March 18, 2011: Goddess of Fertility Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 18, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: “It is much more sensible to be an optimist instead of a pessimist, for it one is doomed to disappointment, why experience it in advance?” ~ Elizabeth Peters

★~ March 18th: Goddess of Fertility Day celebrates Aphrodite and other goddesses of fertility. In ancient times, many cultures had multiple gods and goddesses. Each one represented various aspects of life. The ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite was by far the most well known goddess of fertility. People would pray and make offerings to Aphrodite when seeking to create a family.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1954 – Howard Hughes was the individual to his own motion picture studio. He bought RKO pictures for $23,489,478.

♥~ 1959Bill Sharman of the Boston Celtics began what was to be the longest string of successful consecutive free throws (56 in a row) he set a new National Basketball Association record.

♥~ 1978The Bee Gees started an eight-week stay at the top of the pop music charts with Night Fever (they had a total of nine #1 hits) from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

♥~ 2004 – A 100-foot diameter asteroid passed within 26,500 miles of Earth. It was the closest recored brush by an asteroid.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1938 – Charley Pride Country Music Hall of Famer: Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’,

♥~ 1950 – John Hartman musician: drums: group: The Doobie Brothers:

♥~ 1970Queen Latifah (Dana Owens) ‘Rap’s first lady’

~ Did You Know?

♥~ Aphrodite, Ishtar, Inanna, Ashtart, Hathor, Isis, Freya. Nigua are all goddesses and gods of Love, beauty, magic, and fertility

Michelangelo's Aphrodite

♥~  The Ancient Egyptians regarded frogs as fertility symbols

Picasso Marble Fertility Frog

♥~ Apples, hazle nuts, avocado,  were often used in ancient fertility rites.

♥~ The Lotus is the plant symbol for fertility, creations, and purity.

Lotus Flower

~ A feather blessing can be used to invite fertility into your home; it can be hung anywhere in your home. The one below is made from white turkey feathers, rose quartz seed beads, dark pink glass seed beads, round rose quartz beads and a spiral charm which represents creation.  Shelby Etsy shop.

Feather Blessing

♥~ And last but by no means least—Odd is honoring Goddess of Fertility and friend Teresa–a nurse who nurtures prospective parents everyday; helping them realize their dream of starting or growing a family.

Teresa offers this In Vitro Fertilization blessing:

My your, shots be painless, your nurses compassionate, and your fears eased.
May your eggs be retrieved; mature and healthy and your embryos be Grade A+.
May your embryo transfer be effortless, and your results positive.
And if all else fails, may you find peace, knowing you have done your best, given your all and your future remains bright regardless of the outcome of your treatment.

Teresa also offers these musical selection for the day. Teresa is a Goddess of many facets.


However you decide to spend today, engage with today or celebrate today–May the fertility Goddesses and Gods be with you or not.

Did you “link” with any fertility rituals when you were trying to conceive or adopt or perhaps fertility for you means growing a garden, or nurturing a new business or relationship?  If you have a chance drop me a comment because  Odd just loves company!

Post updated: March 12, 2012


6 thoughts on “March 18, 2011: Goddess of Fertility Day

  1. The Lotus is such a beautiful flower….Love the blessing,I have just the friend to share it with and along with the feather it might make a very nice “friendship” gift.

    El Morno Kb! Thanks.

  2. HA! I made the Odd Blog! 😀
    When I initially read the IVF blessing (as you so sweetly put it) I thought, how nice. Where did KB find this one? Then I realized…I wrote that?
    As far as any rituals go, I didn’t use any and was fortunate enough to get pregnant relatively quickly. The song I shared was to celebrate the “old fashioned” way of reproduction, something that becomes more a job than a joy for couples who struggle with infertility.
    Thank you so much for including me in your blog today. I feel so honored! 🙂

  3. I had no idea there was a fertility goddess or day. I always thought Aphrodite was just some girl who ran a foot race for a golden apple.
    Great music pick!

    Have a great day Kb

  4. The Doobie Brothers was one of my favourite bands…

    Love the lotus, but don’t want any fertility in this house, except perhaps for my garden…


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