Areas of Influence: Frigg was the Norse Goddess of marriage, childbirth, motherhood, wisdom, household management and weaving and spinning.
She was the Queen of Aesir and the only one permitted to sit on the high seat other than her husband Odin.
This Goddess’s home was Fensalir (Marsh hall) in Asgard. All marshy and boggy ground was sacred to this Goddess.
As Goddess of weaving she was associated with weaving clouds and the threads of fate, known as Wyrd in the Nordic tradition. Despite this and the gift of prophecy she is unable to save her own son from his fate. The Goddess made him invincible to everything other than mistletoe but unfortunately Loki disguised himself and tricked her in to revealing this weakness.
She has more than ten handmaidens who assist her, the most well known of these are Hlin (Goddess of Protection), Gna (a messenger Goddess) and Fulla (a fertility Deity). Some academics have suggested that the attendants represent different faces of this particular Deity.
Barren women would invoke this Goddess and ask her to bless them with children.
Her name means “beloved one.” Other spellings of this Goddesses name include Frea, Fija, Friia, Frig and Friggja.
Origins and Genealogy: She was the daughter of Fjorgynn (the male personification of the earth) and was married to Odin with whom she had two sons, Balder and Hodr.
She was briefly married to Odin’s brother’s Vili and Ve as Odin had been away travelling a long time and was believed to be dead. When he finally returned, the marriage to Odin’s brothers was dissolved and she returned to her husband’s side.
Strengths: A loving mother and home maker.
Weaknesses: Unable to save her son.
Like Freya she wears a ravens clock.
She is associated with constellation the Orion’s Belt which was known as the Frig’s Distaff upon which she winds the threads of fate and weaves the clouds.
Sacred Birds: Ravens, hawks and falcons.
Sacred Plants: Frigg’s grass is a plant was traditionally used as a sedative during birth. Mistletoe is also sacred to her.
Frigg’s Archetype The Mother
The Mother is a life-giver and the source of nurturing, devotion, patience and unconditional love. The ability to forgive and provide for her children and put them before herself is the essence of a good mother.
In its shadow aspect the Mother can be devouring, abusive and abandoning. The shadow Mother can also make her children feel guilty about becoming independent and leaving her. It is not necessary to be a biological Mother to have this stereotype. It can refer to anyone who has a lifelong pattern of nurturing and devotion to living things.
This Goddess was a devoted mother who was unable to prevent the death of her son. She is also a great domestic Goddess looking after the home.
How to Work With This Archetype
You are exhibiting the features of the shadow Mother if you smother your children and are over protective. Encourage independence and allow children to make mistakes but be available to give care and advice when it’s needed.
The other shadow Mother is the one that abandons her children, or is so busy that she has no time for nurturing her young.
You may be experiencing competitive or frustrating energy with family, a lover, or child today, dear Aries. This can happen if you’re expecting too much too soon. Try not to rush things. Some of you could be drawn to some form of recreational risk-taking. Although there may be some tendencies towards impulsiveness with money, you can also be quite motivated to get some work done or to bring money in. There is a nesting urge experienced now, and also a stronger ability to find beauty in things. New ideas for making money or new businesses should be considered, but it’s better to wait for a better time to start anew. Your mood lifts when you feel emotionally stronger and equipped for making changes, and you can tune into this energy quite easily today with the Moon in your solar eighth house.
There may be some aggravations revolving around personal projects that seem outdated or slow to advance today, dear Taurus, and for some of you, with family and home life and differing opinions on how you should be spending your time. Self-discipline is a little more difficult to access at the moment. Take it easy and consider ways to find a better balance in your life. Also, remind yourself that overhauling a project requires time and some level of patience, as well as creative solutions that are not necessarily going to occur to you immediately, and certainly not if you are in a stressed out state. Positive attention or feedback from others can soothe and smooth your mood today.
You could be feeling some impatience if it seems that things are not going as you had expected them to, dear Gemini. However, you might want to rethink whether or not your expectations realistically reflect your time and energy. Today is strong for making adjustments such as these, but do watch for hasty decision making. If you find that you have a short attention span today, look for creative solutions and avoid adding more things to your plate. Difficulties or worries about money and/or conflicts with relatives or even neighbors are very possible now, but in the long run could be important catalysts that bring you to quicker resolutions of problems or that clear the air. If you can tame impatience, this can be a strong day for productivity and new insights.
There is a tendency to overdo or over-reach today, Cancer, and for you, perhaps overspending is part of the picture. Matters and desires might feel pressing or urgent when in fact you would be better off waiting things out. Restlessness may be a problem on some level, but if this can be managed, this can be a strong day for networking, connecting, and enjoying friends, goals, and dreams. People can have solutions for you or can simply be good at calming you. Creatively speaking, you are at a nice peak today and in the next few days, particularly when you can apply creative thinking to practical ideas.
