2018 is the year of the Priestess. I know, that is a strong statement, but given our current social climate, and the momentum of movements like #metoo, #timesup and The Women’s March, females everywhere are starting to really feel the vibrations of their uniquely feminine energies. This is the Age of Aquarius (try and get that song out of our head now), an age of harmony, understanding, and trust. The timing is ripe for women to shed their fears, let go of everything holding them back, and truly step into their power.
In Ancient times, a Priestess was a women who devoted her life to serving her Deity. Often she would live at the temple with the other Priestesses, where they would fill their days praying, cleaning, catching babies, healing and throwing temple celebrations for the community. These women would form a sisterhood of spirituality, and serve the Deity in whatever forms necessary.
In today’s world, we priestesses don’t live in temples surrounded by our spiritual sisters (although that sounds pretty magical), and we don’t worship our diety in the same way. We may go to our temple of choice on a designated day, or perhaps we’ve created a worship space in our own homes, filled with crystals, candles, tarot cards, smudges and essential oils. We could also choose to serve by journaling, meditation or mindful living.
Being a modern day priestess looks much different than it did back then. We aren’t so much ethereal beings draped in robes anymore, as we are modern day warriors wielding our individual talents like shields to prove our importance. We are being pulled in more directions than we can count, and are often unable to devote as much time to our spirituality as we need/want. We’re too busy planning our next career move, or our allergen friendly menu for the week, or that enriching yet educational homeschool lesson for the littlest members of our tribe.
Despite the differences, we still carry the core values of the ancient priestess inside of us. We live a life devoted to our purpose. We make sure to serve ourselves, and by doing so we serve our Inner Divine at the same time. We believe in the power of rituals. We use the moon as our clock, and our intuition as our compass. We stand strong for what we believe in, and we aren’t afraid to challenge the patriarchy.
The feminine power is rising. We are enlightened beings who know our value, and we are not afraid of the work ahead.