“I am Artemis, daughter of Zeus. I am strong and swift. I run in the woods, wild and free, doing what I please. I am the ever-youthful female spirit of adventure; young or old, no challenge is too great for me! I am the protectress of all women and of virgin girls. I am called upon to ease the pain of childbirth. I am Goddess of the Moon and Goddess of the Hunt. Be forewarned any who might sin against my daughters, for my retaliation is quick and my arrow NEVER misses!”
Lean and muscular, beautifully athletic, the perpetual tomboy; this is the image of the Goddess Artemis. She is also a triple-moon Goddess known as Luna, in the heavens; Artemis, on Earth; and Hecate, in the underworld. Her strong association with the moon and the corresponding lunar cycles makes Artemis the Goddess of Female Secrets. She also has a strong solar connection because she is the twin sister of the Sun God Apollo. This in part accounts for her fiercely independent and self-sufficient nature.
This balance of sun and moon, and male and female energies keeps Artemis grounded as the representation of the goddess on earth. As Goddess of the Hunt, Artemis uses her “moonlight vision” the ability to see clearly through a hazy, muted wilderness. Women who follow the Goddess Artemis develop their own “moonlight vision” which can manifest in vivid dreaming, allowing illumination for the journey within! Explore the Moon Goddess in all phases of her glory and worship the Moon Goddess Artemis within you!