The 161 Laws of Wicca

by Gerald B. Gardner

1. The Law was made and ordained of old.

 

2. The Law was made for the Wicca, to advise and help in their troubles.

 

3. The Wicca should give due worship to the gods and obey their will, which they ordain, for it was made for the good of Wicca as the worship of the Wicca is good for the gods. For the gods love the brethren of Wicca.

 

4. As a man loveth a woman by mastering her.

 

5. So the Wicca should love the gods by being mastered by them.

 

6. And it is necessary that the Circle, which is the temple of the gods, should be truly cast and purified. And that it may be a fit place for the gods to enter.

 

7. And the Wicca shall be properly prepared and purified to enter into the presence of the gods.

 

8. With love and worship in their hearts, they shall raise power from their bodies to give power to the gods.

 

9. As has been taught of old.

 

10. For in this way only may men have communion with the gods, for the gods cannot help man without the help of man.

 

11. And the High Priestess shall rule her coven as the representative of the God.

 

12. And the High Priest shall support her as the representative of the God.

 

13. And the High Priestess shall choose whom she will, be he of sufficient rank, to be her High Priest.

 

14. For as the god himself kissed her feet in the fivefold salute, laying his power at the feet of the Goddess because of her youth and beauty, her sweetness and kindness, her wisdom and justice, her humility and generosity,

 

15. So he resigned all his power to her.

 

16. But the High Priestess should ever mind that all power comes from him.

 

17. It is only lent, to be used wisely and justly.

 

18. And the greatest virtue of a High priestess be that she recognize that youth is necessary to the representative of the goddess.

 

19. So she will gracefully retire in favor of a younger woman should the Coven so decide in council.

 

20. For a true High Priestess realizes that gracefully surrendering pride of place is one of the greatest virtues.

 

21. And that thereby she will return to that pride of place in another life, with greater power and beauty.

 

22. In the old days, when witchdom extended far, we were free and worshipped in all the greater temples.

 

23. But in these unhappy times we must celebrate our sacred mysteries in secret.

 

24. So be it ordained, that none but the Wicca may see our mysteries, for our enemies are many and torture loosens the tongue of man.

 

25. So be it ordained that no Coven shall know where the next Coven bide.

 

26. Or who its members be, save only the Priest and Priestess and messenger.

 

27. And there shall be no communication between them, save by the messenger of the gods, or the summoner.

 

28. And only if it be safe may the covens meet in some safe place for the great festivals.

 

29. And while there, none shall say whence they came nor give their true names.

 

30. To this end, any that are tortured in their agony may not tell if they do not know.

31. So be it ordained that no one shall tell anyone not of the craft who be of the Wicca, nor give any names or where they bide, or in any way tell anything which can betray any of us to our foes.

 

32. Nor may he tell where the Covendom be.

 

33. Or the Covenstead.

 

34. Or where the meetings be.

 

35. And if any break these laws, even under torture, THE CURSE OF THE GODDESS SHALL BE UPON THEM, so they may never be reborn on earth and may remain where they belong, in the hell of the Christians.

 

36. Let each High Priestess govern her Coven with justice and love, with the help and advice of the High Priest and the Elders, always heeding the advice of the messenger of the gods if he cometh.

 

37. She will heed all complains of all Brothers and strive to settle all differences among them.

 

38. But it must be recognized that there will always be people who will ever strive to force others to do as they will.

 

39. These are not necessarily evil.

 

40. And they oft have good ideas and such ideas should be talked over in council.

 

41. But if they will not agree with their Brothers, or if they say,

 

42. “I will not work under this High Priestess,”

 

43. It hath ever been the Old Law to be convenient to the Brethren and to avoid disputes.

 

44. Any of the third may claim to found a new Coven because they live over a league away from the Covenstead, or that they are about to do so.

 

45. Anyone living within the Covendom and wishing to form a new Coven shall tell the Elders of their intention and on the instant avoid their dwelling and remove to the new Covendom.

 

46. Members of the old Coven may join the new one when it is formed. But if they do, they must utterly avoid the old Coven.

