2nd July

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!


Mersey Crown, Summer 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, July 2017:
First Quarter - July 1, 01:51
Full Moon - July 9, 05:06
Third Quarter - July 16, 20:25
New Moon - July 23, 10:45
First Quarter - July 30, 16:23




Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Aberoh and Atom (Coptic Church)
Feast of the Visitation at Mariánska hora. (Levoča)
Otto of Bamberg
Processus and Martinianus

Flag Day (Curaçao)
Independence Day (Bahia)
Palio di Provenzano (Siena)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: Transplant plants and prick off sprouts.
During the waxing moon it is a good time for setting legumes.
Set annual and perennial flowers and berrylike bushes.
Take the crop. It binned well.
High quality seeds.
Set flowers and flowering medicinal herbs.*

Also on this day:

1644 – English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor.

1777 – Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery.

1839 – Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad.

1940 – Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.

1976 – Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

* more information can be found here.