Let this multicultural non-traditional Oracle open your heart and mind to a new empowered vision of yourself.
Click the card deck image below to shuffle the cards.
From a neutral state of mind, set the intention that the Goddess guiding you right now will be revealed.
Double-click on the card that speaks to you most to find which Goddess is guiding now and read the message.
The Greek goddess of romantic love, Aphrodite, comes forth with a state of ecstatic being that she now invites you to cultivate within. You can experience the world as a sensual, expressive, creative being if you allow yourself the freedom to explore what this means to you. Perhaps this is a portent of a new partnering or a deepening of one you already have, or perhaps this is a time for you to claim this aspect of your nature, which may have lain dormant awhile. Aphrodite invites you to fall in love with your life now and choose to look for the essence and expression of love all around you. By doing so, love will increase tenfold, and you will see evidence of it everywhere you turn. This is your sacred task when Aphrodite chooses to aid and empower you.
The Celtic earth goddess Danu appears and portends the fulfillment of your desires and the fruition of your dreams. Whatever it is that you’re inquiring about, Danu gives her assurance that you’re in the process of becoming! Now is the time to trust that whatever you have planted, planned, and worked toward is being lovingly birthed; all you need to do is stay with the flow of events and be ready for your next opportunity. Everything has its perfect season. Just as fallow ground carries the promise of new life that appears again in the spring, as if magically bidden from the invisible to the visible, Danu offers her promise of grounded assurance.
Wonderful change is afoot in your life when the Hindu goddess Shakti comes to support you. All your longing, desire, and focus on something better in your life, coupled with your willingness to do the work, has ignited the life force energy of the Great Goddess. She responds now to bring you your heart’s desire. Know that now is the perfect time to move into the highest version of yourself.
Are you ready for this change you so badly wanted? Everything depends on how honest and clear you have been, and how willing you are now to explore other ways of being authentic in the world. You have the magical, feminine, divine energy of the creator goddess Shakti to help you when you become open to doing things differently. You are stepping into your destiny—do so wisely and without guile, and you will be amazed at the way your world awakens with breathtaking beauty.
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"Consider this deck a love note to you as you do the work of healing and learning and co-creating a more equitable world."
The Goddesses in this deck are meant to be non-traditional representations of their myths and stories. As archetypes of their essential energies; these Goddesses represent aspects within our psyches and so we can see ourselves reflected in them and in what they represent. Seen this way, they are evolving as we are, and they are now called to be seen and experienced in a new way—which empowers us to also break free from the bondage of our old conditioning that no longer serves us.
The journey to creating this deck was profound and not at all what I expected. In October 2017, my publisher asked if I would be interested in doing a goddess-themed oracle card deck. I had talked about this idea on and off for ten years with Jena, the artist and creative partner I work with on all of my decks, but I wasn’t into “the modern goddess” experience, as I perceived it then. I had a lot of work to do.
I began to understand how cut off I had been from the Goddess in my own life, how personally wounded by patriarchy I have been (like all the women in my family), and how that denial was keeping me from the deep grief I held about it all.
I did, however, have to acknowledge my numerous encounters with the goddess Isis, for whom I even named my first all-female rock band, and of course my deep connection to Mary Magdalene (my first music CD was called Magdalene’s Garden) and the goddess culture of Avalon in ancient Britain. That is really my spiritual home, and even as a kid I drew the blue crescent moon of the Avalon priestess on my forehead.
Yet I felt I should know more before fully committing to bring this deck into the world, so I took a deep dive into our prehistory. I fell down the academic research rabbit hole as I discovered how a sophisticated goddess culture and society, predating many of the ones still in existence today, reigned peacefully for 30 thousand years!
The feminine principle of the Universe was deified as a goddess—the Great Goddess—in a system where woman was the creatrix and embodied the principle of Life. The ability to create life was worshipped in a partnership model of society. This information was a portal to something so spiritually profound for me.
Honoring the Goddess through creating this deck became a calling like no other. I said yes—that deep soul-knowing yes—knowing I’d be joining the multitudes of women called to this path. Needless to say, my perception of the whole goddess movement shifted 180 degrees. I think so many of us are called now because it’s time for healing for everyone, without waiting for patriarchy to end.
I channel all my decks, so the Goddesses from ancient cultures picked themselves for inclusion in this deck. I started out with twice as many as I ended up with. The whole experience was so incredible! When the Goddess calls, magic shows up and so does the inner work that calls you to the task. This oracle deck began teaching my whole team before we even finished creating it.
Inclusivity was an important theme for Jena and me while we channeled the Goddesses, and we made conscious choices to mix things up. For example, my friend Ayesha Ophelia, herself a budding author, spiritual teacher, and deck creator, is our Aphrodite and a woman of color. Her interview is featured in the Goddess Real and Raw video series, if you want to know more about her extraordinary story.
Maya is the goddess of illusion in Tibetan and Hindu cultures, the mother of chaos in Scandinavian mythology, and the mother of the Greco-Roman trickster god Hermes/Mercury. To represent this elusive personage we decided to use an albino model, transformed by Jena to remind us that illusion is not necessarily obvious at first sight, and that illusion is not always what we think we see.
Jena and I made our choices with the hope that they will encourage reflection and start conversations. We are so proud to have been the midwives to birth this deck into the world. The Goddess Power Oracle will speak to many of you, and it’s our wish that within each Goddess, you recognize a piece of yourself.
