6th March

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!


Sunset Over The Mersey, March 2008: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, March 2017:
First Quarter - March 05, 11:32
Full Moon - February 12, 14:53
Third Quarter - February 20, 15:58
New Moon - February 28, 03:57




Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Kyneburga, Kyneswide and Tibba
Marcian of Tortona

Alamo Day (Texas)
Foundation Day, the founding of Norfolk Island in 1788. (Territory of Norfolk Island, South Pacific)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Ghana from the United Kingdom in 1957. (Ghana)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: Set the moisture-loving and decorative foliose plants.
Perform forming pruning and grafting of orchard and bushes.
Set leaf vegetables.
Water indoor plants.*

Also on this day:

1788 – The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in the South Pacific in order to found a convict settlement.

1836 – Texas Revolution: Battle of the Alamo – After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers defending the Alamo are defeated and the fort is captured.

1853 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata receives its premiere performance in Venice.

1946 – Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.

1953 – Georgy Maksimilianovich Malenkov succeeds Joseph Stalin as Premier of the Soviet Union and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1964 – Nation of Islam's Elijah Muhammad officially gives boxing champion Cassius Clay the name Muhammad Ali.

1970 – Blast at Weather Underground safe house in Greenwich Village kills three.

1988 – Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers are killed by Special Air Service on the territory of Gibraltar in the conclusion of Operation Flavius.

2007 – Death of Jean Baudrillard, professional Frenchman (b. 1929)

* more information can be found here.