Søndag Søund - Hounds of Hekate by Trismegistia | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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Søndag Søund brings, on Sundays, artists and songs somehow related to Pagan traditions, to Wicca, to Witchcraft, and to Magic.

This post is about Trismegistia, a musical project from Brazil, created here by Santuário Lunar, which aims to offer songs for the mind and for the soul.

Trismegistia was born by chance. Just after Daniel Faria e Jesse Guelfi finished shooting Nunnos (Short Film), dedicated to the Celtic God Cernunnos, the need for a soundtrack for the video was present. After a very broad search of songs, none of them proved compatible with the mood of the short film. The background music, originally created only for the short film, was then composed by Daniel and pleased all the people who watched it before being available on YouTube.

Hence came the idea: why not turn this track into a song? And why not make this song part of something bigger? And so Trismegistia came into existence.

The name may seem complicated to some, but it has everything to do with its creation. Its origin is related to the Egyptian Hermes Trismegistus, the author of the Esmeralda Table, the Thrice Great. Trismegistus is considered the father of Alquimia and the process of creating Trismegistia was basically alchemical.

Trismegistia is currently preparing its first album. The songs are and will always be dedicated to magic, to witchcraft, to the Goddesses, to the Gods, to the nature and etc. The first single was Nunnos' Healing Song, with Jesse's voice, which was dedicated to the God of the Forests and Fertility, Cernunnos. It is a song for relaxation and meditation. On August 13, the second single was dedicated to the Witch Queen: Goddess Hekate: Hounds of Hekate. Hounds of Hekate Is more intense and invites the listener to follow the Goddess as she guides them.

Among Trismegistia's main inspirations are: Enigma, Deep Forest, Clannad e Delerium.

Since the release of Nunnos' Healing Song in February 2017 until the moment of this post (August 20, 2017), the song was among the 13 most played from the United Pagan Radio, debuting in #5 and reaching #3!

You can access Trismegistia's official website aqui.
And you can follow the project on Spotify below:


Trismegistia - Hounds of Hekate


Below you can find the vídeo, the song, the lyrics and the translation for Hounds of Hekate by Trismegistia. Starring the video is Vanessa, the most ferocious dog in the world )O(



Trismegistia
~ Hounds of Hekate ~


Ελα
Κράτα το χέρι μου
Ελα
Κράτα το χέρι μου
Ελα
Νιώσε την δύναμη

Μη φοβάστε
Είσαι ασφαλής
Μη φοβάστε
Είσαι ελεύθερος

Ελα
Ακολούθησέ με
Ελα
Τρέξτε μαζί μου
Ελα
Νιώσε την δύναμη

Μη φοβάστε
Είσαι ασφαλής
Μη φοβάστε
Είσαι ελεύθερος

Μη φοβάστε
Θα σας καθοδηγήσω
Μη φοβάστε
Απολαύστε τη νύχτα

Trismegistia
~ hounds of Hekate ~


Come
Hold my hand
Come
Hold my hand
Come
Feel the power

Don't be afraid
You are safe
Don't be afraid
You are free

Come
Follow me
Come
Run with me
Come
Feel the power

Don't be afraid
You are safe
Don't be afraid
You are free

Don't be afraid
I'll guide you
Don't be afraid
Enjoy the night

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Tara - Goddess of Compassion and Cure | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of Liberation, Beginning, Compassion, Success and Achievements
  • Symbols: Lotus Flower
  • Place: Tibet
Statue of Tara | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Silver statue of Tara
In Tibetan Buddhism, the Goddess Tara is the female personification of Buddha.

In the Tibetan myth a princess named Yeshe Dawa (Moon of Primordial Wisdom), follower of a Buddha, reaches a very high level of consciousness and, from this moment, becomes a female bodhisattva.

During her million of years of meditation, Yeshe Dawa helped to free millions of people from their sufferings. From the moment she reaches an even higher state of mind, she becomes known as Tara, the female representation of the Budda.

