The baby geese at the pond near the Temple are losing their fuzz and beginning to grow their feathers. It’s been fun to see their growth and experience the way they raise their young. Sometimes just one goose will lead all the babies, but from what I observed, mostly a gaggle, or a group of geese, protect the little ones. It’s the perfect time to come to the altar to celebrate Juno with your sisters. As womyn, we need to stick together for our rights like the gaggle of geese, especially right now. Join the Juno gaggle!
Roman Goddess of Family & Tribes,
Justice, Commerce & Travel,
Mother & Guardian
Saturday, June 1st, 2019 ~ 7:30pm
Waning Moon in Taurus, Sun in Gemini
Concord locale, directions given upon RSVP
$30 per ritual/$15 first time visit
Juno was one of the three main Deities of Rome and is a protector of the Roman State. Her battle attire is a goatskin cloak and She is often depicted as armed and ready to fight for those that She loves and protects. Juno is also said to have been able to throw lightning bolts. She was the leading Goddess of the Royal Mint and protected the finances of the Roman people. Each womyn in Rome was said to have her own guardian spirit in one of Juno’s many forms.
Juno is the all-encompassing womyn especially in the roles of mother and wife. There are many names and aspects of Her. In one form, Juno welcomes the children into the light of the world. As well as, sets and strengthens a child’s bones. Juno is a Moon Goddess because She is the ruler of womyn’s cycles. She is the protectress and guardian of children and womyn, as She care takes throughout their lives, from birth and until death.
On June 3rd, it will be our Juno Sacred Flame 16th year Anniversary. Our lighting of Sacred Flames began on June 3, 2003 with the Juno Flame, which has become the longest tended flame in our Temple. We honor Juno in Her many forms and pay special attention to Her connection to marriage and devotion to partnership in our personal lives as well as the Temple. We relate Juno’s wisdom to the many faces of our Ohana/Family: our blood relations, our Temple relations, and our devotional path to the Goddess. We light our Sacred Flames to continually strive to stay connected to one another between rituals, participate in holding the Temple container, and create a legacy of Goddess worship and Temple Service for future generations. If you are interested in becoming a Juno Sacred Flame Tender, please let us know.
Please bring for the altar any images of Her, figs, peacocks, geese, Irises, silver, and a white candle in a glass jar. If you are a flame tender, please bring your candle along to charge it up for the year.
Please see our participation page for more information on attending our ceremonies.