Hello, everyone. A Happy Monday and Day of the Moon to all of you!
I return to Nancy Blair’s Goddesses for Every Season (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts), for this Week’s Seasonal Goddess. In that book, the Goddess for the Third Week of Autumn Is the Snake Priestess of Crete.
She Is one of the few Goddesses in this book with Whom I work less often. In fact, I do not recall ever having worked with Her (although that may change).
Over the years, in various books, Web sites and other resources, I have seen the the Snake Priestess of Crete. She Is often depicted wearing a long skirt, with Her breasts bared, and holding a snake in each hand.
However, it was not until I began spending time with Oracle of the Goddess, by Anna Franklin, illustrated by her husband, Paul Mason (Copyright 2003, Vega Books, London, England) that I had a Name for this Goddess: Atana Potnia.
According to what I have read in the book that accompanies the twenty-five Goddess Cards of this Oracle, Atana Potnia, also known as the Snake Priestess of Crete, Is a Goddess of Protection.
Indeed, in some Symbologies and Cosmologies, the Snake represents Protection. In the Native American Cosmology, Snake represents Transmutation; the process of taking something negative and neutralizing it.
How many times have you encountered a negative situation or person, you can call upon Atana Potnia, also known as the Snake Priestess of Crete, to neutralize that situation. Take the negative out of it, or the person.
My Sense of this Goddess Is that She can also help you understand your dreams. If you do not often remember your dreams, or if you have difficulty understanding the symbolism of your dreams, then I AM being Divinely Guided to recommend you go to Her.
Atana Potnia can help you surrender and release all the negative habits, situations and people from your world. I highly invite you to ask Her to do that.
Be confident, and know that you are surrounded by Peace.