“Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower’s scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
June is here and summer seems to be steadily extending its enchantment into all aspects of our world. These days are the longest of the year and will culminate in the Summer Solstice. How are you filling these magical days of warmth and laughter?
Summer Solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year and is occurring June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere this year. Goddess is all light and fire now.
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 our souls. The bees sing 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.
Our June Goddess Calendar is coming out in time for the MAY Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 29 – sparking the fires of the upcoming Solstice and season for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a busy Goddess HolyDay month and I am delighted to announce two new features for the blog: monthly Marian Devotions and monthly Tara Devotions!
Get your Astrology update, Horoscopes, and Divination by Katherine Skaggs for the Flower Full Moon:
Ways to Work a Sagittarius Full Moon
- Sagittarius inspires travel and wandering with purpose – when is the last time you hit the road?
- Honor expansion! Ruled by Jupiter, Sag gives us the oomph to expand in new directions.
- Contemplate inner and outer Liberation.
- Undertake a new line of study at Mystery School of the Goddess.
- For the Full Flower Moon, adorn your altar with flowers!
- Get off the beaten track and have a proper adventure.
Sending you so many blessings of the moon, the month, and the season!
ARE YOU A CRYSTAL HOARDER? Brandi Auset and I host a Crystal Flash Sale every Wednesday in the MotherHouse Facebook Group with special treasures and special pricing. Join us! And keep up with the goodies and Goddessian delights coming for JUNE!
This is a busy Goddess calendar month and lots of HolyDays for those who would like to follow a Goddess year. Rhythms of the Goddess Summer is also available now as an online prompt and practice course for syncing further with the myth and magick of Goddess in this season. Sign up for $33 for seasonal magick through June, July, and August!
June 2 – Juno Regina Day – a day to celebrate the Roman Goddess Juno in Her role of Queen. June is named for her.
June 2 – The Renewal Bath of the Greek Goddess Hera
June 2 – Marian Devotion for Our Lady of Perpetual Help (MotherHouse Goddess Temple)
June 3 – Seminole Green Corn Dance
June 4 – Rosalia – Festival of the Roses and sacred to Venus/Aphrodite
June 6 – Lukumi Feast Day for the Orisha Ochosi, the Divine Hunter and his saint form, St. Norbert
June 6 – Bendideia of Bendis – The Moon Goddess of Thrace
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 – Tara Devotion Day – Honoring White Tara (MotherHouse Goddess Temple)
June 9, 2018 – Feast of the Immaculate Heart
June 10 – Feast Day of the Persian Goddess Anahita
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. She is also celebrated on June 24 during the festival of Fors Fortuna. She is the Goddess Tyche in Greece.
June 13, 2018 – NEW MOON IN GEMINI at 3:43pm eastern
June 13 – Lukumi Feast Day for the Orisha Eleggua and his saint form of St. Anthony
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 17, 2018 – Father’s Day USA
June 18, 2018 – Neptune stations Retrograde
June 20, 2018 – Dhumavati Jayanti – Happy Birthday to the Goddess and Mahavidya, Dhumavati
June 20 – Celebration of the Mayan Goddess Ix Chel
June 21, 2018 – Sun enters Cancer
June 21, 2018 – Litha – Summer Solstice at 6:07am eastern time
June 21 – International Day of Yoga
June 24, 2018 – MIdsummer Night honoring the Faery Queen Aine
June 24 – Fors Fortuna – Second Feast Day in June of the Goddess Fortuna
June 24 – Lukumi Feast Day of the Orisha Ogun and his saint form of St. John the Baptist
June 24 – Bonfires of Saint John Day (Observed within Hoodoo Practice beginning on the Eve)
June 25 – Feast of the African Goddess Mami Wata
June 26, 2018 – Mars Stations Retrograde
June 26 – Four Year Anniversary of the Founding of Mystery School of the Goddess
June 26 – Iroquois Green Corn Festival
June 27 – Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Liturgical feast date but we are honoring her on 6/2)
June 28 – Skira Festival – Descent of the Holy Daughter Kore – offerings to Demeter, Kore, & Athena
June 28, 2018 – FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN at 12:53am eastern