The Sacred Feminine

The Divine and Sacred Feminine; It is within us all, male and female, only for decades masculine energy has dominated. This huge global shift is happening now as more and more beings across the world are tapping into their feminine side (men included!), digging deeper and reconnecting with their whole self. These 13 powerful Goddesses below are the embodiment of the Divine Feminine, strong, wise, ambitious, nurturing, loving, compassionate and magical deities for us to call upon in times of need. Why 13? Because that’s the most Divine feminine number!

Aine (Celtic) – Goddess of love, growth, cattle and light. The name of this Celtic Goddess means “bright” as she lights up the dark. Call upon Aine when you need additional guidance or courage to take risks.

Artemis (Greek) – Twin sister of Apollo, the Sun God, Artemis is a powerful, tomboyish Goddess who always carries her bow and arrow with her. This is not used for hunting but rather helps her focus her thoughts and intentions, always hitting the mark of her manifestations. Call upon Artemis for focus and concentration as well as for protection (particularly for women and children)

Butterfly Maiden (Native American) – A Springtime Goddess who will help you transition from any cocoon-like situation that has you feeling stuck or is impeding your growth. She is a wonderful Goddess to call upon during emerging processes, guiding you through life’s transitions and encouraging you to spread your wings!

Dana (Celtic)The High Priestess, the most ancient of Celtic Goddesses, encourages you to tap into the Divine knowledge that is within us all. An incredibly magical and powerful Goddess, she helps you claim your inner power and will guide you in manifestation, transformation and leadership.

Green Tara (Buddhism) – Considered the female version of Buddah, she urges you to take action instead of waiting for something to happen, empowering you to save yourself. She also encourages you to ask for help, to delegate and not take on too much so joy remains in all that you do. Peace does not come through struggle or strife rather it comes from a clear mind unchallenged by clutter and indecisiveness. If you have a problem ask Green Tara for guidance, she offers speedy emergency help and provides rapid understanding of relationships and situations

Ishtar (Babylonian) – This Goddess was worshiped as the embodiment of Venus’s womanly energy. She represents the Divine feminine including nurturing, mothering, sensuality, fertility, healing, protection and wisdom.

Isis (Egyptian) – Regarded as one of the most ancient and important Deities, this high priestess moon Goddess is incredibly powerful and known for her many functions. Simultaneously motherly and business-like, feminine and ultra-strong. A Goddess of Divine magic and alchemy, you can call upon her for assistance in many areas, including past life memories.

Kali (Hindu) -This ultra-powerful Goddess is the embodiment of Mother Nature, a Goddess of endings and beginnings, birth, death and rebirth, she will help you cleanse away the old and make ground for new seeds to be planted. Like a wise stage mother, she’ll push you beyond your comfort zone to reach your highest potential.

Kuan Yin (Chinese) – A Buddhist Goddess. Modern feminist Pagans believe she far pre-dates Buddhist origins. She was a Goddess of the moon, compassion, and healing towards ourselves and others. She hears all prayers and is the essence of purity, nurturing love and gentle power.

Mawu (African) – She is the West African moon Goddess who is believed to have created all life with her husband, the Sun God, Liza. Mawu helps all those who call upon her to learn to live in harmony with nature and respect its resources. She ensures that our needs are abundantly supplied without causing harm to the planet.

Pele (Hawaiian) – Goddess of the volcanoes, her dynamic strength shows us that fire can purify, release us from the old and make way for the new, igniting our burning passions. Call upon Pele to help you get in touch with your heart’s true passion, and to charge up your motivation and excitement. Pele will help you feel things on a deeper level, so don’t be afraid to take action in manifesting your heart’s desires.

Rhiannon (Celtic) – A Goddess of fertility, the moon, night, and death. She encourages you to reconnect with nature and awaken the magic within you and life itself. Rhiannon will guide you to follow and manifest your dreams and loves to inspire creatives. Call upon her to connect or communicate with the spiritual realm.

Yemanya (Native South American) – She is the Brazilian Goddess of the oceans symbolized by a waxing crescent moon. She is a nurturing and powerful mother Goddess, a protector, supplier and one who grants wishes.

Resources: Doreen Virtue – Goddess Guidance Oracle Book and Goddess Guide