Monday, 20 March 2017

Spring Festival of Adonia

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we're celebrating the Spring Equinox.  For followers of Aphrodite, this is the first festival of Adonia, in which we celebrate the return of Adonis from the Underworld and Aphrodite brings life back to the land.

Much of what is known about Adonia is that it is honoured at Autumn Equinox when Aphrodite's devotees mourn the loss of Adonis to the Underworld.  However, the myth cycle of Aphrodite and Adonis mimics the myth cycle of Demeter and Persephone.  Given it is stated in myth that Adonis returns to Aphrodite each year, it makes sense to celebrate his return as much as to mourn his loss.

Of course, a great way to celebrate this return is to enjoy the beautiful flowers of spring.  Offerings of flowers are always appropriate to Aphrodite. The daffodils and tulips are blooming and the trees are becoming green again.  The hibernating animals are coming forth from their caves bringing the new life born during the winter.

We honour the reunion of Aphrodite and Adonis on this day and the life and joy that returns to the land as a result!  Adonia blessings to all!

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Venus Retro

Venus Retrograde

Courtesy Stephen Grettenberg

Venus, planet of love, luxury, romance, will turn retrograde soon, as she does every 18 months.
Here are some resources to assist you in navigating it smoothly.

Courtesy Stephen Grettenberg

Perfumes celebrating Venus:

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Layne Redmond

Layne Redmond passed away this year. I never met her in person, but I knew her virtually, and worked with her at the College of the Melissae. She wrote absolutely beautiful music, and here is a link to her Aphrodite project.


Friday, 6 April 2012

Friday Aphrodite Affirmations!

Friday Aphrodite Affirmations

The love of Aphrodite radiates through me. It is love that does not force and
cannot be forced. Her love does not insist and never resists. I free the love of
Aphrodite within me to direct and guide the perfect unfolding of my life.

I especially like the last line! Happy full moon!

Friday, 30 March 2012

Aphrodite Affirmation 3

Aphrodite is the energy of womanly life pulsing through my veins She quickens my awareness of Her and excites the growth of my expression of Her as I give life now to the Goddess in me.
Aphrodite Affirmation 3, K. Mosich

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Friday Aphrodite Affirmations!

Er, Saturday! I left the book at someone's house, sorry!

Here's this week's affirmation:

The Spirit of Aphrodite awakens in me giving life to my love, my beauty, my creativity! Aphrodite, the essence of femininity, is love radiating within my Woman-Self.


Monday, 12 March 2012

Queen Bee

Bees are important to Aphrodite and Her Flowers. See link above for Her connection to bees!