For today I've drawn a card from my Goddess Inspiration Oracle by Kris Waldherr. This is the same artist who has created the Goddess tarot.
The card shows us Abeona, the Roman Goddess of departures. The caption says: Beyond your home is a world to be discovered. Explore it.
Abeona is the Roman Goddess of Outward Journeys, who watches over a child's steps and protects travelers. She is likely an old Italic Goddess who was later considered an aspect of Juno, the Roman Goddess of Mothers, Women, and their Children.
Abeona's name comes from the Latin verb abeo, "to depart, go away, or go forth". She was believed to especially guard children as they took their first steps away from home to explore the world, an anxious time for parents, perhaps reflected in the fact that abeo carries the added meaning of "to die, disappear, or be changed". Abeona watched over any "first steps", whether literal or metaphoric.
I like this oracle a lot. It contains a lot of goddesses I've never heard of. (like this one) and each one covers an aspect of our daily experiences. For me it is always difficult to leave my house and expose myself to the “dangers” of the world. Years ago I've had a few traumatic experiences which has caused a lot of fear and anxiety. Although things aren't still what they used to be, nowadays it is going so much better and I am increasingly enjoying to go out on my own.. Knowing that guardianship is also an aspect of the Goddess, might give me a gentle nudge to expand my boundaries a bit more. Look how beautiful and tempting the world looks behind the walls of our own confinement.