ARTEMIS PART III: TEMPLE OF THE SUN & MOON

Here is the month of June Oracular reading by Memorie Ov Eden:

I sing of Artemis, whose shafts are of gold, 

Who cheers on the hounds, 

The pure maiden, shooter of stags, 

Who delights in archery, 

Own sister to Apollo with the golden sword.

Over the shadowy hills and windy peaks she draws her golden bow, 

Rejoicing in the chase, 

And sends out grievous shafts.

The tops of the high mountains tremble 

and and the tangled wood echoes awesomely 

with the outcry of beasts: earth quakes and the sea also where fishes shoal.

But the goddess with a bold heart turns every way 

destroying the race of wild beasts: 

and when she is satisfied and has cheered her heart, 

this huntress who delights in arrows slackens her supple bow 

and goes to the great house of her dear brother Phoebus Apollo, 

to the rich land of Delphi,

 there to order the lovely dance of the Muses and Graces.

There she hangs up her curved bow and her arrows, 

and heads and leads the dances, 

gracefully arrayed, 

while all they utter their heavenly voice, 

singing how neat-ankled Leto bare children supreme 

among the immortals both in thought and in deed.

– Homeric Hymn to Artemis

With the Sun and Moon conjoining on the day of the Summer Solstice upon the suns entry into Cancer – The divine union of our two most influential celestial bodies and family reunion of the titanic twin siblings ~ Artemis and Apollo awaken within us the temple of the Sun and the Moon. 

This is an ideal time for communing with nature spirits, welcoming illuminating insights, pausing to be fully present with the shifting cycle, and exploring our wild side to shake off outdated patterns (within moderation of course). The Summer Solstice is a time for celebrating love and creation, for fortifying our magic, our protection, and focusing on healing and attracting wealth. 

SUMMER SOLSTICE FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN:

Full Moons draw energy up and out of us, making them powerful portals for releasing, completing, and unearthing new information. And, as the energy grid of the planet moves into higher harmony under the Solstice, the Capricorn Full Moon allows us to experience a deeper healing and a deeper shift into alignment. 

Summer Solstice is a global activator for reset, and recalibration. An axis mundi point for attuning to the Great World Tree. We can harness it’s power to get clear and realign.

STEPPING INTO ALIGNMENT

One of the ways the Capricorn Full Moon beckons us to step into this alignment, 

is through stepping up into full ownership of our lives.

We have to claim all of our choices. We need to accept what currently surrounds us. We need to take responsibility for exactly where we have landed, regardless of how uncomfortable that may be.

This is not to say that we are responsible for the things that happen to us, but rather, we are responsible for dealing with the things that happen to us.

When we can accept the cards we have been dealt, when we can accept where our choices have landed us, that is when we can rise up and find a new power, a new success, and even a new determination.

How can embracing all that you are lead you to your magical potential and success?

If we step up under this June Capricorn Full Moon, if we rise up and say, “I accept”, and wholeheartedly feel it with our being, miracles can happen under this Solstice Moon.

A SOLSTICE CAPRICORN FULL MOON

A Solstice Full Moon is always a powerful one. The Universe wants us to release all that is blocking and holding us back from realizing our dreams and potentials. And very often, what is blocking us is acceptance.

See if you, like the Sea-Goat, can rise up and accept all that you are and all that you have been given. See if you can become the master of your destiny by accepting your fate rather than working against it.

You may even wish to look back at the intentions you set under the December Solstice of 2023. How have your intentions manifested? And what blocks can you release to make your intentions come true?

If you start with acceptance, if you start with responsibility, you, like the Sea-Goat, 

will experience the rewards of the mountains and the seas.

SUMMER SOLSTICE FULL MOON MAGICK

Purpose-and-Path Potion

When working towards your purpose and personal aims, this mist will assist you at every stage. If you ever get lost on the way, just use it again to set yourself back on your path.  It will also calm passionate ideas that may be hindering your true path. 

TIMING – SOLSTICE FULL MOON

Find and Gather:

1 sprig of fresh Coriander (or 1 tbsp dried)

Coriander will help you to tap your hidden talents and skills for upholding the actions needed on the path of your true purpose.

1 sprig of fresh St Johns Wort (or 1 tbsp dried)

An herb of the Sun – St Johns Wort will offer protection, ward off evil, calm the nerves and promote self-love. 

When gathered on Midsummer and worn – it is known to cure melancholy.

1 sprig of fresh Wormwood (or 1 tbsp dried)

An herb of Artemis – Wormwood will support you by showing you deeper possibilities and strengthening your intuition. 

1 blue lotus flower (dried)

A plant of the Moon – Blue Lotus offers protection and opens doors. Long revered in the East as a mystical symbol of life, spirituality and the center of the universe – the ancient Egyptians considered it sacred and used as an offering to the gods. 

1 clear glass bowl

4 cups of spring water

A piece of Clear Quartz (a crystal orb is ideal)

Glycerin

A large glass bottle

A small glass misting bottle

A purple cloth

 

:::THE SPELL:::

Find a place, preferably outside, where you can leave your essence for an hour in the sunlight. Place your clear quartz crystal into the bowl. Neatly lay out your purple cloth and place your clear glass/crystal bowl upon it. 

Slowly pour your water into the bowl and say:

“In bright Apollo’s light and water pure,

Infuse this spirit with your power

So that in life I am sure.”

~ Put your herbs of Coriander and St Johns Wort into the water one by one. 

As you place each into the water say (each time)

“I welcome sunshine, I welcome happiness, I embrace my purpose.”

Leave your essence water and herbs in the sunlight for an hour and then strain it into your large bottle. Tuck the bottle away somewhere dark where it cannot be seen.

ON THE SAME NIGHT 

Find a place, preferably outside where you can leave your essence for an hour in the moonlight. Place your Quartz crystal in the bowl. Neatly lay out your purple cloth and place your glass/crystal bowl upon it. 

Slowly pour your Sunlight essence water into the bowl and say;

“Illuminated by the Moon 

My purpose is clear

Ever in tune

Sound guidance I hear

Betwixt Solstice Sun and Fullest Moons light

Ever onward with this passage of rites.”

Put your herbs of Wormwood and Blue Lotus in one by one 

As you place each into the water say (each time)

“I welcome moonlight, I welcome insight, I embrace my purpose.”

Leave your essence water and herbs in the moonlight for an hour and then strain it into your large bottle. 

Fill to 4/5 with the water and then up to the top with glycerin. 

Decant what you need in the smaller misting bottle.

Spray into the air in your space each morning and chant:

“My purpose is clear

Ever in tune

Sound guidance I hear

Betwixt Solstice Sun and Fullest Moon’s light

Ever onward with this passage of rites.”

The herbs remaining should be buried in a spot that will always be illuminated by the sun and moon. 

 

SOLSTICE FULL MOON JOURNAL PROMPTS:

1. Consider what you’ve brought to fruition in the past 2 months, and in the past six months since the new moon in Capricorn on January 11th. Make a list of where you’ve reached—and where you want to go.

2. Consider: what are five things you most want to experience, accomplish or create? Write these down.

3. And then, after every full moon, with the waning, we must decide what we are ready to discard, release, compost, weed. With this shift in consciousness, what is it time to release and let go? What gets in the way of or simply doesn’t serve these larger visions for your larger self?

4. Make a list of these things. Then make a plan for what you can cut in the next two weeks, and how—and what you want to work toward releasing or changing in the next six months.

CONSULT THE ORACLE & PULL SOME CARDS:

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Solstice Blessings Dearest Coven!