 

47. The Elders of the new and the old Covens should meet in peace and brotherly love to decide the new boundaries.

 

48. Those of the craft who dwell outside both Covendoms may join either but not both.

 

49. Though all may, if the Elders agree, meet for the great festivals if it be truly in peace and brotherly love,

 

50. But splitting the Coven off means strife, so for this reason these Laws were made of old and may the CURSE OF THE GODDESS BE ON ANY WHO DISREGARD THEM. So be it ordained.

 

51. If you would keep a book, let it be in your own hand of write. Let brothers and sisters copy what they will, but never let the book out of your hands, and never keep the writings of another.

 

52. For if it be found in their hand of write, they may be taken and arraigned. Let each guard his own writings and destroy them

 

53. whenever danger threatens.

 

54. Learn as much as you may by heart and, when danger is past, rewrite your book, an it be safe.

 

55. For this reason, if any die, destroy their book if they have not been able to.

 

56. For, if it be found, `tis clear proof against them.

 

57. And our oppressors know well “Ye may not be a witch alone”.

 

58. So all their kin and friends be in danger of torture.

 

59. So destroy everything not necessary.

 

60. If your book be found on you, `tis clear proof against you alone, you may be arraigned.

 

61. Keep all thoughts of the craft from your mind.

 

62. If the torture be too great to bear, say, “I will confess. I can’t bear this torture. What do you want me to say?”

 

63. If they try to make you speak of the Brotherhood, do not.

 

64. But if they try to make you speak of impossibilities such as flying through the air, consorting with a Christian devil or sacrificing children, or eating men’s flesh.

 

65. To obtain relief from torture say, “I had an evil dream I was beside myself, I was crazed.”

 

66. Not all magistrates are bad, if there be an excuse, they may show mercy.

 

67. If you have confessed ought, deny it afterwards, say you babbled under torture, and say you knew not what you said.

 

68. If you are condemned, fear not.

 

69. The Brotherhood is powerful and will help you to escape if you stand steadfast, but if you betray ought there is no hope for you in this life or in that to come.

 

70. Be sure, if steadfast you go to the pyre, drugs will reach you, you will feel naught you go to death and what lies beyond, the ecstasy of the goddess.

 

71. To avoid discovery, let the working tools be as ordinary things that any may have in their houses.

 

72. Let the pentacles be of wax so that they may be broken at once or melted.

 

73. Have no sword unless your rank allows it.

 

74. Have no names or signs on anything.

 

75. Write the names and signs on them in ink before consecrating them and wash it off immediately afterwards.

 

76. Let the color of the hilts tell which is which.

 

77. Do not engrave them unless they cause discovery.

 

78. Ever remember ye are the hidden children of the Goddess so never do anything to disgrace them or Her.

 

79. Never boast, never threaten, never say you would wish ill of anyone.

 

80. If any person not in the Circle, speak of the craft, say, “Speak not to me of such, it frightens me, `tis evil luck to speak of it.

 

81. For this reason, the Christians have their spies everywhere. These speak as if they were well affected to us, as if they wouldn’t come into our meetings, saying, “My mother used to worship the Old Ones. I would I could go myself.”

 

82. To such as these ever deny all knowledge.

 

83. But to others, ever say, “Tis foolish men talk of witches flying through the air. To do so they must be as light as thistledown. And men say that witches all be blear eyed old crones, so what pleasure can there be at a witch meeting such as folks talk on?”

 

84. And say, “Many wise men now say there be no such creatures.”

 

85. Ever make it a jest, and in some future time perhaps, the persecution may die and we may worship our gods in safety again.

 

86. Let us all pray for that happy day.

 

87. May the blessings of the Goddess and God be on all who keep these Laws which are ordained.

 

88. If the craft hath any appendage, let all guard it and witchcraft in the land,” because our oppressors of old make it heresy not to believe in witchcraft and so a crime to deny it which thereby puts you under suspicion.

 

89. And let all justly guard all monies of the craft.

 

90. And if any Brother truly wrought it, `tis right they have their pay, an it be just. An this be not taking money for the art, but for good and honest work.

 

91. And even the Christians say, “The laborer is worthy of his hire,” but if any Brother work willingly for the good of the craft without pay, `tis but to their greater honor. So be it ordained.

