Saturday, January 24, 2015

Goddess Hera and a Woman's Spiritual Renewal 30 Goddesses in 30 Days Series

 My third painting in my 30 Goddesses in 30 Days series is of the Greek Goddess Hera. She is symbolic of Love and Relationships, and is representative of all the facets of womanhood. Often affiliated with the peacock feather, this speaks of beauty and luxury, rebirth and renewal.
Many times as women are navigating their life path they experience stages of Personal Growth  and Spiritual Renewal, making the Goddess Hera a wise one to look to. She was known to watch over women throughout their entire life and decision making processes - through their relationships, child rearing, independence, and stability. In essence, Hera is a Goddess nurturing the state of Womanhood.

I resonated strongly with the painting during its creation, contemplating her meaning and how it touched my own life. I thought about this stage of womanhood, when you re-evaluate your direction and redefine yourself.
These continual Renewal times are understandable when you think of how many hats we wear as women....the Young maiden venturing out to explore and claim her own life...being the Daughter, the Lover, the Mother, the Caregiver....becoming the Sage or the Crone and using the knowledge we have gained for the highest good of ourselves, humanity, and our Earth .
As time progressed in society we also took on the Hunter/Gatherer role as our own which brought about its own set of complexities and need of balance.
We truly are Multi-Tasking beings, in a constant state of evolving and growing.
Thank you Hera.

(This painting is offered in my Etsy shop here)


rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Your goddesses are lovely and I admire your dedication to this challenge. :) Merry creating!

ConsciousArtStudios said...

Thank you Rose, I'm loving the challenge and process.