June 16, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 2:30 PM to 6 PM EDT today (11:30 AM to 3 PM PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Capricorn into Aquarius.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Things are much cozier today. (Grumpy yesterday is gone.) While the Moon is in Capricorn, you are high viz. and people notice you, especially bosses, parents and VIPs. After it moves into Aquarius, (see Moon Alert), enjoy socializing with others!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today you are a seeker looking for answers, and maybe even the truth with a capitol T. (Who knows where one will discover the meaning of life?) Later in the day, do be aware that people notice you, especially people in authority.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Things are pretty mellow today. However, they begin with the Moon in one of your Money Houses; therefore, be aware of the restrictions of the Moon Alert. (See above.) Later in the day, things are easy-going, fun and exploratory. You will thrill to new ideas!

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Be prepared to go more than halfway today, while the Moon is opposite your sign. However, after it moves into Aquarius (see Moon Alert above), you will wrap up money matters, especially related to banking and shared property.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

As this day begins, you are keen to work hard and be efficient because you want results for your efforts. Nevertheless, during the Moon Alert, efficiency will wane and possibly disappear. (Just enjoy yourself.) Later in the day, a heart-to-heart discussion with someone will please you. “I concur!”

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today begins with a playful vibe. (This is a much lighter day compared to yesterday.) A long lunch with a friend or a fun, social outing will delight. After the Moon Alert is over, you will roll up your sleeves and get busy. “Baby needs a new pair of shoes!”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Home, family and your private life are your priority this morning. In fact, some of you might want to cocoon at home for a good part of this day. However, once the Moon Alert is over (see above) – you’re ready to party! Make plans for a fun evening.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today you’re eager to communicate your ideas because you have something to say. Be smart and be aware of the restrictions of the Moon Alert so that you do not agree to anything important or make an important appointment. Late in the day, home and privacy will appeal.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today you’re focused on moneymaking ideas, cash flow and perhaps shopping. If so, be aware of the restrictions of the Moon Alert (see above). Late in the day, when the Moon Alert is over, short trips, appointments and conversations with others will appeal. Busy you!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You have strong feelings about various issues today because the Moon is still in your sign. Always remember that for two days every month, when the Moon is in your sign, your luck improves! That’s the time to ask the universe for a favour. However, be aware of today’s Moon Alert. (See above.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

This is a nicer day compared to yesterday. People are happier and up for some fun back-and-forth, which suits you just fine. Enjoy fun times and schmoozing with others. Sports events and playful activities with kids will appeal. By evening, you want to hide. (Need your rest.)

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

A happier day! You will enjoy talking to others. You will also appreciate your daily surroundings more than usual. Home repairs and family discussions might also be on the books. Take it easy. After the Moon Alert is over, reach out and socialize!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Actress Anna Cathcart (1003) shares your birthday today. You are forever youthful, persuasive and imaginative. You are quick-witted, articulate and sometimes sharp tongued. At times, you are guarded and keep your distance from others. This year is the beginning of a fresh, new nine-year cycle for you, which means you must be courageous and ready to open any door!

June 16, 2022 Birthday Horoscope Digest

May the next year of your life be better than the past year! 

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

JUNE 16 birthday horoscope predicts that these individuals are dreamers with fertile imaginations. The June 16th zodiac sign is Gemini. You may be someone who has a prophetic quality as your instincts are usually on point. You have a strong sense of premonition.

Also, you are youthful but possess a persuasive personality. You could be known to take frequent breaks. This is so you can rest your mind and clear out any negative forces that may try to invade.

Usually, Gemini is motivated, focused and creative but you can become easily frustrated and find faults because you are not the most patient person.

The Gemini, according to the June 16th horoscope profile, are visual communicators equipped with many interesting topics. You are likely versatile and receptive. Those born on this day are caring emphatic individuals.

Your concern for others is accompanied with a sense of logic and an appreciation of life. Usually, you are inquisitive and have to evaluate everything. Your cool exterior is just a cover-up for a social and friendly personality say the June 16th birthday meanings. You love mixing with people and making new friends.

According to the June 16 astrology analysis, a Gemini is usually found in a relationship that is committed. You love the togetherness of a long-term partnership. You seek stimulation and are typically emotionally open as your instincts guide you.