You can be feeling a little restless today as there can be a sense that circumstances or people in your life are blocking your progress, dear Leo. If you are not actively pursuing an interest today, you can be a little moody and possibly argumentative. A competitive urge can be stimulated. Seek out creative outlets for excess energy, and try to take part in an activity that allows you to take the initiative. Despite this, there are some very bright spots to the day, particularly through family or your work. Allow yourself to relax enough to absorb, learn, and share, as there can be especially good ideas stimulated by the events and circumstances of these last few days of June.
There can be fluctuating energy levels and moods today, Virgo. You could have a hard time expressing yourself freely, or you might find that something you say is taken the wrong way and you’ve unwittingly caused a problem or controversy. Pushing yourself too hard doesn’t get you further faster, and might even put you into a worse position. However, if you can let go of the sense that you need to compete or push in order to grow, this can be a good time for exploring a new or current interest. A partner or love interest may very well have the right words to soothe you.
There could be some minor frustrations or disagreements with friends today, dear Libra, perhaps as you feel put upon by someone’s demands or by someone crossing normal boundaries. Excess energy is best channeled into something constructive or creative if this can be managed. The Sun is in minor hard angle to Jupiter, making it a little difficult to be moderate, but that is the challenge! If you can get your expectations back down to reality, you’ll find the day very useful for taking care of practical matters, finding solutions to financial problems, or taking steps to make your life a little more secure.
There may be some frustration or competitive elements in your dealings with authority figures, bosses, or parents today, dear Scorpio. There might also be tensions revolving around a business project or vision that you want to move faster than it is, but that requires more patience. It would be a good idea to recognize the need to make changes, but it’s also important to have a strong sense of what you can and cannot do. Even so, today can be strong for personal appeal. The Moon continues to transit your sign all day, which can in some ways make emotional needs seem urgent, but there are strong channels for releasing feelings creatively now.
You can experience some restlessness today with the Sun in minor conflict with your ruler, Jupiter, dear Sagittarius. There may be frustrations brewing around different viewpoints, transportation problems, or frustrated travel or educational plans. Even so, any problems cropping up today are likely to be resolved fairly easily with patience and moderation. Pressures to grow or improve can be real, but you can’t do everything all at once, and you’ll be at your best if you recognize this. Try not to rush to a conclusion. There can be great satisfaction found in doing little things that improve mental health and outlook. The Moon’s transit of your privacy sector all day suggests that you may be in need of the kind of emotional refreshment that comes through time alone for reflection.
Tensions today are likely to arise from feeling pressure to move forward too quickly, dear Capricorn. The aspects between the Sun and Jupiter over the course of a year can point to peaks and valleys when it comes to our plans and expectations of/for them. Today’s Sun-Jupiter is one of the valleys – a time to adjust our expectations or work on motivation levels. Look out for your health and well-being by taking things easy. There could be a disagreement revolving around money or the sharing of power. Rise above immature reactions and avoid rushing. Casual friends or networking activities can be super helpful in this respect, providing a nice detox from pressures elsewhere.
You could be dealing with a rather competitive person on the job or a frustrating situation with a partner today, dear Aquarius. You are instinctively sensing the moods of people and the environment around you, and possibly contending with emotionally draining people or situations. Physical sensitivity may also be an issue now. You are more sensitive to whether or not others are recognizing your achievements and contributions today, but there is good energy for support and appreciation. Allow yourself to relax enough to see and feel the encouragement, and focus on taming unrealistic expectations. In all likelihood, there’s no rush, so avoid pressuring yourself. The coming days are strong for making connections – free your energy field as much as possible so that you let others in.
Work or scheduled activities can be demanding at times today, dear Pisces. There is a tendency to either overdo and push too hard, or to avoid responsibilities altogether, and neither situation is going to leave you feeling satisfied! If you feel under the weather, it’s likely to do with recent immoderate activity or undue pressure. Frustrations require a positive channel for release, and quite possibly a creative one. Try not to let yourself feel rushed. There can be nice words exchanged that put you in a good mood, however. With the Moon in your adventure sector all day, you have support for letting bygones be bygones, particularly as you focus on bigger and better things.
You are a determined person and you intuitively know that with patience, you can accomplish anything you set out to do. You easily earn respect from others around you, due in part to your regal manner. Your family is extremely important to you, and many of your values are quite traditional, which keeps you grounded and responsible. However, you are unafraid of embracing the new, even if you do so slowly. Famous people born today: Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Kelly Clarkson.
