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.
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 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.