 

92. If there be any dispute or quarrel among the Brethren, the High Priestess shall straightly convene the Elders and enquire into the matter, and they shall hear both sides, first alone and then together.

 

93. And they shall decide justly, not favoring one side or the other.

 

94. Ever recognizing there be people who can never agree to work under others.

 

95. But at the same time; there be some people who cannot rule justly.

 

96. To those who ever must be chief, there is one answer.

 

97. Void the Coven or seek another one, or make a Coven of your own, taking with you those who will go.

 

98. To those who cannot, justly the answer be, “Those who cannot bear your rule will leave with you.

 

99. For none may come to meetings with those whom they are at variance.

 

100. So, an either cannot agree, get hence, for the craft must ever survive, so be it ordained.

 

101. In the olden days when we had power, we could use the art against any who ill-treated the Brotherhood. But in these evil days we must not do so. For our enemies have devised a burning pit of everlasting fire into which they say their god casteth all the people who worship him, except it be the very few who are released by their priests, spells and masses. And this be chiefly by giving monies and rich gifts to receive his favor for their great god is ever in need of money.

 

102. But as our gods need our aid to make fertility for man and crops, so is the god of the Christians ever in need of man’s help to search out and destroy us. Their priests ever tell them that any who get our help are damned to this hell forever, so men be mad with the terror of it.

 

103. But they make men believe that they may escape this hell if they give victims to the tormentors. So for this reason all be forever spying, thinking, “And I can catch but one of these Wicca, I will escape from this fiery pit.”

 

104. So for this reason we have our hides, and men searching long and Doth finding, say, “There be none, or if there be, they be in a far country.”

 

105. But when one of our oppressors die, or even be sick, ever is the cry, “This be witches’ malice”, and the hunt is up again. And though they slay ten of their own to one of ours, still they care not. They have countless thousands.

 

106. While we are few indeed. So be it ordained.

 

107. That none shall use the art in any way to do ill to any.

108. However much they injure us, harm none. And now times many believe we exist not.

 

109. That this Law shall ever continue to help us in our plight, no one, however great an injury or injustice they receive, may use the art in any way to do ill, or harm any. But they may, after great consultations with all, use the art to restrain Christians from harming us Brothers, but only to constrain them and never to punish.

 

110. To this end men will say, “Such a one is a mighty searcher out, and a persecutor of old women when they desire to be witches, and none hath done him harm, so it be proof that they cannot or more truly there be none.

 

111. For all know full well that so many folk have died because someone had a grudge against them, or were persecuted because they had money or goods to seize, or because they had none to bribe the searchers. And many have died because they were scolding old women. So much that men now say that only old women are witches.

 

112. And this be to our advantage and turns suspicion away from us.

 

113. In England and Scotland `tis now many a year since a witch hath died the death. But any misuse of the power might raise the persecution again.

 

114. So never break this Law, however much you are tempted, and never consent to its being broken in the least.

 

115. If you know it is being broken, you must work strongly against it.

 

116. And any High Priestess or High Priest who consents to its breach must immediately be deposed for tis the blood of the Brethren they endanger.

 

117. Do good, an it be safe, and only if it be safe.

 

118. And strictly keep to the Old Law.

 

119. Never accept money for the work of the art, for money ever smeareth the taker. “Tis sorcerers and conjurors and the priests of the Christians who ever accept money for the use of their arts. And they sell pardons to let men escape from their sins.

 

120. Be not as these. If you accept no money, you will be free from temptation to use the art for evil causes.

 

121. All may use the art for their own advantage or for the advantage of the craft only if you are sure you harm none.

 

122. But ever let the Coven debate this at length. Only if all are satisfied that none may be harmed, may the art be used.

 

123. If it is not possible to achieve your ends one way, perchance the aim may be achieved by acting in a different way so as to harm none. MAY THE CURSE OF THE GODDESS BE UPON ANY WHO BREAKETH THIS LAW. So be it ordained.

 

124. “Tis judged lawful if ever any of the craft need a house or land and none will sell, to incline the owner’s mind so as to be willing to sell, provided it harmeth him not in any way and the full price is paid without haggling.

