By Julie Loar

New World Library, $15.95, 417 pages

From aboriginal marine goddesses to Hindu to Japanese and the Saami of Lapland, there truly is a goddess for every day in this collection. Filled with daily inspiration and meditation and arranged from January 1 to December 31, as well as by zodiac sign, Goddesses for Every Day offers a new goddess for every day as well as a daily question related to the theme for the day. Some are lovely and mysterious, ever sweet and virginal; others are vengeful warrior queens, blood-thirsty and vicious, while others weave fate between their arthritic hands. Goddesses come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and motifs, but all of them share a place on the wheel of life and all are inspiring.

Julie Loar does an excellent job connecting each goddess with the cycle of the year. Just leafing through this book gives one a sense of connection to the Divine in Feminine. Like all women, the goddesses are complex, contradictory, and, above all, feminine. Loar makes them approachable and empowering, creating a connection with nature and the Divine.

Reviewed by Axie Barclay