Welcome to JULY!
Goddess is opulent and profuse. Berries are thick and dripping on the vines, begging to be added to pies and other summer treats. I am delighting in the farm stands full of tomatoes, peaches, and corn! 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. Late summer evenings on the porch are magic, watching the fireflies light up the yard and the bats swirl and dart at dusk. Oshun and Yemaya are calling us to the rivers and oceans to take a dip and cool off in their sacred waters.
Our Goddess Calendar is full to the brim of wonderful celebrations and this year marks the 5th Birthday of MotherHouse of the Goddess! I stand in awe and gratitude for all of YOU who make MotherHouse such a magical place! THANK YOU!
July AND August are also full of major Astrological events. We have 2 eclipses in July and a rare 3rd in August. Mercury stations retrograde on July 26 and we will have 5 planets in retrograde. Mary Lomando and I did a Goddess Alive Podcast to tell you ALL about the Summer Eclipse Season Forecast beginning with the Full Moon on June 28! Take a listen!
I am wishing you ALL the blessings of Goddess, July, and Summer!
THANK YOU for being part of the MotherHouse of the Goddess Community!
FULL MOON & SUMMER RESOURCES:
Come join us in the MotherHouse of the Goddess Facebook Group! Weekly Crystal Flash Sales!
MotherHouse of the Goddess blog posts – our contributors have been busy!
Resources for Retrogrades and Eclipses:
Rhythms of the Goddess Summer Journal – Dive deep into the Goddess year – 3 months is just $33!
July 3 – Festival of Cerridwen – Welsh Goddess of fertility, magic, divination, and transformation
July 4 – USA Independence Day
July 4 – Ancient Roman Festival for Epona/Rhiannon
July 5, 2018 Chiron Retrograde
July 6 – Frida Kahlo’s Birthday
July 6 – Dalai Lama’s Birthday
July 7, 2018 Marian Devotion to Rosa Mystica (will be posted on 7/7)
July 7, 2018 Japanese Tanabata – Star Festival that celebrates the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi.
July 8 – Celtic Tree Month Tinne (Holly) is July 8 to August 4
July 8, 2018 Cintamani Tara Devotion – “Wish-fulfilling” Golden Tara (will be posted 7/8)
July 10, 2018 Jupiter Stations Direct
July 10 – Skadi Day (Norse Goddess)
July 12, 2018 New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer at 10:48 pm
July 13 – Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima
July 13 – 15, 2018 Japanese Obon Festival honoring Ancestors (some regions celebrate in August as well)
July 14 – Osiris’ Birthday – Consort of the Egyptian Goddess Isis
July 14 – Bastille Day
July 15 – Day for the Rowan Tree Goddess
July 16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day – also syncretizes to the Orisha Oya and lwa Erzulie Dantor
July 16 – Day of Erzulie Dantor – the strong and ferocious Mother lwa (Voudoun Pantheon)
July 17 – Night of the Cradle – The Birthday of the Egyptian Goddess Isis
July 18 – Birthday and Festival of the Egyptian Goddess Nepthys
July 22 – Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day – Free Feast of the Magdalene Mini Summit
July 22, 2018 – Sun enters Leo
July 23, 2018 – Egyptian New Year (approximate) Heliacal Rising of Sirius – Sothis as the Goddess Isis
July 25 – Egyptian Feast of Anuket – Goddess and personification of the Nile River in Upper Egypt
July 26, 2018 Mercury stations Retrograde
July 26 – Feast Day of St. Anne – syncretizes to the Orisha Nana Buruku
July 26 – Happy FIVE Year Birthday to MotherHouse of the Goddess!
July 26 – Feast Day of the Orisha Goddess Nana Buruku
July 26 – Happy Birthday, Carl Jung!
July 27, 2018 Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius at 4:20pm eastern
July 27 – Birthday of Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt
July 28 – Birthday of Pythia – Oracle of Delphi
July 29 – Feast Day of Santa Marta (Saint Martha) – syncretizes to Mami Wata and Orisha Yemaya Ibu Achaba
July 31, 2018 Guan Yin (Kuan Yin) Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day
July 31 – Birthday of Madame Helen Blavatsky – Theosophical teacher and author
NEW SUMMER COURSES!
Divination Magick with Kimberly Moore – starts 7/1!
Hoodoo for Your Wallet – How to Make a Money Lamp by Angela Grace – start anytime!
Into the Heart of the Goddess with Renee Starr – enrollment open through June!
Manifest with the Moon with Gail Jessen – 28 days of lunar prompts & practices!
Meditation for the Creative and Active Mind with Lauri Ann Lumby – 10 meditations!
Permission to BE: & Practices for Living Openly with Brandi Auset – perfect prompts for summer!
Red Tent Initiation Program with Molly Remer – start anytime!
Rhythms of the Goddess Summer Journal 2018– starts 6/1 with Welcome Bonus Content now