25th December - Christmas Day

Happy Christmas. War Is Over (If You Want It). Jx

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!

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After a winter ritual, Liverpool, 2007: 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

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CURRENT MOON

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Allotment in winter chill, Liverpool, December 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Anastasia of Sirmium

Festival:
Christmas Day, Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. (International)
Malkh-Festival (Nakh peoples of Chechenya and Ingushetia)
Quaid-e-Azam's Day (Pakistan)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: Set, gather, dry out medicinal herbs.
Singling is favorable.
Mow a lawns.
Water indoor plants.
Enrich flowers and lawns.
Graft orchard and bushes.
Make a regenerative pruning of old trees.
Rich harvest. Binned well for a long time.
High quality seeds. *

Also on this day:

800 – Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.

1066 – William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.

1261 – John IV Lascaris of the restored Eastern Roman Empire is deposed and blinded by orders of his co-ruler Michael VIII Palaeologus.

1914 – World War I: Known as the Christmas truce, German and British troops on the Western Front temporarily cease fire.

1950 – The Stone of Scone, traditional coronation stone of British monarchs, is taken from Westminster Abbey by Scottish nationalist students. It later turns up in Scotland on April 11, 1951.

1990 – The first successful trial run of the system which would become the World Wide Web.

2003 – The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe, released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing.


* more information can be found here.