10th Week of Summer, Goddess of the week
This article is part of the Goddesses for Every Season Journey I have decided to take and I am following the book Goddesses for Every Season by Nancy Blair. A year long Journey to meet a different Goddess a week.
Amaterasu Omikami is a Japanese Sun Goddess and ruler of the Sky. She is the embodiment of the rising Sun and Japan. She is the Queen of Heaven, the Kami (Gods) and creation itself. She provides nourishment to all and represents the glorious sun, its warmth and joy and the day from morning to night. Her brother is the Moon God Tsukuyomi and together they rule day and night. They represent balance and harmony, yin and yang, the divine male and female.
Amaterasu Omikami is also a Goddess of justice, wanting justice for all. She will bring you joy, prosperity and harmony, as well as look after you, just like a Mother would. Although she is a Mother Goddess she also has Maiden aspects as she is playful and joyful and a free spirit.
Yellow, Gold, Orange, Red
Sun, Rooster, Crow, Pheasant, Raven, Mirror, Sword
Sunstone, Gold, Danburite, Citrine, Tigers Eye, Yellow Jasper, Rose Quartz
Heliotrope, Sandalwood, Rose, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot
Meditation to connect with Amaterasu Omikami
Light some incense, maybe a candle and close your eyes. Take three deep breaths, relaxing your whole body. Hold your intention in connecting to Amaterasu Omikami. You could say this in your head three times, ‘My intention is to connect with Amaterasu Omikami.’
Imagine you are in the middle of a field and its just before dawn. There is high grass around you with meadow flowers. Light is starting to show on the horizon and you can see that far off in the distance there are trees. You sit down and watch the light get stronger and then the sun starts to rise. You say Amaterasu Omikami I wish to connect with you, please connect. The sun then rises high in the sky and shines down on you with so much light and warmth. You hear a voice ‘I am Amaterasu Omikami. You are my shining light just as I am yours. I will help you to balance your energies and bring you joy. You can call on me when ever you need, for am I a Mother to you and I will help you and comfort you.’ You then talk to Amaterasu Omikami.
When you have finished your conversation with Amaterasu Omikami, you thank her and know you can contact her any time. The sun sets and the day turns to night. When you are ready, take three deep breaths and come back to the room.
Write down your experience. What was Amaterasu Omikami like? What message did she have for you? Did she answer your questions? What did she look like? What was the gift she gave you?
My Journey with the Amaterasu Omikami
I listened to some drumming music to connect with Amaterasu Omikami. As I started to listen I became or felt joyful and happy. The energy was strong. I then heard a voice say ‘I am Amaterasu Omikami. I am the Goddess of joy, happiness and laughter.’ She was playful and said she would bring joy and fun into my life, she would also play with the children and bring them joy and laughter too. It was a very quick journey and connection, however I felt a strong energy in connecting to her. Although she is a Mother Goddess in a sense, I felt a Maiden aspect of her through the playfulness and the freeness of her spirit.
Amaterasu Omikami is here to bring us joy and laughter in our lives. We need to play more, to relax a bit more and not worry all the time or work too hard. We need to bring balance back into our lives, working yes as we have to make a living and to provide for ourselves and children but we also need to have the time to have fun and play and be happy. To spend time with our families and just be. Amaterasu Omikami will help you achieve this and so much more.
I hope you found this information helpful for your connection with Amaterasu Omikami. If you would like to have more information I have listed at the bottom a list of resources for you to read.
I would love to hear from you if you have started this Journey with me, connected to Amaterasu Omikami or any of the other Goddesses so far and want to share your experiences. Please leave your comment below. If you wish to ask me any questions, please do contact me. You can do this either by the contact page on this website, through Facebook, Instagram or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Love & Light
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