Goddess Oracle Deck

Aida-Wedo
Al-Uzza
Amaterasu
Anat
Aphrodite
Ariadne
Arianrhod
Artemis
Athene
Benzaiten
The Black Virgin
Blodeuwedd
Bride
The Cailleach
Ceres
Cerridwen
Ch'ang O
Chalchiuhtlicue
Coyolxauhqui
Danu
Diana
Erzulie
Faerie
Fatima

Freyja
Gaea
Ganga
Green Tara
Gwenhwyfer
Hathor
Hekate

Hel
Hera
Ho Hsien-Ku
Idun
Inanna
Ishtar
Isis
Jeanne D'Arc
Kali
Kamrusepas
Kelaeno
Kirke
Kore
Kwan Yin
Laverna
Lilith
Macha
The Magdalene
Maman Brijit
Medusa
Melaina

Momoy
Morgana
Nekhbet
Nu Kua
Nut
Nyx
Oshun
Oya
Pele
Pomona
Rhiannon
Sedna
Sekhmet
Selene
Sengen
Sheila-na-gig
Sibyl

Sif
Skuld
Sophia
Sri Lakshmi
Sunna
Tlazolteotl
Uma
Vesta
The Virgin Mary
Vivian
White Tara
Yemaya

 

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Jeanne D'Arc (known in English as Joan of Arc) was a French patriot of the early 15th century who led the French to victory against the English. Unlike most of the other Ladies in this Oracle Deck, Jeanne was a real person, born on January 6th, 1412, and canonised long after Her death by the Catholic Church, who made Her Saint Jeanne. Operating from a somewhat loose definition of Goddess as "divine female", folk like Jeanne and others such as the bodhisattvas Green Tara and White Tara have been included.

Jeanne first heard voices when She was thirteen years old. She believed they were the voices of God and the Saints Catherine, Margaret, and Michael, who told Her that through Her deeds France would triumph in the long war with England and the Dauphin would be crowned France's rightful King. At the age of eighteen She convinced the Dauphin to let Her lead an army to the beseiged French city of Orleans. Having cut Her hair short like a soldier's, and wearing male clothing, She took part in the battle, planting the first scaling-ladder Herself, and leading a company under Her own banner. She was wounded, but in the end the French drove the English off, and a little over two months later the Dauphin was crowned King Charles VII of France.

Jeanne was made nobility by the king for Her help against the English and their Burgundian allies, and She continued to fight against them in battle. But She was captured by the Burgundians at Compiègne, who eventually turned Her over to the English. She was tried by an ecclesiastical court largely made up of English sympathizers and condemned to be burnt at the stake. At the threat of this She recanted, and was given life in prison. However within four days She was forced into wearing male clothing again, and this was used as a pretext to sentence Her to death.

On May 30th, 1431 in the Old Market Square in Rouen, Jeanne D'Arc was burned alive at the stake. She had been dressed for Her death in a long woman's gown. She was nineteen years of age.

While imprisoned, Her appeal to the Pope was denied; and Charles VII, who owed his throne to Her, did nothing at all to help Her. Nearly twenty years after Her death, Charles, on the urging of Jeanne's mother, and aware of how Jeanne had been beloved by the people and fearing harm to his reputation, did appeal to the Pope, and after an inquiry Jeanne's conviction as a heretic was overturned. The Church, never one for hasty decisions, made Jeanne a saint in 1920, nearly five centuries after it condemned Her.

This card in a reading indicates great forces at play, that you may be able to ride at this time. A caution is given, however, to keep your wits about you so you are not blindly caught up in these circumstances. Trust to your inner voices and intuition in this; it may be a hard road, but it is the right one.

Alternate spellings: Joan of Arc

Titles: The Maid, La Pucelle

 

 


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“Victory at any cost!

 

Goddess Tales

Aida-Wedo
Amaterasu
Aphrodite
Ariadne
Arianrhod
Athene
Blodeuwedd
Bride
Cerridwen
Ch'ang O
Coyolxauhqui
Freyja
Ishtar
Kali
Kirke
Kore
Laverna
Lilith
The Magdalene
Medusa
Pomona
Rhiannon

 

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