Goddesses for Every Day
Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World
By Julie Loar
Throughout time, people have turned to goddesses as symbols of what they seek — from abundance to healing, from protection to passion. In Goddesses for Every Day: Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine around the World, spiritual teacher Julie Loar presents the qualities and origins of an international array of these deities.
“This book of days holds up a mirror so you can try on a new goddess every day, seeing your own nature reflected through timeless examples of women’s wisdom and feminine power,” writes Loar. “These goddesses are meant to act as daily guides, way-showers through the passages of life, engaging the sacred feminine within you.”
Loar places goddesses in the wheel of the year using the eight-fold architecture of Equinoxes, Solstices, Cross Quarters, and the underlying cycles of women’s lives. The goddesses are arranged by the seasons of the year and the signs of the zodiac. Goddesses of dawn and new beginnings are aligned with spring, goddesses of birth with summer, goddesses of the harvest with autumn, and goddesses who preside over death with winter.
In an accessible, contemporary voice, Loar shares the sacred story of each day’s goddess along with a contemplation that helps readers apply her wisdom to their lives. Those who are struggling to attain a goal can call on the Nepalese goddess Chomolunga, as the sherpas climbing Mount Everest have done for generations. Or, for good luck, they can invoke the Roman goddess Fortuna, the inspiration behind gambling’s wheel of fortune. With 366 goddesses to choose from, readers will find a deity to call upon for their every aspiration, one day at a time.
“I invite you to enter this sacred circle and embrace this ancient wisdom, taking these truths into your heart and soul,” writes Loar. “I hope you will be empowered to become the goddess you are, consciously embodying love, strength, courage, compassion, inner beauty, and receptivity. That’s the way we’ll save the world: one empowered woman at a time.”
Julie Loar is the author of six previous books under the name Julie Gillentine. She contributes to numerous magazines and journals and writes a popular astrology feature that appears in Atlantis Rising. She lives in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Visit her online at www.julieloar.com.