The 6th month of my Calendar, all incorporating aspects of the months namesake, main zodiac sign for the month and the constellations.
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Here we have June, the month that brings Summer in the North and Winter in the South, the Summer Solstice and the Winter Solstice is celebrated in June in many pagan religions, in Finland and Norway the celebrations of Midsummer begin…hence we have a large Sun in June to signify the change in the Sun’s astronomical movement at this time of year.

The month of June is generally known to be named after the great Roman Goddess Juno, her equal in Greek myth being Hera, a mother Goddess signifying relationships and especially marriage.

Juno holds a special pink Pearl token, the pearl being associated with Gemini as she watches the Twins, known as Castor and Pollux, or collectively as The Dioscuri, part of the Gemini constellation and the stars they bear in their position as they appear on the night sky.

The Dioscuri are often portrayed as flying angel type Gods, their famous sister is Helen of Troy. The planet Mercury rules Gemini and like the messenger, Mercury is a quick moving celestial body. Gemini is a masculine air sign, both elements seen here in the male figures of the Dioscuri and the airy sky they inhabit most of the time.

Juno watches over the Twins heralding in the Summer Solstice of Midsummer as Mercury rises low in the sky in the starry month of June..

Pendant by Fantasy stock
Greek Goddess 2 by Mizzdstock
Flying Gods by felixdeon
Background by ALiceFaux


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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • Lilbits
    Lilbitsover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Work!!!!!!!!!!!!xoxox

  • Thanks alot Trena, glad you like it, half way now!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work my friend!! ;-))

  • I had a 24 hour marathon making May and June, thanks steph, always appreciate you checking my work out!

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 4 years ago

  • That is fantastic Ushna, thank you so much! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Wow, Vanessa, very fascinating reading, and of course I came for your compelling art. Great piece. Congrats on your feature in C.O.R.E.

  • Thanks heaps Frannie, always lovely to know my work is appreciated, glad you enjoyed it! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Elena Brodskaya
    Elena Brodskayaover 4 years ago


  • Glad you liked it Elena, thanks heaps!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    I love this whole series so much – and this is no exception. Wonderful!

  • Thanks alot Anna, your support is really appreciated! These have been so much fun to create. :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 4 years ago

    wonderful!!!!! i can feel summer coming!!!!!!!!

  • lol, that’s great, warm you up a bit, thanks g!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    January 2010

  • Thank you linaji and ADAWG group, thrilled to be Featured with this one! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyover 4 years ago

    WOW Vanessa, this is a masterpiece of artwork!!! Beautifully done :)

  • Thanks so much Adam, I appreciate you checking it out! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Marie Wintzer
    Marie Wintzerover 4 years ago

    One of the most original creations I have seen! Wouah…

  • Thank you so much Wintzerma, that means alot to me! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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