8th June

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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Summer Offering, Liverpool 2010: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, June 2017:
First Quarter - June 1, 13:42
Full Moon - June 9, 14:09
Third Quarter - June 17, 12:32
New Moon - June 24, 03:03

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Chlodulf of Metz
Medard
William of York

Festival:
Bounty Day (Norfolk Island)
Primož Trubar Day (Slovenia)
World Brain Tumor Day
World Oceans Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: Set fruits, large-statured vegetables and fast-growing trees.
Prune orchards and bushes (during the waxing moon in spring).
Sow grain.
In spring enrich grain, vegetables and fruits.
Grapple with underground pests*

Also on this day:

793 – Vikings raid the abbey at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, commonly accepted as the beginning of the Scandinavian invasion of England.

1405 – Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV's orders.

1794 – Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.

1856 – A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.

1881 - Irish Fenians in Liverpool attempt to blow up the Town Hall.

1949 – Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.

1949 – George Orwell's 1984 is published.

1968 – Robert F. Kennedy's funeral takes place at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City.

2004 – The first Venus Transit in modern history takes place, the previous one being in 1882.

* more information can be found here.