This Month’s Sturgeon Moon Will Coincide With the Perseid Meteor Shower — How to See It

Get ready to stay up late — because the full moon in August 2022, aka the Sturgeon moon, is going to be a good one. Not only will it come with a significant spiritual meaning, but it will also coincide with the Perseid meteor shower.

But what is a Sturgeon moon? Keep reading for all the details on the moon, its meaning, and how and when you can catch a glimpse of our beautiful moon in all its glory this month.

The full moon in August 2022 will be a supermoon.

This month’s full moon, better known as the Sturgeon moon, will rise in the night sky this Thursday night, Aug. 11, 2022, with its brightest glow occurring at about 9:36 p.m. ET, according to SciTechDaily.

The news outlet also notes that the 2022 Sturgeon moon will be a supermoon — and the last supermoon of the year. Some experts believe that the June and July full moons were the only true supermoons in 2022, but others have also recognized the May and August full moons as super as well.

According to NASA, a supermoon is a full moon that appears within 90 percent of perigee (a moon’s closest proximity to Earth in a month), making it appear much larger and brighter than the average full moon to us Earth dwellers.

What is a Sturgeon moon? Here’s the history of the August full moon.

The August full moon came to be known as the Sturgeon moon because in the past, this was the time of year that people had the most success in catching the giant sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and…

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Young country diary: I found the strangest thing in a rockpool

Living next to the sea is rewarding. Very rewarding. Particularly when it is the sort of beach that is rocky and covered in seaweed. Sure, it doesn’t sound as nice as the white-sanded coast in that travel magazine, but there is so much life to find!

Turning over rocks is a good place to start. When the tide goes out, all the small animals hide under rocks to keep cool and lessen the risk of predation. I have found many crabs, snails and even small fish such as blennies and butterfish by looking under rocks. But be careful to gently put the rock back where it came from.

On top of the rocks you may find jellyfish, such as the harmless moon jellyfish, the lion’s mane which is large and has a nasty sting, the barrel jellyfish and the rare blue fire jellyfish.

Sometimes something unusual turns up. This is more common after a large storm, when many creatures from deep or open water can get washed ashore. Recently, after a disheartening day of finding nothing but whelks and anemones, I found a small sea mouse, an extremely interesting marine worm with a short, fluffy body with large iridescent hairs on it. Sea mice are not rockpool dwellers. They live on the sea floor buried in the silt, so it would take quite a violent storm to wash it on to this shore. I was really excited – I’d never seen one before, so I took a few photos before returning it to the sea.

One of my other recent finds was a cross jellyfish, a transparent, deep-sea jellyfish with a bioluminescent blue cross on the bell, which can be found a kilometre under the sea.

So next time you want to go to the sea, skip those beautiful, but boring sandy beaches, and try a rocky shoreline. And remember, always handle everything carefully as you are dealing with live animals.

From newsbreak.com

THE NUMBER OF PLANETS RETROGRADE IN AUGUST MIGHT PUT YOU ON EDGE

The term retrograde gets a bad rap. (Mercury rx, I blame you.) But surprisingly, retrogrades aren’t always earth-shattering events. How life-changing a retrograde tends to be is based on the planet itself and its proximity to the sun, which vary widely. For example, Mercury and Venus retrogrades are often more noticeable, since those planets (aka inner planets) are closer to the sun (and Earth), while the retrogrades of outer planets like Uranus and Neptune aren’t always as apparent. So when I tell you that there are five retrograde planets in August 2022, don’t panic — all of them are outer planets, making the changes they bring up far more gradual.

What Is A Retrograde?

The definition of “retrograde” means to reverse or go backward — but when it comes to the planets, they are actually always moving forward. During this cycle from Earth, however, it appears as if they’re going backward, when in reality they’re just changing speeds.

Every astrological planet retrogrades periodically, except for the sun and moon (since they’re luminaries). The outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto), in particular, spend about four to five months every year retrograde. These retrogrades always occur around the time that they form a trine to the sun, which activates the retrograde of the planet. Near the end of the retrograde, the retrograde planet will form another trine to the sun, bringing endings to that period, and usually a revelation.

What Planets Will Be Retrograde During August 2022?

With all five outer planets — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto — retrograde in August 2022, there will definitely be some reviewing and revising that takes place, but don’t worry, you’ve experienced the retrogrades of each of these planets every single year, so you’re a pro.

What To Expect From August 2022’s Retrograde Planets…

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August 2022 Printable Moon Phase Calendar

Full Moon and New Moon for August 2022

                                                        First Quarter - Aug 2022
First Quarter
August 5
11:06 UTC
Full Moon - Aug 2022
Full Moon
August 12
01:35 UTC
Last Quarter - Aug 2022
Last Quarter
August 19
04:36 UTC
New Moon - Aug 2022
New Moon
August 27
08:17 UTC

The Full Moon for this month will occur in the second week on Friday, August 12th. The New Moon will happen later in August on Saturday, August 27th.

What is the August Full Sturgeon Moon?

August’s full moon is called the Full Sturgeon Moon, after the primitive fish that used to be abundant in North America’s lakes and rivers during the summer months. Having remained mostly unchanged since the earliest fossil records, sturgeons are ancient living fossils that can grow up until 3.5 meters long, or as long as two adult humans stacked on top of each other. Nowadays, however, it’s almost impossible to see a sturgeon during the Full Sturgeon Moon. While they used to thrive, sturgeons are now considered the single most critically endangered group of species on earth – and you might be part of the reason why.

