Yes, we all have this warrior within ourselves, who gives us the courage and the strength to go for it no matter what, to stand up for ourselves when we need to...
" If she advances confidently in the direction of her dreams, and endeavors to live the life she has imagined, she will meet with success unexpected in common hours."
We're in the Autumn, the season of the lungs, with the virtues of courage, self-confidence and uprightness; the element is Metal, that reflects and inspires, cuts and contains!
When I think about metal I imagine a sword. The sword stands for decisive, clear thought.
To awake the warrior within:
**Sit quietly, focusing on the breath coming and going through your nose. When totally relaxed, inhale deeply... Smile at your lungs, appreciating all they do to to sustain your life...keep breathing deeply... And now imagine a white sword of light which carries all the courage and self-confidence for you to be who you are, to be yourself; the courage for you to do all you need to do!...
Support from the mineral kingdom, "the stone people":
**Aquamarine the stone of courage and empowerment. It helps one realize that not all power comes from force- there is also tremendous power in aligning oneself with the yielding, resilient vitality of life. It is a doorway to connect with the Goddess, both within the self and in Her outer manifestations.
Our history and mythology has been marked with Warrior-Women and Goddesses who showed their courage and uprightness. They have been admired and worshipped for centuries:
Boudicca The Celtic Warrior Queen, who shook the Roman Empire. Wife of a king, mother of two daughters, the Queen of the Iceni, led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. She has since remained an important cultural symbol in the United Kingdom.
Joan of Arc is a national heroine of France and a Catholic saint, who led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, claiming divine guidance. She was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old.
Pocahontas a native Indian from America, daughter of a chief of the Powhatan, saved the colonist John Smith's life when he was captured by the Indians. He was about to be executed but Pocahontas placing her head close to his saved him. They then got married and he brought her to England where she impressed everyone one with her gentleness and kindness, making the English change their opinion about the 'indian savages'.
Durga The Hindu Goddess, "The Invincible" ; "One who can redeem in situations of utmost distress"- is a form of Shakti (the Divine feminine force), her warrior aspect.
Anamarta at Sri Durgiana, The Silver Temple, Amristar
Athena Greek Goddess of Wisdom, as Goddess of war, was a superb warrior; her presence on your side assured a win. (The goddess Minerva was her counterpart in Roman mythology.)
Neith was the predynastic Goddess of war and weaving, the Goddess of the Red Crown of Lower Egypt and patron Goddess of Zau in the Delta. The Egyptians believed her to be an ancient and wise Goddess, to whom the other Gods came if they could not resolve their own disputes.