Join the Goddess Full Moon Group for a special June Full Moon and Summer Solstice celebration on June 20 at 8pm eastern. Brandi Auset and I lead the Goddess Full Moon Group every month, as well as some special Goddess Wheel celebrations, and it includes discussion of the featured Goddess, a guided meditation, and a chat with Q&A after the meditation. This month we will be focused on Full Moon AND Summer Solstice with the Goddess Hera!
Most are familiar with the Greek Goddess Hera as the angry and bitter wife of the patriarch of the Olympians, Zeus. In the evolution of Hera, the marriage to Zeus (obviously a mythographic indication of arranged marriage) was actually quite late and superseded her earlier forms and traditions. She was only know as the “Goddess of Marriage” in the Olympian myths.
In pre-Greek antiquity, she was known as “Parthenos” and was a great virgin creatrix Goddess with no consort. She held rule over the skies, the earth, and the Underworld. Her oldest centers were at Samos and Argos. There are ancient traditions of her “tying” herself to a willow tree (later carried to the Olympian myths as her chained to her throne on Olympos) and another ancient tradition of her annual ritual bath and renewal to restore her virginity – her whole self within herself. We will be focusing on the pre-Olympic Hera.
When you register for the free Full Moon Group, information will be available on how to attend the live event and access the archives. The numbers for the live teleconference are USA numbers, but the archive is available to listen via the internet. Firefox and Chrome are the best browsers to use for connection. When the information for the new month is available, all participants will receive an email as well as email reminders prior to the Full Moon event. You will also have access to all past Full Moon archived teleconferences.