Happy Mother’s Day to all the Goddesses

I give thanks to all the mothers and grandmothers and great grandmothers and all the mothers throughout time who gave birth to all the children of the earth. We are all children of the Great Mother. I give thanks to my mother Fay Yetta Cantor who birthed me and to my grandmother, her mother, Dina Geitel Sandpearl. My mom loved me unconditionally. She passed on September 18, 2009 on a Holy day. 

This is a day to honor the Divine Feminine, and all the Goddesses. Every religion has a Mother Goddess somewhere in the world. Isis, Astarte, Inanna, Nuit,  Pachamamma,  Mother MARY, The Black Madonna, Demeter, Ceres, Anu, Freya, Shekinah, Durga, Shakti, Sheela Na Gig, Gayatri, Spider Woman, Kunapipi, She has thousands of names. 

Mother day, The Virgin as Queen of Heaven by Hans Baldung Grien

The Virgin as Queen of Heaven by Jans Baldung Grien 1515-1528 

Each and every mother is a living Mother Goddess. She is the natural and primordial mother of all creation. We are all born of mothers, first and foremost she is the ground of our being. We in fact are our mothers and grandmothers, physically, we were eggs in our mothers’ fallopian tubes when she was born from her mother. We actually carry all the memories of our grandmothers and mothers all of their experience is written in our own cells. 

The earth is our collective Mother as well. On this day Bless the earth, Make offerings to her. Give her water, feed her, lay on her. thank her for so generously feeding her children and all the creatures on earth. 

On an Astrological level the Moon symbolizing the Divine Feminine is in airy Aquarius. In the Tarot trump of the STAR. The Goddess/Great Mother as Nut the Sky or the Universe itself. 

Venus made an akward INconjunct with Saturn earlier this morning,

We are needing to integrate the great Mother ans the power of the divine Feminine back into the world’s cultures. 

Moon opposes Jupiter in Leo  later today

so treat your Mom like a Queen, treat all women like Queen’s. 

I am attending a very special Priestess/Goddess ceremony today. 

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A Vedic or Indian astrologer explains the significance of these current festivities

We’re now in the middle of the nine nights of the Divine mother Festival of 2011.

Sounds so heavenly to me. 9 is completion. We all come from the Divine Mother as humans, that is our commonality. If you value yourself, your Life, your humaness,then you have to be grateful to the Goddess the Divine Mother of All. 

To many Westerners these kinds of festivals seem pretty crazy, and that includes people in the “yoga” community.


I was introduced to Durga by my dear friend Edda West an herbalist, La Leche League leader, speaker and activist, wise woman, who created and runs VRAN an amazing vaccine risk awareness site out of the Slocan Valley in British Columbia      http://www.vaccinationnews.com/edda-west

Edda of the West introduced me to Durga in the 90’s. She was a follower of  Guru Muktananda many years ago and learned to sing the Hindu Sanskrit chants. I remember she told me that she knew intuitively that Muktananda’s interpreter GuruMayi would be his successor.

I loved the sound of the Sanskrit chants and the sacred language has always felt familiar and easy to memorize. I live one block from Little India Town in downtown East Toronto. I myself haven’t visited India yet, but my husband Napoleon Brousseau travelled there, spending about a year and a half  on two visits.  He made a beautiful book of miniature paintings on his travels.



Our house is full of Hindu weavings and images. I love to sing the mantras, prayers chants.

Durga is a fierce protectress and a strong role model. When the world was being destroyed by demons Mata or Mother Durga was called on to stop it all as no one of th emany other Gods had the power.

She rides her beautiful Tiger. In India they have always worshipped the Female Deities. We need Her strength now, Her wisdom Her power to give birth and to destroy. The Indian pantheon is very balanced and whole. They do not fear the darkness or death. They understand the obvious balance of Nature. She gives and She takes away. We need to reconnect to that balance again.

Hindu’s worship the fearsome Goddess Black Kali who destroys ego. The reverence of the death-bringing aspect is very powerful.


Kali Goddess of death

Black Kali destroys the Ego


In a mash of Eastern and Western Astrology I would see Pluto in Capricorn, Vedic astrology traditionally does not acknowledge the newer planets. Capricorn besides being thought of as the Big Business  Sign is the Cardinal Earth sign, related in the Kabbalah to Binah, the Empress # 3 in the Tarot.

Capricorn is an Earth sign and I’d see PLUTO in Capricorn as an aspect of Kali, the Death Goddess to capitalism, corporate structures the patriarchal traditions.