 

125. Never bargain or cheapen anything whilst you buy by the art. So be it ordained.

 

126. Tis the Old Law and the most important of all laws, that no one may do anything which will endanger any of the craft, or bring them into contact with the law of the land or any persecutors

 

127. In any dispute between the Brethren, no one may invoke any laws but those of the craft.

 

128. Or any tribunal but that of the Priestess, Priest and Elders.

 

129. It is not forbidden to say as Christians do, “There be witchcraft in the land,” because our oppressors of old make it heresy not to believe in witchcraft and so a crime to deny it which thereby puts you under suspicion.

 

130. But ever say, “I know not of it here, perchance there may be but afar off, I know not where.”

 

131. But ever speak of them as old crones, consorting with the devil and riding through the air.

 

132. And ever say, “But how may many ride the air if they be not as light as thistledown.”

 

133. But the curse of the Goddess be on any who cast suspicion on any of the Brotherhood.

 

134. Or who speak of any real meeting place or where they bide.

 

135. Let the craft keep books with the names of all herbs which are good, and all cures so all may learn.

 

136. But keep another book with all Bills and Apices and let only the Elders and other trustworthy people have this knowledge. So be it ordained.

 

137. And may the blessings of the gods be on all who keep these Laws, and the curses of both the God and the Goddess be on all who break them.

 

138. Remember the art is the secret of the gods and may only be used in earnest and never for show or vain glory.

 

139. Magicians and Christians may taunt us saying, “You have no power, show us your power. Do magic before our eyes, then only will we believe,” seeking to cause us to betray the art before them.

 

140. Heed them not, for the art is holy and may only be used in need, and the curse of the gods be on any who break this Law.

 

141. It ever be the way with women and with men also, that they ever seek new love.

 

142. Nor should we reprove them for this.

 

143. But it may be found a disadvantage to the craft.

 

144. And so many a time it has happened that a High Priest or a High Priestess, impelled by love, hath departed with their love. That is, they have left the Coven.

 

145. Now if the High Priestess wishes to resign, she may do so in full Coven.

 

146. And this resignation is valid.

 

147. But if they should run off without resigning, who may know if they may not return in a few months?

 

148. So the Law is, if a High Priestess leaves her Coven, she be taken back and all be as before.

149. Meanwhile, if she has a deputy, that deputy shall act as High Priestess for as long as the High Priestess is away.

 

150. If she returns not at the end of a year and a day, then shall the Coven elect a new High Priestess.

 

151. Unless there is a good reason to the contrary.

 

152. The person who has done the work shall reap the benefit of the reward, maiden and deputy of the High Priestess.

 

153. It had been found that practicing the art doth cause a fondness between aspirant and tutor, and it is the cause of better results if this be so.

 

154. And if for any reason this be undesirable, it can easily be avoided by both persons from the outset firmly resolving in their minds to be as brother and sister, or parent and child.

 

155. And it is for this reason that a man may be taught only by a woman and a woman by a man, and women and women should not attempt these practices together. So be it ordained.

 

156. Order and discipline must be kept.

 

157. A High Priestess or a High Priest may, and should, punish all faults.

 

158. To this end all fault and his sentence pronounced.

 

159. All properly prepared, the culprit should be told his fault, and his sentence pronounced.

 

160. Punishment should be followed by something amusing.

 

161. The culprit must acknowledge the justice of the punishment by kissing the hand on receiving sentence and again thanking for punishment received. So be it ordained.

Bath Salts with Essential Oils

Bath Salts with Essential Oils

Makes approximately 500g of Bath Salts

What you need:
* 480g of Sea Salts [Fine or coarse, or a mixture of the two]
* 20g Bicarbonate of Soda [not baking soda, it’s different]
* 4ml of your chosen essential oil [See further down for a rough guide]
* A tablespoon of dried flowers/petals/herbs to match the oil scent
* A couple of drops of food colouring [just enough to tint the salts lightly]
* An airtight glass jar

Method:
– Mix the salts and Bicarbonate of Soda in a large bowl until well blended.
– Add the colouring [just a tiny bit] and mix in until all the salts are evenly coloured to a pastel shade.
– Drip the essential oil evenly over the surface of the salts and mix thoroughly. You may find that the colour will deepen.
– Leave the salts in the bowl overnight so that the fragrance can be absorbed.
– The next day, once the salts have dried, stir again until they are free-flowing, then add your herbs/petals.
– Spoon into a large airtight jar. For a creative twist, fill the jar with alternating layers of salts and petals.

