The Goddess is rising! For so long now, history and mythology have focused on the masculine archetype. The world has been operating from a predominantly masculine/yang energy, and some believe it is now shifting to a yin/feminine state – led by our collective consciousness. One by one as we embrace the yin, we contribute to a new balance.
As we learn about Goddeses, we can gain inspiration from their archetypal qualities, and call on them for help in our day to day lives.
My recent portrait series ‘Goddess Rising’ aims to capture the essence and energy of a range of goddesses This is an opportunity to learn about some of the Goddess archetypes and find strength and inspiration in their qualities.
Which one resonates best with you?
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She is born of the sea. Goddess Aphrodite connects you with your inner sensuality at anytime.
Self love, romantic love, beauty
‘Mother Earth’, the Goddess of fertility of the Ashanti people of Ghana She is as a source of truth. She is personified as the mother of humanity who gives Her children life and embraces them again at death.
Fertility, truth, morality
Durga is the Hindu goddess considered the mother of the universe. She is a fierce, formidable warrior. She protects all that is good and battles evil. She has many arms, and travels on a lion or tiger. She is said to be the most magnificent creature in the universe.
Protection, truth, positive creative energy
Eos is the Greek goddess of the dawn. Greek stories tell of Eos’s intense beauty, which inspires passion.
Her sister is Selene, the goddess of the moon.
New beginnings, passion, adventure
Tara is a Buddhist Bodhisattva, who helps us find our center and stillness. She offers strength, compassion and self-mastery through understanding. Green Tara is associated with healing and growth, as well as vitality and playfulness.
Healing, vitality, calm
Kuan Yin is the Buddhist deity who embodies compassion. She teaches us compassion and kindness. She grants sympathy, fertility, health and magical insight to all who ask.
Compassion, Kindness, Fertility
Nut is the Egyptian Goddess of the night sky. She is said to drape her body of stars over the earth to bring the night and gives birth to the sun in the morning. She is limitless and reflects the eternity of the universe. Resurrection, rebirth, health
Oshun is the Yoruban (Nigeria and Benin) goddess of sensuality and prosperity. Her sparkling charisma can light up a room, and her lush womanly figure is often draped in gold. She wants the best for people and she brings all the things that make life worth living.
Prosperity, sensuality, generosity
Pele is the Hawaiian goddess of volcanos, Pele’s dynamic strength is sometimes misunderstood. She shows us that fire can purify, release us from the old to make way for the new, and ignite our passions.
Cleansing, creativity, change
Rhiannon is the Celtic Moon goddess and queen of the faeries. She is a magical goddess and acts as a bridge between human and other realms. She helps us transform bad situations to suit our needs.
Magic, transformation beauty and inspiration.
Saraswati, is the Hindu goddess of creativity, knowledge, art, music and wisdom. She is seen as being a powerful aid to a deeper form of meditation. Feeling her presence is said to encourage greater insight and creativity while also boosting levels of intuition.
Knowledge, creativity, intuition
Yemaya is the Afro-Caribbean Goddess of the Ocean. She is a fierce, loving mother and Goddess of home, family, love & fertility. She teaches us about the ebb and flow of life.
Bravery, family, fertility,
Found one that resonates with you - maybe one that feels like just the antidote to your life’s current situation? Try thinking about her, and imagining her strength and power flowing through you. Ask her to join you in a meditation, call on her when you’re in need. Its’ a transformative practise, and so worthwhile.
A few of these paintings are available asoriginals from Endemicworld. And all of them are available as prints.