QUAN YIN: Forgiveness: The Buddhist goddess of compassion, Quan Yin (or Kuan Yin), is dedicated to relieving suffering in the world. Her name translates to “she hears the cries of the world.” She is the one who cares and nurtures all who come to her. She hears the cries of her children and responds to the heartfelt needs and anguish of the people of Earth, regardless of their backgrounds or beliefs.
Her energy is associated with the white lotus, symbolizing purity, peace, and harmony – the dragons for power and wisdom. Quan Yin is a bodhisattva, a being of wisdom, destined to become a Buddha but who took the vow of the bodhisattva to save all beings from suffering, forgoing the final state of Buddhahood. Her unconditional love resides in and around us.
She was once a male deity, but her fellow Buddhas decided she embodied the more feminine qualities of grace and compassion. She became a female deity who later incarnated into the male Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, he who created the twenty-one Taras.
Quan Yin’s Message: Issues of forgiveness are surfacing in your life. Perhaps you are facing a situation where you need to ask for forgiveness. Perhaps you need to forgive someone or yourself. In forgiving yourself, you will find your compassion for others expanding and life becoming much easier every day. Remember that forgiveness is a constant process. Be compassionate with yourself yet humble of heart. Forgive yourself for past misunderstandings and errors and the role you played in these.
Consider the issues causing you pain and take the time to let them go. Do not be afraid. Wipe away your tears and shed the protective armor of righteous anger and resentment against those who have hurt you. Compassion and forgiveness are the keys to happiness and peace. Don’t forget, forgiving other does not mean disempowering yourself. It is not a sign of weakness, nor is it an open door for someone to hurt you again. Forgiveness can free you from the past and empower you in the present and future for your highest good and the good of all.
Call on Quan Yin: If you have suffered deep heartbreak and need to free yourself from further suffering; to guide you through the path of forgiveness; to help transcend disappointment and transgressions directed against you.
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HECATE: Magick and Crossroads: The Greek goddess Hecate is a protectress against evil spirits and a bringer of the light to guide you through the darkness. She is also a bringer of the dark when needed, as a goddess who will exact vengeance upon those who harm the people she protects. As a friend to Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld, Hecate is allowed to go to and from the Underworld while Persephone spends her months there with Hades. Thus, Hecate acts as a guide and an intermediary with the Underworld. She rules over the dark passages of life, especially those that leave us at transformative crossroads.
Hecate is the keeper of wisdom, teacher of the wise, and guardian of those rejected or abandoned by society. She presides over magick, ritual, prophetic vision, childbirth, death and the secrets of regeneration. She is a triple goddess who is generous with her powerful gifts of maiden energy, motherly guidance, and crone wisdom. She holds the powerful energy of the full moon for release. She is an independent goddess who, like her cousin Artemis, was unwilling to marry.
Hecate is recognized and honored as the goddess of many contemporary Wiccans, priestesses, and pagans. She is known as the Queen of the Night for her connection to the spirit world. She is often invoked for communing with the dead and helping those who need a bridge to loved ones on the other side. Her companions are a black cat and a three-headed dog.
Hecate’s Message: Have the courage to step into the new and unknown. Know you have the power to co-create with me and that all is happening as the perfect time for your journey. Light and clarity will be provided to enable you to take the next step.
Let go of the idea that there are “wrong” or “right” choices or that everything is “black and white”. Trust your choices. You are enough. Do not fear change. Remember that crossroads are a source of constant growth. Develop and use your skills of divination and intuition.
Call on Hecate: If you have been neglected, oppressed, or bullied; to work with magick spells; when you must make difficult decisions; for help communicating with loved ones who have crossed over.
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RHIANNON: Self-Love: Rhiannon is the Welsh lunar goddess of birds and horses, faerie magick, and dreams. She was a faerie queen who fell in love with a king in the Upperworld. She had to leave her world forever when she was falsely accused and imprisoned for murdering and eating her infant son. She suffered greatly from the loss of her child and her seven-year imprisonment where she was forced to live as a horse as punishment. Rhiannon endured it all with patience and dignity until a farmer and his wife were able to break the spell that had hidden her baby. Exonerated, she again took her place in the palace as queen.
Rhiannon is a fertility and love goddess who provides powerful guidance through dreams. She also helps the dying to reach the Underworld without fear, guiding them with her song, accompanied by her healing songbirds. The story of Rhiannon teaches us that with truth, patience, and love, we can create change, no matter how bleak life seems.
Rhiannon’s Message: You may have begun to doubt yourself. Or, uncertainty may be a long-running theme in your life. Honor yourself and your needs by spending time to build your confidence. Respect yourself. Love yourself. Do not allow others to diminish your self-worth. The opinions and behaviors of others are not a reflection of who you are. You are good enough.
If you have been a victim of false witness and gossip, stay steadfast. You will be empowered to rise above your circumstances. Breathe in and trust that truth will prevail. Develop strong boundaries. This will help you heal and reclaim your personal power to live in freedom of being your unique and true self. Discard the mask you wear daily to please others. Know you are worthy of good things in life. Trust your heart. It holds the innate wisdom beyond the logic of your rational mind and acts as a compass to guide you. Trust this sacred guidance and know your worth, and that you are always connected to Spirit.
Call on Rhiannon: to help transition through endings, be it death, a relationship, a job or career, moving house, or other life changes; when you have been the victim of false witness or gossip; for strength to overcome the need to feel accepted by others; to overcome codependency; to help transcend the role of victim. It is important to remember that those who harm or speak ill against you are on their own path. Their story does not have to be part of yours.
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