The force that unites the elements to become all things is Love… Love brings together dissimilar elements into a unity, to become a composite thing.– Empedocles, Greek philosopher
Once Upon A Time
the sky god, Ouranos (Uranus) and Gaia had twelve sons and six daughters. Not a contender for ancient father of the year on any scale, Uranus imprisoned his children deep in the Earth, where their presence tortured their poor mother Gaia.
In retaliation, Gaia crafted a powerful flint-bladed sickle and asked her sons to castrate Uranus. Only Cronus, the god of time, bravely stepped forward for the task.
Cronus ambushed his father and successfully castrated him. His father’s severed testicles fell into the sea, resulting in an abundance of sea foam.
And lo and behold, the breath-taking goddess Aphrodite, also known as Venus, emerged from the foaming sea on a scallop shell.
The Greek goddess of romantic love, beauty and pleasure calls on us to cultivate our inner sensuality and creativity in partnerships.
If you don’t see the world with a rose-colored lens, Aphrodite invites you to fall in crazy love with yourself and your life. When you do, new love will begin to sprout like wild fire. Not only this, you may be in for a few unexpected surprises. Those icky sticky parts of yourself that you’d rather hide from the world may actually hold precious gifts.