You are sensitive when you need to be, and you know when you should pull back from a situation. Romance comes easy to you, the dreamer. The June 16 birthday characteristics predict that you appreciate a partner who understands your need for freedom.

When you are together, you like to relax your mind and body, but you can be playful and are inclined to pamper your partner. You like to touch, so a massage is very likely to be one of your and your partner’s ways to connect mentally and physically.

Being born today on June 16 suggests that you are a determined and motivated person. Usually, you shoot for personal happiness with a positive attitude. You tend to look for a job that gives you satisfaction rather than one that offers an office with a view.

You “keep it real” as you face difficulties with a free mind. You can be slow to make decisions that would give you a potential to grow financially. Maybe you should take a few calculated risks every once in awhile.

Favorable professions allow you to express yourself, as you love to talk. You are intelligent, and you would make a persuasive salesperson. You also like to write in which you are excellent. A Gemini born on this day are a combination of financial planners and extravagant spenders.

According to the June 16 zodiac analysis, your health is generally good. It is a rare occasion that you become ill as you take care of yourself. You like looking your best. Those born on this day enjoy cooking up delicious and beautiful looking dishes.

Also, you make your scheduled medical appointments. However, as a negative, you take exercising lightly. Staying active is good, but you cannot tone your body or get the full benefits that exercise can provide. You also need to take note of your circulatory systems. Working out will well increase blood flow and aid in staying fit and trim.

The June 16 astrology birthday meanings show you to be convincing, charming and positive individuals. You have excellent intuitive skills that make you an exceptional business manager.

You may be weak in the areas of tolerance and decision-making. Those of you born on this day are easily hurt. Your negative birthday character traits are probably that you are self-centered and controlling.

 

Famous People And Celebrities Born On June 16

John Cho, Geronimo, Stan Laurel, Eddie Levert, Phil Michelson, Rich Nash, Erich Segal, Tupac Shakur

See: Famous Celebrities Born On June 16

This Day That Year – June 16 In History

1779 – Spain, a hostile enemy of England, goes to battle in defense of the United States
1880 – The first Salvation Army in London
1909 – Glenn Curtiss buys a commercial airplane for $5,000
1943 – Two people died in Beaumont, TX race riot

June 16 Mithuna Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

June 16 Chinese Zodiac HORSE

June 16 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mercury that symbolizes expression, coordination, curiosity, versatility.

June 16 Birthday Symbols

The Twins Is The Symbol For The Gemini Zodiac Sign

June 16 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Tower. This card symbolizes excellent changes in your way of thinking and looking at issues. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Swords and Queen of Cups.

June 16 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Libra: This is an entirely energetic and stimulating love match which is full of passion, love, and understanding.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign CapricornThis love relationship will require a lot of work and patience to survive.

See Also:

June 16 Lucky Numbers

Number 4 – This number signifies an eye for details, management and coordinating between people.
Number 7 – This number signifies meditating on issues and coming to conclusions with a logical mind.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For June 16th Birthday

Orange: This is the color of joy, rebirth, vibrancy, healthy and an uninhibited personality.
Yellow: This color is often associated with brightness, new beginnings, happiness, purity, and visibility.

Lucky Days For June 16th Birthday

Wednesday: The day ruled by planet Mercury that helps in the proper management of projects and excellent synchronization skills.
Monday: The day ruled by the Moon represents sympathy, caring, intuition, love, and feelings.

June 16 Birthstone Agate

Your gemstone is Agate that helps overcome fears, increases strength and is a symbol of good luck.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On June 16th

A smartphone for the man and an exciting book for the woman. The June 16 birthday personality loves gifts that will them develop their psychic skills.

June 16, 2022 Current Moon Phase Digest

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious, you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else was born.

From MoonGiant.com

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with an illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9pm and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

Visit the June 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waning Gibbous Phase

The Waning Gibbous on June 16 has an illumination of 94%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On June 16 the Moon is 17.12 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waning Gibbous
Illumination: 94%
Moon Age: 17.12 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,051.88 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 151,982,916.75 km

Useful Moon Resources

June 16 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot Card

Today’s Tarot card reading comes from The Celtic Dragon Tarot by D. J. Conway. With art done by Lisa Hunt. This deck is unique as the cards are never read in reverse.

