Sunday, June 2, 2013
This little piece will go into my Blue Moon mail art project.
I love June, it's where the first day of summer is....and I love summer.
The month of June received its name from the Goddess Juno, protector of women and marriage. This is where the custom of June brides originates. This month has many flower festivals, rose parades, weddings, and dances.
Midsummer Night is a major international holiday for lovers, for divining for future, for building bonfires, and for jumping them for good luck.
Full moon aspect: Mead moon, strong sun moon
Universal event: The sun is moving away from the earth, but the constant moon prevails. The summer is peaking out, all ripens and gets ready for the harvest.
Communal event: Midsummer Night and Day. This is usually a three-day festival featuring dancing in the woods, with religious ecstasy. This is a time to gather all the tribes together, travel home to the old homestead, visit family and kin. All restrictions of chastity were lifted at the time; marriage proposals and weddings are lucky now.
Message: To bond, to lead, to rule
Activity: Endurance and triumphant fulfillment
Emotional mode; Bonding, loyalty
Healing properties: To make strong, to cleanse, prevention and protection.
Color: Purple, indigo
Tree: Oak and mistletoe, symbols of the male principle. This is the time for ritually cutting mistletoe, and catching it in a white cloth so that it never touches the ground.
Mistletoe is used in love spells, kissing under it.
Gem: Pearl, moonstone, alexandrite