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Weekly Goddess Inspiration: Hathor

This week, beautiful and fertile Hathor comes into our reading to encourage us to see the bounty all around us. For many in the Northern Hemisphere, it's the tail end of Winter -- things are brown and dreary, or even still covered with a blanket of snow, and it seems as though the blossoms and sprouts of Spring are a million years away. This Winter has been hard for many of us, this Priestess included, with depression and even despair creeping in around the edges as a seemingly endless string of tragedies, scandals, and losses unfurl in the news every day. It can be hard to remember to count our blessings, to revel in the love and bounty around us, and to keep the faith that spring will come. But Hathor is here to remind us.


Hathor, from The Goddess Inspiration Oracle by Kris Waldherr

Often viewed as the Egyptian equivalent to Aphrodite or Venus, Hathor is thought of principally as a love or fertility Goddess in some circles. And certainly this is part of her domain -- the beautiful, the sensual, the romantic. But she also asks us to think about fertility more broadly -- as prosperity, as all the things that bloom and burgeon and burst forth into life. Hathor, the beautiful Golden Cow, reminds us that prosperity and abundance are everywhere, in countless forms, if only we choose to see them.

As you work with Hathor this week, reflect on these questions:

What does prosperity mean to me?

What does fertility mean to me?

Where do I see prosperity in my life?

Where do I feel my prosperity is lacking?

In what ways can I foster prosperity in my life?

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Susan Harper is an eclectic solitary Feminist Witch from Irving, Texas. She is a professor of Anthropology, Sociology, and Women's Studies, with a focus on gender, religion, and sexuality. She is also an activist, community educator, and writer. When she's not making magick or fomenting social change, Susan is the head soapmaker, herbalist, and aromatherapist for Dreaming Priestess Creations. She shares her life with her partner, Stephanie, five cats, and two guinea pigs.


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