6th December

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 welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!


Fortingall, Glen Lyon, Perthshire 2003: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2016
First Quarter – December 7, 09:03
Full Moon – December 14, 00:05
Last Quarter – December 21, 01:55
New Moon – December 29, 06:53



Saint's Day:
Abraham of Kratia
Nicholas of Myra

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Canada)
Saint Nicholas Day, where St. Nicholas/Santa Claus leaves little presents in children's shoes. (International)
Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day (Sindh)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1849 – American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.

1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.

1877 – Thomas Edison creates the first recording of a human voice, reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb".

1956 – A violent water polo match between Hungary and the USSR takes place during the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, against the backdrop of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

1969 – Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones's concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.

1975 – Balcombe Street Siege: An IRA Active Service Unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London.

1998 – Hugo Chávez Frías, Venezuelan military officer and politician, is elected President of Venezuela.

* more information can be found here.