Have you ever eaten caviar? Some species of sturgeons are harvested for their roe, which is then processed into caviar. Because of this, wild sturgeons have been exploited to the brink of extinction due to overfishing and illegal poaching. In addition, they are also vulnerable to water pollution, and their breeding grounds are often damaged due to agriculture and lumbering. Though sturgeons are extremely long-lived – the females can live up to be 150 years old – sturgeons might not be around for much longer. They might have survived the dinosaurs, but they might not be able to survive human beings and our hunger for luxurious delicacies like caviar. But there is something even more terrifying than hungry human beings: hungry ghosts.

In China, the Full Sturgeon Moon is known as the Hungry Ghosts Moon. August’s full moon coincides with the Hungry Ghosts Festival, which is when the gates of hell open up and the hungry dead once again walk amongst the living. The Chinese prepare offerings of food and money to satisfy the ghosts’ hunger, make them happy, and prevent them from causing havoc amongst humankind. In Malaysia and Singapore, Chinese communities set up musical stages and host performances, making sure to always leave the front row empty for the honored guests – the hungry ghosts. Under the full moon, people light lotus-shaped water lanterns and float them on lakes, rivers, and pools, in order to provide light for lost souls to find their way safely back into the afterlife.

Despite the macabre atmosphere of the event, the Hungry Ghosts Festival actually originated as a harvest festival during the Han Dynasty, during which farmers would pray to their ancestors and report their autumn harvest to them. Due to Taoist and Buddhist influences, folk beliefs combined with religious ceremonies to form the Hungry Ghost Festival. In Japan, which also had Buddhist influences, this festival is celebrated as the Obon festival. Japanese communities wear yukata, eat and make merry at carnivals, and perform the Obon dance.

In North America, Native American tribes also saw the Full Sturgeon Moon as signifying a time of bountiful harvest. The Cherokee tribes called it the Full Fruit Moon, and many other First Nation tribes referred to it as the Black Berries Moon. The Sioux called it the Moon When All Things Ripen. The Paint Clans, which were known for their medicinal prowess, would harvest herbs and medicines, while the Wild Potato tribes would forage for food. Naturally, they would also catch a lot of sturgeon. You, on the other hand, may want to celebrate the Full Sturgeon Moon by telling your friends about the importance of saving its critically endangered namesake.

Local Date and Time for August 2022 Full Moon in major cities around the world:

Los Angeles,
San Francisco,
Vancouver
August 11, 2022
6:35pm PDT

Denver,
Salt Lake City,
Calgary
August 11, 2022
7:35pm MDT

Chicago,
Houston,
San Antonio
August 11, 2022
8:35pm CDT

New York,
Toronto,
Atlanta
August 11, 2022
9:35pm EDT

London,
Manchester,
Dublin
August 12, 2022
2:35am BST

Paris,
Rome,
Berlin
August 12, 2022
3:35am CEST

Athens,
Istanbul,
Helsinki
August 12, 2022
4:35am EEST

Dubai,
Abu Dhabi,
Muscat
August 12, 2022
5:35am +04

Bangalore,
Mumbai,
New Delhi
August 12, 2022
7:05am IST

Singapore,
Kuala Lumpur
August 12, 2022
9:35am +08

Perth,
Hong Kong,
Beijing
August 12, 2022
9:35am AWST

Sydney,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
August 12, 2022
11:35am AEST

From MoonGiant.com

Gardening Moon Calendar – August 2022

From mooncalendar.astro-seek.com

August 2022 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Please read this first:

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

Date
2022
Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

Aug 1
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 16:59
root Days
from 16:59

VirgoVirgo

Aug 2
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 3
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 4
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 01:09
flower Days
from 01:09

LibraLibra

Aug 5
Fri
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Aug 6
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 06:36
leaf Days
from 06:36

ScorpioScorpio

Aug 7
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Aug 8
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio

until 09:07
fruit Days
from 09:07

SagittariusSagittarius

Aug 9
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Aug 10
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius

until 09:28
root Days
from 09:28

CapricornCapricorn

Aug 11
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Aug 12
Fri
FULL MOON
at 01:35
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

root Days
CapricornCapricorn

until 09:19
flower Days
from 09:19

AquariusAquarius

Aug 13
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Aug 14
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 10:44
leaf Days
from 10:44

PiscesPisces

Aug 15
Mon
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Aug 16
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 15:36
fruit Days
from 15:36

AriesAries

Aug 17
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Aug 18
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Aug 19
Fri
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 00:36
root Days
from 00:36

TaurusTaurus

Aug 20
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Aug 21
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 12:39
flower Days
from 12:39

GeminiGemini

Aug 22
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Aug 23
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Aug 24
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

until 01:26
leaf Days
from 01:26

CancerCancer

Aug 25
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Aug 26
Fri

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

leaf Days
CancerCancer

until 13:02
fruit Days
from 13:02

LeoLeo

Aug 27
Sat
NEW MOON
at 08:16
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
fruit Days
LeoLeo
Aug 28
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 22:45
root Days
from 22:45

VirgoVirgo

Aug 29
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 30
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 31
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 06:33
flower Days
from 06:33

LibraLibra

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) – Legend

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.

