“Come, Vesta. To live in this beautiful home. Come with warm feelings of friendship … Burn brightly at my hearth. Burn always in my soul. You are welcome here.” ~ Homeric Hymn
Vesta is the Roman Goddess of home and hearth, the virgin goddess of the household and of fire. She is as fleeting as flame, as transient as wood smoke. Goddess Vesta is the least tangible yet most universal of the Roman Goddesses. Like vapor, she passed through every dwelling and community in the ancient world. No statues of her remain, and she’s seldom depicted in art. It is assumed because she’s embodied within the living flame itself. She brings warmth to a household, both in temperature and emotion.
Vesta is an earth deity as well, controlling the domestic arts (which I LOVE), including cooking and cleaning.
Her presence in the home is said to bind a family together, and because of this, the ancient Romans made a daily offering to her.
In ancient Rome, a temple in her honor bore a flame that burned continually. Call upon Vesta to oversee any changes you’d like to make in your living environment or living situation.
Vesta is the equivalent of the Greek Goddess Hestia.
Evoke Vesta/Hestia’s energy into your home or personal space with:
- Lit candles
- A Fireplace or Wood Burning Stove
- A Hearth
Don’t have a fireplace or hearth?
No Problemo Goddess, use these colors in your space…
- Purple: the trim on tunics of vestal virgins
- Red, Orange, Yellow and blue: the colors of a well tended fire
- White: purity, ash
Let me paint a mental picture for you. Comfy, old upholstered chairs and ample light for reading, a cozy and soft sofa for lazy lounging, and a cuddly throw for snuggling those that you love suggest pleasant cold, snowy days or evenings spent near a blazing fire. Doesn’t that sound divine? Yes? Yes! That’s the power of Goddess Vesta/Hestia!
Vesta/Hestia is my Goddess Birth Sign. I’m a Virgo which is associated with Hestia. According to Anita Revel, Hestia girls are creatures of habit and organization, purity, sincerity, sanctity and safety. Things us Hestia girls need to work on is to: Ask yourself, “What’s the self-sacrifice for?” and break from your oppressive patterns. hmmm.
I urge you to welcome Goddess Vesta/Hestia into your personal living space with the tips in this article.