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SeleneSelene, Queen of the Starlit Heavens, is the ancient Greek goddess of the moon. She carries the moon across the sky in a white chariot driven by winged horses or bulls. She is the totality of the moon, with its waxing into fullness and waning into darkness. Selene fell in love with a mortal, Endymion. When she descended to the earth to join Endymion, he fell into a deep sleep from which he never awoke. Selene continued to visit him nightly.

In later Greek mythology Selene represented the full moon, while Artemis represented the crescent or waxing moon and Hecate the waning and dark moon; hence Selene is Phoebe, meaning"bright, shining." She is traditionally represented with the crescent moon as a diadem. Selene represents the fullness of life, incorporating all phases of light and darkness in her shining.

Susan Eleanor Boulet Trust. Text by Michael Babcock.
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July 2003
Table of Contents
July Daykeeper Home
Saturn and the U.S. Birthday
Notes on Dean and Kucinich
Martha Stewart: It's a Black Hole Thing
Crystal's Meditation—
Transmute Competition
Daily Success Guide
July 1 through 31
Monthly Astrological Influences for July 2003
General Sun Signs,
July 2003
Gemini New Moon Cycle Report
Retrograde Watch—
Mars Retrograde
July Skywatch
Goddess of the Month: Selene
Books Reviewed: Two Books for Women Seeking Wholeness
Maya's Astrology Favorites: Dane Rudhyar on America's Destiny
Sign of the Month: Cancer Maya's Sun Sign Archives

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