August 2022 – Gardening by the Moon, Biodynamic Planting Guide

Please read this first:

1) Moon Phase x Moon Zodiac Sign:

Please keep in mind, that Gardening by Moon Phase and Gardening by Moon Zodiac Sign are two different/independent biodynamic systems and they might give you different or contradictiory gardening recommendations.

  • a) Each Moon Phase (except Full Moon and New Moon) lasts about 1 week
  • b) Each Moon Zodiac Sign lasts about 2.5 days

Try to experiment with these two systems to find which recommendations suits you the most.

2) Tropical (Astrological) x Sidereal (Astronomical) Zodiac:
(1-2 days difference in Leaf, Fruit, Root and Flower days)

There are two different zodiacs for determining the Moon Sign:

  • a) Tropical zodiac (Astrological) is based on the seasons – Vernal Equinox is fixed as 0° Aries (The 1st Fruit day)
  • b) Sidereal zodiac (Astronomical) takes into account Precession of Equinoxes and shifts 0° Aries back by cca 1-2 days. Maria Thun who was an authority on biodynamics was using this Sidereal zodiac

Try to experiment also with these two zodiac systems to find which system suits you better.

Date
2022
Moon Phase Gardening by the
Moon Phase
Gardening by the
Moon Zodiac Sign

Tropical Zodiac (by Seasons)
Sidereal Zodiac (Maria Thun)

Aug 1
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 2
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 04:06
flower Days
from 04:06

LibraLibra

Aug 3
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Aug 4
Thu
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 11:47
leaf Days
from 11:47

ScorpioScorpio

Aug 5
Fri
First Quarter Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio
Aug 6
Sat
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

leaf Days
ScorpioScorpio

until 16:39
fruit Days
from 16:39

SagittariusSagittarius

Aug 7
Sun
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius
Aug 8
Mon
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

fruit Days
SagittariusSagittarius

until 18:39
root Days
from 18:39

CapricornCapricorn

Aug 9
Tue
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn
Aug 10
Wed
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
CapricornCapricorn

until 18:45
flower Days
from 18:45

AquariusAquarius

Aug 11
Thu
Waxing Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Fruit plants
also Cereals and Flowers
Optimum planting day (2 days before the Full Moon)

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
AquariusAquarius
Aug 12
Fri
FULL MOON
at 01:35
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate

Pick medicinal herbs and plants

flower Days
AquariusAquarius

until 18:45
leaf Days
from 18:45

PiscesPisces

Aug 13
Sat
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces
Aug 14
Sun
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
PiscesPisces

until 20:43
fruit Days
from 20:43

AriesAries

Aug 15
Mon
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Aug 16
Tue
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries
Aug 17
Wed
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
AriesAries

until 02:23
root Days
from 02:23

TaurusTaurus

Aug 18
Thu
Waning Gibbous Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus
Aug 19
Fri
Last Quarter Sow/Plant:
Below ground plants, especially Root plants
Plant trees, shrubs and perennials

– Harvest all crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

root Days
TaurusTaurus

until 12:07
flower Days
from 12:07

GeminiGemini

Aug 20
Sat
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Aug 21
Sun
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini
Aug 22
Mon
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

flower Days
GeminiGemini

until 00:29
leaf Days
from 00:29

CancerCancer

Aug 23
Tue
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer
Aug 24
Wed
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

leaf Days
CancerCancer

until 13:09
fruit Days
from 13:09

LeoLeo

Aug 25
Thu
Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Aug 26
Fri

MoonOppositionSaturn

Waning Crescent Barren phase:
Time to rest. Avoid seed sowing

– Harvest and store crops
– Fertilize, Transplant
– Destroy weed
– Mow lawns & Prune (to reduce growth)

Spraying days: Moon Opposition Saturn

fruit Days
LeoLeo
Aug 27
Sat
NEW MOON
at 08:16
Time to rest, celebrate and meditate
fruit Days
LeoLeo

until 00:25
root Days
from 00:25

VirgoVirgo

Aug 28
Sun
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo
Aug 29
Mon
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

root Days
VirgoVirgo

until 09:45
flower Days
from 09:45

LibraLibra

Aug 30
Tue
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra
Aug 31
Wed
Waxing Crescent Sow/Plant:
Above ground annuals, especially Leaf plants
also Cereals, Herbs, Cucumbers

– Mow lawns (to increase growth)
– Graft & Prune (to increase growth)

flower Days
LibraLibra

until 17:11
leaf Days
from 17:11

ScorpioScorpio

Gardening by the Moon Zodiac Sign (Element) – Legend

Biodynamic Calendar – Icon Legend
Leaf Days Leaf days (Water Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants from which the intention is to use Leaves and Stems.
  • Ex: Cabbage, Salads, Lettuce, Spinach, Green onions, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Celeriac.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Harvesting in Leaf days is not recommended (products start decomposing in a shorter time).
  • Beekeeping: Working with the hive is not recommended in Leaf days.

Fruit Days Fruit days (Fire Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate plants that produce Fruits and Seeds.
  • Ex: Cherry, Strawberry, Tomato, Pea, Bean, Corn, Pumpkin, Nut, Cereal, Courgette.
  • Harvesting in Fruit days allows fruits and seeds to have a better storage quality.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in Flower days (or Fruit days).
  • Beekeeping: Fruit days stimulate the collection of nectar. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.

