Powerful and protective, goddess Diana embodies the moon’s fertility and the sun’s protective, nurturing power over the earth’s wilderness and creatures. Diana’s power brings abundance to the world. She is the huntress who provides us with spiritual “food”.
- Mantra: Adventure
- Gemstones: Moonstone, lapis lazuli, dark aquamarine
- Essential Oils: Goddess-ence Athena* blend for the throat chakra, and for promoting creative wellbeing in your life
Affirmations Theme: Peace / Stress
- Healthy body, healthy mind, enlightened Spirit is intertwined. (From Affirmation Goddess by Anita Revel.)
- Fresh air fuels the rose in my cheeks and the fire in my heart
- I take hold of this moment and squeeze the juice out of it
- I am healthy and fit and have the resources to run wild
- Today I choose to do what I can, and I can do anything
Diana is a Roman goddess – nature, fertility, children, providence and harvest are other attributes relating to her. She is often depicted with her hunting dogs, deer and an archer’s bow. Her short skirt is not for attracting male attention, but is a symbol of freedom – she remains free to leap through the forests and touch the sky with her outstretched fingers.
Her father, Zeus, gave her the gift of eternal chastity, which we can choose to interpret as the ability to never fall victim to force, persuasion or misplaced guilt.
Her Modern Energy
She resounds with the wild places in our inner psyches, the parts within us that hunger for more than our daily routine.
If Diana is speaking to you today, you’ve just about had it up to here! Over the past few months, the spirit of adventure-loving Diana has been welling up within you. Sadly, your busy lifestyle and other circumstances probably make an escape (and “time out”) seem like an impossible dream. You’ve got commitments you simply can’t turn your back on.
The good news is, Diana, as goddess of the hunt, enjoys pursuing her dreams as much, if not more, than she enjoys fulfilling them. There is no doubt you will be successful in your quest to quench the needs of the wild-child within.
Reconnect With Your Inner Diana
If you can’t jump on a plane, or take off on a motorbike, try taking a walk in a place with nature. As you walk slowly, aware of your footstep on every square of earth, pick up any stone, twig, leaf or feather that catches your eye. Repeat your affirmation while carrying the gift from nature and remember that Diana’s power is with you the entire day.
What Would Diana Do?
… If she were in your situation, she would indulge the wild child within. Without hesitation nor fear of consequences, she would honour her need for adventure and escape to the outdoors.
(Excerpt from What Would Goddess Do? by Anita Revel)