Athena, born out of the head of her father, represents the positive male aspect of ourselves
Athena always meets us at our point of greatest need. She instills us with courage and reminds us that we must be brave. As we undertake a difficult assignment or experience
Athena represents self-government. She reasons that if humanity would learn to govern itself, the world would be a better, more peaceful and more balanced place. How wonderful it would be if, at the moment when we feel ourselves losing control, we could remind ourselves of the wise voice of Athena, urging us to stop and think before we act. Just imagine how this could help you in your romantic relationships when conflicts arise or, in your single life, when a man hurts or mistreats you. Athena women trust their intuition. If they see red flags in a relationship, they act on them. Such women don't waste time obsessing over men who aren't interested, and they don't stay in unhealthy relationships. They know to let go and cut the cord.
Athena's influence in your life will inspire you to be who you are without compromise or apology. Athena's mantra is: "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Athena leads us to a greater sense of inner balance by giving the mind authority over the heart.
To get in touch with Athena, try the exercises on the next page
If you are in a relationship, identify the vision of your relationship
If you are obsessing over a man who is not responding, want to get out of an unfulfilling relationship or need help getting over heartbreak, it's time to let go. To do this, start a 32-day "fast." By that, I mean that you must get away from the man in question
If you get into an argument with your partner or become angry or upset with him, employ Athena's power of self-government and think before you act. Consider how your words will affect him and the situation. Before you say anything, be sure the words you have chosen will truly express your thoughts and feelings in a clear, useful way.
Next: Bring Hera, the goddess of equal partnership, into your life.