Carmella d’Oro Helps You Clothe Your Inner Goddess

by cweintraub on September 17, 2010

My sense about clothing now is to “dress your divinity”. This means your can dress the Goddess that you are in an empowering way and, for that matter, in any way that feels good to you. The critical factor is to know precisely which of the many goddess archetypes wants to emerge at any given time and then to enjoy this energy and allow your clothing to reflect this image. Specific colors, prints, structure, favorite accessories and “themes”  will help your self-expression.

What is an mythical archetype? It is an unconscious organizing principle which manifests as patterns of behavior, perceptions, and intuitive understandings which are common to every human being, irrespective of culture, gender or historical time of existence. Our archetypes connect us to our higher selves or our souls. They are rich sources of inner growth and understanding.  And we need to activate them in this period of history.  Otherwise we only skim the surface of culturally mandated imperatives.

How do you know your own inner goddess? Some of us intuitively grasp this and just seem to dress their inner essence naturally and play to their inner archetype.  One of the easiest ways to find your personal goddess image is to use astrology to pinpoint one of more of these ancient archetypes.  And there are other ways as well.

For example, I was born under the Libra Sun Sign.  The sign of Libra is ruled by the planet Venus (or Aphrodite), the goddess of love. In ancient mythology, Aphrodite was born of the Sea and she wears flowing clothing, in aqua, pinks and peaches, accented by gold, the color of the setting sun on the water.   I can often be found dressing like this, complete with jewelry which has a certain luminescence.  I tend to feel most authentic when I am expressing this archetypal image through my clothing choices

However, to get more complex, my rising sign is Capricorn. Capricorn is a more structured sign and is ruled by Saturn, Capricorn people are known for their business acumen and their adherence to form.   So, while I am by nature more connected to Venus, I am also known to wear suits that are business-like, but still in the Venus color story.  This combination works well for me, especially accented by a flowing, colorful scarf!

Now, my good friend, Gina, is definitely more of an Artemis type.  She loves the outdoors, has wonderful relationships with animals and children, but her middle name is Regina (the queen).  So Gina looks fantastic in regal colors-purples, blues and grays but in styles that are more homespun and appropriate, for instance, for riding horses. In fact, Gina adores cowboy hats and boots!  I can see her now in cowboy boots, appliquéd with beautiful blue and magenta images.  Yes! Artemis in cowboy boots!  Who knew?

Athena, Artemis, Hera, Persephone, Aphrodite, Isis, Mary, Tara, Quan Yin,Demeter, Hestia, Kali, Pele, Gaia are some of the many ancient archetypes we may embody in our lifetimes.  We will get to kow these archetypes and ways of dressing to express them as we go on. Stay tuned for more information on finding and dressing your inner goddess. Meanwhile, enjoy beauty always!

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