8th 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!

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Fortingall, Glen Lyon, Perthshire 2003: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2015
Last Quarter – December 3, 07:40
New Moon – December 11, 10:29
First Quarter – December 18, 15:14
Full Moon – December 25, 11:11

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CURRENT MOON

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Allotment under frost, Liverpool 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Eucharius
Romaric

Festival:
Afflux (Discordianism!)
Bodhi Day (Japan)
CARICOM-Cuba Day, celebrate diplomatic ties between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba.
Festa da Conceição da Praia, celebrating Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean (Salvador, Bahia)
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Festival of Lights (Lyon)
Mother's Day (Panama)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Garlic or Jerusalem Artichokes *

Also on this day:

1854 – In his Apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX proclaims the dogmatic definition of Immaculate Conception, which holds that the Virgin Mary was born free of original sin.

1953 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers his Atoms for Peace speech, and the U.S. launches its "Atoms for Peace" program that supplied equipment and information to schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world.

1980 – John Lennon, an English musician and peace activist, is assassinated by Mark David Chapman, a mentally unstable fan, in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City.

1991 – The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.

2000 - Fidel Castro unveils statue of John Lennon in Cuba.

2004 – Darrell Lance Abbott, also known as "Diamond Darrell" "Dimebag Darrell", "Dimebag" or simply "Dime" was murdered onstage during a Damageplan performance at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. He was 38

2008 – Kirsty Williams is elected as Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. She becomes the first female leader of a political party in Wales.


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