Summary: Astarte is the Phoenician Goddess of love and fertility.


    Phoenician names: Astarte

    Hebrew names: Astarte

    The local Astarte in Early Bronze Age III era of Byblos was called Ba’alat Gebel, meaning the “Mistress of Byblos”. The temple and sacred pool for the Mistress of Byblos was at the center of the ancient city.

    (NOTE: In addition to native variations by locality or over time, there are often several possible transliterations into the Roman alphabet used for English.)

basic information:

    Astarte:, Lady of the Beasts, Phoenician (also Hebrew) Goddess of love and fertility.

    A lunar Goddess, often depicted with crescent horns.

Astarte’s relations:

    Wife or consort of Baal.

    Same as the Hebrew Goddess Astarte

    Considered by the Romans to be the same Goddess as the Roman Diana.

    In the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt, Astarte was absorbed into the Egyptian religion as Caanite and Phoenician peoples were absorbed into Egyptian society.

    Large numbers of Canaanite merchants living in north Memphis during the New Kingdom worshiped Ba’al and his consort Astrate.

    Astarte and Reshef were displayed as the protectors of Amenophis II’s chariot team.

    In the Egyptian religion both Anath and Astarte are daughters of Ra.

    Anath and Astarte appear in formal lists of Kemeetic (ancient Egyptian) neteru (deities) from the New Kingdom to the late Roamn times.

magickal information and correspondences:

    Symbol: the dove; Astarte is often depicted with crescent horns

    Sacred candle color: pink, green, red, and silver


    Planet: Moon

herbs associated with Astarte:

myths and beliefs:

    The monster Yam, the Prince Sea, lusts after Astarte until defeated by Ba’al, the West Semetic hero-deity.

holy days

    Friday: Astarte is associated with Friday.

    April: Astarte is associated with April.


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    Astarte — The Lady of the Beasts. Along with Lilith she is one of the principle Elohim (this Hebrew plural word means goddesses and gods, though translated as God by biblical revisionists for the past 2,000 years) of the Semites of Phoenicia. Consort to Baal, she is here depicted with two foals in ecstatic dance, her typically upraised arms grasping serpents. She was the Great Goddess, all-powerful, creating-preserving-destroying, an embodiment of Mother Nature. Also known as Ashtoroth, in some poses she is identical with images of Kali, while in her role of virgin she is an ancient prototype of Mary. —picture and text © 1996 JBL Statues (now called Sacred Source), original text created by Tom Laudeman

    Astarte is associated with the Moon.

Charge of the Goddess:

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    In 1899 Charles Godfrey Leland first published Aradia: Gospel of the Witches, a small book on surviving Italian witchcraft. In it he gives the Charge of the Goddess, which has become a standard part of Wiccan ritual today. This Charge is still used as originally given, but more often is carefully refined for modern usage.The Charge of the Goddess gives ancient instructions of when to meet and what to expect from Moon energies and powers. No one knows for certain how old the Charge really is; Leland thought it to be an authentic part of ritual secretly carried down from ancient times by Pagan worshippers in the Mediterranean region.

Charge of the Goddess

    Listen to the words of the Great Goddess, who in ancient times was named Diana, Artemis, Ishtar, Astarte, Aphrodite, Venus, Cerridwen, the Morrigu, Freyja, the White Lady, and many other names.

    Whenever you have need of My aid, assemble in a secret place at least once a month, especially at the Full of the Moon. Know that My laws and love shall make you free, for no one can prevent your worship of Me in your mind and heart and spirit. Listen well when you come into My presence, and I shall teach you of deep mysteries, powerful and ancient. I require no sacrifices or pain of your bodies, for I am Mother of all things, the Creatrix who made you out of My love, and the One who endures through all time.

    I am the One who is the beauty of the Earth, the green of growing things. I am the white Moon, whose light is full and bright among the stars, soft upon the Earth. From Me all things are born, to Me all things, in their season, return. Let My joyous worship be in your hearts, for all acts of love and pleasures are My rituals. You see Me in the love of man and woman, the love of parent and child, the love of humans to all My creations. When you create with your hands, I am there. I blow the breath of life into the seeds you plant, whether of plant or child. Always I stand beside you, whispering soft words of wisdom and guidance.

    All seekers of the Mysteries must come to Me, for I am the True Source, the Keeper of the Cauldron. All who seek to know Me, know this. All your seeking and yearning will avail you nothing unless you know the Mystery: for if what you seek you find not within, you will never find without. For behold, I have been with you from the beginning, and I will gather you to My breast at the end of your earthly existence.

    Adopted from D.J. Conway’s Moon Magick

—courtesy of Aurora Lights Circle
a coven from Alaska that is no longer on the web

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See also: Assyrian Astarte

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