Root Days Root days (Earth Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant and cultivate Root plants and Root vegetables.
  • Ex: Carrot, Turnip, but also Potato, Beet-root, Garlic, Onion, Leek.
  • Crop should be stored in Root days.
  • Beekeeping: Bees should be encouraged to build more comb.

Flower Days Flower days (Air Element)

  • It is the appropriate time to sow, transplant, cultivate and harvest Flower plants or herbs used for medicinal purposes.
  • Flowers, if cut in these days, have a more intense scent and endure longer.
  • Leaf plants should be harvested in these Flower days.
  • Beekeeping: Flower days stimulate brood activity and colony development. Bees are also supposed to be more gentle these days.
Gardening by the Moon Phase – Legend
NEW MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.


NEW MOON PHASE

New Moon -» First Quarter (Waxing Crescent)

– Moonlight is increasing

– Strongest gravitational pull

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Leaf plants, Cereals, Grains, Lawns, Herbs, Cucumbers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).


FIRST QUARTER PHASE

First Quarter -» Full Moon (Waxing Gibbous)

– Moonlight becomes stronger

– Gravitational pull is a little less now

– Soil releases / Earth exhales / Energy draws UP into upper planets

  • Sow/Plant: Above ground Fruit plants (with “inside seeds” such as Tomatoes, Peppers, Peas and Bean), Cereals, Grains, Lawns and Flowers.
  • Jobs: Graft, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to increase growth).
  • Planting and Grafting take best if done two days just before the Full Moon.
FULL MOON

  • Time to rest, celebrate and meditate.
  • Pick medicinal herbs and plants.


FULL MOON PHASE

Full Moon -» Last Quarter (Waning Gibbous)

– Moonlight is decreasing

– Gravitational pull is decreasing

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Sow/Plant: Below ground Root plants such as Potatoes, Carrots & Onions.
    Plant trees, shrubs, biennials & perennials.
  • Jobs: Harvest all crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).


LAST QUARTER PHASE

Last Quarter -» New Moon (Waning Crescent)

– Moonlight has decreased

– Gravitational pull has decreased

– Soil absorbs / Earth inhales / Energy draws DOWN into the Roots

  • Barren phase: Time to rest and prepare for the next New Moon.
  • Jobs: Avoid seed sowing.
  • Jobs: Harvest and store crops, Fertilize, Transplant, Destroy weed, Mow lawns & Prune foliage (to reduce growth).
Moon Opposition Saturn
MoonOppositionSaturn SPRAYING DAYS

  • Spraying Biodynamic preparations out during Moon opposition Saturn increases soil activity.
  • The MoonMoon represents fertility and germination, while SaturnSaturn represents form and strong structure.
  • It is also a perfect time to plant seeds out.

August 2022 Holidays & Observances Worldwide

There is a total of 276 public holidays and observances in August of 2022 for over 230 countries and 3300 locations around the world. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays & observances along with when and where they are observed.