Tara is represented in different forms, where each one has different attributions. Therefore, when requesting the presence of Tara, it is possible to connect with her specific form for the subject being treated. There are six main forms:


  • Green Tara, known for achieving enlightenment;
  • White Tara, known for her compassion and healing power;
  • Red Tara, known for her power of attraction and material concreteness;
  • Black Tara, known for her strength and courage;
  • Yellow Tara, known for wealth and prosperity;
  • Blue Tara, known for the power for transmuting anger;


Tara is usually depicted sitting on the Lotus Flower. The Lotus flower, in turn, is a symbol of purification of mind and spirit. Its lightness makes it rest gently and stays on any surface, as well as being able to fly through the winds easily and in harmony. In Tara's myth, we see the same characteristics: As Princess Yeshe Dawa, she was able to focus on herself and meditate under any kind of pressure.

With the spread of cultures in Asia, the images of the Goddess Tara and the Goddess Kuan Yin often merged and were portrayed as one Goddess. But the myth and symbology of each are different.

Cure and Balance

Tara's balance and healing power are her most striking features. The ability to meditate and get in touch with your inner self, requires a lot of discipline and tranquility. It may not be an easy task for the beginner, but Tara is here to offer help.

Studies prove that meditating a few minutes a day is able to increase productivity at work, increase concentration and even cure diseases and increase life expectancy! It is enough to think a little to associate that, as we incorporate meditation into our day-to-day life, we can draw all the attributes of Tara into our lives.

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Summoning Tara

Lembrete:
Dentro da Wicca não existem regras e nem receitas prontas para invocar nenhuma Deusa. O ritual de invocação parte de dentro de cada um. Porém, ao vermos os mitos e símbolos de cada Deusa, podemos sugerir formas de invocá-las. Lembre-se também de checar nosso Calendário para datas festivas, eventos e curiosidades.
The best way to summon Tara is through the activity that the Goddess exercises to this day in her plane: meditation. Try to be in a quiet environment, without much noise and preferably in the nature. During the meditation focus on Tara and her mantra "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha". You can also focus on which Tara you want to connect to. For example, to attract more prosperity and productive work to your life, focus on the Yellow Tara. To seek spiritual healing, focus on the White Tara.

Always remember to perform these rituals in peace with yourself and with others.

Tara's Mantra


The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Tara
Tara is one of the goddesses present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number 0, Tara, represents the Beginnings:

Tibetans believe that Goddess Tara has the power to heal all sorrows and fulfill all desires. Tara is venerated as the protector against the many fears that block men and women from living in peace and harmony.


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Athena - Goddess of Strength and Wisdom | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of Strength, Wisdom and Justice
  • Symbols: Armor, Spear and Shield, Serpent and Owl
  • Place: Athens, current capital city of Greece
Estatue of Athena | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Athena's statue
According to the Greek Mythology, the Goddess Athena, Goddess of the gray eyes, arrived in the region of Greece and disputed the government of the place against Poseidon, God of the Seas. It is believed that there was a vote to determine who would govern the place and, in this vote, the men voted in Poseidon and the women in Athena. Athena won, but the men, disgruntled, imposed laws that prevented women from voting and guaranteed that the children would have the names of the parents and not the mothers. From this myth we can see one of the starts of the ideology that lasts until today! Not only laws like these were created, but the image of Athena was transformed, leaving the Goddess masculinized.

Luckily the feminine side of the Goddess managed to survive. The city, Athens, remains to this day as the capital of Greece and the power of the Goddess is still present.

Athena, daughter of Zeus, was different from the archetype of the Greek Goddesses and Gods: she had no lover and remained virgin. Hephaestus tried to seduce her, but Athena dodged. In one of his thrusts, the semen of Hephaestus was poured over the thigh of the Goddess who, by cleaning it and throwing it into the fertile land of Gaia, Ericthonius, a serpent, was born. Athena adopted him and educated him with her wisdom and, in turn, his son eventually became one of her symbols, and can be noticed in her statues.

