July Daily Celebrations

July

  • July 1-Founderís Day-Lynnie Levy and Jade River have birthdays one day apart. (Although Lynnie is several year older than Jade) Lynnieís birthday is July 1st and Jadeís is July 2nd. Celebrate your ability to be a part of Goddess religion. Light a candle on your altar for the religious freedom of women everywhere.
  • July 2-Day to Honor Pregnant Women. If you know one, gift her. Drink some milk and invoke Goddess-as-Mother as you think of ways She has nurtured you.
  • July 3-Festival of Cerridwen. Invoke Her tonight and ask Her for creative solutions to problems and how to manifest those solutions.
  • July 4-U.S. Independence Day. Celebrate ways you are independent.
  • July 5-Sun Dance Festival. Go to the beach and make solar mandalas in the sand, or go to a dance.
  • July 6-Day of Io, the Cow Goddess. Imagination should be fertile today. Practice an art form.
  • July 7-Chih Nu, Chinese Festival of the Milky Way. Lay out under the stars tonight and feel yourself a part of the spinning galaxy.
  • July 8-Day of Dedication to Mother Earth. Recycle today. Help with a local park clean up.
  • July 9-Nova Scotian Lobster Festival. Enjoy seafood for dinner or visit an aquarium. Thank Yemaya for Her gifts.
  • July 10-Lady Godivaís Day. Go horseback riding. Eat Godiva chocolates. Meditate on Amazon Goddesses associated with horses (e.g. Artemis, Epona).
  • July 11-Day of Erzulie. Express your sensuality in the way you dress and decorate you surroundings.
  • July 12-Day of Old Dances in Tibet. Celebrate the underworld Goddesses by dancing or playing dance music.
  • July 13-Swaziland Festival of the She-Elephant. Feed the elephants at the zoo or place an elephant figurine on you altar.
  • July 14-O-Bon, Japanese Festival of the Ancestors. Set up an ancestor altar. Begin or review the genealogy of your family. Call your Grandparents if they are among the ancestors.
  • July 15-Day of Rauni, Finnish Goddess of the Rowan Tree. Find a Rowan tree (Mountain Ash) or any tree/bush with red berries and ask the tree permission to make yourself a crown of itís leaves.
  • July 16-Rite of Roses and Rosa Mundi. Place a rose on your altar and honor Her.
  • July 17-Festival of Amaterasu-Omikami. Spend the day enjoying the sunshine. Illumine your home with candles in Her honor.
  • July 18-Festival of Nepthys (sister of Isis). Celebrate the Goddess within you, sisters, and friends.
  • July 19-Birthday of Athena. Anoint yourself with olive oil in Her honor.
  • July 20-Lithuanian Lovers Festival. You know what to do.
  • July 21-Mayan New Year. Make an offering in a well.
  • July 22-Day Dedicated to Arinna-She is an Anatolian Sun Goddess. Spend as much of the day as you can in the sun or try starting a fire using a concave lens and the sun. Place a sunflower on your altar.
  • July 23-Swedish Feast of St. Brigit. Kindle a fire or light a candle in Her honor.
  • July 24- Feast of Lamps in Honor of Isis-Good day to find lost objects. Ask Isis to assist you.
  • July 25- Feast of Salacia, Goddess of Salt Water. If you live near the ocean, go for a swim or put your feet in the water. If not, honor the cleansing and renewal your tears can bring.
  • July 26-Greek Peace Festival honoring Athena and Hestia. Peace begins in the self and in the home; resolve any arguments with loved ones.
  • July 27-Procession of the Witches in Belgium. Sounds like fun! Gather your witchy friends and have a parade, even it itís only in your backyard.
  • July 28-Birthday of Pythias, Oracle of Delphi. Practice divination skills today and though them seek to know yourself better.
  • July 29-Voudoun Ceremonies for Maitresses Silvertine and Lorvana. Get a good book on Voudon.
  • July 30-Feast of St. Anne, Mother of Mary-It is She to whom the term ìimmaculate conceptionî applies. A Goddess of sacred sexuality. Celebrate your sexuality in an appropriate way.
  • July 31-Birthday of Madame Helen Blavatsky-An interesting foremother. Learn more about her today.

compiled by DeAnna Alba