Today is one of Rhea’s sacred days.
Called “The Great Mother” or “Mother of the Gods”, Rhea is a patroness of fertility; petition her for all things pregnancy and childbirth related. Her name actually means “flow”, indicating the menstrual flow, birthing waters, the ocean’s tide, the moon and mother’s milk.
Rhea is mother to Hestia, Hera, Demeter (all great domestic deities!) and Hades, Poseidon and Zeus. She is daughter of Gaia (the Earth) and Ouranos (the Heavens). Her Roman counterpart is Cybele. Rhea rides in a chariot pulled by lions.
Sacred to Rhea is the oak, myrrh, the almond, grapes and the grape vine. Her day is Saturday, her symbol the lion. Her sacred stones include smoky quartz, obsidian and black tourmaline.
To ask for fertility, anoint your belly with almond oil while praying for Rhea’s blessing. Leave an offering of wine, grapes or milk on your altar for her. Carry a smoky quartz in your or wear a lion symbol to honor her. As the inventor of dancing, dancing can be done in her honor as well.
Read more in depth about the Goddess Rhea here.
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