Since the beginning of human’s relationship with fire, it has been a focal point of the home and family whether it be the actual hearth or an outside fire. These goddesses are often venerated during the season of Yuletide as well as the sabbat of Imbolc.
Lo Saturnalia! In ancient Rome, the wild, naughty street festival of Saturnalia was a lavish harvest holiday, at one point lasting a full week, marked by December 17. Historically, this is the earliest example we have of gift giving at this time of year and is one of the many pagan ancestors of Christmas as we now know.
So we begin the final eclipse season of 2021 with the longest lunar eclipse in almost 600 years. This eclipse season unites 2 lunar cycles, the lunation of Power (Scorpio/Taurus) and the lunation of Truth (Sagittarius/Gemini) in a portal of experience that has many layers, hidden messages, and is asking us to look in places we may not want to travel.
As astrologers now know, this is all in perfect design with what Uranus brings and teaches. He is the Great Awakener, the sacred rebel, and transcends any and all social programming, and we must open our minds in order to greet him properly.
In Greek mythology, Juno is Hera and Zeus is her counterpart. In Roman mythology they are Juno and Jupiter. As the Queen of the Gods, we automatically assume that she was this powerful being with this glorious life. While her archetypal energy is very potent, it carries with it a good deal of shadow and a treasure trove of learning potential for us.