June is busting out all over; the days are reaching their ultimate length before the equinox. These are the final days of spring and the beginning of summer. Even though the nights are short, the moon is still bright and gleaming.
The Summer Solstice - when the daylight hours are at their longest; Midsummer, a time to spot faeries, elves, pixies and ethereal spiritfolk if only we can see through the mist between worlds.
A Midsummer’s Night’s dream, when the days are long and languid and the rising sun almost meets itself setting. Though the Dream is very Cancerian in nature it features Puck the eternal Gemini figure, a man-child who treads on air to put a girdle around the earth, delights in talking and is the ultimate aerie figure.
The crystals for this month are moonstone and pearl. Both reflective of the moon, soft, subtle and mysterious. Starting in Gemini June ends in Cancer. Air to Water; talking to feeling; Mercury to the Moon; even though the sun is at its strongest and normally would outshine them, they rule at this time.
Juno, thought to be the origin of June is the complementary figure to Janus and the divine watcher over the women, so this month is considered the best time to marry. Gemini is governed by Mercury who was the son of Maia for whom May is named.
The moonstone colours are soft and soothing; from pearly white thru apricot to chocolate brown, all with the characteristic sheen.. The Romans used it in jewellery, believing it was formed from moonlight. Even today the Indians regard it as sacred and is considered a stone of harmony and good fortune within relationships.
Gemini also has as its birthstone the agate; available in every hue and colour; it has a range that is unrivalled by other crystals. Mostly for Gemini, the agates associated with growth or communication are most appropriate.
It was believed by the Arabs that pearls formed when moonlight filled dew drops descended down from the sky into to oceans and were swallowed by oysters. Revered since ancient times, the pearl was highly prized as jewellery. Featuring in countless myths and legends; pearls are associated with wisdom, fidelity and a prize beyond worth.