June, the Sixth Month of the year of our Goddess, 2015

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“A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay.
A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon.
A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.”
–  English Saying

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JUNE – DYAD MOON

June is the sixth month of the year. Its astrological sign is Gemini, the twins(May 21 – June 21), a mutable air sign ruled by Mercury. It is named for Juno, the principal Goddess of the Roman pantheon and wife of Jupiter She is the patroness of marriage and the well-being of women June is a month of plenty. Mother Earth is young and fresh. The air is sweet with the age-old scent of freshly cut hay. Honeysuckle covers old fences and fills June afternoons with its perfume. In the fields, corn and wheat reach for the Sun. In the garden, bees dance among the roses and larkspur. In June, the ancients prepared for the return of the Sun on the main holiday of the month, the Summer Solstice, or Midsummer. Wooden hoops were set ablaze, through which livestock and humans would pass as an act of purification. Herbs such as vervain and rue were cut on Midsummer and hung over doors and barn stalls to provide protection. The wild white daisies that bloom now along country lanes and in meadows were considered magick for they represented the Sun. By mid-month the heat of summer begins, which give June’s Full Moon its name: the Strong Sun Moon. The beauty of summer’s first Full Moon is rivaled only by another glowing token of June, the twinkling firefly.

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 THE DYAD MOON

The sixth Esbat or full moon after Yule is the Dyad Moon. A time of duality and growth, it represents the halfway point along the path of the moon. Called the “Boon Moon” by ancient Celts, traditionally people asked for gifts from the Goddess, and she would grant them, depending on the person’s good and bad deeds during the year. The word dyad stems from the Greek word dyas, meaning “two”— the human and the divine, separate but One.

Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year
Sirona Knight

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CORRESPONDENCES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE

NATURE SPIRITS: sylphs, zephyrs

HERBS: skullcap, meadow sweet, vervain, tansy, dog grass, parsley
mosses of all kinds.

COLORS: Yellow green and orange

FLOWERS: lavender, orchid, yarrow

SCENTS: lily of the valley and lavender

STONES: topaz, agate, alexandrite, fluorite

TREES: Oak

ANIMALS: Monkey, butterfly, frogs and toads

BIRDS: Wren and peacock

DEITIES: Aine of Knockaine, Isis, Neith, Green Man, Cerridwen, Bendis, Ishtar

POWERS/ADVICE: You will be full of energy, a time to protect strengthen and prevent, Decision making, you should award yourself for your personal strengths.

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Symbols & Folklore for the Month of JUNE

June’s Sign of the Zodiac
Gemini: May 21st thru June 20th
Cancer: June 21st thru July 22nd

June’s Birthstone
Pearl

June’s Birth Flower
The Red Rose

JUNE’s Folklore

“A calm June puts the farmer in tune.”

“June damp and warm does the farmer no harm.”

“Summer doesn’t start till the elder is in flower.”

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year
Mandy Mitchell

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June’s Month Long Observation

  • Caribbean American Heritage Month
  • D-Day landings by Allied forces in Normandy, June 6, 1944
  • Gay pride celebrations take place in many countries in honour of the Stonewall riots
  • The majority of the Portland Rose Festival occurs.
  • The first Monday in June is one of the public holidays in the Republic of Ireland; in the Irish Calendar the month is called Meitheamh and is the middle month of the summer season. Secondary schools are off during the month (and also July and August), while June is the last month in primary schools.
  • Children’s Day celebrated in many eastern European countries including Portugal, Poland, Slovakia, Romania as well as China and other countries throughout the world.
  • Caribbean-American Heritage Month (United States)
  • Bike month in the Lower mainland in British Columbia, Canada
  • Fishermen’s day (first Sunday in June) celebrating the work of fishermen and those lost at sea. (Iceland)
  • In the United States June is LGBT Pride Month.
  • June is End Boss Month
  • June is Audiobook month

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Summer Solstice/Litha

Did our ancestors celebrate Litha, the longest day of the year? In fact, the word “solstice” comes from the Latin word solstitium, which means “sun stands still.” And that’s exactly what the sun seems to do at Litha! The battle between light and dark is an old one. The solstice is a time to celebrate the light, but also to honor the return of the dark as the nights start getting longer. In traditional fire festivals, hilltop fires were lit in honor of the sun to recognize the space between the heavens and the earth. But the solstice is also a time of balance in the year, and because the balance of fire is water, wells and springs were visited at this time as well. People dropped in coins for good luck or bathed in the waters. In Europe, balls of straw were set alight and rolled downhill into a body of water to represent the balance between the elements. Now, I am not for one minute suggesting we all go and set fire to balls of straw and roll them down a hill, nor do I think that many of us are up to bathing in a cold stream at dawn! So what can we do to celebrate Litha?

