Welcome to June!
Here are some facts why June is a month to love:
The sixth month of the year has 30 days.
Pearl and Alexandrite are the birthstones of June.
Pearls are the only gemstones within living creatures and are popular for jewelry because of their natural beauty. Pearls represent wisdom acquired through experience, purity, loyalty, and generosity. These gemstones have a calming effect that strengthens relationships and balances one’s karma.
Alexandrite has color-changing abilities! This stone’s color turns cool blue and mossy green in the daylight and into a red gem with a warm raspberry tone in lamplight. Wearing alexandrite aids in creativity, inspires imagination, and strengthens intuition.
The birth flowers of June are roses and honeysuckles.
Roses have different meanings depending on the colors. Red roses tell people you love them. New beginnings and purity are symbolized by white roses, while pink roses represent perfect happiness.
Honeysuckles, aside from being magnet for hummingbirds, symbolize everlasting bonds of love. Show your love to your family and loved ones by giving them a bouquet of roses or honeysuckles!
The Zodiac Signs of June
Gemini and Cancer are the zodiac signs of June. People who are born from May 21 to June 20 are Geminis, while Cancer covers June 21 to July 22.
The color of Gemini is yellow and is symbolized by the twins, Castor and Polydeuces. With the said dual nature of Geminis, people with this zodiac sign can easily adapt to people’s emotions. Geminis also have the ability to learn quickly and are very expressive and quick-witted.
Here are some traits that Geminis have:
- Affectionate and gentle
- Like to surround themselves with people
- Ask questions to satisfy their curiosity
- At times, can be indecisive and inconsistent
- Thrive in dynamic environments
Cancer is a Water element, which is represented by a crab. The color of this zodiac sign is white. Those belonging to this zodiac sign are known to be persuasive, tenacious, and highly imaginative. They are sentimental and deeply intuitive.
People with the Cancer sign have the following traits as well:
- Care deeply about family matters
- Sympathetic and emotional
- Quick to help others
- Avoid conflict when they can
- Skilled at managing their time and finances
Famous June Birthdays
People who have the signs Gemini and Cancer are known to be affectionate and sympathetic. They are sociable and can easily mingle with people. Thus, people who are born in June are great and enthusiastic individuals.
Living June Birthdays include:
June 1st - Morgan Freeman, actor
June 1st - Alanis Morissette, singer
June 4th - Angelina Jolie, actress
June 7th - Liam Neeson, actor
June 9th - Johnny Depp, actor
June 9th - Natalie Portman, actress
June 10th - Tara Lipinski, figure skater
June 15th - Courtney Cox, actress
June 17th - Barry Manilow, singer
June 20th - Nicole Kidman, actress
June 22nd - Meryl Streep, actress
June 30th - Mike Tyson, boxing champion
Deceased June Birthdays include:
June 1, 1926 - Marilyn Monroe, actress
June 2, 1731 - Martha Washington, first First Lady of the United States
June 2, 1930 - Pete Conrad, astronaut
June 8, 1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
June 14, 1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, writer
June 17, 1882 - Igor Stravinsky, pianist
June 22, 1947 - Octavia Butler, author
June 23, 1894 - Alfred Kinsey, biologist
June 25, 1904 - George Orwell, author
June 27, 1880 - Helen Keller, blind author
A Great Gift Idea for Him or Her
If you have no idea of what to give your loved ones or colleagues, you may take inspiration for a gift from birthdays of famous people!
- Know the person’s birthdate
- Look for their "birthday twin", a person who has the same birthday as they do.
- Think of a gift that they will love, which is their birthday twin can also relate.
- Write a down to inform them about the connection
For example, your brother, who is a gym rat and likes playing sports, celebrates his birthday on June 30.
Why don’t you give him a present that reminds him of his birthday twin, the great boxing champion, Mike Tyson? You can give him a great pair of boxing gloves!
You can even place a note saying:
“Two great men are celebrating their birthdays today:
you and one of the greatest boxers of all time, Mike Tyson.
As he once said, “if you persevere and endure, you can get anything you want.”
In whatever you do, I believe in you! Enjoy your birthday!”
Here are some holidays to look forward to this June:
June 14 - Flag Day
June 20 -Summer Solstice, first day of summer
June 21 - Father’s Day
Famous Quotes about June
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace
“At midnight, in the month of June, I stand beneath the mystic moon.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.”
― John Steinbeck