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Your life is a garden.
Care for it according to its seasons.

Pomona is the Roman Goddess of fruiting trees and orchards. She watches over and protects fruit trees and cares for their cultivation, and in fact Her name is from the Latin pomum, fruit. She is an expert in pruning and grafting, and was so absorbed in this labor of love that She turned away many suitors, including Priapos and Silenos, Who was part of the entourage of Dionysos. But Vertumnus, the God of gardens and orchards, persisted, and finally won Her by appearing to Her in His own true beauty.

Pomona and Her husband Vertumnus were listed among the Numina, or guardian spirits of Roman mythology, Who watched over people or over aspects of the home or fields, in Their case, of course, orchards and gardens. She had Her own priest in Rome, the flamen Pomonalis, and a grove sacred to Her called the Pomonal was located not far from Ostia, the old port of Rome.

This card in a reading indicates a time of fruitfulness, or the promise of fruitfulness if proper care is taken. A garden of yours (metaphorical or literal) will bloom and thrive.

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Tales

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