Sedna is the Inuit Eskimo and Alaskan Goddess of the Sea worshipped by hunters who depended on her goodwill to supply food. One of my fears of moving on from my current job to something that won't necessarily have a steady paycheck is that we won't be able to pay our bills. I felt that Sedna's message to me was to not worry about the future; to know that we will always be provided for and have enough to eat
The little booklet that came with the deck of cards has a description for each Goddess and what Her message may be. There were a few things in the description for Green Tara that really struck me. "...making decisions is the shortest route to triumphant passages" reminded me that once I make up my mind to do something, I tend to be a very determined individual. It also said, "She rescues us by empowering us to save ourselves." Nobody is going to change things for the better but me, so I better get a move on and fix this situation that's making me miserable.
Pele (the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes) is typically seen as a destroyer Goddess, but what people sometimes forget is that with destruction comes creation. She shows us that fire can purify, release us from the old to make way for the new, and ignite our passions. I believe Pele is telling me to go for it, to change careers and start anew.
Athena. I find it very fortuitous that Athena would grace me with Her presence here. Not only my maille shop's namesake, but I also recently came to learn of her relation to Asclepius and that she's also known as a healer (very appropriate to my study of herbalism, I would say). Athena is the goddess of wisdom, so in this case I think she's telling me to trust myself that I'm doing the right thing; to trust my inner wisdom.
I'm studying herbalism: Aeracura's symbol is flowers. The card's title is "Blossoming" and reads "You are just getting started, so have patience with yourself and the process, and do not give up." The words, the context, and the symbols are very reassuring.
I wasn't sure if I should share this spread because it was so personal and felt so right, but I think that I wanted to acknowledge it somehow. To say,
"Thank you, Great Goddesses. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance. I heard you."