Amaterasu Omikami is a Japanese Sun Goddess and ruler of the Sky. She is the embodiment of the rising Sun and Japan. 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 I am 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?
How to connect with Amaterasu Omikami
Here are a few ways you can connect with this beautiful Goddess Amaterasu Omikami.
Try to connect with Amaterasu Omikami through meditation. You can either try the meditation above, find another meditation or just sit, close your eyes, relax and ask her to come to you. Sit and focus on your intent and see what happens. Note if you feel the energy change, if you sense a presence or anything else. Practice and you will start connecting more and more to her.
Create an Altar
Dedicate a space to her and sit by it each day to connect. The space can be as big or small as you like, with anything that you associate with this Goddess. Such as a figurine, symbols of the sun, crystals and a candle. This will help you focus on your connection and build the energy in this area.
Standing/Sitting in the Sun
Go outside and sit or stand in the sun. Feel the warmth and the light on you. Ask Amaterasu Omikami to be with you, to bring you joy and energy. Thank her for doing so.
Give an offering to the Goddess. This could be anything you like that you feel is right.
Craft something in her honor or something that represents her such as a sun or figurine.
How Amaterasu Omikami will help you
This beautiful Goddess will bring the joy back to your life. Helping you find the joy in all aspects of your life, helping you to laugh and have fun. She will help you relax and enjoy the little things in life and just be in the moment. Call on her when you are feeling overwhelmed and worried or feeling down and she will bring some spark back into you. Helping you see the bright side of things and to give you a powerful boost of shining light, shining joy and lots of laughter!
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