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.
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
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!
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.