25th 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!

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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

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CURRENT MOON

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Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Alfwold
Barontius and Desiderius
Dismas, the "Good Thief"
Humbert of Maroilles

Festival:
Anniversary of the Arengo and the Feast of the Militants (San Marino)
Freedom Day (Belarus)
Hilaria (Roman Empire)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Greece from Ottoman Empire in 1821.
Maryland Day (Maryland)
Mother's Day (Slovenia)
Struggle for Human Rights Day (Slovakia)
Historic start of the new year (Lady Day) in England, Wales, Ireland, and the future United States until the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar in 1752. (The year 1751 began on 25 March; the year 1752 began on 1 January.) It is one of the four Quarter days in Ireland and England.
Vårfrudagen or Våffeldagen, "Waffle Day" (Sweden)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Pisces: Plant vegetables (leaf vegetables as well).
Water indoor plants.
Mow a lawns.
Enrich flowers.*

Also on this day:

421 – Venice, Italy is born at twelve o'clock noon, apparently.

1306 – Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.

1655 – Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.

1811 – Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.

1894 – Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.

1942 – Birth of the mighty Aretha Franklin.

1957 – United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on the grounds of obscenity.

1965 – Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama.

1969 – During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31)


* more information can be found here.