The sixth month of the Gregorian Calender, June is the first month of summer. June derives it’s name from the Roman Goddess Juno. Her Greek counterpart is Hera.
The traditional birthstone amulets of June are alexandrite, moonstone, and pearl; and the rose is the month’s traditional flower.
June is shared by the astrological signs of Gemini the Twins and Cancer the Crab, and is sacred to the following Pagan deities: Juno, and all gods and goddesses who preside over love, passion, and beauty.
During the month of June, the Great Solar Wheel of the Year is turned to the Summer Solstice, one of the four Lesser Sabbats celebrated each year by Wiccans and modern Witches throughout the world.
Astrological Signs: Gemini, Cancer.
Nature Spirits: Sylphs, zephyrs.
Herbs: Skullcap, meadowsweet, vervain, tansy, dog grass, parsley, mosses.
Colors: Orange, Golden-Green.
Flowers: Lavender, orchid, yarrow.
Scents: Lily of the valley, lavender.
Stones: Topaz, agate, alexandrite, flourite, moonstone, pearl.
Animals: Monkey, butterfly, frog, toad.
Birds: Wren, peacock.
Deities: Aine of Knockaine, Bendis, Cerridwen, Green Man, Ishtar, Isis, Juno, Neith, and all Gods and Goddesses who preside over love, passion, and beauty.