Looking back helps us in many ways – it can increase our understanding of ourselves, showing us both good things to build upon and areas to watch. As the year starts, looking back at the top posts of 2019 can add to what we see from looking at our own personal year. Read More
We are seeking essays, poems, and artworks in an effort to recognize, celebrate, and proclaim the Intercosmic Kinship of the Goddess. Building on the first volume of the Celebrating the Goddess collective writing anthology, Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess, this second volume aims to unleash the latch on the door of the reservoir wherein we and our cultures are deeply rooted. Link here. Read More
Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Calendar maps the entire history of our cosmos onto a single year. You can follow the entire calendar here at HP. As you imagine, things speed up considerably as the year advances. After the Big Bang on January 1, we have to wait until May for the Milky Way to form and September for our own Sun to form. But things got really busy in December: Read More
Happy Winter Solstice, or Yule! Of course, our spherical planet also gives us the beautiful symmetry of the Summer Solstice (Litha) being celebrated now by our Southern Hemisphere friends. With the exact Solstice moment after 11 pm EST today, it will already be Sunday in many parts of the world, so either day fits well for Solstice celebrations. About 1 out of every two years or so, the longest night is not the night before the Winter Solstice but rather is the night after the Winter Solstice. This is different for every time zone, and is easy to figure out. If the instant of the Solstice is in the morning (before noon) in your local time zone, then the longest night is the night before. If it’s in the afternoon or evening, the the longest night is the night after the Winter Solstice for you.
Pagans again blamed for something they didn’t do? Say it ain’t so, Joe!