We may be lured into an intense situation today, even if we attempt to avoid the stress of an emotional drama. However, the passionate Scorpio Moon makes it nearly impossible to ignore our feelings for long. Nevertheless, the Moon’s anxious alignments with communicator Mercury and karmic Saturn are unforgiving now; we can’t get away with breaking the rules. Ultimately, we must recognize that following our desires isn’t always a wise thing to do.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You want to charge ahead today as if you know exactly where you’re going and the quickest way to get there. Unfortunately, you might not have a clue. Your enthusiasm can be quite convincing, even to yourself. But in your excitement you could easily miss a crucial piece of the puzzle that’s right in front of your nose. Slow down and you will have a better chance of getting it right the first time around.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
Participating in a public disagreement is not your idea of a good time and you will do nearly anything to avoid verbal confrontation. However, someone could push you too far today. It’s even more difficult to sidestep conflict now because you might not see it coming. Nevertheless, if you feel backed into a corner, stand up for yourself; don’t let anyone prevent you from trying to reach your goals.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You might think you have all the answers today, but putting yourself up on a pedestal won’t garner the support you seek. No one likes it when you get carried away with your superiority, so don’t bother showing off your intellectual finesse. It’s a smarter idea to simply listen to what others are telling you now. It won’t hurt to hear the truth, especially if you can apply what you learn to improve your overall game.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
A relationship issue can become a burden today if a slight difference of opinion heats up into an emotionally charged encounter. One of you may respond with a detached logical argument, which in turn, makes the other person even angrier. No one emerges as a winner if the discussion turns competitive or condescending. Instead of fighting to establish who’s right, take a deep breath and assume that both of you have something important to offer. Your willingness to compromise cultivates common ground.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
Normally, you have no problem telling others when they have overstepped their boundaries. Although someone may be overly assertive today, it might take you so long to realize what’s happening that it’s too late to stop it. Understanding your role in letting something go too far is only the first step to improving the situation. Calmly addressing the matter now can put things back in a place that’s acceptable to you. Be kind yet firm while reclaiming your territory.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
It may feel as if the possibility of reaching a goal is slipping away and it’s hard to know which way to turn next. But it’s not just one particular situation that has you confused. Rather, the dissonance between your intellect and emotions seems to permeate everything these days. There’s nowhere in your outer world that offers you the peaceful sanctuary you seek. For now, find solace in your dreams. Things will make more sense tomorrow.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
You have a creative strategy for spending your money wisely now, but someone you love might disagree with your plans. Or, perhaps you are internally conflicted because logic tells you one thing while your intuition says something else. But it’s not about choosing one modality over the other. Instead, it’s about honoring both your head and your heart. Thankfully, there’s no need to decide today.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You are ready to voice your opinions today and defend your beliefs. But putting your thoughts into words might be more challenging than you imagine. Ideally, you should be able to just live out your truth rather than having to talk about it. But others want you to share your experiences now, even if you prefer to keep them private. You don’t have to reveal everything all at once. Start slowly and speak from your heart.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Indulging yourself might sound like a good idea today because you are eager for fun and there’s no time like the present moment. However, achieving satisfaction isn’t as simple as it sounds. Circumstances shift throughout the day and befuddle your desire to make your escape. You will be happier once you let go of control and temporarily give up your party plans. Fulfill your obligations before following your bliss.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
You could be struggling with two opposing sides of your nature today. On one hand, your long-term goals seem more important than ever and you may get lost in pursuit of them. On the other hand, there’s so much happening in your everyday world that it’s hard to think of anything in the future. Nevertheless, don’t minimize the significance of your dreams. Juggling the here and now with the then and there isn’t always easy, but it’s your most sensible strategy for now.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You have a much better chance of getting what you want now if you don’t share everything that’s on your mind with everyone you meet. Being too expressive of your feelings may frighten away someone special because you can come on stronger than you intend. Underplaying your hand is a wise move today. Things should go your way as long as you exhibit some self-restraint.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Discerning what’s real is tricky because your fantasies are so vivid now that they seep through the filter separating night from day. In fact, you could be so entangled in your own dreams that you accidentally lead yourself down the wrong path. There’s nothing wrong with sinking into the magic of the subconscious world. But remember, you’ll need to make up for lost time and take care of unfinished business when you wake up next week.
Great Goddess, Great God
Look down upon your children
And help us to live together in peace
Send us tolerance and understanding
Patience with each other
And with ourselves
Help us to play nice
And to get along despite our differences
Let us tear down the walls that keep us apart
And build bridges that will bring us together.
Help us to realize
That we must learn to live as one
On our beautiful planet
Great Goddess, Great God
Let there be peace
And let it begin with me.
