2nd 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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Sunset Over The Mersey, March 2008: Maria Hughes

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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Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Agnes of Bohemia
Blessed Charles the Good, Count of Flanders
Chad of Mercia (Church of England
Jovinus

Festival:
Feast of 'Alá (Loftiness), First day of the 19th month of the Bahá'í calendar (Bahá'í Faith) and first day of the Baha'i Nineteen Day Fast
Omizu-okuri ("Water Carrying") Festival (Obama, Japan)
St Chad's Day (St Chad's College)
Texas Independence Day (Texas)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: Setting and relocation of any kind of roots, trees and bushes.
Perform forming pruning of orchard and bushes.
Pile a manure or compost.
Grapple with underground pests.
Enrich flowers with humus especially those having poor assemblage of rootlets.
Perform preservation of edible roots and take the crop.*

Also on this day:

1717 – The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.

1808 – The inaugural meeting of the Wernerian Natural History Society, a former Scottish learned society, is held in Edinburgh.

1882 – Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in Windsor.

1903 – In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women.

1919 – The first Communist International meets in Moscow.

1933 – The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

1956 – Morocco declares its independence from France.

1990 – Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress.

1998 – Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.


* more information can be found here.