Alêtheia: The Goddess of Individual Truth Revealed
Connecting with Aletheia this month has been truly synchronous with the medicine that many of our fabulous students, followers, and collaborators have needed. The Goddess in this form has been a medicine bringer of clarity and deeper self-understanding in the context of personal truth. She is the one who can help us reach through the gate of dreams. This place is where our unconscious messages to self and from the divine muse are revealed, and she assists us in pulling them into consciousness.
These messages, these are the ones that have life-altering, healing, and discerning abilities.
Meeting her at the gates was a journey of discernment, of understanding what is revealed through her opening the gates to our truth. Indeed, Aletheia etymologically means the state of not being hidden. The lessons from Aletheia do not just stop with our own authentic truths or discerning the meanings. It spirals outwardly, our ability to discern truth from others growing stronger the more we practice connecting to her energy. Truth revealed through inner intuitive connections grows in leaps and bounds once we have journeyed to meet her. In fact, much like truth coming out of her well, we find ourselves with an ability to claw our own way up and out to exactly what we need.
This ability is a potent form of magic that allows us to see ourselves and others clearly, even when the truth revealed is bitter to the taste.
Correspondences & Lineage
The Goddess Aletheia has an amazing sense of humor but also one that requires us to think critically. She can be amazingly difficult to research, however, I don’t believe this to be unfortunate. She doesn’t want us to know her through the view of research. She wants to build our gnosis on an individual level of perception. Because truth is also based on perception, the correspondences detailed below are based on our (Ivy & Kaycee) abilities to perceive and translate the energy into correspondences. We have used these correspondences to attune to and journey with her successfully.
- Element: Air, Earth
- Planet: Mercury
- Number: 2
- Stone: Quartz, Flourite
- Moon Phase: Full
- Lineage: Father: Zeus
Digging Deep with Alêtheia
In all of our workings, one must truly use discernment as a means to reach those deepest of truths. Some of the discoveries we make are for us and us alone. The “to be silent” that our own teachers and mentors instilled in us. Knowing when the creative ideas and endeavors fall under that tenet can be tricky, for many reasons.
When we happen upon an idea that sets us on fire, we WANT to share. First, take a deep breath. Next, write it down in the greatest detail possible. DGC started as a much smaller endeavor and then grew exponentially from there each time we spoke about it. Spend time revising and refining. What seems like a good idea first thing in the morning may end up being a cog in the overall idea that, in a week, doesn’t seem quite as feasible.
We all have people in our lives that we trust implicitly. Once you have a good handle on what you hope to achieve, talk to those one or two people that will be honest with you. Not everything should be laid out for the masses. As much as there are energy vampires, there are also those who will take your ideas and run with them. Listen to the Divine. If they’re steering you away from someone/thing, it’s with good reason.
As with all of our Goddesses, I tend to practice sigilcraft. It helps me to connect with the deeper themes of the areas which they hold dominion over. The one above, should you choose to use it, will help with connecting to her on a much deeper level.
Looking at yourself and your relationships
It is important to be honest with yourself about what you will allow in your life. Setting boundaries is not just healthy, but necessary. Revisiting those boundaries, from time to time, is important. This includes not allowing negative self-talk. Thoughts are part of the basis of effective magic, they can become self-fulfilling prophecies very quickly.
When it comes to those in your life, who try to breach the boundaries you’ve set for yourself, speak up. No is a complete sentence. You do not need to have a reason why. Only you can look out for your complete well-being.
A Candle & A Key, With Darkest Blessings,
Kaycee & Ivy
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