Latest entry: 22nd June - Summer Solstice

The sun stands at the peak of day, all the life of earth is in its
flowering, our spirits are filled with ardent purpose, to celebrate the
glory of life, of light, of love. The time of joy is here.

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Alban Hefin - Summer Solstice Joy and Blessings., 2011 Jamie Reid

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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The Bendy Family Day Out on the Beach at Portmadog, Summer 2008: 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:
Aaron of Aleth
Alban
Eusebius of Samosata (Orthodox Church)
John Fisher (Catholic Church)
Nicetas of Remesiana
Paulinus of Nola
Thomas More (Catholic Church)

Festival:
Anti-Fascist Struggle Day (Croatia)
Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War (Belarus)
Teachers' Day (El Salvador)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: During the waning moon: seed, plant and transplant flowers and vining plants.
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.
Enrich poor flowering plants.*

Also on this day:

1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.

1783 – A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.

1848 – Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris.

1922 – Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.

1941 – Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.

1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James Christy.

2003 – The largest hailstone ever recorded at a 7 inch diameter falls in Aurora, Nebraska.

2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.


* more information can be found here.

 

 

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