7. Freya


FREYA is the lovely leader of the Vanir gods, who is a constant counsel and landing point for the gods and goddesses of Norse and Asatru traditions; she's consulted in matters of love & lust, sex & fertility, war, and prophecy.  With her staff, she is able to see the future and work within the boundaries placed by that which will come to pass. This became handy in war, as FREYA would see the outcomes of battle and work backwards to lead enemies to their death. FREYA is noted for fervor and passion not just in carnal pleasures, but also in war: she fights in line with her bloodlust, claiming half of the slain in battle to her home in Folkvangr where the other half would go to the halls of Valhalla.  When FREYA appears as a card for your reading, it’s come time to understand that just because the cards seem to be stacked against you, you are not done with the fight.  Work creatively within the boundaries that are presented to you so you can gain the upper hand, and have confidence it’ll work in your favor. Be self-aware and understand that true wealth lies in your engagement, and how you turn rough situations to fit your needs.  You have everything you need to make this situation work, you just have to access it. 

This card is part of the PANTHEON Suit in the Woven Wisdom Oracle, which recalls details in divinity that apply to our lives. Thank you to those people of the living faith traditions who offered additional insight & context into the importance of these divine figures.  This suit asks, what can I learn from the figureheads and their living traditions. that I may observe myself with that same reverence?

Could relate to: situations where the Querent has more power or influence than previously believed, building or recognizing a team, appreciation of partnerships and relationships.

Key Questions:

  • How can I work to help people within the limits I'm facing right now?

  • What domains am I strong in, and where can I improve?

  • What is there to be thankful for in this dilemma or situation?

  • How can I recognize the hard work of those who put others' interests before their own?