Syncing with Earth’s Rhythms Part 1: Day and Night

Syncing with Earth’s Rhythms Part 1: Day and Night

In this three-part series, we dive into Earth’s various rhythms and how they impact our lives. Most people live busy, always-on lives with habits that disconnect them from those rhythms. That disconnect impacts our health and well-being in numerous ways. Sunrise....
Finding the Date for Easter

Finding the Date for Easter

Most of our favorite holidays fall on a specific calendar date each year. Easter, however, is moveable feast, which means that its date shifts across the Spring calendar according to an ancient formula. THE CRUCIFIXION DATE 16th century fresco depicting the Council of...
Winter Solstice: Living Seasonally

Winter Solstice: Living Seasonally

What a year it has been. With so many cancelled events and reduced options for social activities for most of the year, my hope is that more people took time to get outside, especially at night so they could see the stars. As crazy as the various events of 2020 have...
Night Sky Tourist Podcast Winter Solstice: Episode 3

Night Sky Tourist Podcast Winter Solstice: Episode 3

In episode 3 of the Night Sky Tourst, members of the Fountain Hills Dark Sky Association in Arizona join us for a Winter Solstice special. They share ancient cultural tales of this significant seasonal observance and will take you on a journey around the world to...
Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Celebrate the Summer Solstice

The longest day of the year and the first day of Summer is on June 20. Most ancient cultures celebrated this day with elaborate rituals to their Sun deities. Whether it was Shemesh for the Canaanites & Hebrews, Sol Invictus for the Romans, Inti for the Inca, or Ra...
5 Spring Equinox Traditions Around the World

5 Spring Equinox Traditions Around the World

The Spring Equinox has played a vital role in human history for thousands of years. Because it was viewed as a sacred day in many cultures around the world, we are left with artifacts, myths, and worldviews that continue to connect us to this important seasonal marker...