Freyja

Card of the day: FREYJA – Goddess of Beauty

Love. Beauty. Art. Acknowledge the power of beauty.

We usually associate the Norse goddess Freyja with love, beauty, and even the root word for Friday, the end of the work week which promises fun and pleasure. But did you know that she actually presides over both the living and the dead? As such, she is responsible for the souls of half of the warriors who perish in a battle.

Despite this grim duty, Freyja is mainly honored as a goddess of beauty and love – forces more formidable than war and death – no doubt because of her exceptional pulchritude. Sometimes she rides the sky in her golden chariot drawn by two gray cats, and at other times she dons a falcon-skin cloak, enabling her to fly through the air like a bird.

Have you been too pragmatic that you have deemed beauty unnecessary as an ingredient in your own life? Beauty is a nurturing force and a healing function that all humans need. Remember that beauty offers you an authentic experience of the divine that can shake you to your core. May the story of the goddess Freyja remind you of its healing power. Acknowledge the power of beauty in your life.

I once asked a bird, “How is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness?” She responded, “Love lifts me.” — Hafiz

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

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Kishijoten

Card of the day: KISHIJOTEN – Goddess of Protection

Protection. Beauty. The Arts. Those you love most are divinely protected.

The goddess Kishijoten is acknowledged as a protector of children in Japan, where mothers ceremonially invoke her to watch over their infants and keep misfortune away. Kishijoten is also associated with the arts and beauty, and even geishas, whom she is believed to also protect, since these gifted women practise arts ruled by her.

Kishijoten’s graceful attributes stand in stark contrast to those of Bishomon’s, the god of war. The desire for protection is a reflex reaction when confronted by the violence of battle. The goddess offers us hope that those we love most are watched over by divine forces. Claim this divine protection for your loved ones!

“But Jesus called them to Him and said, ‘Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.’ ” Luke 18:16, NKJV

“God is the Androgynous Principle, the Father and Mother of all. Our earthly parents symbolize this heavenly parentage.” – The Science of Mind, p. 449

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

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Annapurna

Card of the day: ANNAPURNA – Goddess of Harvest

Nourishment. Generosity. Harvest. A harvest awaits you. Enjoy it.

Many Hindus believe that Annapurna is the nourisher, the creator of food to feed the world. This generous goddess is often depicted in lovely statues and paintings as sitting upon a grand throne, offering food to a small child. Often honored at harvest festivals, Annapurna as the avatar or incarnation of the mother goddess Durga, represents the bounty that the world seeks to offer us.

When a delectable meal is offered to you, do you distrust the bounty set before you? Even when this “meal” takes the form of something else that nurtures your your spirit, do you put yourself on a diet of self-righteousness instead of enjoying the generous offering?

Take heed: the Universe is eternally benevolent in its limitless bounty. Take advantage of what is offered you!

“You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, and brought them water out of the rock for their thirst, and told them to go in to possess the land which You had sworn to give them.” – Nehemiah 9:15, NKJV

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

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Isamba

Card of the day: ISAMBA- Goddess of the Night

The moon. Death. Cycles. You are where you are meant to be. Cultivate acceptance.

Isamba is considered as the moon goddess among the Issansu peoples of Tanzania. She is married to the sun god, and together they embarked on a contest to see which of them is the wisest. Isamba accidentally became the creator of death. Since then she has been associated with the cycles of life.

Just observe the moon with its predictable cycles of waxing to full, then full to waning. This moon cycle has long been associated with the cycles of life and death. Similarly, your life also goes through cycles of waxing and waning, although the stages may not be as clearly delineated at times. If you only realize that what was empty in your life will become full again, then it becomes “easier” for you to accept that all is as it should be in your life.

“I am renewed and refreshed; my whole being responds to thy love, and I am complete in Thee.” – “The Science of Mind,” p. 550

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

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Nut, Egyptian goddess

Card of the day: NUT – The Celestial Vault

The sky. The stars. Protection. You are reborn from night each morning. Start anew.

Nut, whose name means “night,” is a mother goddess worshiped by the ancient Egyptians as the physical embodiment of the night sky. Paintings depict her as a dark-skinned, naked woman covered in stars, with her body sharply arched over the earth in protection. She is married to the god of the verdant earth, Geb.

A myth relates that the sun god, Ra, is born each morning from Nut’s womb. The rosy color of the sunrise is said to symbolize her blood as she pushes him out into the sky. It is also said that the dead are taken into Nut’s celestial vault, where the goddess would eternally protect and nurture them.

Have you been crushed, tossed, and turned by the trials of life? You have the power within you to recreate yourself again and again, if need be, as if a phoenix rising from the ashes. To paraphrase a Christian song based on Lamentations 3:22-23, “The steadfast love of the Lord (Divine Spirit, God, Universe, insert your term of awe and respect here) never ceases/ His mercies never come to an end/ They are new every morning/ Great is Thy faithfulness.”

You are renewed every morning indeed. Start anew with faith, hope, and love in your heart.

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

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Hathor

Card of the day: HATHOR – The Golden One

Prosperity. Love. Fertility. Prosperity awaits you. Look for examples of it in action.

Hathor the Golden One – such is the designation of the ancient Egyptians for this goddess. She is the divinity considered powerful enough to address varied issues ranging from difficulties with love to difficulties with manifesting prosperity.

A goddess of fertility and plenty, Hathor is believed to be mother to the pantheon of Egyptian gods and goddesses. Honored as Mistress of Heaven, she is also identified with the Milky Way, that beautiful band of stars so visible on dark, moonless nights. She was so popular that at one point, she was served by 61 priestesses in her temple.

Hathor is petitioned for both personal and communal abundance, from help with a love affair to rituals invoking the goddess for the creation of a generous harvest to feed everyone.

Similarly, the proof of abundance is all around you. You limit your perception so severely if you think that abundance is just about money. If you have an abundance of health, wealth, love, joy, and peace of mind, then how rich you are indeed! Be the Golden One and manifest the true and lasting riches of abundance in your life and those of others.

“It is the nature of the Creative Mind to respond to us.” – Ernest Holmes

“But the meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
– Psalm 37:1, NKJV

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

You are blessed in order to be a blessing!

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Cimidye

Card of the day: CIMIDYE – Goddess of Vengeance

Suffering. Transcendence. Transformation. Your difficulties transform you. Take heart, for you will be vindicated.

Cimidye is a Tucuna Indian goddess of the Amazon. Her story is one of vengeance and transcendence. After she was deserted by her cruel husband in the deep forest, she encountered a spirit guide in the form of a large blue butterfly. Dragonflies are potent symbols of illusion and impermanence. In Zuni mythology, they are numinous shamanic creatures who act as intermediaries between the spiritual and physical worlds.

The dragonfly took pity upon Cimidye and magically transformed her into a dragonfly. They were able to take revenge upon her husband, thus freeing Cimidye from her marital vows.

In the midst of your own suffering and pain, know in your heart that these will change you for the better. If you feel that you have been the victim of unfairness or injustice, then know that you will eventually be vindicated.

“It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.” – Deuteronomy 32:35, NIV

(Deck: “Goddess Inspiration Oracle” by Kris Waldherr, Llewellyn Worldwide, 2007)

You are blessed in order to be a blessing!

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