9 of Wands – Minor Arcana

A Pause

A man holding a wand stands between two large Air dragons. His expression is on of tiredness but triumph. The magician has moved through many trials and tribulations to reach this moment of rest and success. Behind him is dark, twisted wood, the frightening and mysterious depths of the subconscious, where malicious faces of past lives or past experiences in this life may rise to haunt him. To succeed in his journey, he had to acknowledge past errors and build upon that experience. A steep stair leads back from where he stands into the woods, symbolizing that his journey through this life is not yet finished. However, at this moment he and the dragons stand in full sunlight, representing spiritual power. In a semi circle above the man’s head are eight wands, their tips flashing in the sunlight. If he can keep his willpower bright, he can ascend the steps without worry.

Divinatory Meaning: There is a pause in a difficult lifecycle, giving you a much needed rest. This is a time when you must carefully plan your next step. Success is in sight but more effort is needed.

Rune

Witch’s Rune

Ogham

From LearnReligions.com – Celtic Ogham

Huath/Uathe

H is for Huath, or Uatha, and is symbolic of the Hawthorn tree. This prickly-thorned tree is associated with cleansing, protection and defense. Tie a thorn with a red ribbon and use it as a protective amulet in your home, or place a bundle of thorns under a baby’s crib to keep bad energy away. Because the Hawthorn typically blooms around Beltane, it is also strongly connected with fertility, masculine energy, and fire.

In folklore, the Hawthorn is associated with the land of the Fae. Thomas the Rhymer met the Faerie Queen under a Hawthorn tree and ended up in the Faerie realm for seven years. Despite its connection with female and goddess-centered pre-Christian belief, it’s considered unlucky to bring Hawthorn into your home. This may stem from the fact that some species of Hawthorn give off a particularly unpleasant –almost corpse-like–scent after they’ve been cut. No one wants their home to smell like death.

In Glastonbury, England, there’s a famous Hawthorn tree known as the Holy Thorn. The tree that stands there today is supposed to be a descendant of one that stood on Glastonbury Tor two thousand years ago, when Joseph of Arimathea brought the Grail to England from the Holy Land. When Joseph thrust his staff into the ground, it turned into a Hawthorn tree.

Birch Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: If you’re hoping to conceive a child, the appearance of Huath could be fortuitous. In addition to fertility, consider this a sign of protection, healthfulness and self-defense.

Magical Aspects: Understand that no matter how thorny a problem may be, you can use your spiritual strength to protect and guide you. You may also find that you can provide strength to those who depend on you.

June 16 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

Click here for more information about Hexagram 57 from iching.online

Hexagram Fifty – Seven/57

Sun / The Penetrating Wind

Wind follows upon wind, wandering the earth, penetrating gently but persistently:
The Superior Person expands his influence by reaffirming his decisions and carrying out his promises.

Small, persistent, focused effort brings success.
Seek advice from someone you respect.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

Gentle persuasion is the key in this instance.
Though the words are soft, their speaker must be firm, calm and confident.
Gentle words are worthless if spoken with trepidation.
Wordless influence by example is also effective in this situation.
All persuasion should be almost unfelt, yet consistent and persistent.
Ask for feedback from someone you know to be an effective persuader.

Numerology

From astrogle.com

Fifty – Seven

It represents intelligence and inventiveness. It brings wisdom in the later part of life. It is very creative and unconventional.

Angel Number

Click here for more information about Angel Number 57 from informationseries.com

Fifty – Seven

Have you often seen the same numbers these days, or have you been curious about those numbers?

Some people don’t care about it just by chance, but sometimes it’s not a coincidence.

Do you know the angel number?

Each number has its own meaning, and the angel combines the numbers to convey a message to you.

If you understand the message, you will be able to understand what your life is like now and what you should do in the future.

Here, we introduce in detail the meaning of the angel number “57”.

Elements of angel number “57”: The basic meaning of angel number “5”

It means that your life is now at a turning point.

There is a strong message that a big change will occur, which will make your life different from your previous life.

