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Welcome to Goddess Inspired!

The aim of this site is to re-discover the female-respecting origins of the Great Mother’s sacred crafts of Astrology and the Tarot.

While there are many excellent Feminist Tarot cards and resources available, information on Feminist Astrology is limited, especially on the internet. This site is going to change that.

While researching the Goddess and Herstory I discovered that even most of today’s (European) Earth-based religions are tainted by patriarchal overtones and belief systems. I will attempt to debunk those male-focused slants and share with you my personal Goddess inspired ideas.

Blessed Be!

Silvestra Silvermoon

All written content is Copyright © 2012 by Silvestra Silvermoon. All rights reserved.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Raiza
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 12:59:06

    Hello.I found your blog looking for feminist astrology.I am a brazilian feminist living in Austria.i was for long time passionate by both astrology and feminist but it was dificult to conciliate the both.Your blog is amazing.i hope you keep posting about feminist astrology because it gives much more i want to know.I have a lot of doubts.Like,the planets have not a genderized energy,if i understood right,but “normal ” astrologers identifie the sun with the father and when i look to my sun i totally see my father on it.Or,i had seen some descriptions of the vagina,saying that it looks diferent from sign to sign,but,it should be mars not venus,right?And what about the asterioids,do you think they´re relevant?
    As you see i have a lot of questions and i am into answer them in a feminist way.If you can help me i will be forever thankful.
    You can find me on twitter /frauboll
    Is there other site where i can find you?
    Thank you for your attention,sorry for the bad english,and again,you are making an amazing job here.

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    • Silvestra
      Sep 09, 2012 @ 17:22:43

      Hi Raiza, thanks for your kind words!

      About the planets and their gender-specific energies, as you’ve picked up from my blog, I actually don’t believe in genderising planets (or genders in general for that matter). The reason why I’ve assigned Goddesses to them all is not so much to say that the planets’ energies are solely female as opposed to male and female, but to break the patriarchal male-female stereotypes that traditional astrology continues to perpetuate AND for us women to reclaim the deep knowledge that we’re strong, capable and active just like our brothers. For instance in traditional astrology energies that are strong and courageous are considered male, whereas those seen as passive and changeable are seen as female. This is of course complete rubbish – there are strong women as well as strong men, and there are passive women as well as passive men. In order for our society to become completely egalitarian we must break out from these out-of-date patriarchal gender stereotype. Women (and men) can be strong, active and brave as well as soft, caring and receptive. This breaking out from outdated judgemental, degrading and (in fact) debilitating gender assignments is what I’m trying to help do with this blog (that and rediscovering our matrifocal Goddess-past).

      As for the Sun being male or female, I personally don’t see at all why the Sun’s energies should be male. She is afterall the ultimate Mother who gives us life! The only reason why traditional astrology considers the Sun to be male is of course because it is the centre of our solar system and the “leader of the pack” as it were. I obviously don’t know your father, but if you see the Sun’s energies reflected in him then that’s either because he is the patriarchal head of your household or because he happens to exhibit the solar energies of vitality and individuality. I have a couple of girlfriends who also exhibit those qualities, but they’re obviously neither male nor fathers. 😉

      As for Mars and Venus, I’m not quite sure I understand your question, but like the Sun and the Moon, these two complement each other. In sexual terms Mars is more about the sexual act and its completion while Venus is more about, I guess, foreplay, about eroticism and sensuality. They’re both essential parts of human sexuality, irrespective if someone is female or male.

      Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of experience with asteroids yet. I do own an excellent book by Demetra George “Asteroid Goddesses” which I’m hopefully getting around to reading soon.

      HTH. 🙂 Take care and blessings!

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  2. Raiza
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 07:43:04

    Thank you for you answers!I think you are right about the sun thing.My father is really the head of the house.
    About venus and mars,what i wanted to say is i have seen descriptions of penises relate to mars signs,for exemple mars in capricorn has a long one,and descripitions of vaginas related to the venus positions,but then i was thinking:”is not mars the ruler of sex organs?” and the vagina is a sex organ,right? then it should give descripitions the the vagina concerning to the venus position.
    I ask because i am specially interted in sex and relationship astrology.
    Again,thanks for your help and keep doing the great job here.

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    • Silvestra
      Sep 10, 2012 @ 22:44:42

      Yes, tradtional astrology books attribute male genitalia to Mars and female genitalia to Venus. They seem to think that active sexuality and the sexual act are male attributes only (it’s based on the outdated and ridiculous notion that in sexual relations men are the active driving force who want it and women are the passive recipients who dutifully endure it *rolling eyes*). Unfortunately there are many traditional astrology books that ignore vaginas alltogether and link Venus as the planet of romance and beauty to breasts only.
      In my interpretation of the planets I’ve attributed genitalia in general to Mars, as women are as sexual creatures as men and clearly a penis AND a vagina are needed for heterosexual sex! I’ve linked Venus to the body’s other erogenous zones, as Venus is definitely a sexual planet but more in a sensual way.
      I hope you find the information you’re looking for and thanks for your comment!

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  3. Raiza
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 10:50:05

    No,i thank YOU for always answering to it!
    Your blog is really a great source of information and helps me a lot in increasing my feminist and astrologic consciousness.
    As long as you keep posting you will have me commenting.

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  4. Holly Hakes Petersen
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 22:20:03

    Hi Silvestra,

    I found your site while researching Goddess Mother Holle. I found a reference on your site to “Mother Holle-Saturn” being in charge of “setting boundaries”. Could you please tell me more about this? I haven’t heard of her being associated with Saturn, nor with setting boundaries. Thank you!

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    • Silvestra
      Dec 18, 2012 @ 22:51:39

      Hi Holly, thanks for your comment!

      Mother Holle and Saturn are not “officially” linked together, which is why you haven’t seen the connection anywhere else. I’ve assigned Goddesses to the planets as a replacement for the traditional gods, in this case Saturn. If you read my post on the planets ( https://goddessinspired.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/the-planets/), it should make it clearer what I’ve tried to do.

      As for Mother Holle being linked to “setting boundaries”, She is the ancient Germanic Goddess of Death and Renewal. She is the Crone of Fate and Time, who reminds us of our mortality, our limitations and thus boundaries.

      I hope that helps. Many Blessings! S.

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