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Goddess Pele provides the energy to move forward when you feel powerless

Have you ever been fearful of checking your email or even picking up the phone? Maybe you’ve been avoiding a situation, and whenever there is a reminder that it still exists, still needs to be dealt with, you shut down. Rather than tackle the problem head-on, you avoid it. Or maybe you find yourself grieving over the news, whether it be politics, the climate crisis, or the economy. When we feel powerless, insecure, and maybe even guilty, it’s hard to muster up the energy to move forward. You know things would be better if you just confronted the issue, but…


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The goddess Baubo reminds us to laugh even when things suck

Maybe one of these incidents has happened to you. You find a pair of earrings on your lover’s bedside table that are not yours. Your father tells you you’re a narcissist after you’ve been paying his bills for seven years. The promotion your boss had been implying was yours suddenly goes to someone else without any explanation. These are just hypothetical scenarios, of course.

But maybe you’re also blessed with a friend or two that is crude, outrageous, and entirely inappropriate. This friend has the rare ability to turn tragedy into comedy. What started as an airing of grievances turns…


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Reclaim your independence with the help of Persephone and Demeter

Recently, I was in a heated discussion with my boyfriend. I was about to say something sarcastic and not very constructive. Luckily, I paused. I felt a sense of déjà vu. “Why do I feel like I’ve said this before?” I thought to myself. Then I realized it was something my mother had said, and it definitely would have represented her view of the situation.

I took another step back and asked myself: Was I arguing with my partner about an issue I even cared about? I began to realize I was arguing for a position that was not significant…


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Connect with Lalita’s shakti to create bliss in your life

What do sexual and spiritual desire have in common? At first blush, you might think: not much. Some of us have been conditioned to believe that sexuality and spirituality are two diverging paths. Some even believe sex can be sinful. However, if you dig deeper to understand the why behind these two desires, you’ll see they actually have a lot in common. The desire for communion. The urge to connect. The need to be a part of something bigger than yourself. The desire for peace. A feeling of bliss. I could go on.

Take a moment to think about how…


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Overcome destructive patterns with the help of White Tara

If you truly believed the divine resided within you, how would you take care of your body and mind? You would likely minimize your exposure to toxic substances and toxic people. You would eliminate anything that was threatening your longevity and peace of mind, preventing you from fulfilling your dharma — your life’s purpose. Maybe you would reconsider habitual behaviors you have picked up along the way like drinking, casual sex, smoking, or staying up late.

As the Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön has said, “Death is certain, the time of death is uncertain.” We don’t have control over when…


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Call forth Oshun’s energy for self-love and abundance

In an ideal world, relationships would be easy. We would give love freely and generously, and receive love with ease. We would be upfront with our wants and desires and rationally communicate with one another if our needs aren’t being met. We would not try to coerce someone to feel a certain way — including ourselves. And, if our needs couldn’t be fulfilled, we would respectfully move on without a lot of drama.

Unfortunately, relationships are rarely that easy. We enter relationships with trauma from childhood and previous experiences, we let our ego fixate on the things we’re lacking rather…


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Tap into Saraswati’s energy to learn, create, and evolve

Imagine this: You wake up eagerly before your alarm goes off, anticipating the day ahead. You’re ready to embark on a new project, and you have so many ideas that you want to explore, you barely know where to start. Once you’ve walked the dog or ushered the kids off to school, you settle in and begin your work. Before you know it, it’s 3 p.m., and you realize you were so engrossed in what you were doing that you forgot to eat lunch. You’ve hardly gone to the bathroom! You were in the flow.

The creative force that fueled…


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Green Tara reminds us to do our part to create a more loving world

Why should you expend energy on becoming more kind and compassionate? First, when we extend kindness to others it actually makes us happier and healthier. Second, kind people are sexy. Most importantly, look around — the world needs you at your best right now. When we are kind and helpful, we set off a chain reaction that impacts the well-being of everyone.

We are saturated with information about the importance of meditation and mindfulness. Meditation alleviates stress and anxiety, helps us manage pain, and makes us happier. (Hooray for us!) I truly believe all of these claims are true. However…


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Artemis helps us overcome relationship anxiety and reconnect with our sisters

What if we could set our sights on a goal and achieve it without distraction? What if we nurtured our friendships as we did our romantic relationships? What if we relied on ourselves for love and self-worth instead of asking others for validation?

We can call on the goddess Artemis to invoke focus, independence, and confidence. Artemis shows us that we can handle whatever comes our way with clear, calm determination.

The story of Artemis

Artemis is the goddess of the hunt and the moon. She is considered the protector of women, adolescent girls, and animals. The daughter of Zeus and his mistress Leto…


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Cultivating confidence and skill with the Hindu goddess Durga

Durga is the Hindu goddess of protection, justice, and doing the right thing. As a warrior goddess, she faces each challenge with strength and conviction no matter how dire the situation may seem. She’s the goddess to call when you need help with a challenging person or time in your life. It doesn’t matter if you’ve gotten yourself into a mess, as we often are the culprits in our own dramas; Durga will be there to help. She’s also an activist and represents the energy behind the #MeToo movement. …

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