But getting onto the direct matter at hand in this post, today I was once again contemplating Divinity as I wrote out a rite to Artemis that my temple has coming up this week. Part of the opening worships Artemis as Goddess of birth, the moon and virginity. Artemis brings forth human children, yet She doesn't have them Herself because She's a Virgin, which gives Her a kind of double-sided epithet, and so I got to thinking, if Artemis is the Goddess of childbirth, She must also have a hand in the bodily process that creates children, in other words, a woman's menstrual cycle. Then came the revelation, if you will. Artemis is also Goddess of the moon, and in Greek culture, the moon has always been feminine. The moon cycle and a woman's menstrual cycle, on average, are both the same amount of days, 28. In short, every 28 days, a woman's period takes place, and in every 28 days, the moon of Artemis also completes its cycle and births itself anew before starting all over again. In conclusion, Artemis and women, in terms of childbirth, are in one large circular connection. All the feminine realms, Divine and human, above and below, come together into this universal process of childbearing.
Every woman who can have children, is in constant flow with Her.
In the Goodness of Artemis,