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June: Folklore, Moons, Symbols & Correspondences

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Written by: Dawn Black (Witchipedia)

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Reviewed by: Tina Caro

The month of June is named after the Roman Goddess of Marriage, Juno. It may also be derived from the Roman word iuniores meaning “young ones”.

It is also possible that this month was dedicated to the Junior branch of the legislature.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

In witchcraft, June is a time of abundance, vitality, and celebration. As the height of summer approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, witches embrace the warmth and energy of the sun.

June is associated with the summer solstice, also known as Midsummer or Litha, a time of celebration marking the longest day of the year.

Witches may participate in rituals and ceremonies honoring the sun, fertility, and the power of light over darkness.

They may also work with herbs, flowers, and crystals associated with the sun and summertime energies.

Magickal Practices in June

June is a vibrant and energetic month in witchcraft, marked by the festival of Litha and the height of summer’s energy.

It’s a time to honor the sun’s power, celebrate the Earth’s abundance, and harness the energy of growth and vitality.

We often engage in rituals, spells, and meditations that reflect the themes of abundance, manifestation, and celebration, aligning themselves with the natural rhythms of the Earth and the turning of the wheel of the year.

PracticeDescription
Midsummer RitualsWitches often perform rituals to celebrate Midsummer, honoring the sun’s power and the abundance of the Earth. These rituals may include bonfires, feasting, and rituals to honor the sun, as well as spells for protection, abundance, and manifestation.
Sun MagicJune is a time to harness the energy of the sun for magic and manifestation. Witches may perform rituals to honor the sun, charge crystals and tools in sunlight, and work with solar deities for blessings and abundance.
Herbal HarvestingWith the abundance of plant life in full bloom, June is an ideal time for harvesting herbs for magical use. Witches may gather herbs for spells, potions, and rituals, incorporating the energy of the summer solstice into their magical workings.

Correspondences and Themes for June

CorrespondenceDescription
SymbolsSun, bonfires, flowers, oak
ColorsGold, yellow, green, orange
Herbs and FlowersSt. John’s Wort, lavender, chamomile
CrystalsSunstone, citrine, amber
ThemesAbundance, manifestation, celebration

The Sun in June

June begins with the sun in the astrological sign Gemini and ends with the sun in the astrological sign Cancer.

The Moon in June

The new moon in June may pass through Gemini in the beginning of the month or Cancer at the end of the month, or both in the case of a black moon.

The full moon may pass through Sagittarius in the early part of the month or Capricorn in the later part of the month, or both in the case of a blue moon.

The full moon in June may be called the Strawberry Moon, the Rose Moon or the Flower Moon.

Fun Facts and Folklore About June

Because June is the month of Juno, the Roman Goddess who presides over marriage and the family household, it is considered lucky to get married in the month of June.

Married in the month of June
Life will be one long honeymoon

Icelandic custom says that you won’t age that year if you bathe in the morning dew on June 24th.

SymbolDescriptionSignificance
RosesRepresent love, beauty, and passionSymbolize affection and romance
SunflowersSymbolize happiness, positivity, and vitalityReflect the energy and warmth of the sun
HoneybeesRepresent industry, community, and productivitySymbolize teamwork and collective effort
ButterfliesSymbolize transformation, renewal, and the beauty of changeReflect the metamorphosis and growth in life
Midsummer FireTraditional bonfires lit on the summer solsticeCelebrate the peak of the sun’s power and fertility
Table 1: June Folklore Symbols

The Anglo-Saxon name for June was Sera monath or “dry month”.

June in Myth and Magic

A calm June puts the farmer in tune
Damp and warm does no harm

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay, but a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July isn’t worth a fly.

Who comes with Summer to this earth,
And owes to June her hour of birth.
With ring of agate on her hand,
Can health, wealth and long life command.

June is the traditional month for well dressing.
Midsummer Day is a popular day to gather at Stonehenge and watch the sun rise.

June Birthstones

BirthstoneDescriptionSpecial Qualities/Symbolism
PearlSymbolizes purity, innocence, and emotional healingRepresents wisdom gained through experience
AlexandriteExhibits color-changing properties, ranging from green to purpleSymbolizes balance and transformation
MoonstoneDisplays a unique shimmering effect known as adularescenceEnhances intuition and promotes emotional balance
AgateKnown for its banding patterns and variety of colorsProvides grounding energy and balances yin and yang
LarimarExhibits serene blue hues resembling the Caribbean SeaAssociated with peace, tranquility, and healing

Holidays, Pagan Festivals and Important Dates in June

  • June is Black Music Month, Carribean Heritage Month, International Accordion Month and LGBT Pride Month
  • The first 12 days of June are sacred to Hera
  • Father’s Day is the 3rd Sunday in June
  • The Summer Solstice is celebrated on or around June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere (it is the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere)
  • In Europe, Midsummer’s Day is celebrated on June 24th
  • Litha is a Midsummer holiday celebrated by many NeoPagans.
  • St John’s Day is June 24th
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I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

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