July Moon & Goddess Celebrations

July Moon & Goddess Celebrations

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The Full Moon of July is known by many names, most popular are Hay Moon, Thunder Moon, and Blessing Moon.  Named after Julius Caesar, this month was originally known as Quintilis.  July marks the month to celebrate the marriage of Isis and Osiris in the Egyptian lineage, and to celebrate Neptunalia for placating the god of the seas, Neptune, in the Roman mythos.  Maat is the Egyptian goddess of judgement and truth, also daughter of Ra and wife of Thoth, and whose workings are celebrated at the crescent moon.  Buddhabodhiprabhavasita is the Buddhist goddess who controls the awareness of Buddha and is a mediator and teacher of universal truths.  My personal patron Goddess and Saint is the blessed Mary Magdalene whose feast day is celebrated on July 22nd.  More Goddess representations are listed below.  This month direct your awareness towards personal growth and improvements by increasing your knowledge, creating, make efforts for prosperity, as well as remembering to take the time to nurture and enjoy yourself.

We strive toward Spirit again and again,

With faltering steps, unsure of the way.

Open the gates of enlightenment.

Make for us a new day

Of karmic purpose and goal,

A path to a new Earth soul.

-Conway

 

Full Moon: protection, balance, decision making

Crescent Moon:  justice, equality, truth

Dark Moon:  beauty, karma, reincarnation

 

July Moon Correspondences

Herbs:  agrimony, honeysuckle, hyssop, lemon balm

Incense:  frankincense, gardenia, jasmine

Trees:  ash, oak

Animals:  crab, dolphin, ibis, swallow, turtle, whale

Deities:  Athena, Cerridwen, Hel, Holda, Khepera, Nephthys, Venus

Stones: moonstone, pearl, ruby, white agate

Colors: bluish gray, silver

 

Floral Sachet

1/2 oz dried roses

1/2 oz sweet-smelling dried flower(s)

1/2 oz dried lavender

1 Tablespoon orris powder

5 drops geranium oil

small sachet bag

Gently mix together all dried flowers.  Lightly toss in orris powder and geranium oil.  Spoon mixture into sachet bag and enjoy!

 

hOMework

Imbue your day with Goddess Athena’s attributes of leadership, protection and bravery by adding olives to your diet, or put a small oak leaf into your shoe to promote a strong heart.

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