27th 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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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Alexander, a Pannonian soldier, martyred in 3rd century.
Amador of Portugal
Augusta of Treviso, a virgin, beheaded by her pagan father in 5th century.
Gelasius
John of Egypt
Philetus and companies
Romulus of Nîmes, a Benedictine abbot, martyred c. 730.
Rupert of Salzburg
Zanitas and Lazarus of Persia

Festival:
World Theatre Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: Plant everything that can be eatable at once.
During the waxing moon inoculate orchard and plant crops. Take grain harvest, enrich and store it for keeping. Plant and enrich orchard.
During the waning moon prune orchard and bushes.
Sprinkle plants from pests and diseases.*

Also on this day:

1306 – Robert the Bruce is crowned King of Scotland at Scone.

1309 – Pope Clement V excommunicates Venice and all its population - go Venice!

1329 – Pope John XXII issues his In Agro Dominico condemning some writings of Meister Eckhart as heretical.

1871 – The first international rugby football match, England v. Scotland, is played in Edinburgh at Raeburn Place.

1881 – Rioting takes place in Basingstoke in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.

1886 – Famous Apache warrior, Geronimo, surrenders to the U.S. Army, ending the main phase of the Apache Wars.

1915 – Typhoid Mary, the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the United States, is put in quarantine, where she would remain for the rest of her life.


* more information can be found here.