According to Goddesses for Every Season, by Nancy Blair (Copyright 1995, Element Books, Inc., Rockport, Massachusetts) the Goddess of the Ninth Week of Winter Is Freya (also known as Freyja, as well as Frya. Pronounced FRAY-uh).
Freya Is the Norse/Scandanavian Goddess of Love, Beauty, Sensual Pleasures, War, Death, Moon Magick, Prophecy, the Sun, Shape-Shifting, and Death. She Is also the Glorious Goddess of the Valkyries, the Priestesses of Freya Who select the most courageous battle-slain Souls for Her, although the other half go to Odin, the Norse God of Knowledge and Wisdom. Odin governs Valhalla, whereas Freya governs Folkvangr.
Freya’s Sacred Day of the Week is Friday (meaning, “Freya’s Day”) and Her Sacred Number is Seven (7). It is interesting to note that this year, in less than two days, Valentine’s Day shall occur (on a Friday, and a Full Moon in Leo, which rules the heart, as well as the romantic marriage; Libra rules the marriage contract).
Is it a coincidence? Hardly. My Sense is that Freya, and all the other Love Goddesses and Gods have some major surprises in store for many of us regarding Love, Romance, Marriage, and Sex, and not necessarily in that order, but back to Freya.
A great way to honor Freya Is to give Her something as an expression of Love and Gratitude on a Friday, day or night. However, given Her connection to the Sun and given that She Is a Goddess of Moon Magick, and this Friday is a Full Moon, either daytime or nighttime this Friday is a highly recommended time.
In addition to all of Freya’s previously stated attributes, She also has a connection to Wealth and Opulence. After all, She did have sex with seven dwarves (yes, seven; sound familiar? Although some sources say four, but I digress), so that She could wear one the most beautiful and luxurious necklaces ever created; a gold and diamond necklace so fine it has a name: Brisingamen.
That necklace was so fine, even I would have had sex with seven (or four) dwarves to have it, too!
I think the most important thing to remember about Freya Is that She Knows; She Sees, and certainly with any Goddess (or God, for that matter) connected to Love, be it romantic, general, familial or Spiritual, She asks that you be really honest with yourself, and ask for what you need.
Is your true desire to be in a romantic relationship, or is it to be happy and at peace, regardless of your relationship status? Do you want a more active social life, where you go to clubs and bars and restaurants and are written about in the society columns, or do you simply long for more companionship with the people you love and adore the most, regardless of being indoors or out? Do you want to have more parties at home, or do you want to play board games, card games, listen to music or even engage in Sacred Play with the Tarot with your closest friends and loved ones in your home?
Whatever your true desire is, tell Freya.
And for those of you for whom the Norse/Scandinavian Pantheon is not your primary one, I invite you to think outside of the Magick Circle (as opposed to the box), if only for a little while.
Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “GIFT FROM THE HEART Share and Care.” May following “This Is Who I AM” give you many Blessings of Divine Radiance, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace.
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And finally, I wish to acknowledge Wikipedia. org for its invaluable assistance with some of the intricate details of the Norse/Scandinavian Cosmology.
Thank you, one and all, for honoring who I AM and what I do.