Hi, Tarot Bumblebees,
A question I often get asked in my coven is how to know when a Goddess is your matron Goddess. I thought I would take some time to discuss how I discovered my matron Goddess and some of the things you can be on the lookout for when discovering yours. This information is also applicable when you want to find your Patron God as well.
As with everything I share, remember, this is just my experience. I don’t talk for the entire community. Take what resonates with you and simply leave the rest.
You feel or are hereditarily connected to the country/region to that particular Goddess.
Do you have a draw and desire to visit a place in the world that you can not explain? Do you have a hereditary connection to somewhere in the world that is rich in mythology? These are two things that I would suggest to witches to explore when it comes to finding their Patron Goddess. You may find that this doesn’t lead you to the Deity you will predominantly work with, but it is an excellent place to start.
You find their mythology and legends inspiring, and they resonate with you.
I’m a HUGE mythology buff, and I read classical mythology from a very young age, which undoubtedly influenced my love of the old Gods and Goddesses. I read and still do read many myths and legends from around the world. I remember the first time I read about the Goddess Athena, a light bulb went off in my mind, and I just knew I had found the Goddess I would be a Priestess for my entire life. So read up on mythologies and feel into what clicks with you.
You may get a specific Goddess card that comes to you a lot in readings for yourself.
If you work with Goddess Oracle Decks and do daily draws, be on the lookout for Goddesses that regularly come up for you. If this is happening, research more about that Goddess. Meditate with the card, explore that connection more and see where it leads.
You may see their animal messengers in real life.
Most Goddesses and Gods have animal messengers and avatars. They will be heavily featured in the iconography of the deity and their myths. Many Goddesses turn into animals to watch over the affairs of mortals. They can even see through their eyes. If you see a lot of one particular animal in a way that is not typical, there may be something there for you to research.
You may dream of the goddess that is calling to you.
Goddesses can be less than subtle when they appear in your astral world. You may dream about them. They could be simply talking to you in the dream, or you may hear someone say the Goddesses name in the dream. You may see an image or a book on them as well. Listen to your dreams.
They approach you in meditation and energy work.
If you do energy work and meditation regularly, the Goddess who wants to work with you may just approach you in meditation and energy work. You’re open and connected to the source and can receive those energies and messages easier than in everyday life.
You see iconography and images of the goddess more and more.
Say you’ve been reading about a specific Goddess; you may start to see their animal messengers everywhere. You’ll see it on people’s clothing, jewelry, in song lyrics, or even images in ads or TV shows that resemble the Goddesses themselves. Seeing them in the world is a sure sign to look at working with them.
So what do you do when you have identified a Goddess that feels like a connection intrinsically intertwined with you and your spiritual path? Well, that is a whole different topic and video. Stay tuned for a video on ‘How to Build a Connection with a Potential Patron Goddess’ in the future, and let me know if that is something that you would be interested in.