau from Portugal in 1973.
Mahidol Day (Thailand)
New Caledonia Day (New Caledonia)
Peruvian Armed Forces Day (Peru)
Republic Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
Start of the indiction year (Late Roman Empire; at least since the time of Bede)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

622 – Prophet Muhammad completes his hijra from Mecca to Medina.

1645 – Battle of Rowton Heath, Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles

1890 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.

1932 – Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).

1960 – USS Enterprise (CVN-65 - not THAT one), the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.

1988 – National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

1990 – Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.

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