I'm a big believer that during different seasons of a woman's life she naturally takes on characteristics similar to various ancient mythological goddesses. Goddesses like the Celtic Goddess Brigid, when she wonders in winter's darkness of what she can possibly create for the new year ahead, the Grecian Goddess Hecate who knows what path to take during a new moon and the Hindu Goddess Kali who destroys what is due to die in her consciousness. There are so many Goddesses and learning about them has personally helped me to be easier on myself as I grow and change.
As we approach the Summer Solstice, the longest day of light in the Northern Hemisphere on Wednesday June 20th, the tree's leaves are fully developed and lush. While along the shoreline the essence of the Grecian Goddess Aphrodite, Venus to the Romans, emerges from the water's foam that glides along the sand.
|Botticelli's "Birth of Venus"|
She's a siren. Sexy, charismatic and oozing with the ability to create something fabulous. Her attention getting energy is likened to Hollywood starlets such as Mae West, Marilyn Monroe and Angelina Jolie.
Aphrodite is not a vulnerable goddess who demands another to prop her up. Rather her liaisons are plentiful and are not limited to being sexual.
|Tunic vintage from India. Tank, denim leggings and shoes www.forever21.com|
She stands in alignment where her front body meets her back body and her feet evenly push downward while her crown moves beyond the clouds. Her focus always returns to watching the rhythm of her breath and heartbeat. Doing so slows her mind down and allows her to be in the moment at hand. She exudes presence, confidence and always gets the right amount of attention.
Aphrodite knows something and her gift is to make it known.
|Beads Annie Sez circa 2011|
This summer sit alongside a moving body of water and call on Aphrodite, the Goddess who matches the strength of the peaking summer sun to attract more light, love, beauty, creativity and fertility into your life.