There are two major changes, good and …

Animal Spirit Guide or Animal Spirit Helper

Click on the hyperlinks for more information about the spiritual meaning for the Turtle from UniGuide.com

Turtle + Sea Turtle

Turtle symbolism and meanings include longevity, perseverance, steadfastness, protection, retreat, healing, tranquility, the Earth, and transformationFor as long as humans have walked the Earth, there have been turtles. Thus, human beings have been telling stories about turtles for a very long time. In addition, the turtle spirit animal is an important figure to many people who feel a kinship with these animals, whether land or sea turtles. In this post, you’ll learn about turtle and sea turtle mythology and meanings, the turtle spirit animal, and more.

Table of Contents

Difference Between a Turtle, Sea Turtle, Terrapin, and Tortoise

What does a turtle symbolize?

Detailed Turtle and Sea Turtle Symbols and Meanings

Turtle Spirit Animal

Turtle Power Animal

Turtle Totem

Turtle Mythology and Folklore

Native American Turtle Meanings

Australian Aboriginal Creation Myths About Turtles

Polynesian Turtle Symbolism and Myths

Japanese Turtle Symbolism and Stories

Turtle Symbolism in China

Turtles in Taiwan

Turtle Symbolism in Vietnam

Turtle Meaning in Hinduism

Turtle Meaning in Ancient Egypt

Mesopotamia

Sufi Turtle Symbolism

Turtle Symbolism in Nordic Cultures

Turtles in Celtic Mythology

Turtle Dream Meaning

Turtle Tattoo

Organizations that Protect Turtles

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Thursday

From moonlitpriestess.com

Celestial influence – Jupiter

Color correspondences – blue, indigo, purple

Herb correspondences – cinnamon, cinquefoil, musk, nutmeg, sage

Misc. influences – health, honor, luck, riches, clothing, money, legal matters, desires

 

Spell for Today – Exercise Spell

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Exercise Spell

Items needed for this spell:
Your body
Put on your exercise apparel and start your exercise routine. Do whatever warm-ups you need to do, before starting this spell. Once you are warmed-up, Hold up your hands up in the air and move your arms in gesture, as you say this chant eight times:

“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
Today is two, for Tuesday.
Tomorrow is three.
Tonight the moon will rise.
Everyone tells me it’s good for
the body,
And that I need to exercise.”

Then, put your hands on your waste. Bend to your left side, eight times, while saying this chant:

“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
I sway and bend.
One, two, three.
Limbering up for wind.”
Repeat this chant for the right side:
“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
I sway and bend.
One, two, three.
Limbering up for wind.”

Now, bend over and touch your toes for about eight times. Each time you bend over, say this chant:

“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
Today is two, for Tuesday.
Tomorrow is three.
Tonight the moon will rise.
I know it’s good for my body,
And that I need to exercise.”

Then, stand on one leg for about a fifteen seconds and alternate between both legs, for a total of about 4 minutes, while doing this, say this chant:

“I’m a tree, I’m a tree.
Today is two, for Tuesday.
Tomorrow is three.
Tonight the moon will rise.
If I want to stay healthy,
I need to exercise.”

Finally, run in place for about 10 minutes and say this chant:

“Step, step, step, step.
One after another
And more to go.
I’m running and talking,
Every day, a little further.
Taking breaths and walking.
Every inch grows.
Step, step, step, step.
Keep going.
Water in my cup.
Or bottled not to spill.
Always a test of the mind,
And a test of the will.
Might run tired,
But I never give up.”

Saying these chants while exercising, will, hopefully, ensure your desire to repeat these routines, week after week, and make the time go by quicker.

A Witch’s Week of Spells and Activities
Helga C. Loueen

Spell for Today – Fertility

EGG WISH SPELL FOR FERTILITY

“On an egg whose shell is brown or pink,
Sign these signs in grass-green ink.
[a simple sun, a male symbol, an encircled equilateral cross, a female sign,
then an upside-down 5-pointed star]
Bury it deep in an earth-filled pot,
Let this stand where the sun is hot;
Sow on its surface seeds of grass,
Water them well while nine weeks pass
Gather the crop, bind it with thread
Let it hang always above your bed

 

SACHET FOR THE EXPECTANT WITCH

To be used in the bath or as a dream pillow to soothe away the discomforts of pregnancy.

1/2 tablespoon lemon balm 1 teaspoon lemon verbena 3 tablespoons lavender
2 tablespoons rose petals 1 teaspoon mugwort 7 drops of pure jasmine oil

Mix together all of the ingredients in your cauldron or a wooden bowl.

