Ixchel is the ancient Maya goddess of fertility & healing. Ix means goddess of the feminine. Chel means rainbow or light. In other words, she is the: Lady of the Rainbow, Goddess of the Rainbow and Lady of Sacred Light. She is always associated with bodies of water, lakes, streams, rivers and creeks. Anywhere you would be likely to see a rainbow.
As the As the Maya moon goddess, sometimes called "Lady Rainbow", she is often pictured as a serpent crone wearing a skirt and crossbones. She carries an upside-down vessel in her hands which represents the nourishing gift of water, our most essential life giving element. She wears a serpent on her head . The snake, has always been associated with medicine or healing powers. As the Goddess of Medicine the snake also symbolizes intuitive forces.
She is the goddess of fertility, motherhood , the moon and menstrual cycle. She is mother of all. She holds a rabbit in her hand as a symbol of fertility while sitting in the crescent moon.
As the goddess of fertility and childbirth she is responsible for the formation of the baby in the womb and determines the sex of the child.
As the Mother: She is the goddess of motherhood, the moon and menstrual cycle.
As the Crone, she is the Maya goddess of medicine and the moon. She is in charge of medicinal plants, healing and the moon phases. She carries a lot of spiritual knowledge. She holds a clay pot of rainwater and herbs. When she is in a good mood she blesses the earth with rain and when she is in a bad mood she sends floods and hurricanes.
The focus of Ix Chel center is to help people heal through offering body work, movement therapies, lifestyle recommendations, workshops & gatherings to ultimately find that place within to heal themselves.