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Many of us have heard of Aphrodite, also known as Venus. She is a personification of love, desire and beauty, and has always been one of my personal favourites among the goddesses.
She is a force not to be taken lightly, and can help us to not only have more passion, pleasure, sensuality and sexuality awakened– she can help us to come into more love. Most importantly, she can help us to come into more love for ourselves, and this is a strong foundation for our relationships and love for others.
Here is a beautiful Aphrodite bath ritual you could do to connect more with her and her energies…
- 2 or more candles (I prefer white and golden yellow ones, but you could also use pink or green)
- Approximately 1 cup pink himalayan sea salt (or other sea salt)
- 3 drops or more rose absolute essential oil
- Fresh or dried rose petals
- Optional: Crystals for the heart such as rose quartz, emerald, mangano calcite, jade, rhodonite, pink opal, etc. Crystals for the sacral chakra may be nice to use as well, such as orange calcite.
Create a romantic, beautiful setting by turning off the lights and burning candles. You may want to play some soft music, or stay in silence. Feel into what you’d prefer. If you are using crystals, place them around the tub or maybe even place one in the water.
When the water starts running, stir in the sea salt. Before stepping in, put drops of the rose essential oil. The oil is precious and expensive, but this is for special occasions like these, and you are worth it! Also, place a sprinkling of rose petals over the water. Be sure to find some stillness within before entering the bath.
When you are in the water, relax and enjoy. If you would like, call on her for her presence and guidance.
You could say your own words based on your intentions, or say:
Born from the Sea
I call in your presence
I invoke it in me!
See if she has any messages for you. If not, that’s okay. You are still working with her energies through this ritual.
You could do this bath on a Friday, though any day is fine. You could also do it when the Sun and/or Moon is in a Venus ruled sign – Libra or Taurus. As an alternative to rose, you could use jasmine or tuberose.