Cut a three-inch square piece of light blue cloth (a natural fiber always works best). Place some of the herbal mixture in the center and tie up the loose ends with some matching yarn. While doing this, visualize the discomforts being soothed away. When you’re ready, either toss it into a warm bath or hide it in the batting of your favorite pillow (or, if you want it to stay your favorite pillow for very long, put it in your pillowcase) and you’ve got a special dream pillow. Pleasant dreams!

June 16 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.

2022 June 16

Strawberry Supermoon from China

Image Credit & CopyrightJeff Dai (TWAN)

Explanation: There are four Full Supermoons in 2022. Using the definition of a supermoon as a Full Moon near perigee, that is within at least 90% of its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit, the year’s Full Supermoon dates are May 16, June 14, July 13, and August 12. Full Moons near perigee really are the brightest and largest in planet Earth’s sky. But size and brightness differences between Full Moons are relatively small and an actual comparison with other Full Moons is difficult to make by eye alone. Two exposures are blended in this supermoon and sky view from June 14. That Full Moon was also known to northern hemisphere skygazers as the Strawberry moon. The consecutive short and long exposures allow familiar features on the fully sunlit lunar nearside to be seen in the same image as a faint lunar corona and an atmospheric cloudscape. They were captured in skies over Chongqing, China.

June 16 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1779 Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of France and the USA, starting the Great Siege of Gibraltar which goes on to last 3 years, 7 months and 2 weeks

1858 Abraham Lincoln says “A house divided against itself cannot stand” accepting Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for the Senate

1904 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce‘s novel “Ulysses”)

1963 Soviet space mission Vostok 6 is launched with Valentina Tereshkova onboard, who becomes the 1st woman in space

2000 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms

Today’s Historical Events

632 Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era

1487 Battle of Stoke, Nottinghamshire: Henry VII beats John de la Pole & Lord Lovell

1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison, Scotland

1624 Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company

1673 Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV and Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

1745 British fleet occupies Cape Breton on St Lawrence River

1746 Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish and French army

1755 British capture Fort Beauséjour, expel Acadians

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1960 “Psycho”, psychological horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Janet LeighAnthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

1961 Dave Garroway is fired as host of NBC’s “Today Show”

1966 Rowan & Martin host “The Dean Martin Show” Summer Series, on NBC-TV

1978 Film “Grease” opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical

1978 Ringo Starr releases album “Bad Boy”

1980 Musical comedy film “The Blues Brothers”, starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and directed by John Landis, premieres in Chicago, Illinois

1983 Ringo Starr releases album “Old Wave” album in West Germany; soon after releases follow in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Brazil

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1902 “The Wizard of Oz” musical first opens in Chicago, Illinois

1958 “Flip Top Box” by Dicky Doo & The Don’ts hits #46

961 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

1967 50,000 attend first day of the Monterey International Pop Festival – beginning of the Summer of Love

1967 The first Montreux Jazz Festival is held in Switzerland, created by Claude Nobs [1]

1977 “Beatlemania” opens on Broadway

1979 Single “Logical Song” by Supertramp peaks at #6

1982 Columbia Records releases “Somewhere in the Stars”, the fourth studio album by Rosanne Cash; produced by husband Rodney Crowell, and featuring her father Johnny Cash on one track

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1883 1st baseball “Ladies’ Day” (NY Gothams beat Cleveland Spiders 5-2)

1894 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Helen Hellwig beats defending champion Aline Terry 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

1899 Victor Trumper‘s 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord’s

1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox

1909 Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic gold medals

1917 49th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Hourless wins in 2:17.8

1929 Otto E. Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)

1932 Sutcliffe and Holmes make 555 opening cricket stand for Yorkshire v Essex

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Words are

Ancestors

and

Ancestor Veneration

From moonlitpriestess.com

Spirits of deceased humans with whom you have strong bonds such as family members, friends, etc. Some traditions recognize only blood-relative ancestors, particularly on the subject of ancestral curses. Others recognize various other ancestors including the Mighty Dead.

AND

Also called “veneration of the dead,” refers to honoring and respecting the deceased. Specific methods of doing so and why differs between cultures, religions, families, etc. (see also Ancestors)