Work hard to create a little comfort for yourself and others
Jeff Jawer on the topics of taurus, horoscopes, full moon, astrology
Finding peace during intense times is a gift of the Full Moon in Taurus on November 17, 2013. This placid lunar placement contrasts with the opposing Sun in extreme Scorpio. Notice what works in your life that doesn’t demand much effort and where comfort and ease can balance out the struggle to stay afloat. Slowing down to smell the roses will remind you of the sweet things and your desirable traits that are often forgotten during difficult circumstances.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Simplifying financial matters can put you on a more solid foundation with this alluring Taurus Full Moon in your 2nd House of Self-Worth. Patience pays big dividends so take your time gathering materials and getting the training needed to raise your economic status. Back away from personal or professional connections with people who are impossible to satisfy and focus on making your happiness a priority.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This Full Moon in your easygoing sign lands in your 1st House of Personality where it can inspire you to update your appearance. But it’s less about making changes than becoming more comfortable with yourself. Self-acceptance is a key to being attractive to others. It isn’t about being self-indulgence or settling for less; it’s about recognizing your personal resources and doing your best to get the most out of them.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your curiosity and enthusiasm for life can keep you so busy that sometimes you don’t recognize when you need a rest. This is one of those times. The comfortable Taurus Full Moon lands in your 12th House of Escapes where you will be happier walking alone through a snowy wood than being in the middle of a crowd. Take time out to relax your body and to inspire your soul with nature, imagination and spiritual activities.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
If you’ve been giving too much in groups or to make a friend happy, this Full Moon in Taurus is a sign that it’s time for a change. It falls in your 11th House of Teams where crises with pals or colleagues can overcome your patience. Seek out solid and sane allies who are willing to give you as much support as you need. Solidifying your status as a contributor is meant to make you feel stronger, not wear you out.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This financially aware Taurus Full Moon occurs in your 10th House of Career and is meant to remind you that simplicity can sometimes take you further than trying too hard. Taking care of your public responsibilities with plenty of patience and common sense may not look flashy but will earn you more respect and satisfaction in the long run. Handling basic issues with efficiency could be your key to success now.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Getting away from it all sounds like a very logical idea with this easygoing Taurus Full Moon in your 9th House of Travel. Whether you go out of town, connect to a foreign culture, or simply immerse yourself in dreams of the peaceful future, it’s time to set your sights on tomorrow. Simplify your plans and stop fretting about the small stuff. When you find comfort in your body or your mind, just soak it in with a smile.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Gaining clarity in relationships is possible with this down to earth Taurus Full Moon in your 8th House of Deep Sharing. Although you could be dealing with a stubborn individual, the purpose of this lunation is for you to get more appreciation from others. Demonstrating your value by staying calm in a crisis and showing common sense in complicated matters will enhance a personal or professional partnership.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This earthy Taurus Full Moon lands in your 7th House of Partners to open your eyes about relationships. If you’re stuck in an old, familiar pattern, it’s time to make some changes. Whether it’s about altering your approach to the one you’re with or trying to appeal to someone new, don’t try too hard. That’s because the more comfortable and accepting you are of yourself the more desirable you will be to other people.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This grounded Taurus Full Moon lands in your 6th House of Work and Daily Routines. If you’re bored with what you do, this lunation can push you over the edge and help your realize that it’s time for a change. But if you’re happy with your job, it signals the need to settle down and be more patient. It’s a reminder that going slower and being calmer will get you further than overdoing or pushing too hard.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Your assignment, dear Capricorn, is to have a good time. This lusty Taurus Full Moon lights up your 5th House of Romance, Creativity and Play. Putting more pleasure into your life by tuning into your senses is a task that you will enjoy. Being more comfortable with yourself and in your body will make you more appealing to others and taking calculated chances to express yourself will enhance your personal and professional lives.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Bringing peace into your home life is an excellent use of this sensual Taurus Full Moon. It occurs in your domestic 4th house where it can trigger crises on the home front or, ideally, help you clear up family issues and improve your living space. Self-acceptance instead of struggle is a key to creating the gracious and supportive environment you seek.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
This practical minded Full Moon in earthy Taurus solidifies your thinking and enables you to communicate more effectively. It lands in your chatty 3rd house to add confidence to your words. Sticking to core concepts enables you to focus on critical issues and present your ideas with confidence that makes it easier to gain the trust of others.
You’ll succeed in reaching some of your objectives thanks to your motivation and your patience. Get a cholesterol level test, as it’s possible that it’s too high and threatens your arteries. You’re likely to have family problems and you may be tyrannical without realizing it. If your children are teenagers, know that they’ll need more autonomy than before. You have a tendency to take your desires
Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.
This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.