Tara - Goddess of Compassion and Cure

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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

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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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