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Date Holiday Location
Monday, August 1, 2022 Carnival Holiday Antigua and Barbuda
Monday, August 1, 2022 August Monday Anguilla
Monday, August 1, 2022 New South Wales Bank Holiday Australia
Monday, August 1, 2022 Northern Territory Picnic Day Australia
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Day Barbados
Monday, August 1, 2022 Kadooment Day Barbados
Monday, August 1, 2022 Independence Day Benin
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Day The Bahamas
Monday, August 1, 2022 Buddha’s First Sermon Bhutan
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Day Belize
Monday, August 1, 2022 Civic/Provincial Day Canada
Monday, August 1, 2022 Saskatchewan Day Canada
Monday, August 1, 2022 Terry Fox Day Canada
Monday, August 1, 2022 New Brunswick Day Canada
Monday, August 1, 2022 British Columbia Day Canada
Monday, August 1, 2022 Natal Day Canada
Monday, August 1, 2022 Heritage Day Canada
Monday, August 1, 2022 Parents’ Day Congo Democratic Republic
Monday, August 1, 2022 Swiss National Day Switzerland
Monday, August 1, 2022 Army Day China
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Day Dominica
Monday, August 1, 2022 Summer Bank Holiday (only Alderney) Guernsey
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Day Guyana
Monday, August 1, 2022 August Bank Holiday Ireland
Monday, August 1, 2022 Commerce Day Iceland
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Day Jamaica
Monday, August 1, 2022 Santo Domingo Celebrations Start Nicaragua
Monday, August 1, 2022 Gualdalcanal Province Day Solomon Islands
Monday, August 1, 2022 Armed Forces Day Syria
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Day Turks and Caicos Islands
Monday, August 1, 2022 National Children’s Day Tuvalu
Monday, August 1, 2022 Summer Bank Holiday United Kingdom
Monday, August 1, 2022 Colorado Day United States
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Day Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Monday, August 1, 2022 Emancipation Monday British Virgin Islands
Monday, August 1, 2022 Farmers’ Day Zambia
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Carnival Holiday Antigua and Barbuda
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Day off for Emancipation Day Barbados
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Our Lady of Los Ángeles Costa Rica
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Culturama Day Saint Kitts and Nevis
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Republic Day North Macedonia
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 Emancipation Tuesday British Virgin Islands
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 The Royal St John’s Regatta (Regatta Day) Canada
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Freedom Day Equatorial Guinea
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Martyrs’ Day Guinea-Bissau
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Nigerien Independence Day Niger
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Makira-Ulawa Province Day Solomon Islands
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 San Salvador Day 1 (S. Salvador only) El Salvador
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Flag’s Day Venezuela
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 Emancipation Wednesday British Virgin Islands
Thursday, August 4, 2022 August Thursday Anguilla
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Constitution Day Cook Islands
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Chinese Valentine’s Day China
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Founders’ Day Ghana
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Matice Slovenska Day Slovakia
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Chinese Valentine’s Day Taiwan
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Coast Guard Birthday United States
Thursday, August 4, 2022 Barack Obama Day United States
Thursday, August 4, 2022 National Guard’s Day Venezuela
Friday, August 5, 2022 Constitution Day Anguilla
Friday, August 5, 2022 National Day Burkina Faso
Friday, August 5, 2022 Feast of the White Virgin Spain
Friday, August 5, 2022 The Day of Our Lady of Africa Spain
Friday, August 5, 2022 Victory Day Croatia
Friday, August 5, 2022 Youth Day Kiribati
Friday, August 5, 2022 Umuganura Day Rwanda
Friday, August 5, 2022 San Salvador Day 2 (S. Salvador only) El Salvador
Saturday, August 6, 2022 Independence Day Bolivia
Saturday, August 6, 2022 Tisha B’Av Eve Israel
Saturday, August 6, 2022 Independence Day Jamaica
Saturday, August 6, 2022 Hiroshima Memorial Day Japan
Saturday, August 6, 2022 Celebrations of San Salvador El Salvador
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Tisha B’Av Australia
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Ashoora Bahrain
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Tisha B’Av Canada
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Independence Day Cote d’Ivoire
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Battle of Boyacá Day Colombia
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Tisha B’Av Israel
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Friendship Day India
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Tassoua Iran
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Ashura Pakistan
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Tisha B’Av United Kingdom
Sunday, August 7, 2022 American Family Day United States
Sunday, August 7, 2022 Purple Heart Day United States
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura Afghanistan
Monday, August 8, 2022 Muharram/Islamic New Year Australia
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura Australia
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashoora (second day) Bahrain
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura Canada
Monday, August 8, 2022 Day off for Independence Day Cote d’Ivoire
Monday, August 8, 2022 Peace Festival in Augsburg Germany
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura Germany
Monday, August 8, 2022 Day of Achura Algeria
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura Egypt
Monday, August 8, 2022 Carnival (First Day) Grenada
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura Gambia
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashoura Lebanon
Monday, August 8, 2022 Feast of Saint Roman Eve Monaco
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura Holiday Pakistan
Monday, August 8, 2022 Tamkharit Senegal
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura Somalia
Monday, August 8, 2022 Father’s Day Taiwan
Monday, August 8, 2022 Farmers’ Day Tanzania
Monday, August 8, 2022 Ashura United Kingdom
Monday, August 8, 2022 Victory Day United States
Monday, August 8, 2022 Heroes’ Day Zimbabwe
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Ashura Bangladesh
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Carnival (Second Day) Grenada
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Muharram/Ashura India
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Nagasaki Memorial Day Japan
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Feast of Saint Roman Monaco
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 National Day Singapore
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Indigenous Peoples Day Suriname
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People United States
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 National Women’s Day South Africa
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 Defence Forces Day Zimbabwe
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland Australia
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Independence Day Ecuador
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Last Day of Santo Domingo Celebrations Nicaragua
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 Day of the Victims of Mining Disasters Slovakia
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Raksha Bandhan Bangladesh
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) India
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Mountain Day Japan
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Raksha Bandhan Sri Lanka
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Nikini Full Moon Poya Day Sri Lanka
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Raksha Bandhan Myanmar
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Independence Day Chad
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Day of Frontiersmen Turkmenistan
Thursday, August 11, 2022 Raksha Bandhan United Kingdom
Friday, August 12, 2022 Spirit Festival China
Friday, August 12, 2022 Day off for Independence Day Ecuador
Friday, August 12, 2022 Hungry Ghost Festival Hong Kong
Friday, August 12, 2022 Raksha Bandhan Indonesia
Friday, August 12, 2022 Janai Purnima Nepal
Friday, August 12, 2022 Gai Jatra Nepal
Friday, August 12, 2022 The Queen’s Birthday Thailand
Friday, August 12, 2022 Hungry Ghost Festival Taiwan
Friday, August 12, 2022 International Youth Day United States
Saturday, August 13, 2022 Independence Day Central African Republic
