27th May

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!


Shepherd's Delight, Sefton Park, Liverpool 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, May 2017:
First Quarter - May 3, 03:46
Full Moon - May 10, 22:42
Third Quarter - May 19, 01:32
New Moon - May 25, 20:44




Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Augustine of Canterbury
Bruno of Würzburg
Eutropius of Orange
Julius the Veteran

Armed Forces Day (Nicaragua)
Children's Day (Nigeria)
Mother's Day or Día de la Madre (Bolivia)
Slavery Abolition Day (Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: Set the moisture-loving and decorative foliose plants.
Perform forming pruning and grafting of orchard and bushes.
Set leaf vegetables.
Water indoor plants.*

Also on this day:

1153 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland

1798 – The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.

1907 – Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.

1967 – Australians vote in favor of a constitutional referendum granting the Australian government the power to make laws to benefit Indigenous Australians and to count them in the national census.

1999 – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo. Ratko Mladic is now in custody and on his way to the Hague as of yesterday (2011).

* more information can be found here.