To start off this week with a little bit of goddess guidance, here's a quick reading for you all.
Take a look at the first photo (to the left), meditate on a question you have for this coming week, and mentally choose one of the three cards.
Do be sure to choose a card before scrolling down to see the reveal and the meanings of all three cards. (Unless otherwise stated, the card messages and information on the goddesses come from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, and you can get your own deck here.)
Card to the left: SIGE (Quiet Time)
Message: "Quiet your mind. Breathe and let go of words, worry, and plans. Go into that space of silence deep within you, that vortex of peace where the world doesn't enter. Now is the time to retreat in silence and spend time alone. I'll lovingly help you rejuvenate and recenter yourself. Don't try to make any decisions now. Just allow your mind to be at rest. You'll know soon enough when it's time to take action. But for now, quiet your mind. Rest."
Rosetta's Interpretation: Be careful not to jump to conclusions about what is upsetting you right now. Listen to learn more about the situation. Ask yourself, "Is there a reason I have to allow myself to fan the flames of the bad vibes I'm feeling?" All will be clear and come clean soon, if you don't allow yourself to become emotionally dragged into the drama. (And, of course, don't allow yourself to escalate the drama, either.)
About Sige: The Gnostic goddess Sige is considered to be the great silence or void from which all creation sprang. Sige is the mother of Sophia, the goddess of wisdom. Sige teaches that our roots are in the silent void of the universe, and that it's important for us to reconnect with silence regularly.
Sige card interpretation from the Land of Goddesses website: Because it is the silence which surrounds Sige herself, it is difficult to find any information about her. However, her message in the card decks is very clear: Be aware of the fact that silence is a great force. It is wise to decide when it is better not to speak or not to answer.
Experience the creative silence of concentration before you start acting. This is the goddess of contemplation who convinces us to slow down, to ponder and to rest. Remember that when you are alone and you do not communicate with environment, you contact your true self. We often crave love and acceptance so much that we suppress our real needs. Our civilization pushes us to live in the community and therefore being alone and silent may cause anxiety in us. Drawing the card of Sige helps us find the power to confront ourselves.
. . . She reminds us that the word can both heal and kill and once it is said, it cannot be unsaid. If Logos was born from Silence, it means that Silence is creative by nature and it incorporates the element of searching for knowledge and understanding. Because of its feminine aspect, this knowledge is intuitive and subconscious but without searching we shall not attain the enlightenment. The power of silence is within each of us and each of us must confront it at some point of life. If we do listen, the silence and focus can speak loudly and clearly but when we try to ignore them, they begin to scream and to demand attention.
Center card: MAWU (Mother Earth)
Message: "There's no greater cause today than giving back to your mother and rekindling a friendship with the soil, air, and water. The Earth is the life force for material life. You make a huge difference in this planet's welfare through small and simple changes in how you operate. I will help you accomplish this goal in all ways."
Rosetta's Interpretation: You, too, are a creator -- but, in order to create, it's essential to stay in touch with nature and Creation. Get outside your home and office -- especially if you feel you hardly do anything except shuttle back and forth between places you have to be. Find a place you want to be, a place that helps you remember who you are. Find your happy place this week.
About Mawu: She is the West African moon goddess who's believed to have created all life, with her husband the sun god, Lisa. Mawu helps those who call upon her to learn how to live in harmony with nature, and to respect its resources. She ensures that our needs are abundantly supplied without causing harm to the planet.
About Mawu from Wikipedia: Mawu (alternately: Mahu) is a creator goddess, associated with the sun and moon in Dahomey mythology. After creating the earth and all life and everything else on it, she became concerned that it might be too heavy, so she asked the primeval serpent, Aido Hwedo, to curl up beneath the earth and thrust it up in the sky. When she asked Awe, a monkey she had also created, to help out and make some more animals out of clay, he boasted to the other animals and challenged Mawu.
Gbadu, the first woman Mawu had created, saw all the chaos on Earth and told her children to go out among the people and remind them that only Mawu can give Sekpoli - the breath of life. Gbadu instructed her daughter, Minona, to go out among the people and teach them about the use of palm kernels as omens from Mawu. When Awe, the arrogant monkey climbed up to the heavens to try to show Mawu that he too could give life, he failed miserably. Mawu made him a bowl of porridge with the seed of death in it and reminded him that only she could give life and that she could also take it away.
Card to the right: VESTA (Home)
Message: "There's an undying flame within your soul, and it's the light, seed, and spark of your consciousness. Your outer world reflects your inner world. Take a look around your home. Does it reflect warmth? If not, this is easily remedied and so important to do. It's a simple task of using your creative imagination to add warm energy to your household. By warming up your outer world, your inner flame responds to meet it. This increases your energy level, which automatically shifts all outward appearances toward the better. Watch how these simple steps recharge the flame within everyone in your household. This flame cleanses away negativity and brings in the new with vigor and irresistible invitation."
Rosetta's Interpretation: Light the fire within. Look for ways to bring warmth and light to the dark corners in your life. Don't be afraid to look at areas of your life that have been scaring you. Take a look in order to get a feeling for what needs to change in order to bring light into areas you may have completely given up on ever being able to change. This has nothing to do with anyone else in your life changing. It's about experiencing the power that you have, on your own, to bring health and happiness into your life. If you do something different, and it feels warm, welcoming, and good, you're heading in the right direction.
About Vesta: Vesta is the Roman goddess of home and hearth. Vesta is a fire goddess who brings warmth to households, both as a temperature and as an emotion. In ancient Rome, a temple in her honor bore a flame that burned continually. Call upon Vesta to oversee any changes you'd like to make in your living situation.
About the Vestal Virgins from Wikipedia: The Vestals were committed to the priestesshood before puberty (when 6–10 years old) and sworn to celibacy for a period of 30 years. These 30 years were divided in turn into decade-long periods during which Vestals were respectively students, servants, and teachers.
Their tasks included the maintenance of the fire sacred to Vesta, the goddess of the hearth and home, collecting water from a sacred spring, preparation of food used in rituals and caring for sacred objects in the temple's sanctuary. By maintaining Vesta's sacred fire, from which anyone could receive fire for household use, they functioned as "surrogate housekeepers", in a religious sense, for all of Rome. Their sacred fire was treated, in Imperial times, as the emperor's household fire.
Afterwards, they were retired and replaced by a new inductee. Once retired, a former Vestal was given a pension and allowed to marry. The Pontifex Maximus, acting as the father of the bride, would typically arrange a marriage with a suitable Roman nobleman. A marriage to a former Vestal was highly honoured, and – more importantly in ancient Rome – thought to bring good luck, as well as a comfortable pension.
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