The symbol of the serpent is now misinterpreted because of the beliefs imposed by christianity. For Athena, the symbol is associated with protection, since snakes protected the barns and cereals kept during the winter from rodent attacks.

The Goddess Minerva, although possessing some different attributions and another mythology, was the name given to Athena by the Romans.

Wisdom for all moments

The intelligence and acumen of Athena gave the owl, an animal that always accompanied her, the symbol of wisdom. It is no wonder that today the owl symbolizes teachers and educators. Athena was a peaceful Goddess, but she made no effort to resolve conflicts. Some associate her as a Goddess of War, but this view is somewhat aggressive, since the Goddess did not create conflicts just for fun or for destruction.

The search for the strength and wisdom of Athena should not be made for violent or conflicting purposes. Athena always sought balance and used her strength to do justice. This is her true power and, like her, we must also exercise our intellect and our strength in everything we do.

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Summoning Athena

Lembrete:
Dentro da Wicca não existem regras e nem receitas prontas para invocar nenhuma Deusa. O ritual de invocação parte de dentro de cada um. Porém, ao vermos os mitos e símbolos de cada Deusa, podemos sugerir formas de invocá-las. Lembre-se também de checar nosso Calendário para datas festivas, eventos e curiosidades.
Summoning Athena is a pleasant experience to make us stronger and more confident. Her strength and intelligence are able to guide us through difficult paths and keep us always resilient and safe or to get rid of bad habits.

One way to summon Athena is to recreate the Panathenaea, the most important festival dedicated to the Goddess. During the Panathenaea, a statue of Athena was taken from her temple to the sea to be bathed. The sea bath symbolizes spiritual cleansing, removing the impurities and renewing the forces of the Goddess. After the bath the statue was dressed in new clothes.

Nowadays this ritual is recreated in the replica of the Parthenon in Narshville, Tennessee. Of course, to do it in our homes, we do not need to travel to the Goddess's temple - which would not be a bad idea!

To recreate the Panathenaea more easily and to summon the Goddess, we need a statue of her and a cloak to dress her. Once in the Panathenaea the statue was taken from the temple of the Goddess to the sea, to recreate we will consider our house as the temple of the Goddess and its statue can be taken to the place with the nearest running water. Bathing in running water is the most important point, as it is the water which restores the Goddess forces so that she is ready to return to her temple.

As Athena was also known for her artistic gifts, it is recommended that the mantle and the statue itself are made by hand. Always remember to solicit the strength and wisdom of the Goddess in all stages of the ritual.

The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Athena
Athena is one of the Goddesses present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number VIII, Athena, represents Justice:

Generally depicted with an owl as a symbol of enlightenment, the Greek Goddess Athena's reason is said to be as penetrating as her clear gray eyes. Skilled as anyone in the art of battle, she gave only protection to those who needed defense.

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Estsanatlehi - Goddess of Fertility and Fresh Starts | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Fertility, Cycles, Rejuvenation
  • Symbols: Earth, Corn and Turquoise
  • Place: North America
Artefact depicting Estsanatlehi | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Artifact depicting Estsanatlehi
The Goddes Estsanatlehi (the pronunciation is something like es-ta-nah-tle-hee) is a Goddess worshiped in the Navajo tribe in the Arizona region of North America. According to her myth, Estsanatlehi was found by Atse Estsan, the first woman, next to a mountain. Fed up with pollen, the Goddess reached adulthood in just eighteen days. As an adult, the Goddess found a lover and every night she met him to make love. Her parents, the first woman and the first man, followed her one day, but they only found the Goddess's footprints. This made them very happy, because the discovered her lover, for leaving no footsteps, was actually the Sun!

