Give us a good journal with an empowering message, and we’re on board! Illustrator Ann Shen is a beautiful talented genius woman who has illustrated a journal called Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You. It’s a regular journal that allows you to write your thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams in it, but it also has beautiful illustrations of inspiring goddesses in it!
Read through to check out some of these empowering ladies.
Aphrodite – Calling in Love
The Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, is the one to call on when you want romance to blossom in your life—whether you’re seeking love from a partner, a deeper self-love, or more passion in your life in general. Aphrodite is the goddess of passion and attraction, the initial excitement you feel for things—so call on her when you’re looking to wake up your zeal for life, especially in the heart department. She’s an incredibly powerful goddess, capricious and flirtatious, and opens up that aspect of yourself—but she is not necessarily a goddess of lasting partnerships or stable commitment, so keep that in mind as you work with her.
Aditi – Written in the Stars
Known as the mother of the endless universe, Hindu goddess Aditi is said to have created all the astrological constellations in the sky. Your sun sign, or main astrology sign, is determined by where the sun was in the sky when you were born. Here are the twelve signs and the qualities of Light and Shadow that they embody.
Yemoja – Moon Rituals
The beautiful moon, that physical representation of our wild feminine, has long captured the hearts and imaginations of human cultures. Many goddesses are associated with the moon, since it represents a constantly changing aspect of nature. Yoruba orisha Yemoja, goddess of the living waters (which are heavily influenced by the gravity of the moon), is a perfect divine spirit to connect with over moon rituals as she’s deeply connected with the crescent moon and all matters of the feminine.
The moon goes through an entire cycle of birth and death thirteen times a year—while the sun, a representation of our masculine selves, does only one cycle a year. We’re especially affected by the moon when we tap into our yin side, and when we sync our lives with the cycle of the moon, it’s like riding the energetic wave of the universe: everything you’re doing just comes easier. Each moon has unique vibrations as it moves into a different place in the solar system, entering a new astrology sign that can affect other factors of your experience during this specific moon’s cycle.