This year this Mabon season has been all about the mythology around Persephone, but before this trip around the Wheel of the Year I had never paid her much attention. It wasn’t until I got pregnant with my son and the name “Arwen Persephone” became our name choice if we had a girl that she began to truly make herself known to me — so much so that until the moment he popped out I was certain he was a girl! (His sex was a surprise intentionally.) After that she continued to make herself known to me and I knew that when Mabon season rolled around I would be working with her more directly. This week in my emails and social media I am all about Persephone, so I though I would share here my personal experience and gnosis (knowledge) regarding this amazingly badass goddess.


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Persephone came to me personally during the Full Moon in Pisces in mid-September 2019 and again I reached out to her during the Scorpio New Moon in late October 2019 to learn more. I did not call to her directly the first time — she just showed up rather unexpectedly. That Pisces New Moon was all about balance and Persephone being both Flower Maiden and Queen of the Underworld, it made sense that her name magically flowed unexpected over my lips while inviting the goddess into my sacred rite.


During the Pisces Full Moon she came to me not in her traditional Greco-Roman dress that we often see depicted, but in various forms of more modern dress. It was clear from the beginning that she was not a goddess with which to trifle. More than any other experience I’d had up until this point, I was sure I was in the presence of divinity. Her advice to me then was that maintaining the balance that I sought (that we all seek) was to first use your intuition, then your knowledge, and simply follow through to stay the course. Funny, looking back on my journal entries about it now I am even more struck by her advice and how it has played out since. (If only I had listened in the beginning I might have saved myself a lot of stress and heartache!) -
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During the Pisces Full Moon she came to me not in her traditional Greco-Roman dress that we often see depicted, but in various forms of more modern dress. It was clear from the beginning that she was not a goddess with which to trifle. More than any other experience I’d had up until this point, I was sure I was in the presence of divinity. Her advice to me then was that maintaining the balance that I sought (that we all seek) was to first use your intuition, then your knowledge, and simply follow through to stay the course. Funny, looking back on my journal entries about it now I am even more struck by her advice and how it has played out since. (If only I had listened in the beginning I might have saved myself a lot of stress and heartache!)

During the following Scorpio New Moon I had experienced just enough of Persephone’s awe-inspiring presence to want to learn more about her. Sure, I knew that I could just Google it. (After all, as I frequently say — I do have the internet in my pocket literally!) But, I wanted to work intuitively with her first to see what came to me.


While, in myth, Persephone is a maiden and later marries Hades she never does have her own children. However, much of the information I received personally was much to do with women and children. Persephone (in my personal experience with her — your mileage may vary, as they say) is particularly a Goddess of Death as it comes to laboring women, infants, and children. She is handmaiden to women in travail and a goddess who comforts those who miscarry babies or have stillbirths. I took from the experience that Persephone cannot have children due to her dual nature. They are unable to cross the veil to and from the Underworld. It strikes me as likely that she has lost many children herself in this way and thus why she is so sacred to women and children in this way. - So inspired was I by these experiences that I created my Mabon Collection this year completely around the myth of Persephone. Including a premium art print, Queen Persephone Flower Crown, Queen Persephone Silk Scarf, and so much more. Check it out HERE>>Have you ever worked with Persephone? What are your personal experiences with her and what sorts of things do you find she is best suited in ritual and spell work?

While, in myth, Persephone is a maiden and later marries Hades she never does have her own children. However, much of the information I received personally was much to do with women and children. Persephone (in my personal experience with her — your mileage may vary, as they say) is particularly a Goddess of Death as it comes to laboring women, infants, and children. She is handmaiden to women in travail and a goddess who comforts those who miscarry babies or have stillbirths. I took from the experience that Persephone cannot have children due to her dual nature. They are unable to cross the veil to and from the Underworld. It strikes me as likely that she has lost many children herself in this way and thus why she is so sacred to women and children in this way.

So inspired was I by these experiences that I created my Mabon Collection this year completely around the myth of Persephone. Including a premium art print, Queen Persephone Flower Crown, Queen Persephone Silk Scarf, and so much more. Check it out HERE>>

Have you ever worked with Persephone? What are your personal experiences with her and what sorts of things do you find she is best suited in ritual and spell work?

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