“If eternity had a season, it would be midsummer. Autumn, winter, spring are all change and passage, but at the height of summer the year stands poised. It’s only a passing moment, but even as it passes the heart knows it cannot change.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year and is occurring this month in the Northern Hemisphere. Goddess is LIGHT and FIRE. As the summer fruits and flowers continue to bloom, Goddess invites us into Her creation-phase, to participate with laughter, love, and celebration. She is stoking the fires to bring imagination into form; evoking growth and light for the seeds of our deepest desires. Luminous, effulgent and in Her power, Goddess is genesis and reminds us that we too are Creatrix in Her image. The theme is Manifestation.
Goddesses for Summer Solstice: Aine, Amaterasu, Aurora, hera, Brigid, Isis, Lakshmi, Shakti, Sekhmet, Shekinah, Hathor, Bast, Aphrodite, Pele, Freya, Danu, Gaia, Inanna, Mawu, Eurynome, Fortuna, Sita, Kore, The Muses
The Summer Solstice edition of Rhythms of the Goddess will be out soon in pdf and the gorgeous new online format – get it here for FREE!
June 2 – Juno Regina Day – a day to celebrate the Roman Goddess Juno in Her role of Queen. She is the Greek Goddess Hera.
June 2, 2015 – Full Moon in Sagittarius at 12:19pm eastern
June 5 – World Environment Day – a great day for a beach or community clean-up in honor of Gaia.
June 7 – Begins the 8-day festival of Vestalia in Honor of the Goddess Vesta. A time for cleansing of your home and temple space and to gather for a purification with a women’s group.
June 10 – Celtic Tree Month of Duir (Oak) is June 10 to July 7
June 11 – Sacred Day of Fortuna: the Roman Goddess of Luck and Fortune. Was also given cult on June 24 during the festival of Fors Fortuna. She is the Goddess Tyche in Greece.
June 11 – Mercury goes Direct
June 13 – The Festival of the Egyptian Goddess Mut: Feeding of the Gods
June 13 – Feast Day of Epona – the Ancient Horse Goddess of the Gauls. She is also known as Rhiannon in Wales and Macha in Ireland.
June 14 – Birthday of the Greek Muses (Mousai) – On this day the goddess Mnemosyne (‘memory’) gave birth to nine daughters: Calliope (epic songs); Euterpe (lyric songs); Polyhymnia (sacred songs); Thalia (comedy); Melpomene (tragedy); Terpsichore (dance); Erato (poetry); Clio (history); and Urania (astronomy). A wonderful day for creative projects involving writing, poetry and art.
June 16, 2015 – New Moon in Gemini at 10:05am eastern
June 16 – Feast of Egyptian Goddess Hathor as Sothis – Goddess of Starlight
June 21, 2015 – Litha – Summer Solstice at 12:38pm eastern time
June 21, 2015 – Sun enters Cancer
June 27 – Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Mother Mary)
June 28 – Skira Festival – Descent of the Holy Daughter Kore – offerings to Demeter, Kore, & Athena.
Goddess Alive Radio Schedule for June:
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Interview and Full Moon Meditation with Normandi Ellis on Goddess ISIS, Author, Speaker, Traveler, & Priestess(NormandiEllis.com)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Essential Oils, Crystals & more with Gwen Barry and Nicole Tomassini (Gwen – DaughtersofIsis.com) (Nicole – SpiritTherapynyc.com)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Audrey Alison – Psychic Medium, Tarot, Astrology (AudreyAlison.com)
Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Interview Ronna Detrick M.Div. on Transforming Women’s Sacred Stories (RonnaDetrick.com)
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Rev. Nano Boye Nagle MLA – Minister, Poet, Writer, Drummer, Workshop Leader (Poetry Fishing)
Thursday, June 25, 2015 – 2pm eastern – Bethany Webster – Healing the Mother Wound (WombofLight.com)
Monday, June 29, 2015 – 1pm eastern – Sandra Ingerman & Llyn Roberts about their new book: Speaking with Nature: Awakening to the Deep Wisdom of the Earth(available May 2, 2015)