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Featured GODDESS: Demeter

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Goddess Demeter

Goddess of the Harvest

“The harvest is a time of bounty,
but also a time for transition
as we prepare for the cold winter.
Call upon me when you need help
making a transition in your life.”

Traits Demeter Embodies:

  • Mother
  • Nuturer
  • Kind soul
  • Inner Strength
  • Self-knowing

 How to call on Demeter :

As Goddess of the Harvest, Demeter can be found in fallow fields. If you don't happen to have a freshly harvested field handy, buy a pumpkin or ears of corn. Call upon Demeter when you find yourself in one of life's many transitions. Demeter is particularly helpful in transitions involving motherhood (new baby or empty nest).

Prayer to Demeter:

Demeter, Great Goddess of the Harvest,

You who provide us with nourishment,

Hear my prayer.

As I embark on my new role as [fill in the blank],

I ask for your wisdom and guidance.

Give me inner strength and the knowledge that I have the power within me to weather any storm.

Thank you Demeter.

Tribute to Demeter:

As a show of appreciation, you may wish to hang the sheaths of corn on your door as a welcome to those who enter your home or place the pumpkin on your front doorstep. If it is not Fall and you worry about what your neighbors will think, just keep the pumpkin or corn somewhere you will see it to remind yourself that you have the strength to make it through this transition in your life. When you feel you no longer need this symbol, you may wish to bury it in your background or a nearby park, returning the energy back to Demeter for future harvests.