That’s it! Easy peasy.
Some good combinations:

Patchouli essential oil and dried Patchouli leaves – Money-drawing & Energising.
Carnation Essential oil and dried Carnation petals – Love, health and magickal energy.
Peppermint Essential oil and dried or fresh mint leaves – Purification & stimulation.
Geranium Essential oil and dried Rose petals/buds – Happiness & protection.
Lavender Essential oil and dried Lavender flowers – Calming & peaceful.
Neroli Essential oil – Joy & aphrodisiac.
Sandalwood Essential oil – Meditation & spirituality.
Ylang Ylang Essential oil – Love & aphrodisiac.
Lime & Ginger Essential oils – Stimulating & energising.

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

A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be filled with all things positive!

A Laugh for Today

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.

Religious Holidays August 2022

Monday Lammas Christian Holidays Aug 1, 2022 Yesterday
Tuesday Naga Panchami Hindu Holidays Aug 2, 2022 Today
Saturday Tisha B’Av Jewish Holidays Aug 6, 2022 in 4 days
Monday Ashura Muslim Holidays Aug 8, 2022 in 6 days
Monday Ashura Eve Muslim Holidays Aug 8, 2022 in 6 days
Thursday Raksha Bandhan Hindu Holidays Aug 11, 2022 in 9 days
Friday Varalakshmi Vrata Hindu Holidays Aug 12, 2022 in 10 days
Saturday Bon Festival Buddhist Holidays Aug 13, 2022 in 11 days
Monday The Assumption of Mary Christian Holidays Aug 15, 2022 in 13 days
Thursday Krishna Janmashtami Hindu Holidays Aug 18, 2022 in 16 days
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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

AUGUST PAGAN CALENDAR OF OBSERVANCES

AUG. 1: LUGHNASSADH / LAMMAS SABBAT: First Harvest—Bread Harvest. First Harvest Festival of the Celtic Sun God Lugh.

AUG. 2: Feast of the Black Madonna – Gnostic celebration of the Dark Goddess

AUG. 3: Day of the Dryads – Greek celebration of the Macedonian maiden spirits of woods and water.

AUG. 3-4: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis (Roman Diana) – Defender of rights and liberties, and punisher of rapists and oppressors.

AUG. 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins.

AUG. 6: Celtic Fire Festival of Tan Hill.

AUG. 9: Druid Feast of the Fire Spirits
– Roman Vinalia Rustica: wine festival of Venus and Pan

AUG. 11-13: Feast of Father Sky – Honoring God as Obatala (Yoruba/Santeria), Ouranos (Greek), Svarog (Slavic), Thor (Norse), Taranis (Celtic), Dyaus (Hindu).
– Celtic Puck Fair – Fertility Festival.

AUG. 12: The Lights of Isis, Festival of the Egyptian Goddess Isis.

AUG. 19: Roman Vinalia: Marriage of Bacchus

AUG. 20: Marriage of the God and Goddess—Sun God enters Earth Goddess and rules Underworld as Lord of the Shadows.

AUG. 21: Festival of Hecate—Invoking her to protect the harvests now that the God resides within her aspect as the Earth Goddess.

AUG. 21: Greek Festival of Hecate – To protect the harvest.

AUG. 24: Feast of Egyptian God Osiris – Partner and true love of Isis, and father of Horus; guide of all husbands, fathers, and judges.

AUG. 25: Norse God Odin receives knowledge.
– Roman Festival of Goddess Ops – Lady of the Cornucopia, Bounty of the Harvest and Sustainer of Life.

AUG.27: Feast of Egyptian Goddess Isis – Partner and true love of Osiris, and mother of Horus; guide of all wives, mothers, healers, advocates, and teachers.

AUG. 28: Norse Harvest Festival.

AUG. 29 -Sep 11: Return of Isis – Egyptian festival marking the return to Egypt of Goddess Isis (as the star of Sept/Sirius) and God Osiris (as the rising Nile River).

From WiccanFamilyTemple.org

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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