Saturday, August 13, 2022 Women’s and Family Day Tunisia
Sunday, August 14, 2022 Father’s Day Brazil
Sunday, August 14, 2022 The Day of Cantabria Spain
Sunday, August 14, 2022 Falkland Day Falkland Islands
Sunday, August 14, 2022 Anniversary of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab Morocco
Sunday, August 14, 2022 Independence Day Pakistan
Sunday, August 14, 2022 National Navajo Code Talkers Day United States
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Andorra
Monday, August 15, 2022 San Martín Day Argentina
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Austria
Monday, August 15, 2022 National Mourning Day Bangladesh
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Belgium
Monday, August 15, 2022 Discovery Day Canada
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Central African Republic
Monday, August 15, 2022 Independence Day Congo
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Switzerland
Monday, August 15, 2022 Mother’s Day Costa Rica
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Cabo Verde
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of the Virgin Mary Cyprus
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Germany
Monday, August 15, 2022 Flooding of the Nile Egypt
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Spain
Monday, August 15, 2022 Constitution Day Equatorial Guinea
Monday, August 15, 2022 Dormition of the Holy Virgin Greece
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary (Guatemala City only) Guatemala
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Croatia
Monday, August 15, 2022 Independence Day India
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Italy
Monday, August 15, 2022 Ferragosto Italy
Monday, August 15, 2022 Liberation Day North Korea
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Lebanon
Monday, August 15, 2022 Liechtenstein National Day Liechtenstein
Monday, August 15, 2022 Feast of the Assumption of Mary Lithuania
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Luxembourg
Monday, August 15, 2022 The Feast of Mary’s Assumption Malta
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Mauritius
Monday, August 15, 2022 Foundation of Old Panama City Panama
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary French Polynesia
Monday, August 15, 2022 Founding of Asuncion Paraguay
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Reunion
Monday, August 15, 2022 St Mary’s Day Romania
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Rwanda
Monday, August 15, 2022 Malaita Province Day Solomon Islands
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Seychelles
Monday, August 15, 2022 Day of the Assumption of Mary Vatican City (Holy See)
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Venezuela
Monday, August 15, 2022 Father’s Day Samoa
Monday, August 15, 2022 Assumption of Mary Mayotte
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Restoration Day Dominican Republic
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Independence Day Gabon
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Parsi New Year India
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Bennington Battle Day United States
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 Assumption Day Holiday Vatican City (Holy See)
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Flag Day Bolivia
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Independence Day Gabon
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Indonesian Independence Day Indonesia
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation Day Slovenia
Thursday, August 18, 2022 Janmashtami Bangladesh
Thursday, August 18, 2022 Janmashtami (Smarta) India
Thursday, August 18, 2022 Janmashtami Myanmar
Thursday, August 18, 2022 Janmashtami (Smarta) United Kingdom
Friday, August 19, 2022 Independence Day (National Day) Afghanistan
Friday, August 19, 2022 Gold Cup Parade Canada
Friday, August 19, 2022 Feast of Saint Maginus Spain
Friday, August 19, 2022 Janmashtami Indonesia
Friday, August 19, 2022 Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s day Norway
Friday, August 19, 2022 Shree Krishna Janamashtami Nepal
Friday, August 19, 2022 Day of the Tribes Nauru
Friday, August 19, 2022 Janmashtami Pakistan
Friday, August 19, 2022 World Humanitarian Day United States
Friday, August 19, 2022 Hawaii Statehood Day United States
Friday, August 19, 2022 National Aviation Day United States
Friday, August 19, 2022 Janmashtami South Africa
Saturday, August 20, 2022 Independence Restoration Day Estonia
Saturday, August 20, 2022 Hungary National Day Hungary
Saturday, August 20, 2022 Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People Morocco
Saturday, August 20, 2022 Isese Day Nigeria
Saturday, August 20, 2022 Our Lady of Sorrows Portugal
Sunday, August 21, 2022 Gospel Day (Kosrae) Micronesia
Sunday, August 21, 2022 Youth Day Morocco
Sunday, August 21, 2022 Ninoy Aquino Day Philippines
Sunday, August 21, 2022 Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal) Pakistan
Sunday, August 21, 2022 Day of the Victims of the Occupation of Czechoslovakia Slovakia
Sunday, August 21, 2022 International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism United States
Sunday, August 21, 2022 National Senior Citizens Day United States
Monday, August 22, 2022 Gospel Day (Kosrae) observed Micronesia
Monday, August 22, 2022 Our Lady of Graces Portugal
Monday, August 22, 2022 International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief United States
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Day of Remembrance for Victims of Communism and Nazism Estonia
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 European Day of Remembrance of Victims of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes Croatia
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition United States
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 National Parks Day Costa Rica
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Flag Day Liberia
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Birthday of the Governor of Malacca Malaysia
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Independence Day (Suspended) Ukraine
Thursday, August 25, 2022 Day of Songun North Korea
Thursday, August 25, 2022 Youth’s Day Mongolia
Thursday, August 25, 2022 Independence Day Uruguay
Friday, August 26, 2022 Heroes’ Day Namibia
Friday, August 26, 2022 National Day of Repentance Papua New Guinea
Friday, August 26, 2022 Susan B. Anthony Day United States
Friday, August 26, 2022 Women’s Equality Day United States
Saturday, August 27, 2022 Special Working Day Kazakhstan
Saturday, August 27, 2022 Independence Day Moldova
Saturday, August 27, 2022 Lyndon Baines Johnson Day United States
Sunday, August 28, 2022 Day of the Assumption of Mary Georgia
Sunday, August 28, 2022 Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Orthodox) North Macedonia
Monday, August 29, 2022 Summer Bank Holiday (except Alderney) Guernsey
Monday, August 29, 2022 Late Summer Bank Holiday Gibraltar
Monday, August 29, 2022 Summer Bank Holiday Isle of Man
Monday, August 29, 2022 Constitution Day (extra holiday) Kazakhstan
Monday, August 29, 2022 Public Sector Holiday Peru
Monday, August 29, 2022 National Heroes Day Philippines
Monday, August 29, 2022 August Bank Holiday Saint Helena
Monday, August 29, 2022 National Uprising Day Slovakia
Monday, August 29, 2022 Summer Bank Holiday United Kingdom
Monday, August 29, 2022 International Day against Nuclear Tests United States
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Day of Remembrance of Missing Persons in the Homeland War Croatia
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Constitution Day Kazakhstan
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Hartalika Teej Nepal
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Santa Rosa De Lima Peru
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Popular Consultation Day East Timor
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Victory Day Turkey
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 Ganesh Chaturthi United Kingdom
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances United States
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Ganesh Chaturthi Bangladesh
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi India
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Independence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyzstan
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Ganesh Chaturthi Sri Lanka
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Language Day Moldova
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Ganesh Chaturthi Myanmar
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Malaysia’s National Day Malaysia
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Ganesh Chaturthi Pakistan
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 International Day for People of African Descent United States
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 International Overdose Awareness Day United States
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Ganesh Chaturthi South Africa

