As Pagans, we most normally connect with the Goddess as a lunar figure, embodying the Moon's watery, emotional energy. But, conversely, many pantheons view a connection between the Goddess and the Sun, as well. Stephanie Woodfield, author of Celtic Lore & Spellcraft of the Dark Goddess and the new Drawing Down the Sun, explains why connecting with the solar power of the divine feminine is so important.
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Discover the hidden mysteries of the sun goddesses and reclaim the all-but-lost archetype of the solar feminine. While today the sun is often seen as a masculine divinity, for many cultures... Read more
was just talking to my cousin and bestie Emily about this whole mirror/makeup fast thing. You know, where bloggers or writers forgo looking in the mirror for a month or a year (see Autumn Whitefield-Madrano and Kjerstin Gruys) or give up make-up and hide their hair in a cap (see Lauren Shields) and then share their findings with the world. Em and I were relieved to discover that we both feel uncomfortable about all this. Not that we feel weird about the fact that these women wanted to do that (because, of course, to each her own), but that we feel weird that they are holding it up as behavior to be emulated, and then basically being praised in the media as cultural heroes.
But, you may be thinking, what's the big deal? Well, let me explain.