Sekhmet is the Ancient Egyption Goddess of the sun. She was created from the fire in sun god Ra’s eyes and rules over the hot desert, plague, chaos, war, and also healing. Her wrath was fear-inducing in all and she was fearless and shameless in letting her anger lead. Made up of the body of a woman and the head of a lion, crowned with a sun disk, Sekhmet would use her rage to lead the pharaohs in warfare and protect them. The ancient Egyptians also turned to Sekhemt when seeking healing from disease.
As one who has the power of Sekmet within her, you have the gift of sacred rage. Your anger, no matter how much shame you may feel around it, is your superpower. It will show you where your boundaries are and what you will and will not tolerate it. If you try to repress this anger, it will burn you up from the inside out. Instead, learn to work with it. Learn to harness it and direct it so that you can use it as fuel to create change. Control your anger, instead of letting it control you and you will be an unstoppable force who can bring about rapid and radical change. Do not run from your roar my darling, it is your voice.
As the legend goes, Lilith was Adam’s first wife. When Lilith insisted on being on top or at least to make love side by side, Adam refused (MAJOR EYE ROLL). Adam tattled to the almighty who kicked her out of the garden of Eden.Some say that it is Lilith who became the serpent that then convinced Eve to eat the apple. According to this version of events, Lilith is the fist liberationist and one of the first women to embody collaboration > competition.
As one who resonates with Lilith, you are here to chase liberation. For yourself and from others. Your superpower lies in questioning why and asking who has the power. You have an innate desire to live a free life and to be subservient to any person, idea, or system. Like a bird, your canvas is an unencumbered one. You also understand that liberation for one, means liberation for all, and that by living a life on your terms, you are encouraging others to do the same. Continue to do things your way, even when no one else get its, and when you can don’t forget to extend an arm out to those who may need your assistance in liberating themselves.
You might have heard of Hedone. If not, you most certainly have heard of her philosophical concept, hedonism. Hedone is the Ancient Greek Goddess of pleasure, delight, and indulgence. Think earthy, sensual, food, wine, sex, pleasure...these are the domain of Hedone. The child of Eros and Psyche, Hedone was the resident goddess to poets and artists and those who wished to love life. Hedone however was not one to be crossed, when aggravated she would turn wives into dragonic hydras who would eat their husbands and children. The only way to keep her appeased was with lavish gifts and offering of food and flowers.
As one who carries the energy of Hedone within her, you are ruled by and driven by your senses. You are the embodiment of earthly indulgence. Fully connected to your body, you do not apologize for wanting what you want. Others may think of you as high-maintenance or overly-indulgent but you know that the secret to a good life, lies in how much you can enjoy it. We are here on Earth for such a brief time and you for one, are going to make it count. Good food, good wine, luxury, physical touch...these are the things that light you up. Do not feel guilty about this, it is a beautiful thing to be shameless in your desire. Desire is your driving force, so when you are feeling disconnected, come back to the question: what do I really want. Use this unique ability of yours to show others how connecting with their bodies can be the key to their liberation.
The goddess Ishtar, AKA Innana. Ishtar is the first goddess of love and war. Born from Ancient Mesopotamian history, Ishtar’s story is one of drama and transformation. She is a goddess of Venus and more specifically connected to erotic love. It is said that she protected sex workers and ale houses and her worship included temple prostitution. Her power came from being unashamed and unafraid of her sexual power.
Hello sexy mama! As one who carries the energy of Ishtar inside her, you are deeply connected to your sexuality. For you sex is more than a physical transaction, it is a prayer, a spiritual act. Despite years of being told from society to either be ashamed of your sexuality or use it as a tool, you know that true sexual power comes from being connected to your erotic desires. Be careful not to yield sex as a weapon, not everybody relates to erotic love the way you do. And watch out that you are not using it as a tool to keep people away or to make yourself feel “cool”. In its highest, your connection to eroticism is your superpower. It allows you to connect to your body and to your truth and to be irresistibly magnetic. Use this power to teach others not to fear their sexuality, and instead become friends with it.
All mighty Hecate. Goddess of the night, of the supernatural, protectress of witches. Hecate is the goddess who oversees all that lives in the dark. She is mysterious and powerful and quite solitary. She is one of the three moon goddesses. Many feared Hecate because of her association with witchcraft and monsters, but Hecate knew that there was always light to be found in the darkness.
You my darling, as one who has Hecate energy are connected to all that is unseen. You are a powerful witch and have the gift of a strong intuition. Never stop following that. Your intuition and your psychic gifts are going to lead you towards your greatest life and highest self. You might have a deep fascination with all things “dark” and esoteric. This is nothing to be ashamed or scared of. The dark is simply a different part of the spectrum than the light. You may be a more solitary and introverted person because many people don’t understand you. That is not a reflection on you, it is simply their own fears of the dark being mirrored back to them.
Nemesis was the Ancient Greek goddess of divine retribution. She would commit retribution against evil deeds and undeserved good fortune. Her purpose in regards to humanity was to maintain and ensure equilibrium. Nemesis may have been one for doling out punishments, but only when it was necessary to do so. She is the goddess personification of cosmic balance.
Within you lies a deep desire for justice and balance in this world. You may harbor secret revenge fantasies or get very emotional when reading about the rampant injustice in this world. This is your superpower. You are not afraid to call out what is wrong and in turn take action to make it right. Some may view you far too demanding or exacting but you know that until we are all free, none of us are free. Injustice is your thematic chord. Your medicine is what the world most needs right now. We need people like you to see where things are in need of evening out and your leadership so that we can take the talk and turn it into results, even if this means that some must come down from the perch they have erected for themselves on the backs of others.
In Ancient Mesopotamian mythology, Ershkigal was the goddess of the underworld. Older sister to the more popular goddess Inana/Ishtar. Ershkigal rules over the dead and all that which lies in the shadow. In the myth of Innana’s descent into the underworld, it is her own sister Ershkigal who kills her. And then brings her back to life once she has truly gotten to know her own darkness. Ershkigal is full of mystery and many fear her, mainly because she has no fear of the dark and twisted.
If you resonate with Ershkigal, your super power lies in your ability to see and honor the truth. Whether this truth is good or bad, is not of concern to you as you know that these are simply human labels. You are fascinated by the dark and twisted and that which lives in the shadows...that which society has deemed taboo. Remember, we must all dive into our shadows and you can teach others that there is nothing to fear there. All parts of us are worthy of love. Just be careful not to live or glorify the darkness more than what it really is. You are fearless, and in these confusing times, we need you to open our eyes to the truth and the shadows of the world in which we exist.