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Solace With the Solstice

Mary McDaniel Cail | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary McDaniel Cail

We need months and days when we are faced with the reality of a hardship we might not share or fully understand. A few friends who join forces and give increments of time steadily can bring about meaningful relief in a situation that may provide little chance for it otherwise.

Get Set For The Summer Solstice

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.19.2014 | Science

Get set for the 2014 summer solstice! The longest day of the year arrives on Saturday, June 21 at 6:51 a.m. EDT. The occasion brings celebrations a...

A Meditation on the Summer Solstice

Ellen Frankel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Ellen Frankel

The summer solstice begins on June 21 at 6:51 am EDT, heralding the beginning of summer for the Northern Hemisphere. This day holds the most hours of sunlight that we will see in the entire year. Each of us has our own solstice, our own proportion of light and dark that make up the years, months, weeks, days and moments of our lives.

Top 10 Places Where the Sun Aligns

Cheapflights | Posted 05.19.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Twice a year, in late March and September, a rather special solar phenomena takes place -- the equinox. On the equinox our planet's equator passes the center of the sun at just the right angle to ensure day and night are the same lengths. Fancy, huh?!

Wreaths and Darkness, Doorways and Light

Annie Finch | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion
Annie Finch

The amazing part is that I walked through many of them, whether frightened, confused or exhilarated, only to find myself waiting, shaken but strong, on the other side.

Possibility Pods on Winter Solstice 2014

Grove Harris | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
Grove Harris

Winter solstice is a time to honor the dark, and also celebrate the returning light.

LOOK: Thousands Gather For Yoga In Times Square

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.21.2013 | New York

At the 11th Solstice at Times Square event Friday, thousands upon thousands of yoga enthusiasts are descending upon one of the world's busiest commerc...

TODAY: Summer Solstice Arrives—With A Twist

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 06.21.2013 | Science

The longest day of 2013 is finally here -- but this year, it comes with a twist. While the solstice in the northern hemisphere traditionally falls ...

Solstice Greeting

Gary Zukav | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
Gary Zukav

Shift of the Ages shows the wisdom and strength of the Mayan culture, and how it is especially supporting us now in powerful, tender, and loving ways.

Maya to Us: 'Grow Up!'

Stephen Hren | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
Stephen Hren

We are well-advised to heed warnings of collapse from a civilization that didn't even make it to its own supposed apocalypse! In these days of climate...

Why the World Doesn't End

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

This season, when the darkness seems to grow deeper around us, may be the time to gather often with candles marking prayers for the future and help tip the scales towards peace and greater understanding.

Winter Solstice 2011: Pagan Celebrations Mark The Return Of The Sun (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion

In 2011, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will occur on Dec. 22, 2011 at 12:30 a.m. EST. In North America, time zones that are west of...

Paul Winter on The 32nd Annual Winter Solstice Concert

Joseph Vella | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York
Joseph Vella

This annual celebration is one of the most popular events in New York City during the holiday season. In my interview with Paul Winter, he tells us about what he has in store for this year's performance.

Submit Your Holy Holiday Story to HuffPost Religion!

Posted 12.08.2011 | Religion

We all know about the stress and comercialism of the holidays whether that is Christmas, Hanukkah or any other of the many Holy Days observed during D...

We Are Still Ruled By The Sun

Donna Henes | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Since it determines both the cycle of the day and the circle of the seasonal year, the sun provides the structure of our existence, the framework within which our world revolves. As such, it seems to suggest all celestial and earthly order.

A History Of The Female Sun

Donna Henes | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

In archaic times, people perceived the sun, in its shining prime and glory, the giver of heat and light and life, to be the effulgent force of the female.

5,000 Years Of Celebrating The Sun (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

From the festival of madness to the festival of love, from harvest celebrations to a day of religious observance, the summer solstice has worn many ha...

Happy Summer Solstice!

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green

Today, June 21, is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it's the longest day of the year in 2011. The summer solstice occurs...

Right Now Is 2012, The Year We've Been Waiting For

John Selby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Selby

I'm hitting 65 and feeling like this is the second, more mature round of awakening that hit us in 1968 or thereabouts -- it's a whole new world opening up, for all of us. And why?

It's Always Darkest ...

Paula Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula Gordon

A solstice twinned with a lunar eclipse is a powerful reminder of the need for hope when times, and seasons, are dark. Add blizzards to keep it inter...

The Agenda: Indie Rock Holiday Concerts And Christmas TV Specials

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Attend Buzzbands.la's holiday party at The Echo to hear local indie bands Lonely Trees and John Carpenter (among others). It's all for a good cause--p...

10 Art Scenes From a French Quarter Solstice (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Dalton-Beninato

" target="_hplink">2010-12-21-Screenshot20101221at9.08.52AM.pngIt was a perfect night for a pre-eclipse French Quarter stroll, so here are photos of some scenes along Royal Street.

Happy Solstice! -- Or is it?

Bron Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bron Taylor

Efforts to suppress nature-based beliefs and practices have been tremendously successful. Those who believe that there are spiritual beings or forces in nature have been denigrated as primitive and superstitious.

Drama in the Sky Above on December 21

Gareth Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gareth Harris

We will be treated to a dance in the sky that will not repeat for hundreds of years on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. This will be a lunar eclipse at the same time as the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

Happy Labor Day

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Poor Labor Day. Gets no respect. It's the Rodney Dangerfield of celebrations. The runt of the holiday litter.