What better day to look at symbols associated with females. It is Mothers day in the U.K. It’s no secret that us, ladies are very in touch with our emotions. This is probably why we have been associated with divination for 1000’s of moons .
How can we just know something without practising magic?
Men have been in awe and petrified by women since the very first lady to grace our earthly shores- Pandora/Eve -pick your choice.
Women have been cursed as being forbidden temptations.
It’s all our fault.
Obviously we cast bewitching spells to make us desirable to men I personally think men should take responsibility for their own feelings. 😀 .I guess our men have made some progress over the centuries so I will try and not give our men too much of a hard time. ( I say this in jest…)
But to re-inforce a point ‘NO’ does actually mean NO. 😀 #FEMALEEMPOWERMENT
The most common symbol connected to females are boats,bowls,baskets,boxes,cup-shaped flowers,goblets,vases and wells. The message is clear: women are seen as carriers, protectors, vessels carrying life.
My favourite symbol of the female is the ocean.
I was born in South Africa, on the coast and I have always been drawn to the ocean or any body of water . The only vessel of water I hate to be in for long periods is my humble bath. I don’t like the idea of bathing in my own dirt. My partner calls my bath -‘Sheep dipping’ – A Yorkshire term.
It’s interesting how much power the ocean or or any body of liquid is. Us, humans are made up of a high percentage of water according to Science. Not a such mystery after all.
We can’t help being so powerful and alluring. Nature or God deemed it so and we have been suppressed from the very beginning.
We can come across as still waters run deep and then with one swell become a tidal wave of emotion. Our poor kings. We are a force to be reckoned with. No man has ever completely come away from an expedition in the ocean untouched and indifferent.
We still live in a society where man has this ‘love -hate’relationship with us ladies. They want to possess us but we are more likely to possess them. Not by some hex or curse but because of the fact that we are naturally made up of an element capable of soothing, cleansing, bathing or drowning.
Why is it that the female form deduced to monsters?
Well , according to the myth she was once a beautiful woman . She took a trip to her local virgin temple and was tending to Athena -goddess of virgins temple. Poseidon saw her and apparently she lay down with Poseidon in the virgin temple – some say she was raped. I wasn’t there so I can’t say for sure what did indeed happen.
A list from a God got her into the position where revenge was taken out on her by the jealous and unwavering sister of Poseidon , Athena. Her punishment was to be forever doomed to turn every thing she looked at into stone. I’m guessing she wasn’t popular on Valentines day .
Harsh or what?
It is true what they say’ God is a jealous God’ -all of them by the looks of it. 😀
The Dude -Poseidon just couldn’t keep it in his trousers. He is not doing any favours to break down the stereotypical navy man reputation of ‘Screw you and leave you for an even harsher mistress.’
Crazy ,that even today men who cheat on their women usually blame the other women and not the male. Our power is a threat.
Even down to our lovely Penelope -the epitome of the dutiful wife -not a monster but capable of using her wits to bide time to wait for Odysseus to return home.
There is a Hindi Goddess called ,Kali, -she is known as the dark mother- maternal figures are often feared. Damn right. Touch my child or anyone I love and you shall feel my wrath.
Let men fear us.
We are not a gender to suffer fools.
We are not going anywhere and we get more powerful with each generation.
Men need to know how to work as a team not all this Alpha wear wolf bullshit. 😉
So today we honour the female in all her beautiful forms.
Yes, thank you men for your seed so that we can grow life and nurture it , give it a home until it is ready to be born.
Motherhood is something pretty epic.
I guess it can look like some kind of magic.
Maybe not such a bad thing after all.
Who doesn’t need a tiny bit of magic in their lives?