The Goddess Hestia
Honor and Strengthen Your Own Goddess Type
Develop Your Auxiliary
Recognize Your Missing
|Want to bring more
Hestia qualities into your life?
Everything you do to acknowledge your own needs
while honoring your commitments
will help enlarge the influence of Hestia.
Some suggestions follow:
Every woman needs a sacred space, a sanctuary she can call her very own, a place to grab a few moments of peace and reflect on her life. Create one in your home.
Make your home a sacred space. Hestia felt at peace in her home and knew its value in keeping her filled with energy. So you hate housework? Make it more enjoyable by doing it as a meditation to Hestia. Commit 30 minutes each week to doing one thing to bring a feeling of peace and beauty into your home, even if it's only organizing that drawer we all have in the kitchen (the one where you put everything that doesn't have a place of its own).
Take time to really focus your attention on someone you care about, listening to them with your whole heart.
Hestia ensured continuity in the lives of her family.
Make a scrapbook of family memories. Keep and treasure an object (or several) in
your home that belonged to an elder female in your family. If you travel alone, set out a
framed photo of your family in your hotel room, or another object that makes you feel
Learn to listen actively, to not allow yourself to be
drawn automatically into arguing. You can always say something like, "It's obvious
this is important to you and you probably have an important point. I need to think on it
and see if we can't come to agreement."
Be prepared. Manage your resources wisely. Put off an extravagance and set some money back for a rainy day.
Don't be afraid to speak your mind and let everyone else know what you need and want. Hestia got what she wanted by speaking out.
To thine own self be true. . . even if it means ignoring the expectations of others. Discover who you are and what you want and need to be fulfilled. Look after your own needs first. Then, and only then, can you be of valuable service to others.
Remember, "you cant light a fire without a
Say "no" when you really don't want to be accommodating or go out of your way to please someone else . . . so that you can say "yes" with enthusiasm at other times and really mean it.
For a Hestia sex is a sacred union. Choose your partner
carefully and keep the flame of love alight.