Mother Mary, The Blessed Mother, The Queen of Angels, Stella Maris, she is known by many names and is loved the world over and throughout the Universe. I work closely with the energy that Mary gives so lovingly. Along with the Saints and Ascended Masters, She is interested in our lives just as a loving mother would be with her children. She is but one form of the female aspect of God which is called Goddess.
I was surprised one day when Mary made her presence known to me as I was doing a healing session on a client. I could feel her in the room and saw her energy nearby. The Blessed Mother doesn't force her influence on us, but like a concerned mother She lets us know she is there if we need her.
Some people say Mary was an angel, the queen of the angels, before she incarnated as a human. She does have a very loving angelic quality to her. Pagans knew her, long before the arrival of Christianity, in other forms. When the priests came to do away with the Goddess, she took on the aspect of Mary. I love working with Mary and petition her to help, especially in situations relating to my sons and daughter. She is also called on for protection, healing and miracles of all kinds.
Hoodoo practitioners and curanderas honor Mary and petition her for favors. She goes by many names: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, etc.. It is interesting to note that the site where Juan Diego was told by the Virgin Of Guadalupe to build her church was close to an ancient native site where the Goddess was worshipped before the Christian priests arrived.
Candles for petitioning Mary are often blue or white and the flowers that represent her are lilies and roses.