Estsanatlehi lives in a houseboat in the "waters of the west." All night after his journey, the sun goes there to stay with his beloved.

Navajo natives call her the Changing Woman, thanks to her ability to stay young during summer and spring, to become an old woman during fall and winter, and for being able to become young again with the return of spring.

It is also said that the Goddess had twin children with the Sun and that in just eight days, they have reached adulthood. At this moment, the two were presented with magic weapons by their parents to fight the monsters that haunted the Earth. After these battles, four monsters remained so that people could value life: misery, age, hunger and winter.

The cycle of life

The myth of Estsanatlehi shows us that we should not fear time, since everything is part of a cycle necessary for our life. Her ability to rejuvenate after the dreaded winter in spring and summer also teaches us that we should not give up when we are in some difficult period, because we will always be reborn stronger!

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Summoning Estsanatlehi

Reminder:
There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses' myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.
We can summon Estsanatlehi when we need guidance or help to renew our energies or to move forward with confidence. How often do we think that a certain event will be the end of everything? Or that we can never be happy after some fact? This, unfortunately, is common. We were conditioned to have this kind of thinking by our society and by the dominant religions. But there is nothing to worry about. Really! It is enough to have confidence in ourselves and in the Goddess.

A suggestion of ritual to summon the Goddess is through the cycles you are passing through. The Goddess lives her four-season cycle, where she is born and reborn in the spring, becomes an adult in the summer, begins to grow old in the fall, and becomes an old woman in the winter. If we stop to think, everything in our lives follows this "script". Therefore, when summoning the Goddess, think about the current cycle you are going through so that she can provide you the strength and confidence you need to be reborn!

If you wish to build an altar for the Goddess, decorate it with turquoise stones. These stones symbolize the Goddess's house in the "waters of the west" and its fertile ground.

The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Estsanatlehi
Estsanatlehi is one of the Goddesses present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number III, Estsanatlehi, represents Fertility:

This benevolent Navajo corn Goddess symbolizes the changeable and fertile land. Like the earth itself, Estsanatlehi appears as a young lady in the spring and summer months; As the wheel of the year changes into autumn and winter, she changes form being and old lady.



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Saraswati - Goddess of Arts and Knowledge | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of Arts, Music and Knowledge
  • Symbols: White Lotus Flower, Veena, Swan
  • Place: India
Illustration of Saraswati | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Illustration of Saraswati
The story of the Hindu Goddess Saraswati (or Sarasvati) does not present many details regarding her origin.

However, we know of the existence of the extinct Saraswati river in India. The Goddess Saraswati is the embodiment of this river. The local people worshiped Saraswati and her power to create life wherever she went. The same ability of the river to flow and create its own path is seen in the attributes of the Goddess. Saraswati is the Goddess who lets divine knowledge flow, without barriers. She is also worshiped as Goddess of the arts, of creation, of knowledge, and of music.

The paintings and statues of Saraswati contain various symbolic meanings. Saraswati is usually represented with four arms sitting on a white lotus flower with a swan and a peacock. In one of her hands, the Goddess holds sacred scriptures, while in another she holds a rosary, a symbol of concentration and meditation. The other two hands she uses to play her instrument, the Veena, and let the music flow and establish harmony.


The swan carrying the Goddess represents the ability to distinguish the difference between right and wrong and the ability to spread knowledge with responsibility. The peacock, on the other hand, wants to be in the place of the swan, but since he has the tendency to show himself and show superiority, he is not yet able to reach the state of consciousness necessary to carry the Goddess. The white lotus represents supreme knowledge.

Knowledge that flows

The Goddess Saraswati is linked to all manifestations of knowledge and arts that has fluidity. All knowledge must follow its path, just like the river, and flood other beings with its wisdom. Through inscriptions, paintings or music, the important thing is always to leave the knowledge free.

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Summoning Saraswati

Reminder:
There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses' myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.

