Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, has been traditionally associated with wild animals and the moon. Diana is a Roman goddess, but she is also known as Artemis in Greek mythology. Diana, being a virgin goddess, was a symbol of chastity. Ironically enough, however, she was also goddess of childbirth and women. She has also been known to hang out with Egeria, a water nymph, and Virbius, a woodland god.
Become the warrior and invoke Diana’s energy if you’re seeking a little strength or courage.
In mythology, oak groves are associated with Diana and are sacred to her. To channel Diana’s essence, you can place some acorn on your altar and burn some woodland herbs if you incorporate aromatherapy into your rituals. Cover your altar with a red cloth, adorn with some red candles, and burn some patchouli to set the mood.
Honor your feminine and enhance your fertility.
Diana was originally associated with hunting but later became associated with the moon. You can call upon Diana in your moon rituals to celebrate the feminine aspect of the divine, or for some fertility magic because of her association with childbirth. You can even set up an outdoor Diana altar in your garden to honor nature and to use as a meditation spot for when you honor the full moon.
Deepen your connection with Nature.
On August 13, some celebrate her annual festival and invoke her to protect the harvest from bad weather. In art, she is usually portrayed in the presence of two dogs, also symbolizing the hunt. She might be seen alongside deer and bears as well, so if you’re into wild animals and the wilderness, Diana is the goddess for you.
Diana is a child of nature, so if you’re an environmentalist, you’ll want to get close to her. Qualities she embodies might be emotional sensitivity (not a bad thing), a preference for solitude and being in the presence of animals, independence, and physical fitness.
Stand up for yourself and speak your truth.
Since she is a lover of animals, her shadow aspect is her huntress status, as well as attacking anyone who threatens her. If you’re normally soft-spoken and passive, you might be channeling Diana when you finally reach your boiling point and decide to snap back. Again, not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re tired of being taken advantage of.
Unleash the power of focused intention to achieve your goals.
Diana’s virginal aspects represent the desire to remain sexually pure, but can also symbolize saving your energy for creative ventures down the road. If you like to create things and come up with new ideas, you might be channeling Diana when finding new approaches to your work. Light some cedar chips or take a whiff of some cedarwood essential oils for more focus at work or to take a nature break throughout the day if you are unable to go outside. If you’re blocked while trying to finish a project, this might just be the push you need to get you to the finish line.
In what situations would you invoke Diana in your life?
Everyone has heard of major goddesses like Aphrodite, Persephone, and Isis, but how can we really connect with them and tap into their power in a way that is meaningful to us and useful in our everyday lives?
Goddess energy is all around us, and we can use it to better ourselves, become more insightful and intuitive, and reflect on how to develop our innate talents and abilities. Recognizing and invoking the goddess in your everyday life is important if you want to get closer to your feminine mystique and access the collective image of the feminine.
And this is the purpose of our Everyday Goddess series. Stay tuned and enjoy!
May you embrace and embody the radiant goddess within you! ~ Ikam
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