Goddess Persephone

Persephone is the ultimate embodiment of the changing seasons, and she’s got quite the origin story. She’s the Goddess of Spring, bringing that burst of life and renewal to the world.

But her story is intriguing – Persephone’s got a tale of love and darkness. She was whisked away to the Underworld by Hades, against her will. Eventually, she became the formidable Queen of the Underworld, proving that she’s no damsel in distress.

You see, the changing seasons are all linked to Persephone’s yearly schedule. When she’s chilling in the Underworld with Hades, her mother Demeter (the Goddess of fertility and harvest) gets the blues, and the world experiences Autumn and Winter. But when Persephone returns to Olympus and the living realm, Demeter’s over the moon with joy, and we get the delightful seasons of Spring and Summer.

Persephone is a powerhouse. She’s got a dark side, earning her the moniker “Dread Persephone.” But don’t let that scare you off; she’s the loving mother goddess of love and death. You can call upon Persephone for all sorts of magical work. Need to banish some negative vibes or summon some powerful energy? She’s your girl for both! 

When Spring rolls around, some witches like to welcome Persephone back to the living world. It’s like having a celestial reunion! During this time, you can have a heart-to-heart with her, seeking guidance and understanding her expectations. But don’t forget Autumn and Winter – Persephone’s got your back during your shadow work. Need to break free from situations or relationships that no longer serve you? She’s there with her gentle, caring energy, guiding you through the darkness and into the light.

If you want to honor Persephone on your altar or in your rituals, look for items that resonate with her energies. Pomegranates, flowers, and symbols of transformation like moths and butterflies are perfect choices. 

So whether you’re celebrating the seasons or delving into your inner shadows, she’s a powerful ally to have in your cosmic coven.

Jenna is a pagan and lifelong student of history. She's the potion expert at High Priestess, and also designs tarot decks, oracle decks, and powerful ritual oils.