The first part of this month up to 17th June, will continue to occur during the Jewish month called SIVAN. The month Tammuz will occur from the 18th to 16th July 2015. Tammuz is the fourth (4th) sacred month in the Biblical sacred calendar, and the eleventh (11th) month of the Biblical Civil Calendar. It remains the sixth (6th) month of the Gregorian calendar. The month of June ends the Spring and ushers in the Summer and harvest season in the northern hemisphere, while the winter season proper sets in, in the southern Hemisphere toward the tropic of Capricorn.
Again, in the northern hemisphere, the sun during this season is positioned directly over the tropic of Cancer around the 21st of June. This results in the phenomenon known as the Summer Solstice or the high summer in the northern hemisphere. That is the gate of the summer season.
The 21st of June records the longest daylight hours and the shortest night time hours. In some areas of the northern hemisphere they experience sunlight for up to 23 hours. The southern hemisphere experiences the winter solstice during that same day recording the shortest daylight hours and longest night-time hours.
Sunday June 20 is Fathers’ Day in most nations.
There are a number of unGODly mythological celebrations that take place in this season. According to Roman mythology June was named after the Roman goddess Juno queen of the gods and goddess of matrimony and wealth. She is said to be the “queen of the gods,” or “queen of heaven.” As a result, the first day of each month of the year is dedicated to Juno.
She was also referred to as the protector and special counselor of the Roman state. As the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman Empire, she was called Regina (meaning “queen”) and, together with her companion Jupiter and another deity Minerva, they were worshipped as a triad on the Capitol (Juno Capitolina) in Rome. You may have heard prayers which mention “Ave Regina.” This deity is the one to whom they were directed.
Lucina was a Latin nick-name for Juno as “she who brings children into light.” This is the female derivative of “Lucifer” – the “light-bearing morning star” In Greek mythology she is called “Hera” the goddess responsible for women, marriage and married life.
Many people consider the months of May and June to be the most favorable time to have weddings. This is possibly because Juno is supposed to be the patroness of marriage along with Maia the deity to whom the month of May is dedicated.
The summer solstice on June 21st commences the festival of Tammuz derived from the mythology of a sun-god who is in charge of fertility. In Egypt he was known as Osiris, to the Greeks he was called Adonis (a name derived from the Phoenician and Hebrew word for “lord”). His consort or spouse was the goddess Ishtar (Astarte or Ashtoreth, Venus).
Adonis’ death is believed to set off the onset of winter while his restoration symbolizes the return of the sun. Celebrations marking this started off with lamentation then with wild revelry. The 4th month Tammuz which commences on 29th June is dedicated to him.
Ramadan commences tentatively on the new moon of 17 June and ends on 17 July 2015
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