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)

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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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Demeter

Card of the day: DEMETER – The Mother

The seasons. Motherhood. Loss. Honor the divinity of your grief. Then spring will return.

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

Demeter, Greek goddess of the harvest, is considered the mother archetype of the triple goddess consisting of maiden, mother, and crone. Her story explains the seasons and offers solace through the ages to mothers everywhere who are dealing with loss.

When Demeter’s daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades, god of the underworld, to become his bride, Demeter became inconsolable. She searched far and wide towards the ends of the earth for Persephone. When Demeter learned that Zeus allowed Hades to wed her daughter, grief and fury overcame the harvest goddess. So that the earth may reflect her mourning, Demeter put a halt to the flowering and ripening of plants, thus creating winter for the first time. A main ritual associated with Demeter, the Thesmophoria, allows women to work through pain and honor their grief, recognizing its goddess-like divinity.

Indeed, whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Pain and grief make you part of the human experience. Of course no one can quantify how much pain you are going through on account of your loss and suffering, but I believe that we need even these experiences to toughen our spine and put steel to our resolve. Just hang in there: honor your grief and then spring will return!

“Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid, 43 BC

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Persephone

Card of the day: PERSEPHONE – The Maiden

The seasons. Sexuality. Innocence. Find ways to use your innocence as a strength.

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

Persephone is the maiden aspect of the “triple goddess” – maiden, mother, crone. The Greeks hailed her as the queen of the underworld. The daughter of harvest goddess Demeter, Persephone was abducted by Hades, god of the underworld, and she refused to give up her innocence, also refusing to eat or drink while in Hel. However, time passed and in her hunger, she was enticed to eat six seeds of pomegranate.

This signaled the loss of her innocence and six months of separation from her mother. During the 3 months that she is allowed to come to the surface, we have Spring because Demeter rejoices in having her daughter with her and thus allows things to bloom. On the other hand, when Persephone is in the underworld, we have Winter as Demeter mourns.

In your own transformational journey from innocent ingenue to Queen of your realm, you will surely be able to pinpoint several rites of passage or turning points that changed your life forever. Instead of mourning the loss of your innocence in exchange for hard-won wisdom, learn to celebrate your being able to move on and grow. However, learn to touch base with that basic innocence within you, untrammeled by disillusion and weariness, so that you can still look at the world with fresh eyes. Your innocence is your strength.

“Let us approach it normally, happily, willing to accept, glad to experiment, hoping and believing that as a result of our efforts we shall each derive a great good.”
– Ernest Holmes, “The Science of Mind,” p. 75

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