4th 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!

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: 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

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Blessed Ceferino Giménez Malla
Florian
Gotthard of Hildesheim
Judas Cyriacus
Monica of Hippo
Sacerdos of Limoges
Venerius of Milan

Festival:
Bird Day (United States)
Cassinga Day (Namibia)
Day of the adoption of the Declaration of independence (Latvia)
Death of Milan Rastislav Štefánik Day (Slovakia)
Greenery Day (Japan)
International Firefighters' Day
May Fourth Movement commemorations:
Literary Day (Republic of China)
Youth Day (People's Republic of China)
Remembrance Day for Martyrs and Disabled (Afghanistan)
Remembrance of the Dead (Netherlands)
Star Wars Day
Youth Day (Fiji)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: Lop off dry branches of orchards and bushes.
During the waxing moon seed crop into the wet soils, seed the lawn grass.
Seed and set not moisture-loving fruits and vegetables.
Inoculate orchard (during the waxing moon in springtime).
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.*

Also on this day:

1471 – Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury: Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales.

1859 – The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.

1932 – In Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion.

1970 – Vietnam War: Kent State shootings: the Ohio National Guard, sent to Kent State University after disturbances in the city of Kent the weekend before, open fire killing four unarmed students and wounding nine others. The students were protesting the United States' invasion of Cambodia.

2000 – Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.

2007 – The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever.


* more information can be found here.