4th October

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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Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, October 2016:
New Moon – October 1, 01:11
First Quarter – October 9, 12:48
Full Moon – October 16, 05:23
Third Quarter – October 22, 20:13

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Amun
Francis of Assisi
Petronius of Bologna.

Festival:
Cinnamon Roll Day or kanelbullens dag (Sweden)
Day of Peace and Reconciliation (Mozambique)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Lesotho from Great Britain in 1966.
The beginning of World Space Week (International)
World Animal Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: Set, gather, dry out medicinal herbs.
Singling is favorable.
Mow a lawns.
Water indoor plants.
Enrich flowers and lawns.
Graft orchard and bushes.
Make a regenerative pruning of old trees.
Rich harvest. Binned well for a long time.
High quality seeds.*

Also on this day:

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar. In Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, October 4 of this year is followed directly by October 15.

1883 – First run of the Orient Express.

1957 – Launch of Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth.

1966 – Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom and is renamed Lesotho.

1991 – The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.

1997 – The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.

2004 – SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight, by being the first private craft to fly into space.


* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.