Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Hathor: Gracious Receiving
Here's a card I pulled last night. I like this card, but the image kinda makes me giggle. Nice...nipple fountain? But I suppose the metaphor of nurturing, giving love and sustenance from your breasts makes sense, considering breasts are used to feed and nurture young.
This card is similar to the high priestess (see the moon-esque headdress on the Hathor figure?), and a bit like the Empress, too. It has the added meaning of allowing and receiving. Instead of just giving, us moms, wives and women in general need to allow ourselves to receive. And not just receive, but GRACIOUSLY receive. Do you know those women who say, 'Oh, no, I can't charge you for that.' Or who refuse to let you pay for them, etc? Well, I think all of us are like that at times. Some more than others.
Sometimes I find myself refusing assistance. Other times I feel more able to receive. But even if I allow the gift, sometimes I still feel guilty about it. Why burden the joy of a gift with guilt? Especially when I do try to make a point to give to others and make them feel happy? We need to open up to the gifts of others.
These are all very good things to remember. The give and take of life--the balance therein is an important one. Don't deplete yourselves, dears! Allow yourself to receive.