“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” Ada Louise Huxtable
Goddess is opulent and profuse. Berries are thick and dripping on the vines. Gardens give forth ample sustenance daily. The air is heavy with humidity and we lift our faces eagerly at the hint of a breeze. Goddess is capricious now as well, bringing storms to break through the heat and shake things up. We are literally in the thick of it and Goddess is celebrating Her heyday. More, more, more, She cries and creates, dances, transforms, and manifests through every aspect of nature. For these summer months, we focus on being outdoors, gathering in community, vacations, moments spent soaking in the sun. There is an urgency to experience it all NOW.
Can you hear Goddess as She spins past? “Catch me if you can!”
Connect with Goddess in the weekly Goddess Card Readings – see which of the Goddesses that step forward are resonating with your week – or should be invited further into your week!
July has two Full Moons – the Full Moon in Aquarius on July 31 is considered a Blue Moon and will be bringing some super-charged energy. There is a lot of planetary movement this month as well; Chiron is retrograde as of June 24, so is Saturn, and Venus and Uranus are heading that way as well. We listed important Astrology movement below and if you would like to see how all of this “astrological weather” affects you and your chart personally, contact Mary Lomando – she has summer specials for Astrology readings!
Mystery School of the Goddess is busy, busy with new courses coming out practically every week. Many of them are self-study so treat yourself to an energetic tune-up with Sacred Wheels – an 8 week journey through the chakras or connect more deeply with your Divine Feminine nature in the Sensual Self with Priestess Brandi Auset. Dr. Jalaja Bonheim is Invoking the Goddess of Wealth (Lakshmi!) beginning August 11 – registration is open now as space is limited! For those called to the Shamanic Path, Kathryn Ravenwood has just released her second level in the Shamanic Path to Initiation.
PLUS, the Summer Solstice edition of Rhythms of the Goddess is available in the gorgeous new online format – get it here for FREE!
Finally, on July 26, MotherHouse of the Goddess celebrates our two year anniversary! I am beyond grateful and truly blessed to have connected with all of you in all of these beautiful expressions of Goddess. Cheers to Goddess and we will be partying all summer long! See below for a special Goddess Alive radio show to mark MotherHouse’s birthday with free Goddess Card Readings during a call in show.
Thank you to all of our readers, our growing community, and our amazing contributors.
Gratitude and blessings abound! Happy July!
Kimberly – Priestess and Founder of MotherHouse of the Goddess
MotherHouse Goddess Shop is live and we are delighted to be sharing links and products from our favorite Goddess artisans and creators! Goddess Blessings bags are the newest items and offer curated kits attuning to a particular Goddess and providing a multi-sensory focal point for your practice. Included in the blessing bags are unique essential oil blends from Daughters of Isis, hand-picked crystals, incense, and candles.
July 1 – Full Moon in Capricorn 10:19pm eastern time
July 3 – Festival of Cerridwen – Welsh Goddess of fertility, magic, divination and transformation
July 8 – Celtic Tree Month Tinne (Holly) is July 8 to August 4
July 8 – Mercury enters Cancer
July 15 – New Moon in Cancer at 9:24pm eastern
July 16 – Day of Erzulie Dantor – the strong and ferocious Mother Loa (Voudoun Pantheon)
July 17 – Night of the Cradle – The Birthday of the Egyptian Goddess Isis
July 18 -Festival of the Egyptian Goddess Nepthys
July 18 – Venus enters Virgo
July 22 – Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day
July 22 – Sun enters LEO
July 23 – Mercury enters LEO
July 25 – Venus Retrograde
July 26 – Uranus Retrograde
July 26 – Happy Two Year Birthday to MotherHouse of the Goddess!
July 27 – Birthday of Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt
July 28 – Birthday of Pythia – Oracle of Delphi
July 31 – Birthday of Madame Helen Blavatsky – Theosophical teacher and author
July 31 – Full Moon in Aquarius 6:43 am eastern (Blue Moon)
July 31 0 Venus Retrograde enters LEO
Goddess Alive Radio Show Schedule – click here for updated links and schedule changes :
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Interview and Full Moon Meditation – Priestess and Author, Brandi Auset (BrandiAuset.com)
Thursday, July 9, 2015 – 8pm eastern – Elza Kephart – Writer, Director, Producer of Go in the Wilderness (the story of Lilith)
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 – 8pm eastern (tentative) – Embodying Spirit Interview and New Moon Meditation to Activate the Shaman Within- Linda Star Wolf – Teacher, Shamanic Guide and Creator of Shamanic Breathwork (ShamanicBreathwork.org)
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – LIVE VIDEO STREAM of Teaching and Ritual on the Goddess Kali with Priestess and Yogini Laura Amazzone – sign up now for free to view live or as an archive
Thursday, July 23, 2015 – 8pm edt – HAPPY 2 year Birthday to the MotherHouse! Goddess Card Readings with Kimberly Moore – CALL IN SHOW!
Friday, July 31, 2015 – Interview and Full Moon Meditation with Dr. Jalaja Bonheim – Priestess, Founder of the Institute for Circlework, & Author – new book coming July 2015: The Sacred Ego: Making Peace with Ourselves and Our World (Sacred Activism) (JalajaBonheim.com)