“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
BLESSINGS OF JULY!
Goddess is opulent and profuse. Berries are thick and dripping on the vines, begging to be added to pies and other summer treats. Summer markets invite us to indulge in the harvest of Goddess – tomatoes, peaches, and corn! The air is heavy with humidity and summer storms bring respite, even momentary. Late summer evenings on the porch are magick, 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.
Summer eclipse season has arrived! Eclipses this month are on the Cancer – Capricorn axis. Add in Mercury Retrograde and we see impacts that range from personal to global. I had an opportunity to connect with Astrologer Mary Lomando to get tips for navigating these cosmic dances – listen to the podcast here.
DATES FOR JULY 2019 ASTROLOGY
- Mercury Retrograde Summer 2019 begins with the Pre-Shadow in Cancer (23o57″) on June 20, 2019 at 1:10 pm EDT.
- Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo (4o 28″) on July 7, 2019 at 7:14 pm EDT.
- The Direct Station occurs in Cancer (23o 57″) on July 31, 2019 at 11:58 pm EDT.
- Mercury ends the Post-Shadow on August 15, 2019 at 3:53 am EDT.
New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer (10 degrees) on July 2, 2019 at 3:16 pm EDT.
Chiron Retrograde in Aries on July 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm EDT.
Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn (24 degrees) on July 16, 2019 at 5:38pm EDT.
Sun enters Leo on July 22, 2019 at 10:50pm EDT.
Black Moon – New Moon in Leo (8 degrees) on July 31, 2019 at 11:12pm EDT.
Our Goddess Calendar is full to the brim of wonderful celebrations and this year marks the 6th Birthday of MotherHouse of the Goddess! I stand in awe and gratitude for all of YOU who make the MotherHouse of the Goddess Community such a magickal place! THANK YOU!
Make July MAGICK!
Priestess Within Goddess Priestess Training begins July 28 – Please join me! This will not be offered again until 2021.
Join Goddess Moon Circle for monthly Goddess celebrations! Our Goddess for July is Mami Wata!
Renee Starr has a new offering: Goddess Priestess Witch – Writer’s Sacred Circle Summer Session
Summer Crystal Sale and other gorgeous treats from Brandi Auset and Red Priestess
Rhythms of the Goddess Summer Journal – Dive deep into the Goddess year – 3 months is just $33!
July 2, 2019 New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer (10 degrees) at 3:16 pm EDT
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 6 – Frida Kahlo’s Birthday
July 6 – Dalai Lama’s Birthday
July 7, 2019 Mercury goes Retrograde in Leo (4o 28″) at 7:14 pm EDT
July 7, 2019 Japanese Tanabata – Star Festival
July 8, 2019 Chiron Retrograde in Aries at 7:39 pm EDT
July 8 – Celtic Tree Month Tinne (Holly) is July 8 to August 4
July 8 – Tara Day
July 10 – Skadi Day (Norse Goddess)
July 13 – Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima
July 13 – 15, 2019 Japanese Obon Festival honoring Ancestors (some regions celebrate in August as well)
July 14 – Aphrodisia Festival celebrating the Goddess Aphrodite – Online course Aphrodite’s Kiss with Brandi Auset
July 14 – Osiris’ Birthday – Consort of the Egyptian Goddess Isis
July 15 – Day for the Rowan Tree Goddess
July 16, 2019 – Full Moon Partial Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn (24 degrees) at 5:38pm EDT
July 16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day – also syncretizes to the Orisha Oya and lwa Erzulie Dantor
July 16, 2019 – Dharma Day in Buddhism
July 17 – Night of the Cradle – The Birthday of the Egyptian Goddess Isis
July 17 – Amaterasu Festival in Japan
July 18 – Birthday and Festival of the Egyptian Goddess Nepthys
July 21, 2019 Guan Yin (Kuan Yin) Feast Day of Renunciation and Ordination
July 22, 2019 Sun enters Leo at 10:50pm EDT
July 22 – Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day – Free Feast of the Magdalene Mini Summit
July 23 – 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 – Feast Day of St. Anne – syncretizes to the Orisha Goddess Nana Buruku
July 26 – Happy SIX Year Birthday to MotherHouse of the Goddess!
July 26 – Happy Birthday, Carl Jung!
July 27 – Birthday of Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt
July 28 – Birthday of Pythia – Oracle of Delphi
July 28 – Feast Day of the Egyptian Goddess of Weaving, Hedjihotep
July 29 – Feast Day of Santa Marta (Saint Martha) – syncretizes to Mami Wata and camino of the Orisha Goddess Yemaya Ibu Achaba
July 31, 2019 – Black Moon – New Moon in Leo (8 degrees) at 11:12pm EDT
July 31 – Birthday of Madame Helen Blavatsky – Theosophical teacher and author