November 11th, 2008 by sabrina
Today is my birthday, and it’s one of those scary ones with a 0 at the end. I’m trying to remind myself to use it as a turning point, not an ending, and I am planning a ritual for Thursday’s full moon to mark this. Part of it involves my broom, so I decided on a broom Goddess for today.
Sao Ch’ing Niang Niang is the Chinese Goddess of good weather. Also known as the Broom Lady, she lives on the Broom Star, Sao Chou, and sweeps the clouds. She sweeps them in when rain is needed and out when it is not. Farmers often hang pictures of brooms on their fences when in need of Sao Ch’ing’s services. Her name, which literally means “broom Goddess,” is also seen as Sao Ch’ing Niang, Saoqing Niang, Saoquing Niang, and Sao-Ts’ing Niang.
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