Lilith

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Like the lotus, Lilith challenges us to look upon our dark side and incorporate it into our wholeness so the our great beauty can blossom forth.

Since setting intention around the new year (for me, last October/November and again during Imbolc) and working with Linda River Valente to suss out my patroness for 2018, I've visited and re-visited the mythology and idea of Lilith. Personally, this is a year in which I'm doing a lot of Shadow work, so she figures prominently. I have located the three aspects in my chart... If you are interested, check out Kelley's work here and Darkstar.

From the Goddesses Knowledge Cards, published by Pomegranate:

"Lilith is a Middle Eastern goddess of abundance, fertility, and fecundity—the giver of agriculture to humans. The first woman created and the first wife of Adam, she refused to be subordinate to Adam in any way.

Lilith is associated with the owl, a figure of darkness and deep wisdom, for she is also a goddess of death and transformation. She is sometimes represented as a demonic figure, for her dark wisdom and her sexual energy can be very threatening. She is known to appear as a frightening fibre in dreams.

Lilith is associated with the lotus, and the subolism of that flower tell us much about her. The lotus, an exquisite flower that grows out of dark, rank, decaying earth, represents spiritual unfolding and the blossoming of the heart of wisdom.

Like the lotus, Lilith challenges us to look upon our dark side and incorporate it into our wholeness so the our great beauty can blossom forth."

p.s., My 2018 patroness is La Llorona. Who is yours?