Fortuna

 

7th 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. 

Fortuna by Jean Francois Armand Felix Bernard

Fortuna is a Roman Goddess and is the Goddess of abundance, fertility, fortune and prosperity. She is also a Goddess of telling the future and of destiny. She is known to the Greeks as Tyche the Goddess of fortune, chance and fate and eventually became known as Lady Luck.

Fortuna is normally seen with a cornucopia or horn of plenty, representing abundance and bountiful harvest. Sometimes she may have a ships rudder in her hand to show her control of destiny. She is also depicted standing on a ball to show how easily fortune can change and presides over the wheel of fortune. Some say she has wings and some say she gave up her wings when she reached Rome as this was her true home.

Fortuna will help you with your destiny, any questions about your future and help you with your dreams. Ask her how to achieve your dreams, how to meet your destiny and if you worry about your future ask her to help you with this.

She is loving and strong and she will steer you in the right direction with the truth and guidance she gives. She teaches us to look within and to know that when we work on ourselves, our inner shadows and negativity to raise our vibration then we can have it all. What we feel, what we think, we attract to us. She will help you to raise your vibration to help you attract the abundance that is there waiting for you. Fortuna will also teach us gratitude, for when we are grateful we also raise our vibration, helping us to be happy and whole.

Colors

Green, Gold, Yellow, White, Any color associated with something you wish to attract into your life.

Symbols

Wheel, Globe, Cornucopia/horn of plenty, Flowers, Wreaths.

Crystals

Green Aventurine, Citrine, Pyrite, Moldavite, Malachite.

Oils/Herbs

Alfalfa, Almond, Chamomile, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Cinnamon, Ginger, Patchouli, Bergamot, Clove.

Meditation to connect with Fortuna

Go to a place you wont be disturbed. Light some incense, maybe a candle and close your eyes.  Take three deep breaths and relax. Hold your intention in connecting to Fortuna. You could say this in your head three times, ‘My intention is to connect with Fortuna.’

Imagine you are in a forest and in front of you is a big Oak tree. There is a door in the Oak tree and you can see golden light shining through the gaps around the door. It looks very inviting. You go towards it and open the door. There is bright light and you can not see what is there but you step through the door.

Credit: Unknown

You have entered a place where time and space have stood still. It is dark with stars all around and swirling light surrounds you. It is beautiful and you really feel at peace here. Suddenly you hear a voice say ‘I am Fortuna. You wished to connect with me and here I am.’ A beautiful lady then appears before you. You say ‘Hello, yes I wished to connect with you, thank you.’ She says ‘I am the Goddess of abundance and destiny. I will help you achieve your dreams, to look within and to show you your destiny. What do you wish to know?’ You then ask her your questions and have a conversation with her.

Once you have finished talking to her, she hands you a gift and says ‘I am always here for you. Just go within and connect to me. Remember who you are and that you can have it all if you choose to.’ She then disappears. You thank her out loud, knowing that you received a great gift today.

When you are ready, take three deep breaths and come back to the room.

Write down your experience. What was Fortuna like? What message did she have for you? Did she answer your questions? What was the gift she gave you?

My Journey with Fortuna

I decided to listen to some drumming rather than drum my own journey this time. I stepped into my Oak tree as I always do and met my spirit animal. She took me to see Fortuna. We ended up in a dark space with stars all around and we were in a circle of swirling light. Fortuna appeared before me. She was winged, had a golden light around her and looked as though she had a halo or crown on her head. I could not see her clearly though. She was like a beautiful winged being. She said ‘I am balance, I am past, present and future and I can give you good or bad. Be you, remember who you are. Forget the past and focus on the good things in your life. Connect daily, eat healthy and exercise. Raise your vibration doing these things. You have great love here for you and your ancestors are all around. You just need to call on them for their help.’ I think there was more to this, but with all journeys and meditations I can forget some bits. But that is ok, as it’s still in my unconscious. What I remember is what I needed to for now. She was then gone. I thanked her and said goodbye to my spirit animal.

I believe Fortuna wants us to raise our vibration to attract our desires. We have the choice to either focus on either good or bad in our lives. When she said she can give good or bad, I believe she meant it all depends on you. You decide what you focus on. You attract the things into your life, whether its good or bad. You can do this consciously or unconsciously. So raise your vibration, appreciate the things you have in your life and focus on them. You will then attract your dreams. You have the power.


 

Fortuna, – Johannes Benk at Neue Burg, Vienna

I hope you found this information helpful for your connection with Fortuna. 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 Fortuna 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 FacebookInstagram or email at info@thebridgingtree.com

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Love & Light

Charleen

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Continued reading and resources
Goddesses for Every Season by Nancy Blair 
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Fortuna-Roman-goddess
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortuna
http://www.thaliatook.com/OGOD/fortuna.php
https://religion.wikia.org/wiki/Fortuna

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Charleen has qualifications in Aromatherapy, Angel Energy Therapy®, Rahanni Celestial Healing and Shamanic Healing. Using all these techniques as well as her experience she helps empower people and helps them to heal.

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