Q. How do I know what Goddess is working with me right now?
A. I’ve heard of “goddess readings” and “angel readings” but it isn’t something I work with very often. Sometimes these readings use a special set of cards, with just names of angels from the western judeo-christian tradition on them, or a special set of Tarot cards with Goddesses from many traditions on them. Sometimes these kinds of readings work just like a psychic “cold” reading, where the psychic just gives the mental intuitive impression as they get them. Sometimes this includes the psychic identifying the angel or goddess. Sometimes there are just clues and symbols given in the reading. Some goddesses have particular colors or images identified with them. As I understand it, Mary from the Christian tradition is associated with flowers, roses, the color blue. Kwan Yin from China is associated with violet and works with animals. Brigid is associated with reds, yellows, fire and metal among other things. But you get the idea.
If I were to be very off-the-cuff about this I would answer you simply with “Isis”. As I read your e-mail there was a strong Egyptian image…a wall carving / painting of a woman kneeling and offering a light blue jar, like a perfume jar, something that fit in her hands easily. The energy is feminine, but the image isn’t the winged one traditionally associated with Isis. The jar image brings to mind the jars associated with Asian Quan Yin statues…to symbolize the pouring out of compassion…but that doesn’t feel right. The jar was light blue…quan yin’s jar is often white, or the color of the statue’s wood or metal. Quan Yin, like we said earlier, is associated with violet, and the energy here is definitely blue – but no ‘Mary’ feel either. There is also a strong image of an oval light blue stone set in a headband – gold rimmed with ‘horns’…definitely an Egyptian style, perhaps a scarab sort of thing…turquoise or moonstone or feldspar…the shape is like the astrological symbol for taurus only with a stone set in the circle.
But that is why I don’t limit my readings to “goddesses” or “angels”. I believe that our spirit guides and teachers – or whatever you choose to call those natural entities/energies – show themselves to us in whatever form we learn from the best. If we need an exotic ‘goddess’ instead of a male energy…then so it is. We all have a story. We all have lessons to learn…and teach. It takes time to learn how to communicate with our spirit guides, angels, goddesses or whatever you name them. The important thing is learning that the communication and guidance is possible. They want us to work with them, and certainly will facilitate that any way possible.
But if you want to learn more about working with Spirit Guides, I recommend Ted Andrews book on the subject.
Here is another suggestion: meditate. Just passively listen to the words, take in the images that come to mind, then let them go. After the meditation, jot down the words and images you remember. After a time, see if there are clues or patterns that might tell you about the guide or goddess or angel that is working with you.