A friend of mine who is a genius created her.
Before I share her with you, a few words. The Knitted Goddess is a combination of incredible knitting skills, ‘timewasting’, and musings on body image. She is an aspirational mascot for freedom from food/body issues, and the incredible result of something that was considered timewasting in the production stages, but now brings me daily joy. I give thanks to my friend for ‘wasting’ her time in this way – she reminds me of the importance of things that are physical and powerful and weighty and real, she makes me laugh at what is forcibly skinny, hungry, attempting-etherality.
The Knitted Goddess is also, to me, the Queen of Wands. I’ve been thinking about her a lot recently – I love the spirit she embodies. Here are the things I associate with this Queen:
deep spiritual awareness
understanding and support
humour, and ability to see the silly side when things get tough
peace and firey energy combined
a best friend
perception of what’s really happening
ability to put things into perspective
willingness to laugh at herself..and to make you laugh at yourself
I type these things, I feel like I’m writing about my knitter friend. She is all of this and more.
My friend describes the Goddess:
Goddess is not
Here she is:
The Knitted Goddess is about knowing your own power. She represents having no truck with fucked-up attitudes to food, but taking control, loving yourself, being present (not wanting to disappear), putting things in perspective, understanding what’s real, and moving forward using your own, unique, beautiful energy. That’s what my friend does. That’s why I love her.
(The Queen of Wands from the Tarot Ravenfield by Thomas Sheriden)
I’m a 30-something writer, artist, tarot reader, and perpetual explorer of the space between thought, feeling, and action.
I believe that spirituality and ritual are for everybody. I’m about the journey, in all of its messy, non-linear, chaotic iterations. I am excited by anticapitalist business and living with my whole entire self present. I use tarot cards to bring forth hidden truth, and ritual to affirm my commitment, over and over, to my ever-shifting path.