“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~ John Lubbock
Time moves differently now – have you noticed? Since the beginning of the pandemic and the stay at home orders, time has become a bit tricky. It feels slow and ponderous, and yet, when we reflect back, we can hardly believe that a month has passed or two or that it is now July. I sat sipping some tea and watching the lightning bugs the other night. The air was transitioning to comfortable from a hot and humid day. Heat lightning flashed here and there and the night was quiet except for the crickets and a distant train. My toes curled in the cooling grass and I consciously pulled Gaia vibrations up through my feet. And this … this was IT. This was all I needed to be doing and, perhaps, all that I was capable of doing in these moments. Surrender. Rest. Release. Quiet. Calm.
How are you resting? Where are your in-between moments and are you taking them? Our world, our country, our cities, our lives are in this intense and transformational shift and to remain wholly within it brings stress, anxiety, burnout. Most assuredly we are going to be experiencing this chaotic energy and more crises especially through the election in November so I invite you to create your resting moments. Your sanctuary. Your breathing time. Your spiritual practices. Fierce Compassion begins with ourselves first.
Mystery School of the Goddess has some wonderful self study courses that can assist you in creating your precious rest and a break from the chaos.
- Kuan Yin Bathing Ceremony with Gwynne Warner
- Magical Medicinals with Renee Starr
- MotherRoot Summer Self Care Journal by Kimberly Moore & Marisa McCall
- Permission to Be: 7 Practices for Living Openly with Brandi Auset
- Sacred Cycles: Reclaim Your Wild Woman with Michelle Boxley
- The Enchanted Self: 7 Days of Magickal Self Care by Marisa McCall
Our third eclipse is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on July 5. We have survived the first two (we have, haven’t we?) and we are also in the throes of Cancer season and a Mercury Retrograde in Cancer. We are positively swimming in emotions and emotional triggers bubbling to the surface. Yet more reasons to be gentle and take time to step away from the intensity! Mary Lomando and I did two podcasts talking about the astrology of this summer, listen here.
Allow the Goddesses of Summer to bring radiance to all of you. How are you filling these magical days of warmth with laughter and wellness? What is required for you to balance home, family, work, and sanity? How may Goddess and your practices support you?
I wish you the Blessings of Summer and all of the abundance that Goddess is offering. May you and your Beloveds be safe and well. MotherHouse and Mystery School of the Goddess are here to support you. Make sure you check in with us online to participate in the monthly MotherHouse Goddess Temple meditations and healing circles.
MotherHouse of the Goddess is celebrating our 7th birthday in July and, as always, I stand before all of you in gratitude and delight for your presence within our community!
Gaia does not require social distancing and masks are the newest compassion statements – welcome to the new normal! Sync with our Mother Earth and allow her to be your touchstone in these challenging times. Be Blessed, Be Blessed, Be Blessed!
Witch’s Moon Magazine – Goddess Issue by Renee Starr is coming out on 7/1 – Join her Facebook Group Goddess Priestess Witch for release info!
Ride between the worlds with Epona and Rhiannon. Create a self portrait in honor of Frida Kahlo. Tap into your wounded healer. Strawberries and champagne evoke Aphrodite during the Aphrodisia Festival! Offer khyphi in your home temple for Isis’ birthday. Channel your inner Magdalene Priestess. Speak the oracles with Pythia. Infuse domestic harmony with Santa Marta, La Dominodora. Indulge in a French pastry and share it with Mami Wata. Ask Lakshmi for a boon and remember to give her an offering in return! ~ Kimberly Moore, Goddess Planner Summer 2020
July 1, 2020 – Saturn Retrograde enters Capricorn
July 3 – Festival of Cerridwen – Welsh Goddess of fertility, magic, divination, and transformation
July 4, 2020 – Day of Marian Devotions
July 4, 2020 – Dharma Day in Buddhism
July 4 – USA Independence Day
July 4 – Ancient Roman Festival for Epona/Rhiannon
July 5, 2020 – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricon at 12:44 AM EDT
July 6 – Frida Kahlo’s Birthday
July 6 – Dalai Lama’s Birthday
July 7 – Florence Farr Birthday
July 7, 2020 – Ceres Retrograde in Pisces
July 7, 2020 – Japanese Tanabata – Star Festival
July 8 – Celtic Tree Month Tinne (Holly) is July 8 to August 4
July 8 – Tara Day
July 10 – Skadi Day (Scandinavian Goddess)
July 11, 2020 – Chiron retrograde in Aries
July 12, 2020 – Mercury stations direct in Cancer at 4:26 AM EDT
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
July 14 – Osiris’ Birthday – Consort of the Egyptian Goddess Isis
July 14 – Runic Half Month of Uruz begins
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 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 20, 2020 – New Moon in Cancer at 1:33 PM EDT
July 22, 2019 Sun enters Leo
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 25, 2020 – Nag Panchami for snakes and serpents
July 26 – Feast Day of St. Anne – syncretizes to the Orisha Goddess Nana Buruku
July 26, 2020 – Mercury Post-Shadow ends
July 26, 2020 – Happy SEVEN 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 29 – Runic Half Month of Thurisaz begins
July 31 – Birthday of Madame Helen Blavatsky – Theosophical teacher and author
July 31, 2020 – Varalakshmi Vratam- Festival to Propitiate Lakshmi Who Bestows Boons – “It is believed that worshiping Goddess Varalakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshiping Ashtalaksmi – the eight goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength.”
NEWEST COURSES ON MYSTERY SCHOOL OF THE GODDESS
Breath of the Gods – Feng Shui Incense Ritual with Gwynne Warner
Goddess Planner Summer 2020 by Kimberly Moore & Marisa McCall & Audrey Alison
Kuan Yin’s Heavenly Divination Readings with Gwynne Warner
MotherRoot Summer Self Care Wisdom Journal by Kimberly Moore & Marisa McCall
Revealing Freedom – The Book of Revelation as a Formula for Inner Peace with Lauri Ann Lumby
Sacred Cycles with Michelle Boxley
Sekhmet Rising with Mary Lomando
The Enchanted Self – 7 Days of Magickal Self Care with Marisa McCall
Wind Through Pines – Kuan Yin Bathing Ceremony with Gwynne Warner
Your Trinity of Fortune Chinese Oracle Readings with Gwynne Warner