Summoning Saraswati brings more creativity and wisdom to our daily lives. How often are we trying to create something? It can be a text, a drawing or even a report at work... sometimes we face a "creative barrier"? This barrier is nothing more than our own mind putting a giant rock in the river path of our imagination.

We can stop a little and meditate, concentrate on Saraswati and request the removal of this barrier so the river of our imagination can flow freely. It is an excellent activity!

We can also summon the Goddess at times where we want to expand our consciousness and seek answers to more complex issues.

Another way to keep in touch with the Goddess is through the arts. We can always create something and dedicate it to the Goddess. In this moment of creation between you and her, do not worry about techniques or models of creation. If you're composing a song, you do not have to fully understand how to compose a song; If you are going to do a painting, you also do not need to know all the techniques you need. Just let your work flow and dedicate it to the Goddess!

The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Sarasvati
Sarasvati is one of the Goddess present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number II, Sarasvati, represents Wisdom:

Sarasvati, the Hindu Goddess of wisdom and culture is the embodiment of true wisdom. Sitting on her lotus throne she symbolizes spiritual knowledge and also the perfection of the arts.


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Ísis - Goddess of Love and Magic | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Creation, Magic, Love
  • Symbols: Wings, Wild Goose, Ankh
  • Place: Egypt
Illustration of Isis | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
Image of Isis
The Goddess Isis is one of the most famous Goddesses nowadays and in Egyptian Mythology. Represented with great wings in her paintings and worshiped for thousands of years in Egypt, the Goddess represents restored love, resurrected from a great loss.

Daughter of the Goddess Nut and Geb, Isis came from the star Sirius to care for people and educate them. The Goddess Nephthys is her sister. Her brother and lover, The God of Underworld and Afterlife Osiris, came from the constellation Orion. The myth tells that Osiris was killed by another brother, The God of Chaos Set. Isis, saddened by the loss of her love, tore her clothes, posed as a normal person, and set out on a journey to find the body of Osiris.

Upon arriving in Phenicia, Isis became the maid of Queen Astarte who did not recognize her as Goddess in the beginning. After her identity was discovered, Isis told Astarte her story and the queen revealed that the body of Osiris was in the palace. Isis took the body of Osiris back to Egypt to be buried. However, Set, upon learning that the Goddess had found the body, succeeded in stealing it and breaking it in fourteen parts.

Isis did not give up and went in search of all the parts. It did not take long, and she gathered almost every part, only missing the penis of Osiris. With her magic, Isis replaced her lover's penis with a piece of gold. Still using her magic, Isis brought Osiris back to life and managed to bear a son, The Sun God Horus.

Love and Magic

Isis's determination to find his lover's body, and later his parts, shows us how important it is to fight for what we love. Even though she could not find the penis, Isis relied on her powers to make an artificial one which worked normally. This shows us that no matter what the barrier we face, it is always possible to overcome it.

Isis is portrayed carrying an ankh, an oval-shaped cross on its top. This symbol symbolizes the life and magic of Isis, able to bring life back to a body.

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Summoning Isis

Reminder:
There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses' myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.
We can summon Isis at times when we need sentimental support, the strength to continue our journey, or at times when we need to rely more on ourselves. The myth of Isis can be summarized in three stages: loss, pain and overcoming. In all the difficult times of our lives we go through these three steps.

A good way to connect with the Goddess is by mounting an altar for her, placing the ankh as a symbol and symbolizing her feathered wings. From there it is necessary to think about the moment you are going through and ask Isis to bring her magic so that you find the best way to overcome this moment.

It is important to stress that summoning Isis will not make your pain disappear instantly. The Goddess will help you find a way to overcome the obstacle, but the task will also depend on you.

The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Isis
Isis is one of the Goddesses present in The Goddess Tarot. The card number I, Isis, represents Magic:

The great Egyptian Goddess of fertility is a powerful symbol of the alchemical transformation suggested by this card. Only she had the secret name of Ra, the ruling God, giving her unlimited magical powers.

