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.
Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year and is occurring June 20 in the Northern Hemisphere this year. Goddess is LIGHT and FIRE this month.
Throughout summer, Goddess continues to ripen, to reveal Herself magnificently in the harvests of summer. This is Her manifestation, Her physical promise of nourishment for us during the fallow season. The summer heat seeps into our bones and kindles the Soul. The bees sing the mantras of the Great Mother and fertility. We play on the shores of the Mother of Oceans, Rivers and Lakes and bathe ourselves in Her sacred waters.
Goddess’ ambrosial table is ready for feasting … cherries, blackberries, corn, tomatoes … and we give thanks for Her harvest that sustains and represents life at the height of providence. Stay tuned to our weekly Goddess Feast recipes for delicious ideas for summer!
Mystery School of the Goddess is a beehive of activity and celebrating our two year anniversary. I can’t believe it! Don’t miss the free course June Swoon with Brandi Auset. It starts June 1, but you can join anytime during the month of June and share your swoons evoked by the daily prompts!
On a lunar note, the New Moon Goddess is Saraswati and you can join Laura Amazzone for a live ritual on June 4. The Goddess Full Moon Group will be celebrating Full Moon and Summer Solstice with the Goddess Hera. Both are free to join!
Wishing you ALL the blessings of Goddess and June! How are you celebrating?
Goddess Feast Days and Celebrations for June 2016
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 4, 2016 – New Moon in Gemini at 4:59pm eastern – Goddess Saraswati Live New Moon Ritual with Laura Amazzone
June 5 – World Environment Day – a great day for a beach or community clean-up in honor of Gaia.
June 6 – Lukumi Feast Day for the Orisha Ochosi, the Divine Hunter
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 8, 2016 – World Oceans Day – an auspicious day to honor Yemaya!
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. Also celebrated on June 24 during the festival of Fors Fortuna. She is the Goddess Tyche in Greece.
Saturday June 11 – 13 – Jewish Shavuot – Feast of First Fruits
June 13 – Lukumi Feast Day for the Orisha Eleggua
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 15 – The Great Festival of the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu – Shinto Japanese Goddess of the Sun (held in mid-June)
June 16 – Feast of Egyptian Goddess Hathor as Sothis – Goddess of Starlight
June 19 – Father’s Day USA
June 20, 2016- Full Moon in Sagittarius at 7:02am eastern (Strawberry Moon)
June 20, 2016 – Litha – Summer Solstice at 6:34pm eastern time
June 20, 2016 – Sun moves into Cancer
June 21, 2016 – International Day of Yoga
June 26 – Two Year Anniversary of the Founding of Mystery School of the Goddess
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
June 29 – Lukumi Feast Day for the Orisha Warrior Ogun