My first thought was to ask for Justice. However I knew that wasnt Her real name. So I kept digging. Once I found Her real name, as spoken in Latin Iustitia, I knew She wouldnt render aide to me. It was the sound and the way my tounge fought against it. No, She wouldnt be benevalent. Not in that form. Not the way I wanted her to. So I kept asking Wisdom for a name... Asherah, Always... Seshat, Always... Prudentia? Prudentia, Now. I needed Her Spirit, her Intelligence, immediately. Im dealing with an Assembly that's older and combined, more skilled. I didnt want Justice, she's blind and her scales too easily manipulated. I needed Prudence.
As soon as I saw one of her statues online I knew Hers was the resonance required.
"Wisdom is as Wisdom does." So what about the lessons? In absence of the Crone's experiences and time-honored Wisdoms, facing a challenge where much is unknown is a bad bet. Information is required to plan an effective offensive strategy. In absence of a clear understanding, Spirituality allows for making 'something out of nothing.' Ergo: Prudence.
...Yall, its a sadistic spell to teach girls away from logic, intuition and strategy. It sets them up for failure. Ask yourself whats your definition of a prude? Is it a favorable attribute? Isnt it interesting that Prudence is a revered Goddess? So who's altered the definition? Rather, who put it in opposition to a Girl/Women that is making a wise choice for herself? Men arent labeled as "prudes" because its gender-specific right? Interesting... And on the surface, its the polar opposite of "The Whore".. Right? Hmmmm... So it is sold that having too much discretion and reserve is prudish, while having too much discernment and free-Spiritedness is whoreish.. When in fact, soveriegn Women must master both ends of the spectrum and employ them as needed... Let there be no seperation. And today I needed the powers of Prude.
Ignorance is a curse. And Prudence is a Virtue... And a well-fed Thoughtform-Spirit judging from how She's been Worshipped throughout the ages.
From her newly released album,12 Spells. Sis is #alreadygone! This album is experimental, Avant Garde and Magick. Her words... Mine too.
Al Batn Al Hut: The 26th Mansion of the Moon, corresponding to part of the constellation Andromeda.
Influence: Aids the fisher.
Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft, by Raven Grimassi