with Daughter of the Goddess
Tuesday, June 2, 7:30PM
Concord location, directions given upon RSVP
$15 newcomer discount, $35 one time exchange
This ritual is for cisgender women.
Please RSVP to 925-787-9247 or Leilani@DaughtersoftheGoddess.com
Juno is the Roman Great Goddess, the Queen of the Gods, Sky-Goddess, Protectress of Women, Divine Protectress of the Community, the vital life force energy, adviser to the State and just Ruler. She has many epithets and a long history of worship in Rome. She rules over our cycles and is therefore a Moon Goddess. Juno has many facets - She was known as Juno Fortuna, Goddess of Fate, Juno Sospita the Preserver, Juno Regina Queen of Heaven, Juno Lucina Goddess of Celestial Light, Juno Moneta Advisor and Admonisher, Juno Caprotina or Februa the Goddess of erotic love, Juno Populonia Mother of the People, Abeona Goddess of Outward Journeys, who watches over a child's steps and protects travellers and many more. The first days of each Roman month, the calends, were sacred to Juno, as was the entire month of June, which is still named for Her.
Barbara Walker states: “Every Roman woman embodied a bit of Goddess's spirit, Her own soul a Juno, corresponding to the genius of man. Later patriarchal vocabularies dropped the word Juno but retained genius, thus depriving women of their souls - which may be why church councils of the early Middle Ages sometimes maintained that women are soulless. As a battle Goddess She represented the fighting spirit of a mother defending Her offspring, the epitome of bravery by Roman definition. She is often shown in warrior garb, armed and wearing a cloak. Her sacred associations are the Cypress tree, Peacocks, luxurious clothing, figs and anything made of Silver.
Romans believed each woman has protective guardian spirit called a Juno. These guardian spirits (in the plural, Junones) may have originally been the ghosts of the ancestors who were believed to watch over and protect their descendants. They were usually represented as snakes, and were given offerings on the individual's birthday at the household altar.
The Full Moon is in Sagittarius and helps us aim towards our goals. With Juno’s light and power to help us, please bring your goals and visions to ignite with Her energy. Juno is a powerful Goddess of state, justice, commitment and devotion bringing the big picture and the whole community together.
For the altar please bring a white candle decorated with images of Juno. Her sacred things are the golden cuckoo, peacock, lion and cow (symbol of motherhood). If you are a holder of a Juno Flame, please bring your candle and choose one of the faces of Juno to come to the altar to celebrate Her. If you do not hold a flame and would like more information please let us know.
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Please bring a snack to share (if possible, food of the culture we are celebrating), washable eating utensils (bowl, cup, plate, utensils, etc. In honor of Mother Earth, we do not provide disposable items), a candle (for safety reasons, we highly recommend a candle in a glass container, often called a novena), and pillow or chair to sit on to all rituals. For more information about our rituals please visit our FAQ page.
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