Significant dates from ancient folklore, lunar and meteorological activites this month in green
Selected Events (Harmony Healing and other events as notified) in black
Timings given are UK time (GMT+1), click here to convert to your time zone
Saturday 5th June is World Environment day, which has been celebrated annually since 1972. Over the years, the day has focused on such issues as acid rain, oceans, water, and green cities.
Thursday 10th June @ 11:53 (Solstice Dark Moon & Annular Solar Eclipse), visvible in most of Europe, North America & Asia, plus in North/West Africa, Atlantic & Arctic. See timeanddate.com.
The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. There are video instructions on my Facebook Page or You Tube Page.
New Moon is a good time to work on your Vision Board for the rest of 2021.
Friday 11th June, Harmony Healing Virtual Workshop: Planetary & Elemental Essene Angels (£44), 7.00 - 9.30 pm (UK time), 2½ hour evening course £44, Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.
Wednesday 16th June is the Egyptian night, known as Leyleten-Nuktah, the Night of the Tear Drop. A miraculous tear-drop as Aset (Isis) began the mourning of her brother/husband Asar (Osirus), was believed to fall into the Nile causing it to rise and bring new life to the land. Sources vary as to whether this is 14th/16th/17th or 18th June; the date is actually the 11th day of the Ancient Egyptian month of Ba-oo-neh, so the confusion arises when trying to covert this to our Gregorian calendar.
Tuesdays 16th, 23rd & 30th June Harmony Healing Virtual Workshop: Violet Flame of Ament (Level 1), 7-9pm, £88. See Violet Flame of Amenti page for details and to book. 3 x 2 hour evening course, Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.
Monday 21st June at 04.32 is the Pagan Celebration of the Solstice, the moment when the sun enters Cancer. In the Northern Hemisphere, this is viewed as the triumph of light, the ecstatic culmination of the sun, yet the start of growing darkness. Old traditions included: Making a bonfire on a hilltop, sing, drink, laugh and time of merry-making. Processions with torches and lanterns, rolling wheel down hill to mark the start of the sun’s descent, blessing cakes and wine, waiting for the dawn and greeting the sun when it rises, sleeping by a spring, rolling naked in the dew of the summer sunrise! More at timeanddate.com
Saturday 20th June is also the Egyptian Festival of the Burning of the Lamps which was held at Sais (source Bibliotheca Alexandrina, p31, also available via Academia.edu, date from Moonwise Calendar). This is the third great festival in Sais to Aset (Isis). In an under-chapel beneath the temple, lamps were carried in procession around the coffin of Asar (Osiris). It was by the power of light, symbolising the life-giving power of the Moon, that Aset rekindled life in her dead husband. The exact date is actually the 13th day of the Ancient Egyptian month of Epeiph, so confusion arises when trying to covert this to our Gregorian calendar and some sources give variations especially 21st June.
Saturday 20th June, Harmony Healing Virtual Workshop: Mindful Chakra Alignment (£44), Part 1 = 11am-1.30pm (UK time), Part 2 = same times on Monday 20th July. 5 hour evening course £44, Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.
Wednesday 23rd June, Virtual Harmony Healing Circle (£22 - half price to VF or RSE graduates), 7.30pm - 9.30pm (UK time).
It's also known as the Lotus Moon, Oak Moon, Cold Moon or Long Night’s Moon.
Between Full Moon and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body.
Thursday 24th June is also Midsummers Eve and was considered magical in Cornwall and Ireland, when there was feasting, fires, songs, and dances. Bonfires were kindled on high hills to commemorate the high point of the year. Traditionally, the veil is thin between the dimensions housing the living and the dead at this time. This is also the Roman Festival of Fors Fortuna. Forsis an ancient Roman Goddess of prosperity, good luck, and divine blessings. Her name means "She Who Brings", from the Latin verb fero, synonymous with abundance and success. This seems to have merged with Fortuna, probably originally a Goddess of fertility, into the Goddess called Fors Fortuna, who was acknowledged as sometimes being fickle or wanton and representing Fortune as Goddess of luck or chance. She was especially worshipped by slaves and commoners, as the Goddess who could bring about rags-to-riches transformations; with at least two dedicated temples in Rome being founded by former slaves in gratitude for their changed luck.
Thursday 25th June is scheduled as the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival in Mandarin and Tuen Ng Festival in Cantonese. The Festival is to commemorate the Chinese patriot, Qu Yuan, who killed himself by jumping into the river Li in despair. He was desperate because his master refused to take his advice and he feared his country falling into the enemy's hands It is on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, which falls this year on Thursday 25th June. However, celebrations often take place on convenient weekends in the Western calendar - such as the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival which was scheduled to take place this year in late June. With lockdown, I doubt either willl be happening.
Friday 26th June (Friday night/Saturday morning) is predicted as the peak of the Bootids Meteor Shower; if they are visible at all this year. Although they are not active every year, they can occur any time between 22nd June and Tuesday 2nd July. In 2020, with the New Moon occurring on Saturday 21st June, the peak dates will span the low moonlight pollution. From more northerly latitudes (including UK), however, the all-night twilight poses a greater problem for observers. More at in-the-sky.org, including a map of the radiant point.
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th June was to be the WWoW (Wonderful World of Wellbeing) Festival at the Stoop in Twickenham, TW2 7SX. The theme this year was Wellbeing is the New Currency. It has been moved to 2021, we are not sure of the exact dates yet. Joanna has a Harmony Healing Stand at the Festival representing The importance of Connection with Nature from the Khemitians (Ancient Egyptians) through to modern day Forest Bathing+. Joanna's sister Fiona has a stand booked also. Information also at the WWoW Facebook Page.
Tuesday 30th June is also Asteroid Day. Asteroid Day was co-founded in 2014, by Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist of QUEEN, together with Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 Astronaut, Danica Remy, President of B612 Foundation and filmmaker Grig Richters. Asteroid Day events take place annually on 30th June to mark the anniversary of the Tunguska impact in 1908. Its purpose is to expand the understanding of asteroids and to ensure that any asteroids which might ever have a direct impact on our planet are carefully monitored.
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