I hope this oracle deck calls to you.
Bright blessings now and always!
We have depicted the Goddesses in this oracle deck in a purposefully non-traditional way in order to blur the lines of what’s expected, so these Goddesses can show how their archetypal essence exists in everyone, regardless of culture, and to leave room for an evolving story.
Here’s the story of the artistic decisions that went into the creation of the goddess Kali card. If you look at the card you will see a blue luminosity across her face, and her eyes shine with a blue light. The idea behind this representation was not to give her blue eyes, but to imply the power of the throat chakra and express Kali’s capacity to communicate her message to us. Read on to discover the amazing story of how she came to be in the deck…
I have had an intriguing personal relationship with the goddess Kali for many years. Every once in a while and completely at random, she’d show up in my clients’ readings with messages for them, and I sensed her presence in other personal synchronicities too numerous to share. Even so, I wasn’t sure I’d put her in this deck. My creative partner Jena and I decided the deck needed to be multicultural and non-traditional and so we were searching for goddesses whose myths had a diverse, global resonance. We purposefully looked for lesser-known goddesses from unexpected sources. In addition to these concerns, we were aware that Kali in particular is traditionally depicted in a way we didn’t think we could recreate even if we wanted to.
One Sunday in a coaching session, the amazing transformational coach Nancy Levin took me through an intimate process and the goddess Kali showed up, clear as a bell, in my meditation. She arrived to help to cut the cords between me and an old pattern no longer serving me. Though it was a deep and meaningful interaction, I didn’t take it as a sign to include her in the deck. Ha!
The next day I had my monthly healing session with the extraordinary Lynn Austin. Out of the blue and without any prompting from me, she asked if we could speak about my new oracle deck, saying, “I have a goddess here who claims she needs to be in your deck and she’s been left out.” I was all ears, at this point! “It’s the goddess Kali [imagine me falling out of my chair] and she wants to be in the deck, but she has instructions for how she wants to look. She doesn’t want to be seen with her long red tongue sticking out and all those extra arms and skulls. She wants to appear in her compassionate version. She wants to be fierce and beautiful so we can identify with her energy. She wants to destroy what doesn’t work in life to liberate herself and others.”
I called Jena right away and learned that, freakily enough, she had also dreamed about Kali. Later, when Jena worked on the photograph of the beautiful Indian woman we chose as our model, she went into a trance state in which Kali guided her to represent her in a specific way. The result is probably my favorite card in the deck.
The goddess Athena is another example of our choice to shift perceptions. Although many Hellenic Greeks were blonde, the reason we chose a blonde for a goddess representing knowledge, intellect, and strategy was to challenge the stereotypical “blonde joke” comments women often make about themselves. “Oh God… I am having another blonde moment!” To reclaim the blonde moment for all women, we have a smarty-pants blonde for our Athena card.
I hope you love this Oracle as much as we do. Channeling and dreaming this deck to life with my creative partner Jena profoundly changed us both forever.
May the Great Goddess awaken in you, too.
Isis is the Egyptian goddess who was revered for healing the sick and protecting the dead. Apothecaries and healers would invoke her name while they were mixing remedies for their patients. Worshipped in ancient Greece and Rome as well as Egypt, Isis is widely known for bringing her husband and brother, Osiris, back from the underworld to give him eternal life.
Osiris was once the king of Egypt, and Isis was his trusted advisor. In a jealous rage, their brother Seth trapped Osiris in a sarcophagus and threw it in the Nile. When Isis retrieved the body, Seth dismembered it and scattered the pieces. Isis put the body back together to conceive their son, Horus, before Osiris left for the underworld. After his death, Osiris became the ruler of the underworld and the judge of the dead. Meanwhile, Isis protected Horus until he was old enough to challenge Seth for the Egyptian throne. The name Isis means “throne,” and her role in protecting Osiris’s legacy makes her an enduring symbol of royalty as well as resurrection.
Oshun is the Yoruban orisha, or goddess, of the Osun River in Nigeria. Beautiful and sensual, she is the favorite wife of the thunder orisha Shango. Oshun was the only female out of the seventeen original orishas on earth. When the men ignored her suggestions, she gathered a group of women to stage a protest. Together, the women kept the men from working, roaring until their voices were heard.
Oshun provides good health, wealth, and fertility to those who live in the towns along her river, but she can also punish them with droughts or floods. Shrines to her can be found along the banks of the Osun River and in the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove. She is also honored every year in the Oshun festival, which is held in Osogbo, Nigeria, the sacred place where Oshun and human beings first met.
She is also known as Princess Mio Shan, a mortal woman who begged her father to let her be a nun. Her father agreed, but he compelled the other nuns to make life hard for her, hoping she’d grow tired of the role and agree to be married instead. When Mio Shan cheerfully fulfilled her duties, her father set the monastery on fire. When she put out the fire, he tried to cut off her head. When the sword failed to pierce her throat, he strangled her to death. When she went to hell, she continued to help others until the god of the underworld sent her back, threatened by her good deeds. Back on earth, she gave her eyes and arms to help her father, who by then was very ill. In one version of her story, the Buddha sent her to the island of P’u T’o for nine years to perfect herself. She is now revered as a Bodhisattva, a being who devotes her life to helping others achieve enlightenment.