The cow, in Celtic culture, is seen as a very sacred animal as it is associated with the Goddess Brigit. The cow represents motherhood, as it is highly connected to the Earth. Also, the milk was very sacred as well, as our ancestors depended on the milk to feed the new babies, as well as the human family as well. The cow represents Mother Earth, Gaia, and is associated with fertility, birth, nurturing, teaches us how to withstand the rough storms, compassion, and healing the soul. Cows are feminine lunar energy, the essence of the Divine Feminine.
So what about the Ghost Cow? The Ghost cow is the Crone version of the cow. I am constantly reminded by my HPS that the womb and tomb are one in the same. To explain that a bit, in the triad, Maiden, Mother, and Crone, the Maiden and Crone stand back to back. In our spiritual lives, if we are actually dealing with our issues, we are constantly dying and being reborn. Everything changes, seasons and cycles, its our only constant. So knowing all this, especially it being right about my solar and Saturn return, I knew change was once again a’knockin on my door. In my 2nd degree (going on 3rd), after having a wreck that completely changed my life, upsets and confusions in my job, my surgery (where I am physically marked on the throat), Ostara….and now a return.
The Ghost Cow tells us that the season has changed, there is another role (a rebirth) that is going to happen to you. Since regular cows are symbols of new life, here we have an ending to an old. Not a death where you are brand new, no this is one where you are lead through the underworld cleansing the soul of the fragmented baggage that the heartaches of the world will often leave a woman. She cleanses your soul so that you may grow and become your highest creative expression. She makes you look face to face with the oldness dying and falling away from you. She teaches you how this that you have outgrown, doesnt belong anymore. How long you stay there is entirely up to you, do you really want better? Many get stuck there, as they would rather roll around in their issues than to heal them and move past them. When you have dealt with your own issues, you are washed clean in the milky waters and spiritually rebirthed.
With your Soul healed, you can once again look at world with creative eyes. Live our lives in more understanding and compassion. With all this nurturing energy, she taught us that as we do and serve, we must also serve our mind, body and soul as well. We are walking with her message to embrace life and create at your highest expression.
Like , Death and rebirth..transformation.