In June we enjoy the longest days of the year, especially before the Summer Solstice. Even though the sun begins to withdraw after the Solstice, the shortening of days is imperceptible and we enjoy long hours of light. This is a time to be active, to feel sensuous and to be aware of our bodies and the life-force energy that flows through us.
Moon of Life
Before the heat of high summer arrives, there is a brief period of time to enjoy the softness of this season. Tune into the rhythms of the natural world and take pleasure in your connection with it. Go outside and let the energy of the moonlight help you feel fully alive and aware. Enjoy the magic of gentle moonlight on soft summer nights.
Other names for this moon: Mead Moon, Dyad Moon, Honey Moon, Strawberry Moon.
In the Celtic Tree Calendar
June 1 – 9: Hawthorn
Associated with balancing energy; it is a symbol of the coming summer, and of hope and pleasure.
June 10 -30: Oak
Associated with cleansing, strength, self-confidence and optimism.
Herbs: Skullcap, Catmint, Meadowsweet, Vervain, Tansy, Ladies Mantle & Witch Grass.
Colours: Orange & Golden-Green.
Flowers: Lavender & Yarrow.
Perfumes: Lily Of The Valley & Lavender.
Crystals: Topaz, Agate & Fluorite.
Deities: Isis, Neith, Green Man, Cerridwen & Ishtar.
1 – Hawthorn, Ash
Norse goddess Syn celebrated
2 – Hawthorn, Ash
Honor Gaia and all Earth Goddes
3 – Hawthorn, Ash
The wild geranium called Herb Robert was named after Robin Goodfellow, the woodland sprite, also known as Puck
4 – Hawthorn, Ash, Hornbeam
The Elderberry blooms
5 – Hawthorn, Ash, Hornbeam
Celtic goddess Domna celebrated
World Environment Day
6 – Hawthorn, Hornbeam
Walk in the woods
7 – Hawthorn, Hornbeam
Greet the morning sun
8 – Hawthorn, Hornbeam
Weather prophecy day – if it rains on this day there will be a wet harvest (England)
9 – Hawthorn, Hornbeam
Best time for blueberries, cherries and rhubarb
10 – Hornbeam, Oak
Celtic tree month of Oak begins
11 – Hornbeam, Oak
By the old calendar this was Summer Solstice, and was long celebrated with garlands of flowers decorating homes and barns.
12 – Hornbeam, Oak
13 – Hornbeam, Oak
14 – Oak
Runic half month of Dag begins
15 – Oak
Father’s Day (USA)
Vestalia – A Roman festival honoring Vesta
16 – Oak
Walk barefoot in the grass
17 – Oak
Eurydicea – Greek feast honoring the marriage of Eurydice and Orpheus
18 – Oak
Full Moon – Moon of Life
Celebrate the first fruits of the season
19 – Oak
Make a wish to Hera
20 – Oak, Elder, Heather, Holly, Linden, Mistletoe, Myrtle
Alban Hefin/Litha/Summer Solstice
21 – Oak
Day of Cerridwen
Sun enters Cancer
22 – Oak
Bid farewell to Lugh
23 – Oak, Birch
Remember Cu Chulainn
24 – Oak, Apple/Crabapple
Find the silver branch
First appearance of Our lady of Medjugorje (Yugoslavia, 1981)
25 – Oak, Apple/Crabapple
Celebration of Arianrhod
26 – Oak, Apple/Crabapple
Dreaming about strawberries is a sign of sweet things to come
27 – Oak, Apple/Crabapple
Egyptian season of Akhet/Inundation begins
28 – Oak, Apple/Crabapple
End of the Runic year
29 – Oak, Apple/Crabapple
Runic half month of Feoh begins and starts a new Runic year
30 – Oak, Apple/Crabapple
Hestia and Demeter celebrated