Get outside! Drag the children, your other half, or your pets out into the fresh air and away from the TV. Hit the paddling pool; splash around in the water under the warm sun (always remembering the sunscreen). Stay up late to say goodnight to the sun and tell lots of stories waiting for it to rise again after the shortest night— if you can keep going that long. Light candles in honor of fire and bathe in a flower-scented bath to honor water.

Midsummer’s Eve is a magical night when herbs and flowers possess potent healing properties. The veil between our world and the world of the Fae is at its thinnest at this time, so leave offerings of honey and fruit for our fairy friends. Listen for their music as they sing and dance at this special time. And watch out for practical jokes— the Fae love to make mischief!

No matter how you choose to celebrate make this Litha a magickal and blessed evening for all!

Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year
Mandy Mitchell

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We Aren’t Really Gone…..

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We are up-dating all of our sites. I have got to the point, I don’t like to rush around at the last minute trying to get everything done. With this site, we have to close it and I don’t like it being down any longer than absolutely necessary. So we all agreed, we are lazy, it is a Monday so why not up-date them now? You don’t mind seeing July info a day early do you? Just think of it this way, you will be well prepared for the month to come, lol!

 

Anyway, we are off to start up-dating, you need anything, just holler. We will be hopping around here somewhere.

 

Have a very happy Monday afternoon & a blessed week, my sweets,

Love ya,

Lady A

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Astronomy Picture of the Day – Into the Void

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Into the Void
Image Credit: NASA, Gemini Project, James McDivitt

 

Explanation: Fifty years ago, on June 3, 1965, Edward White stepped out of the orbiting Gemini 4 spacecraft to become the first US astronaut to walk in space. White is captured in this photo taken by mission commander James McDivit from inside the capsule as White’s spacewalk began over the Pacific Ocean on Gemini 4’s third orbit. Planet Earth, spacecraft, and tether are reflected in White’s gold tinted helmet visor. A gas powered manuevering gun is held in his right hand. Though the gun ran out of gas after only 3 minutes, he continued to manuever by twisting his body and pulling on the tether for the remainder of the 23 minute long Extra Vehicular Activity. White later described his historic spacewalk as the most comfortable part of the mission, and said the order to end it was the “saddest moment” of his life.

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Your Daily Planet Tracker: Moon in Sagittarius, Jun 28, 2015 to Jul 1, 2015

 

 

 

Planet Tracker

Moon in Sagittarius

Jun 28, 2015 to Jul 1, 2015

Think of a horse running free. An archer’s eye trained on a distant target. A monk’s heart and mind expanding to the heavens. The Moon encourages you to reach beyond a limit today. Pick one thing (however small) that you can do in the next hour to renew your sense of adventure and love for the world. The energy of Sagittarius is expansive, free, optimistic, generous, philosophical and visionary. Quick-jot down five things you’re grateful for. Next, write down your current salary and add a couple zeros. And that fabulous thing you haven’t accomplished yet? See yourself having done it. In this expansive frame of mind, hug a know-it-all. Forgive anyone who sticks their foot in their mouth. But avoid the mall, you’ll overspend. In body matters, take a loofa to your cellulite thighs. If you go to the gym this Moontime, be cautious of upper leg strain.

 

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The Wisdom of Buddha

The Wisdom of Buddha

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.

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Your Daily Influences for June 29th

Your Daily Influences
June 29, 2015

 

Ace of Pentacles
Prosperity, pleasure and beauty can be realized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berkano
Berkano is the Rune of birth and rebirth. This may symbolize a time when you are capable of great personal growth. Love may be in the air as well.

 

 

 

Scorpio the Scorpion
This aspect of your life will be strongly influenced by a person who is determined, forceful, emotional, intuitive, powerful, passionate, exciting and magnetic. This person is probably an acquaintance you made at work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Daily Influences represent events and challenges the current day will present for you. They may represent opportunities you should be ready to seize. Or they may forewarn you of problems you may be able to avoid or lessen. Generally it is best to use them as tips to help you manage your day and nothing more.

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Your Charm for June 29th is Necklace of Charms

Your Charm for Today

Necklace of Charms

Today’s Meaning:
What you need in this aspect is a bit of understanding. You can find happiness in abundance if you understand and accept the differences of those with whom you share your life within this aspect.

General Description:
This is an Egyptian group of amulets. The centre ornament is the Lotus, from which hangs the emblem of Millions of years — Thou shalt never perish, never, never come to an end. The Lotus bestowed upon the wearer Light and Understanding, the gifts of the god Ra, their sun god, king of gods and of men. The Fish, the symbol of the Egyptian goddess who controlled the rising of the Nile brought Abundance and Riches. The other pendant is in the form of a lock of hair, the meaning of which is obscure.

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Your Daily MahJong Tile for June 29th is Circles 4, Symbol: Jade

Your Daily Tile
May 15, 2015

Circles 4
Symbol: Jade

The Jade tile indicates hard work resulting in spectacular results. Jade is thought to be an “immortal stone” to many. Therefore is also denotes longevity of relationships, life and principled values.

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