3rd January

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!


Snowfall on Maria's Balcony, Liverpool, 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, January 2017:
First Quarter - January 5, 19:47
Full Moon - January 12, 11:35
Third Quarter - January 19, 22:14
New Moon - January 28, 00:08




Allotment in winter chill, Liverpool, December 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:

Tamaseseri Festival (Hakozaki Shrine, Fukuoka)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Pisces: Plant vegetables (leaf vegetables as well).
Water indoor plants.
Mow a lawns.
Enrich flowers. *

Also on this day:

1431 – Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon.

1496 – Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine.

1521 – Pope Leo X excommunicates Martin Luther in the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem.

1777 – American general George Washington defeats British general Charles Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton.

1924 – British explorer Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt.

1932 – Martial law is declared in Honduras to stop revolt by banana workers fired by United Fruit.

1962 – Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.

1994 – More than seven million people from the former Apartheid Homelands, receives South African citizenship.

* more information can be found here.