8th November

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2016:
First Quarter - November 7, 19:51
Full Moon - November 14, 13:52
Last Quarter - November 21, 08:33
New Moon - November 29, 12:18

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day: Willehad of Bremen

Festival:
Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven (Eastern Orthodox Church)
World Urbanism Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: Grapple with pests, perform sprinkling from diseases.
Prong soil for weeding (leave weedery for humus).*

Also on this day:

1519 – Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with a great celebration.

1901 – Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.

1917 – The People's Commissars give authority to Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin.

1939 – In Munich, Adolf Hitler narrowly escapes the assassination attempt of Georg Elser while celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.

1942 – World War II: French resistance coup in Algiers, in which 400 civilian French patriots neutralize Vichyist XIXth Army Corps after 15 hours of fighting, and arrest several Vichyst generals, allowing the immediate success of Operation Torch in Algiers.

1965 – The Murder (Abolition of the Death Penalty) Act 1965 is given Royal Assent, formally abolishing the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

1987 – Remembrance Day Bombing: A Provisional IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland during a ceremony honouring those who had died in wars involving British forces. Twelve people are killed and sixty-three wounded.

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