2017 Hygeia

Aloha Daughters of the Goddess,

We move through the world in such beautiful ways.  We have amazing bodies that grow, change and interact with the world.  We put so many demands on ourselves that we must create time and space for self-care, rejuvenation and healing.  The Goddess Hygeia helps to keep us healthy and vibrant.  She is all about self-care and preventive medicine which helps us be in tune with the Earth and ourselves.

Celebrate Hygeia
Grecian Goddess of Health & Healing

Thursday, July 20th, 2017, 7:30 PM
Waning Moon in Gemini, Sun in Cancer

Concord locale/Directions given upon RSVP
$30 or $15 for first time attendee
See exchange page for series packages

Hygeia, also known as Hygea or Hygia, is the Greek Goddess of health and healing.  In Greek Hygeia means soundness or wholeness.  She is the Goddess of healing and the prevention of disease and consistent good health.  Hygiene in medicine is about maintaining the wholeness of the body and keeping it fit.  She is in charge of cleanliness and how to live a long life.  Hygeia is part of a large family in which they are many different aspects of medicine and healing.  Her mother is Epione the Goddess of the soothing of pain and Her sisters are Panacea (‘Cure-All’) and Iaso (‘Remedy’).

In classical Greek sculptures, She is shown as a young woman holding or feeding a large snake which is a symbol medicine.  Her symbols are a large water basin and a snake.  Statues of Hygeia were erected in all the major healing centers and are still today in many hospitals.  Her primary Temples were in Epidaurus, Corinth, Cos and Pergamo.

Hygeia has become a symbol for Womyn’s healing and natural ways of health care in the male dominated medical world.  She is about long-term health by bringing wisdom and tools to help us live in our bodies the best we can.  She teaches us how to care for ourselves and the Earth for total wellbeing.

For this Ritual, we will be doing a hands-on healing circle.  You are invited to bring healing herbs and oils to share.  For the Altar, please bring a blue or white candle and any of Hygeia’s symbols snakes, bowls or chalices.