9th 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!

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Glen Lyon, Scotland, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid

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

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CURRENT MOON

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Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Catherine of Bologna
Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
Frances of Rome
Gregory of Nyssa
Pacian

Festival:
Baron Bliss Day (Belize)
Teacher's Day or Eid Al Moalim (Lebanon)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: Lop off dry branches of orchards and bushes.
During the waxing moon seed crop into the wet soils, seed the lawn grass.
Seed and set not moisture-loving fruits and vegetables.
Inoculate orchard (during the waxing moon in springtime).
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.*

Also on this day:

1566 – David Rizzio, private secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1765 – After a campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son may have actually committed suicide.

1910 – The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners represented by the United Mine Workers, begins in the USA.

1916 – Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.

1997 – Comet Hale-Bopp: Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day.


* more information can be found here.