Psyche is the Greek goddess of the soul and is one of only a few goddesses that was born a mortal. Aphrodite was jealous of Psyche’s stunning beauty and all the attention men were giving her, so commanded her son, Eros (Cupid) to make Psyche fall in love with the most hideous of men. However, when Eros saw Psyche, he himself fell in love with her and carried her away to his secret palace where he loved her and took care of her but his only rule was that she was never to look upon his face.
Psyche’s jealous sisters tricked her into looking at him when they told her she was probably being romanced by a hideous beast, and she wanted to see if it was true. She was shocked when she saw that her lover was the most gorgeous, divinely beautiful of men, the god Eros himself. Some wax from her lamplight fell on him and he woke to find her gazing upon his face. He was very angry with her for not trusting him, so he abandoned her.
She ends up spending a lot of time searching the world for him and eventually finds herself in Aphrodite’s service. Aphrodite, angry over Psyche’s concealed relationship with her son, treats her terribly and subjects her to all sorts of terrible tasks. Eros, who is still in love with Psyche, eventually comes to her rescue, they marry, and she becomes immortal. Persistence pays off!
Psyche is a true example of “turning poison into medicine”. In spite of everything she went through, she managed to be persistent and take her experiences and transform them into something positive.
Call on Psyche when you feel stuck, at a loss for what to do and can’t see the bigger picture. She will help you get in touch with your intuition so you can persevere and get to the end of your personal rainbow.
In early pagan mythology, the goddess, Perchta was considered “The Restorer” and keeper of balance. She was able to change her form from beautiful maiden to terrifying hag, representing the cycle of change. She is a guardian of animals and nature and she is a shape shifter who can appear as both male and female, and even an animal. She protects people and shares wisdom with the world. On a day like today, call on Perchta when you feel apprehensive about something that needs your final touch or final word. If something in your life needs balance to operate well, call on her.
In Hawaiian mythology, she is the goddess of volcanoes and vitality. A goddess so in love with fire, she made her home in a volcano by creating it, and is credited with creating and shaping the Hawaiian islands. Her sister, Namaka constantly gives her a hard time by crashing her waves onto her and her home, so the story relates that they never really got along, which is why their mother insisted that Pele find another home, and decided to make her dwelling as what is now known as Mount Kilauea. She is sometimes known to punish individuals who choose to steal the stones from her sacred places and when she stomps her foot in anger, the earth quivers and the lava flows. She is a volatile goddess who can be both benevolent and malevolent, so stay on her good side. On a day like today, when you feel lazy and out of energy, call on her for some energy and vitality and she will respond.
In Roman mythology, Veritas is the goddess of truth depicted as a virgin maiden dressed in white or completely nude, and usually with a solemn look on her face. On a day like today where your intuition lets you know the positive and negative of every situation, where you are aware of the things and people you need to release from your life, only because they no longer renew your spirit, Veritas encourages us to not be afraid of the harsh lines of reality and to let go of the soft edges of fantasy so that we can internally grow and take the next step into the person we are supposed to be.
Veritas is also a very elusive goddess that hides at the bottom of a holy well, so you can learn from her how to be non-extravagant with these changes you are about to make, and basically use tact and diplomacy when telling others the truth in how you feel about them. Sometimes, we feel it is easier to simply ignore a person’s phone call when we don’t want to speak to them, and there is a time for that but not today. It is a time for cleansing and clearing the clutter, so speak your mind, but don’t be rash. Also, it is a day where we will feel naturally arrogant as well, so call on her to assist you with humility.
In Irish mythology, she was a goddess of war. She would appear to those whose lives were in peril and defended their lives, risking her own. A great defender, she fights alongside her two sisters, Badb and Nemain.
On a day like today, when it’s hard to defend yourself, call on her for help and you won’t need to worry about a thing because having this goddess on your side, you’ll never lose another fight.
In Greek mythology, she is the personification of wisdom itself. In ancient Judeo-Christian mythology, she is the source of wisdom and hold the knowledge of everything righteous. She is beautifully drawn in one of the most famous artworks in the world located in the ceiling of the Sistine chapel. In that iconic image of God’s hand just barely touching Adam’s, God’s other arm is lovingly embraced around Sophia’s shoulders, clearly emphasizing the importance of her place in heaven.
She is mentioned in many books in the Bible, including Matthew, Corinthians and James and is known as Wisdom. “…Wisdom is justified of her children” Matthew 11:19. This amazing goddess inspires us all to have the wisdom to know the difference between using your talents for good or using it to hurt others.
Choose wisely in this time while all these new ideas are flowing so freely within the contours of your mind because she is always watching us for there was a time when she lived among us and was neglected by us and she left us with one thought: “you have ignored me, so when trouble comes, I will do the same. Only those who truly love me will I assist and love them in return.”
In Chinese mythology, the goddess Nu-Kua is the Divine creatrix of humans. This beautiful half-woman, half-dragon goddess represents restoration and order following chaos. With restoration is starting anew and adopting a positive attitude in spite of recent bad events. Nu-Kua is like the rainbow after the storm.
On a day like today where there is a desire to restore peace and order and get organized, Nu-Kua is just the goddess to call on.
In Phoenician mythology, she is the Queen of heaven and the goddess of love and fertility. Loved by many, she had counterparts all over the world. A few examples are Ishtar (Babylon), Tanith (North Africa) and… Astarte (Middle East).
She is beautiful and was very popular, even in biblical times. Before Yahweh took over, King Solomon worshiped this goddess and loved her [1 Kings 11:5], and of course Yahweh did not like that so he blamed Solomon’s wives for turning Solomon “evil” even though they had nothing to do with Solomon’s love for this goddess. So it came to be that her cow horns – a symbol of fertility – were made to be a demonic representation.
This misunderstood goddess is sometimes depicted caressing a child or wearing cow horns on her head. She is associated with the moon, and rules all spirits who live in heaven, which are said to be the stars in the sky.
In Hindu mythology, she is the goddess of prosperity, wisdom, light, fertility, courage and generosity. She represents beauty, charm and grace. On a day like today where egos run high, you have to practice control and humility and Lakshmi is just the goddess to call on for this task.
Moved by the devotion of an untouchable woman named Shreeya, Lakshmi left her home, the temple of Lord Jagannatha, and went to Shreeya’s house. When Jagannatha’s brother found out about this, Lakshmi was considered unclean and was not allowed to enter the temple again. After a while, the wealth in the temple started to vanish, and the brothers did not have any food. They came dressed as beggars and eventually came upon the door of Lakshmi. They apologized and returned to the temple with Lakshmi. Lakshmi teaches us that wealth should be protected and not taken for granted and those who take it for granted will surely suffer.
In Native American mythology, she is the Goddess of change. With the day filling with new ideas, Estsanatlehi encourages you to embrace the changes that are happening when you put those ideas into action. Her name means “self-renewing one” because she is able to grow younger when she starts to age. She walks eastward until she sees her younger self, then becomes one with her.
She is also a goddess of creation and formed companions for herself that later became the ancestors of the Native American people. Call on her when you are inspired by new ideas and when you need a change or guidance to adapt to them.