“Want to know why Minneapolis is burning?
Mama. He called Mama.
At least that’s why I want to burn, why I feel like I could scream until flames rip out of my throat. He has called up great power. I want all of us to turn, all of us who have heard Mama in a store and thought it meant us. It’s time to turn. White mamas, mamas with privilege, you have been summoned. And any of us who have ever cried out Mama, we hear it too, down in our bones. It’s a cry that can’t go unanswered anymore. So Minneapolis burns. And we need to gut all the spaces in our lives where systemic racism has quarter.
I think of the other mamas who turned a tide: Emmett Till’s, for one. We speak out of the deep mystery from whence all life springs. My white people: Nurture antiracism in your life like you would a child in your arms, even if you’ve only just heard it named. Learn what it means and how to foster it. Care about it, give it space in your life. Come to understand it, even if it’s difficult and challenges everything.
Mama is coming. And the men who make order in the world should be very afraid.”
~Mary Helen Kennerly on Facebook
If a week could feel like a year, then surely this past week would be it. Our communities are filled with grief and rage, the streets of our cities are filled with demands of justice, and we are left wondering how the violence against people of color happens again and again and again with no change in sight. The answer is “simple” – we must be the change. As Mary Helen Kennerly said above, we must nurture antiracism in our lives like we would a child in our arms. And we must LISTEN. Listen to the needs of BIPOC, to their grief, and rage, and hold space and/or facilitate change where we can.
The lessons of 2020 are no joke. We are being called to embody Fierce Compassion through this pandemic, through the violence against people of color, and in how we do the hard work of setting aside our privilege and fully embracing the needs of those in our communities. Black Lives Matter. Full stop.
Our daily practices, Goddess, prayer, and spiritual fortification are all remedies for the upcoming Eclipse season that begins this week and lasts through the beginning of July, as well as the multiple retrogrades that are occurring now through the end of 2020. They are also remedies for the many difficulties of the past few months. In these challenging times, we will come out transformed or not at all. Embrace Ma.
Our MotherHouse Goddess Temple Circle call this month will be featuring the Irish Faery Queen Aine and I will be joined on 6/20 by guest Priestess Michelle Boxley from Sisters of the Moon Online.
For all of you, I wish you safety and wellness. I keep the candles, chants, and prayers going daily at MotherHouse. May you find peace and walk with Fierce Compassion. Thank you for being here and being part of the MotherHouse community.
Honor the Queen within you for Juno Regina ~ Chant with Gayatri Devi Smell the roses with Aphrodite ~ Howl at Luna to celebrate the Full Moon ~ Plant some indigenous plants for the Earth Mothers on World Environment Day ~ Purify your home and temple and light a candle for Vestalia ~ Offer seven pennies for Yemaya on World Oceans Day~ Bake a load of bread with Fornax ~ Dance in the rain with Anahita ~ Sprinkle some tobacco at the crossroads and ask Eleggua to open your roads ~ Call on the Muses for inspiration on your creative projects ~ Invoke your favorite Fire or Solar Goddess for Summer Solstice ~ Soak up the sun as Amaterasu ~ Have a Blessed June! ~ Kimberly Moore, Summer 2020 Goddess Planner
June is named for the Roman Goddess Juno.
June’s Full Moon is also called the Strawberry Moon, the Hot Moon, and the Rose Moon.
June 1, 2020 – Gayatri Jayanti, Appearance Day of the Mother of the Vedas & Mother of Devotion
June 1 – Day of Carna – Roman Goddess of Health and Vitality
June 2, 2020 – Pre-Shadow of Mercury Retrograde begins
June 2 – Juno Regina Day – a day to celebrate the Roman Goddess Juno in Her role as Queen of the Gods and Juno Moneta – Juno of the Mint (money)
June 2 – The Renewal Bath of the Greek Goddess Hera
June 4 – Rosalia – Festival of the Roses and sacred to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and the Roman Goddess Venus
June 5, 2020 – FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE IN SAGITTARIUS at 3:12 pm edt
June 6, 2020 – Day of Marian Devotion
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 – June 15 – Eight day festival of Vestalia in Honor of the Roman Goddess Vesta. A time for cleansing and purification of your home and temple space and light a new temple candle!
June 8 – World Oceans Day – an auspicious day to honor Ocean Goddesses like Yemaya and Mami Wata!
June 8 – Tara Devotion Day
June 8 – Day to Honor Mens – the Roman Goddess of the Mind
June 9 – Festival of Fornax – Roman Goddess of the Ovens
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 11 – Festival of Mater Matuta – Roman Goddess of the Ripening Grain
June 13 – Lukumi Feast Day for the Orisha Eleggua as his Saint form of St. Anthony
June 13 – The Festival of the Egyptian Goddess Mut – Feeding of the Gods
June 13 – July 2 – Festival of the Aztec Goddess, Uixtocihuatl, Lady of Salt
June 13 – Feast Day of Epona – the Ancient Horse Goddess of the Gauls
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 14 – Runic Half Month of Dagaz – Day
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 18, 2020 – MERCURY RETROGRADE IN CANCER
June 19, 2020 – Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
June 20, 2020 – SUMMER SOLSTICE – Litha
June 20, 2020 – Sun Enters Cancer
June 20 – Celebration of the Mayan Goddess Ix Chel
June 21, 2020 – NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER at 2:41 am edt
June 21, 2020 – Father’s Day USA
June 21 – International Day of Yoga
June 23, 2020 – Neptune stations Retrograde in Pisces
June 24, 2020 – Midsummer Night honoring the Irish Faery Queen Aine
June 24 – Fors Fortuna – Second Feast Day in June of the Roman 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 Traditions beginning on the Eve)
June 25, 2020 Venus Stations Direct in Gemini
June 25 – Feast of the African Goddess Mami Wata
June 26, 2020 – SIX 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
June 28 – Skira Festival – Descent of the Holy Daughter Kore – offerings to Demeter, Kore, & Athena
June 29 – Runic Half Month of Fehu – Cattle
June 30 – Hersophoria – Greek women worshipped Aphrodite along with the dew-goddess Aglauros and Erse and the goddess Kourotrophos, “Nurturer of the young.”
SUMMER 2020 ASTROLOGICAL DATES
June 5 – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse @ 15° of Sagittarius @ 3:12 PM EDT
June 21 – New Moon Solar Eclipse @ 0° of Cancer @ 2:41 AM EDT
July 5 – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse @ 13° of Capricorn @ 12:44 AM EDT
July 20 – New Moon @ 28° of Cancer @ 1:33 PM EDT
Mercury Retrograde: June 18 – July 12 @ 14° of Cancer – 5° of Cancer
Pluto Retrograde: April 25 – Oct 5 @ 25° – 22° of Capricorn
Saturn Retrograde: May 11 – Sept 9 @ 1° of Aquarius – 25° of Capricorn
Venus Retrograde: May 13 – June 25 @ 21° – 5° of Gemini
Jupiter Retrograde May 15 – Sept 13 @ 27° – 17 ° of Capricorn
Neptune Retrograde: June 22 – Nov 29 @ 20° of Pisces – 18° of Pisces
Chiron Retrograde: July 11 – Dec 16 @ 9° of Aries – 4° of Aries