From calendarific.com

1.2 billion-year-old groundwater is some of the oldest on Earth

Groundwater that was recently discovered deep underground in a mine in South Africa is estimated to be 1.2 billion years old. Researchers suspect that the groundwater is some of the oldest on the planet, and its chemical interactions with the surrounding rock could offer new insights about energy production and storage in Earth’s crust.

In fact, Oliver Warr, a research associate in the department of Earth sciences at the University of Toronto in Canada and lead author of a new study about the groundwater discovery, described the location in a statement as a “Pandora’s box of helium-and-hydrogen-producing power.”

 

The South African groundwater was also enriched in the highest concentration of radiogenic products — elements produced by radioactivity — yet discovered in fluids, according to the study, demonstrating that ancient groundwater sites may one day potentially serve as energy sources.

The gold and uranium mine, known as Moab Khotsong, sits about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Johannesburg and is home to one of the world’s deepest mine shafts, plunging to depths of 1.86 miles (3 km) below the surface at its deepest, according to the mine (opens in new tab).

The new find follows the prior discovery of approximately 1.8 billion-year-old groundwater made during a 2013 research expedition (also led by Warr). That finding occurred at Kidd Creek Mine in Ontario, which lies beneath the Canadian Shield, a geologic structure comprised of igneous 

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The Earth is Rotating Faster

On June 29, 2022, something extraordinary happened to the rate of spin of planet Earth. However, it probably had such a minuscule impact on your life that you can be forgiven for not even noticing.

Believe it or not, but you actually gained an extra 1.59 milliseconds to your day. We hope you spent it wisely!

According to TimeAndDate.com, on that day, our planet, as far as scientists can tell, set a new record for the quickest time to complete one rotation.

But what? Isn’t the Earth’s day exactly 24 hours? Actually, no, well, not quite.

The first thing to note is that there are actually “kinds” of days, depending on your definition.

The first, a solar day, is a period of 24 hours during which the Earth rotates so that the Sun appears at the same location in the sky. However, a sidereal day, which is defined as 23 hours, 56 minutes, and …

 Earth is suddenly rotating faster and the shortest day just recorded

Living Liminally: Discerning Good Source Material

One thing that’s important for anyone who relies, to any degree, on sources outside themselves for spirituality – or anything else – is being able to judge a good source from a bad one. So today I want to just run down a quick list of ways to vett sources of any type to decide how much weight you should give to something. Even if a source isn’t perfect it may have value – or it may be immediately tossed out. It depends on how it measures up.


  1. What sources does this source use? – One of the first things I do with any new source, be it written, video, in person, or what-have-you, is to try to look at what sources that source is using. Are they talking purely from personal gnosis? Are they using academic texts? Are they using other authors based in personal gnosis? Are they using well known and respected sources? Are they referencing conspiracy theorists or known white supremacists? Do they have no sources at all that they admit to? All of these things need to be taken into account. Something that’s entirely personal gnoses isn’t necessarily bad but needs to be understood in that context, while something from a deeply flawed or problematic source will be eliminated. 
  2. Never once the Wikipedia – Okay this is  bit ranty right here, but as soon as I see wikipedia listed as a source for anything I’m done with that source. There’s a very good reason that wikipedia can’t be used in college, university, or even high school classes: its notoriously unreliable and oddly biased. Anyone can and does edit wikipedia and while its true that wikipedia cites sources and includes references pretty much any print or online source can be used and there is no quality control. Let me repeat; there is no quality control. The entry on Baobhan Sithe was sourced mainly from modern vampire guides, themselves largely repeating modern urban legends, and from RPG guidebooks. No really. The entry on Finnbheara contained an assertion straight from a fiction novel (I removed it, because remember anyone can edit wikipedia). Please don’t trust anything on wikipedia or any article using wiki as a source. Just don’t. 
  3. What is the author’s bias? – Every author or teacher has biases, that’s just human nature. Figuring out what to think of a source means understanding what that source’s biases are and …

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Public Service Announcement – Security flaws in a popular GPS tracker are exposing a million vehicle locations

Security vulnerabilities in a popular Chinese-built GPS vehicle tracker can be easily exploited to track and remotely cut the engines of at least a million vehicles around the world, according to new research. Worse, the company that makes the GPS trackers has made no effort to fix them.

