Mother's Day is not just a Holiday to celebrate your mother or your
motherhood. It can also be a time to honor and thank the Mother Goddess.
Mother Goddesses are usually associated with grains and fruit, The Earth,
The Full Moon, Water, Fire, creativity, fertility and protection.
On Mother's Day, take time to honor the Mother Goddess for the things
that she has given you. Thank her for your creativity. Thank her for
the food you have to eat and for the safe places you have in your life.
Thank her for your children, your mother and your other family members.
You can do a full ritual to honor her, or just honor her in simpler
ways. Light red candles all around your home, the color red is associated
with the Mother Goddess, as is the element of fire. Relax in a warm
bath and feel her warmth all around you. Water is sacred to the Mother
Goddess because it is associated with floating in the womb. If you know
where there is a well, go to it, and toss silver coins in it; this was
done in ancient times to honor Mother Goddess, such as Bridget. Silver
coins were used, because silver is a mineral associated with the Mother
Goddess in her Full Moon aspect.
Arrange a cornucopia or fruit basket, to honor the Mother Goddess and
the effects she has on the Earth--harvest, and fertility. Items you
can place on your altar to honor the Mother Goddess are Elder Flowers,
The Empress Tarot card, A Shield to represent her protective nature,
Geodes to represent the womb, Amber which was believed to contain the
essence of life and therefore was sacred to the Mother Goddess, coral
which was also believed to contain the essence of life and was used
to guard children, and Stones with holes in them which were used in
healing rituals for children.
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