Goddess Tarot  

bemusedgoddess 53M/49F  
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5/16/2006 12:25 pm

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Goddess Tarot

Today I will pick a card from my deck of Goddess Tarot cards and deliver the message/theme of the day...
Here goes...(Ah, one of my all time Favorite Ladies~Since I am of Scandinavian Ancestry myself-- "Is Good...Don'tcha' know!")

FREYA (IV~Power Asssociated with the Suit of Staves) Image is that of a fair haired goddess driving a feline drawn chariot in the sky.

She is the Norse Goddess of Love, Creativity and Beauty. Often associated with Venus/Aphrodite. She shows that true power lies in the ability to decipher between passivity and aggression. The ability to be able to choose the right stance at the appropriate time.
The meaning of this card is to acknowledge and use your power 'wisely'. You are to lead and inspire others. The ability to work 'the system'.

For the Love of Freya!
Have a Beautiful, Creative and SEXY Day!

Additional Freya Info: (From Encyclopedia Mythica) In Norse mythology, Freya is a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses. She is the patron goddess of crops and birth, the symbol of sensuality and was called upon in matters of love. She loves music, spring and flowers, and is particularly fond of the elves (fairies). Freya is one of the foremost goddesses of the Vanir.

She is the daughter of the god Njord, and the sister of Freyr. Later she married the mysterious god Od (probably another form of Odin), who disappeared. When she mourned for her lost husband, her tears changed into gold.

Her attributes are the precious necklace of the Brisings, which she obtained by sleeping with four dwarfs, a cloak (or skin) of bird feathers, which allows its wearer to change into a falcon, and a chariot pulled by two cats. She owns Hildesvini ("battle boar") which is actually her human lover Ottar in disguise. Her chambermaid is Fulla. Freya lives in the beautiful palace Folkvang ("field of folk"), a place where love songs are always played, and her hall is Sessrumnir. She divides the slain warriors with Odin: one half goes to her palace, while the other half goes to Valhalla. Women also go to her hall.
FREYA: Goddess of Love, Fertility and Sexual Desire. She's also a feisty warrior and Queen of the VALKYRIES.

(From Scandinavian Gods) The daughter of NJORD, and the beautiful twin sister of FREYR, she is - to put it in modern vernacular - a bit of a goer. She did marry a God called OD, causing much confusion amongst academics and historians who have confused him with ODIN leading to further confusion by confusing her with FRIGG. (This is why you need Godchecker.) But OD was a bit of a goer himself and nipped out one day for pastures new.

This caused much weeping of golden tears, but as usual FREYA made the best of a bad job and really went off the rails. She ran wild with Gods, mortals, giants and dwarves.

The stories and allegations of how she gained possession of Brisingamen, the golden amber necklace of desire, are scandalous. Especially the one about her bedding four dwarves in turn before they would give it to her. But this sort of thing is just titillation. In any case, the necklace was stolen by LOKI and - although it was rescued by HEIMDALL - we don't think she got it back.

Being a strong-willed warrior maiden, she joined and then led the VALKYRIES - so that she could have first pick of the slain battlefield warriors. Most of the slain go to VALHALLA, but the good-looking heroes go straight to her palace for rest and recuperation.

But FREYA does have a softer side - she loves romantic music and bunches of flowers. Her daughters are the beautiful HNOSS and the equally beautiful GERSEMI.

Freya or Frayja, the goddess of Love and Beauty, also; fertility, war, and wealth. The daughter of Njord, and the sister of Frey. Her daughter, by her husband, Od, is named Hnoss, who it is said: "Is so beautiful that whatever is valuable and lovely is named treasure after her."

Freya lived in Folkvang (battlefield) and each day chose half of the slain warriors to split with Odin. She somehow lost her husband, Od, and cried golden tears for him. Many believe Od is Odin.

Norse legend tells of Freya, whose chariot was pulled by two black cats. Some versions of the tale claim they became swift black horses, possessed by the Devil. After serving Freya for 7 years, the cats were rewarded by being turned into witches, disguised as black cats. The cats also played around her ankles as a symbol of her domesticity.

Freya owned the precious Brisinga-men's necklace, which she acquired by sleeping with four dwarves. She also owned a feather coat which she could use to fly between the worlds. Freya was also known as the goddess of magic and divination.

Freya was one of the few Norse female characters who had a major role, an exception to the general rule of lower status for goddesses compared to gods. She was revered by women.

Some sources say Friday is named after her.

Both Aphrodite and Freya are goddesses of love and fertility/reproduction. In keeping with the apparent Norse acceptance of infidelity, Freya is much more a goddess of lust, being identified with sexual freedom. In this way she was almost identical to Aphrodite, as both were well-known for their numerous partners. While one of Freya's prized possessions was her famous necklace, Aphrodite, similarly, was renowned for her girdle. In many stories, both goddesses were asked to "lend" these adornments to others.

Because of her association with divination, Freya has some of the characteristics which the Greeks assigned to Apollo.

Freya, Queen of the Valkyries

* Also called: Lady, Seer, Great Goddesss, The Sage, Freyja of the Black Swordhand, Queen of the Valkyries.
* Color: Red - physical love; Black - protection, revenge; Silver or Green - all other aspects.
* Incense/Oil: rose, sandalwood, mint, floral scents.
* Symbols: cat, #13, boar, Full Moon, horse, sword, necklace, Brisingamen, 5-pointed star.
* Stones/Metals: amber, emerald, jade, malachite, moonstone, silver, copper.
* Plants: alder, birch, bramble, elder, feverfew, mint, mugwort, rose, tansy, thyme, vervain, yarrow, apple, valerian.
* Day: Friday
* Runes: kaunaz, fehu, uruz, tiwaz.

Chant 1: (as Seer and Lady)

Great Goddess, Mistress of cats,
Lady of love, beautiful Vana-Goddess,
Fulfill my greatest needs, O glorious one.
Teach me the magic I need.
Give me a glimpse of your deep wisdom.
Teach me in dreams. Enrich my life.
O Lady, you are Golden-tears of Asgard.
Lady of love, beautiful Vana-Goddess,
You are shape-shifter, the Sayer, The independent One.
Give me the strenght and the magic I need.

Chant 2: (as Valkyrie leader)

Queen of the warrior-women,
Frejya of the Black Swordhand,
Mistress of Magic, enchantments deep,
You who beckon to fallen heroes,
Harken to this your child.
I would weave strong magic for protection,
Deep magic to bind and chasten.
I lift up my sword to repel all attackers.
Beware, foul troublemakers!
For Freyja whispers her spells in my ear.
Freyja, Queen of the Valkyries, stands at my side.

rm_anacortes 75M
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5/16/2006 4:46 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa what a spell she must have put on Richard Wagner.. wink

SirMounts 103M

9/20/2006 4:20 pm

That is a very informative, fascinating and unique post, bemusedgoddess. Thank you so much for sharing it. *smiling*

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