26th June

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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The Bendy Family Day Out on the Beach at Portmadog, Summer 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, June 2017:
First Quarter - June 1, 13:42
Full Moon - June 9, 14:09
Third Quarter - June 17, 12:32
New Moon - June 24, 03:03

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Anthelm of Belley
Hermogius
John and Paul
Josemaría Escrivá
Mar Abhai (Syriac Orthodox Church)
Vigilius of Trent

Festival:
Army and Navy Day (Azerbaijan)
Flag Day (Romania)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Madagascar from France in 1960
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (International)
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (International)
Sunthorn Phu Day (Thailand)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: Lop off dry branches of orchards and bushes.
During the waxing moon seed crop into the wet soils, seed the lawn grass.
Seed and set not moisture-loving fruits and vegetables.
Inoculate orchard (during the waxing moon in springtime).
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.*

Also on this day:

1284 – the legendary Pied Piper leads 130 children out of Hamelin, Germany

1541 – Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

1848 – End of the June Days Uprising in Paris.

1945 – The United Nations Charter is signed in San Francisco.

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial. A political prisoner, Peltier's next scheduled hearing will be in July 2024.


* more information can be found here.