I think a sweet Aphrodite altar would be a makeup vanity. You could keep a vase of roses(fake ones are okay!), pink and blue jars filled with your tools and supplies, pearls, shells, and morning chocolates. Burning scented candles and incense, and using rose face scrubs and lotions. Not to mention the glamours you could perform, or how perfect your eyebrows will be when you know She’s with you. Every morning could be an act of devotion by pampering yourself, and every night another by softly removing your makeup. Aphrodite is so lovely, and I think this would be a lovely way to celebrate her. 🌙🕊
Here are some things you can include in an altar centered around love - this can be any kind of love! Create one out of self-adoration, a needed boost of confidence or a boost for a current relationship, or as an ode to a lover, friend, or family member. A love shrine is sure to make the atmosphere in the room extra dreamy.
• Rose hips, petals, scented candles, essential oils, incense, and/or a bouquet of them… You can never go wrong with roses of any kind!
• Pearls or diamonds to represent strength and beauty within the feeling of love.
• A love letter (to anyone! Even you)! It doesn’t have to be visible, either - if you like, fold it and tie it with a pretty ribbon, or leave a kiss mark on it.
• A statue, photo, or representation of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. (Venus works well, too)!
• Candles in the standard “love” shades - baby pinks, bright crimsons, deep maroons, and soft whites.
• A jar or bottle to draw love - fill it with pink Himalayan salt, flower petals, rose-scented oil, rose thorns, jasmine, peppermint leaves, or lavender, for example.
• Rose water!
• Crystals such as rose quartz (the classic love stone), Jade (peace, harmony, and tranquility), or ruby (assists in protecting the heart from unnecessary suffering in love + encourages romance).
• Any object you can think of that will strengthen and tie together your shrine - a photo, locket, figurine, trinket, etc that you are attached to and that has many of your unique energies within it! ♡
Even if you don’t believe in astrology, you cannot deny the powerful effect the Moon has; upon our tides, upon nature and upon the Human mind. For She lights up the night, so we in the dark may see.
As of my writing this, a New Moon has just occurred in the sign of the scales, Libra ♎︎ A New Moon marks the beginning of the lunar month, a cycle that lasts for between 29 and 30 days.
In my experience it is very beneficial to live by the rhythm of the Moon. This way we can work on our creating our future, the way we would like it to be, one month at a time. But how?
NEW MOON/ SET AN INTENTION:
Whilst the moon is lightless, crossing in front of the sun, set your goal, what do you want to have achieved in 30 days time?
Perhaps set one big goal, and several smaller ones, which may or may not be directly supporting the larger goal - just ensure you avoid spreading yourself too thin. The New Moon is the perfect time to decide to try something new for a month.
WAXING MOON/ WORK:
Now one day at a time, with your goals in mind, work towards making them a reality. Avoid expecting too much at once, and take each day as it comes!
FULL MOON/ CELEBRATION:
As this is the brightest the moon is during her cycle it is possible that one’s intentions can manifest at this time of the month, but in any case it is a point to recognise how far you have come over the last two weeks - if you have been working steadily towards your targets you will definitely notice your improvements since you began. This may also be the time in which you realise your vision, and see the potential final form your project might take! It’s a time to celebrate!
WANING MOON/ MANAGING:
As the Moon’s light begins to turn away from the earth, one’s focus shifts from building up towards the goal to maintaining the infrastructure they have already implemented. This is the time to make tweaks and ensure that the details are indeed all in place and as they should be; perform any trimming and pruning as you see fit to ensure your project’s longevity.
BLACK MOON/ CLEANSING:
Once the waning crescent disappears from the night sky, vanishing into the rays of dawn, we reach the end of our cycle. At this time we must review the past month, how did we perform, what was successful, where could we have improved? Through this process of review we can identify what held us back, and make the conscious decision to let it go, to banish it from us, so that we may enter the next cycle without baggage and doubt; cleansed and ready to take on the next month!
You may find it particularly beneficial to choose a project that is associated with the the sign of the New Moon, this month is ♎︎ Libra so subjects related to art, law, relationships and balance will naturally take focus in some way for the month. The next Full Moon will be in ♉︎ Taurus which is associated with ART, BEAUTY & NATURE ~ it really is the perfect time for Deviants to try out experimenting with a new medium, technique or subject for the month and really make use of the chance to kickstart some growth in your art form!
… and so soon as he had cut off the members with flint and cast them
from the land into the surging sea, they were swept away over the main a
long time: and a white foam spread around them from the immortal flesh,
and in it there grew a maiden. First she drew near holy Kythera, and
from there, afterwards, she came to sea-girt Kypros, and came forth an
awful and lovely goddess, and grass grew up about her beneath her
Aries Venus: Her attraction is fiery, she is not your normal gentle Venus, she goes after what she wants. She is impulsive in love.
Venus: Earthy with the smell of patchouli, she embodies Venus sensuality and comforts, she is slow-moving but welcoming.
Venus: You can’t ignore her youthfulness in love, she entices you in a whimsical way, she stimulates you, go and chase her.
Venus: Here the magical and mysterious Moon entices you, she calls to you like a siren but is protective and private. Nurturing in love.
Venus: Venus energies turn vibrant and bold, she is drama and romance, she is generosity and passion, she burns brightly for you.
Venus: Practical at heart but if you pay attention you can see her yearning, little devil in disguise, she will take care of you.
Libra Venus: Light, airy, charming, she is Miss Venus/Aphrodite, she can be gentle and dreamy, she leads you in with a beautiful light.
Venus: A very intense Venus, replace pinks with reds and blacks, can’t escape her gaze, intimacy and love go hand in hand. Feel her sting.
Venus: Her energy is wild, can you keep up? Here Venus has joy and luck, she shoots her love arrow with great aim.
Venus: Cold energy replaces Venus usual warmth but they attract with wit, confidence, a stable aura. Is highly committed. She entices you with her unapproachable vibe, you can sense her hidden passion and desires.
Venus: She is odd, electric, her love can be a positive light, connects with your mind, her energy unpredictable, she accepts you.
Venus: Waters flow with imagination and romance. She brings you into a misty dream. She heals, gives, takes, she engulfs.