Cybersecurity startup BitSight said it found six vulnerabilities in the MV720, a hardwired GPS tracker built by MiCODUS, a Shenzhen-based electronics maker, which claims more than 1.5 million GPS trackers in use today across more than 420,000 customers worldwide, including companies with fleets of vehicles, law enforcement agencies, militaries and national governments. BitSight said in its report that it also found the GPS trackers used by Fortune 50 companies and a nuclear power plant operator.

But the security flaws can be easily and remotely exploited to track any vehicle in real time, access past routes and cut the engines of vehicles in motion.

Security vulnerabilities in a popular Chinese-built GPS vehicle tracker can be easily exploited to track and remotely cut the engines of at least a million vehicles around the world, according to new research. Worse, the company that makes the GPS trackers has made no effort to fix them.

Cybersecurity startup BitSight said it found six vulnerabilities in the MV720, a hardwired GPS tracker built by MiCODUS, a Shenzhen-based electronics maker, which claims more than 1.5 million GPS trackers in use today across more than 420,000 customers worldwide, including companies with fleets of vehicles, law enforcement agencies, militaries and national governments. BitSight said in its report that it also found the GPS trackers used by Fortune 50 companies and a nuclear power plant operator.

But the security flaws can be easily and remotely exploited to track any vehicle in real time, access past routes and cut the engines of vehicles in motion.

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Scientists finally uncovered the source of the deadly ‘Blob’ that cooked the Pacific

A huge patch of water in the Pacific Ocean along the North American coast warmed above typical seasonal temperatures in late 2013.

This increase, named the “Blob” after a 1958 horror film about an alien life form that grows as it consumes everything in its path, lasted an abnormally long period of time and decimated sea life, killing fish, birds, and many other marine animals, particularly in 2015 and 2016.

The Blob has made at least two appearances since then, and now, a team of scientists has pinpointed the systematic warming in the Pacific Ocean that spurred the Blob’s rise, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications Earth and Environment. Their modeling reveals the source of the Blob is not natural climatic variation, but rather human influences.

The source

A team of researchers led by Armineh Barkhordarian, an expert on atmospheric science and member of Universität Hamburg’s Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society,” demonstrated how the long-term warming pool has contributed to local marine heatwaves.

The most recent marine heatwave, which lasted from 2019 to 2021, caused water temperatures to…

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The Star-Spangled Banner Song’s History

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States. By the time the song officially became the country’s anthem in 1931, it had been one of America’s most popular patriotic tunes for more than a century. The anthem’s history began the morning of September 14, 1814, when an attorney and amateur poet named Francis Scott Key watched U.S. soldiers—who were under bombardment from British naval forces during the War of 1812—raise a large American flag over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.

CONTENTS

Background: War of 1812

Francis Scott Key

Who Wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”?

From Drinking Song to American Anthem

Key’s Complicated Legacy

Growing Popularity of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

History of the National Anthem at Sporting Events

Sources

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The Sun Is Being Weird. It Could Be Because We’re Looking at It All Wrong

Something weird is going on with the Sun.

So far, almost every day in 2022 it has erupted in flares and coronal mass ejections, some of which were the most powerful eruptions our star is capable of.

By itself, an erupting Sun is not weird. It erupts regularly as it goes through periods of high and low activity, in cycles that last roughly 11 years.

The current activity is significantly higher than the official NASA and NOAA predictions for the current solar cycle, and solar activity has consistently exceeded predictions as far back as September 2020. But a solar scientist will tell you that even this isn’t all that weird.

“We can’t reliably predict solar cycles,” solar astrophysicist Michael Wheatland of the University of Sydney, Australia told ScienceAlert.

“We don’t completely understand the solar dynamo, which generates the magnetic fields seen at the surface as sunspots, and which produce flares. This is one of the outstanding problems in astrophysics; the inaccuracy in the prediction is unsurprising.”

Unsurprising, sure. But what if that very lack of surprise – that we expect to be bad at predicting solar cycles – means we need to completely rethink how we do it? What if we’re basing our predictions on the wrong metric?

From 11 to 22 years

Solar cycles have a huge impact on the Solar System but …

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June New Moon 2022 Insider – Anne Ribley

New creation timelines are being called forth. Super-charge intentions with a New Moon Ritual.
Currently, a powerful cycle of growth forward is forging a new future. The 7 easy steps to spiritual practice of the Manifesting New Moon Ritual can create the clarity connection to manifest your clear intentions and hold space for the world needs from each of us at this time.
Put pen to paper, antenna to God/Source,/Creation. Set the intentions with your “write it right” list/letter. Allow yourself to name it and claim it. Open yourself to the support ready to step forth in ways beyond what is known at this time.
June Manifesting New Moon Focus:
1. SETTING NEW CREATIONS INTO LIFE
Powerful new creational energy is being activated to catalyze new creations, ways of being. What’s your energizing word that represents your focus and frequency for the new creations calling your life currently?
2. DEEPER DESIRE LINES
The power of the current time is causing a dropping into the deeper desire lines that have been rising to the surface. Listening in. Leaning in. Loving them to be heard, healed, and honored.
What are the deep desire lines in your life ready to be lifted to the surface for love and attention to come more online and alive?
3. GROW GRACEFUL GROUND…

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