6th 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!

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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

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CURRENT MOON


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

Saint's Day:
Andre

Festival:
Armed Forces Day (Iraq)
Epiphany (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity
Little Christmas (Ireland)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: Plant everything that can be eatable at once.
During the waxing moon inoculate orchard and plant crops. Take grain harvest, enrich and store it for keeping. Plant and enrich orchard.
During the waning moon prune orchard and bushes.
Sprinkle plants from pests and diseases.*

Also on this day:

1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.

1661 – English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London.

1781 – In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.

1839 – The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.

1907 – Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome.

1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people.

1950 – The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.

1978 – The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.

1994 – Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit.

2010 – The Ady Gil, a ship owned by Sea Shepherd, is sunk during a skirmish with the Japanese Whaling Fleet's Shōnan Maru.


* more information can be found here.