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Jana isn’t a well known Goddess. We all know higher her husband and brother Janus, who gave identify to the primary month of the yr. An fascinating tidbit right here is that Jana gave the identify to June by means of her reincarnation because the Roman Juno. I take into consideration the Hebrew custom by which the yr consists of two half-years, one which begins at Rosh Hashanah, at Autumn, and the opposite at Pesach, at Spring. Perhaps they Romans had an analogous custom, one yr from Midwinter to Midsummer, Janus’ yr, and one other from Midsummer to Midwinter, Jana’s yr.
Jana is the Goddess of doorways. One might say the saying “when God closes a door, She opens a window” matches completely on Jana. There are numerous sorts of doorways in life. Some take us to a totally new life, and these must be celebrated, like we have fun commencement. Jana can also be the Goddess of initiations. Some doorways haven’t any doorways, and passing by means of these simply widens the life. These doorways can be utilized to each instructions. One instance of those is the journey from a task we now have in life to a different position. Journeys are yet one more of Jana’s dominions.
She is the Goddess of beginnings, amongst them The New Yr. She is 2-confronted, dealing with the brand new and previous yr on the similar time, future and previous. Jana’s position because the guardian of doorways jogs my memory of the Excessive Priestess of Tarot, sitting with Her moon in entrance of the doorway and like a sphinx, expects you to reply appropriately to the query earlier than she allows you to enter to Empress’ paradise.
Within the Italian custom, the brand new yr begins at Midwinter. In Finland the Midwinter is a time for divination. There are particularly two sorts of divination practiced; mirror divination and divination with molted tin (Molybdomancy). Each are sacred to Jana, as a result of she, Goddess who sees all, makes use of each reflecting floor as Her window. She is the Moon Goddess, and what’s Moon anything however an enormous mirror reflecting the Solar’s mild to Earth?
Jana is the Goddess of divination as properly, and if She likes you, She is going to assist you to see issues by means of Her eyes. Hers are all types of mirror divination and scrying.
Her animal is the peacock, and Jana’s eyes are on peacock’s lovely tail. That is the rationale why peacock feathers deliver luck. Jana can see into your own home by means of the eyes. In some nations peacock feather deliver dangerous luck – individuals do not need a Pagan Goddess to see into their houses.
Jana developed into Diana and Juno, and each these Goddesses nonetheless have her qualities. Diana stored the moon and Juno peacocks. The Holy Spirit of Christianity can also be Jana reworked.
When the Greek Gods took over the Roman Pantheon, Jana lived on as Juno Lucina, which is Juno’s identify because the Goddess of childbirth. Childbirth is simply one other starting, getting into via a doorway, and Lucina means “The Mild One”. Juno Lucina turned St. Lucy, who’s being celebrated on thirteenth of December. That was the winter solstice day in response to the previous reckoning (the Julian calendar), and St. Lucy is the patriot Saint of the blind individuals.