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.
So many dreams, so little time. Today is a day of many wonders. You’ll probably catch yourself daydreaming about changing the world, being in love, travel, anything and everything that makes your heart soar. There is a dream you can choose or maybe more than one but you can’t have it all right now or not yet.
So choose one at a time and focus to achieve it because there comes a time when too many dreams leave no room for practicality and you have to have a balance between both.
Succumb to your fantasies at the right place and time because visualization is always good but also leave room for action because that’s the only way you’ll ever achieve anything.
This is a time when emotions run high, when you crave your soulmate or just want to care and be there for others. This is a time to open your heart, to forgive those that have hurt you and wish for their happiness. This is a time to heal and welcome love into your life.
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.
With Venus in Taurus, lots of people are feeling nostalgic, but also appreciative about the simple pleasures in life. This is a time to be romantic, especially when the moon is almost full. Light a pink candle today to bring love in or to enhance the love you have in your life now.