Today's post surrounding the empowerment of women is a bit darker, and a bit less serene in its way. I'm here to talk some about a Goddess who was repeatedly wronged, as she essentially became the gold standard of fighting to keep her husband despite his rather numerous iniquities. For those of us who are aware of Grecian stories, Zeus' unwillingness to keep his bits in his toga is a rather well-understood point. As such, I am here to speak of Hera.
Hera's husband tended to mess around rather frequently, to the point where she was consistently driven into a rage as a result. Zeus did a fair bit to earn her ire, but through all of this she remained loyal to him, punishing his lovers but always serving him fairly and faithfully despite his many acts against her. Hera is essentially a goddess of monogamy, marriage, fidelitous love, and righteous jealousy, being willing to fight tooth and nail against other lovers and the spawn of those illegitimate liasons.
Thus, if you're in a position where you must fight for your husband or boyfriend, seeking to defend your relationship since outside forces, Hera can be invoked and brought to bear in a meaningful way. If you find that someone's interested in taking your man, call out her name and bring that influence into play such that she might help you to convince him to stay AND incline your rival to take her leave.
To invoke her wrathful form against those who would enroach on your relationship or marriage, lay out a bed of cumin, place upon it a candle and then light in Hera's honor. Say the following words of prayer:
"Hera, great goddess so famed,
Help me to hold onto my claim.
Another seeks to steal my spouse,
Bringing strife and discord into my house.
Render (name of your partner) obedient unto me,
And from this parasite (the name of your competitor) set us free."
Burn a photograph of your enemy in the flame. Then, fold up your partner's image, bind it in red string, and burn the ends of that string in the candle lit in Hera's honor. Carry it in your bra until your competitor has been dealt with.
Hera will, if so inclined, handle this matter for you.
Do note, if she does not do so, then you must understand that she did not see your hold on the man in question as valid. If this happens, then you've been given a clear sign to move on. This will inform your interactions with him going forward and give you the opportunity to leave behind that which does not serve you.
Regards and luck,