Pagan Calendar

Below you'll find dates related to the Goddess Isis:

Birthday of Isis: 17th of July
Pagan Calendar - Birthday of the Goddess Isis

Opet ~ Marriage of Isis and Osiris: 19th of July
Pagan Calendar -Marriage of the Goddess Isis and the God Osiris


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Amaterasu - Goddess of the Sun and the Universe | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of the sun and the skies, agriculture and weaving
  • Symbols: Raising sun, mirror, kites and arrows
  • Place: Japan
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Lakshmi - Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
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  • Attributes: Goddess of wealth and prosperity, both mental and spiritual. She is also considered the embodiment of beauty, abundance and generosity 
  • Symbols: Lotus, gold coins, elephants spouting water
  • Place: India 
Illustration of Lakshmi | Wicca, Magic, Witchcraft, Paganism
In Hinduism, the Goddess Lakshmi is considered part of every woman. Her images show a woman with golden skin and four arms symbolizing the goals of mankind: Dharma (seek for a moral and ethical life), Artha (search for spiritual wealth), Kama (search for love, emotional fulfillment) and Moshka (self knowledge).

Considered the Goddess of Wealth by most Hindus, the name Lakshmi means "good luck" and she is revered every Friday at the altar inside the houses of her devotees as she brings fortune to the family. She is the Goddess who, through her representation, attracts and generates prosperity, purity, generosity, grace and charm.

Lakshmi had no children. At one point in her life, the Goddess found herself surrounded by riches but she felt something was missing in her life. Shiva warned her that she lacked the experience of being a mother in order to understand that only material wealth was not enough to be happy.

Without possessing a consort, Lakshmi appealed to the Goddess Parvati and asked to adopt one of her two children. Parvati found the request of Lakshmi strange since she was single and she traveled a lot, thus there would be no time to take care of a child. Lakshmi begged and promised to take care with all the love and affection that were needed. Parvati accepted and sent Ganesha to be the son of Lakshmi.

Lakshmi then became complete and all her wealth, which once supported her ego, came to sustain love and generosity. Lakshmi represents wealth and Ganesha represents wisdom. It is not possible to possess wealth without wisdom.

Prosperity and Perseverance

Lakshmi has many names and among them is the name Shri, the feminine energy of the supreme being. Through her teachings, the Goddess shows how to achieve goals, material and spiritual prosperity with wisdom and purity.

Like other Hindu Goddesses such as Saraswati, Lakshmi is also often associated with the lotus flower, which blooms in clean or dirty water. This is a symbolism for life itself: even though it does not possess favorable conditions to flourish, the lotus flourishes showing that with determination and perseverance everything can be achieved.

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Summoning Lakshmi

Reminder:
There are no rules or ready-to-use recipes to summon any Goddess in Wicca. The summoning rite comes from within the self. When we study each Goddesses' myth and symbols we can have suggested some ways to summoning them.
Diwali is the most important celebration of the year for the Hindus, it is the celebration of the New Year, the festival of lights. It lasts for at least five days and it's known for the joy of the people and the intensity of the lights from dusk.

It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha will visit all during this period bringing peace and prosperity. It is common for devotees to dress in new clothes, to share sweets and food with the family, and to light oil lamps.

Summoned for love, abundance, wealth, power, physical health and harmony, Lakshmi spills her blessings at any time of year. You can summon her through one of her mantras:

"Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyay Swaha" 

Which means: "Greetings to the one who offers abundance."




The Goddess Tarot

The Goddess Tarot | Lakshmi
Lakshmi is one of the Goddesses present in the Goddess Tarot. The card number X, Lakshmi, represents Fortune.

The Hindu Goddess of fortune and prosperity. It is believed that Lakshmi is drawn to brilliant jewels, which are like the riches she bestows upon her favorite worshipers.




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