Aloha Daughters of the Goddess,
We just welcomed in Spring with a beautiful Ritual for the Goddess Persephone. The Earth is blooming with wildflowers and colors everywhere. The Spring Rains have brought many Rainbows to our Skies.
Greek Goddess of the Rainbow
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 7:30pm
Waning Moon in Pisces, Sun in Aries
Concord locale/Directions given upon RSVP
$30 one time exchange / $15 newcomers
Rainbows are the symbol of hope, peace, change and inclusiveness. Rainbows provide us with hope and motivation by being a symbol for good luck. They are often thought to bring good fortune. Rainbows are often seen after a rainstorm when the Sun breaks through the clouds and provides us with a very powerful message.
Iris is the Greek Goddess of Rainbows. She is the wing footed Goddess who brings the message of Goddess to us. Her name contains a double meaning, being connected with both the Greek word iris “the Rainbow” and eiris “messenger.”
Iris is the Goddess of Sea and Sky. For the coastal-dwelling Greeks, the Rainbow’s arc is most often seen spanning the distance between cloud and sea. Iris replenishes the rain-clouds with water from the sea. She is depicted in ancient Greek vase paintings as a beautiful young woman with golden wings, a herald’s rod (kerykeion), and sometimes a water-pitcher (oinochoe) in Her hand
The heat of the Aries Sun and the deep Waters of the Pisces Moon are perfect signs to create a magical rainbow for us to Celebrate Iris. Rainbows are seen as not part of our Earthly realm but of the Heavens and realms of the Divine. Iris helps us communicate and bridge the gap between the Heavens and ourselves. She is a shape shifter so She can change to have Her message heard and seen in the most effective way.
Iris provides us with inspiration to achieve greater heights and seek wisdom from the Goddesses. She in the form of a Rainbow challenges us to be a better version of ourselves. A womyn who is more inclusive, seeks a challenge, desires spiritual growth, and a connection to the Goddess. Rainbow symbolism is powerful because it reminds us of the endless possibilities.
For the altar, please bring a candle in a glass container of any color of the Rainbow. Her symbols are water vessels, Rainbows and Her sacred plant is the Iris flower.
Please see our participation page for more information on attending our ceremonies.