Veneralia, an ancient Roman festival, honors Venus Verticordia (“Venus, the changer of hearts”) & Fortuna Virilis (“Virile Fortune”). The Cult of Venus Verticordia was established in 220 BC in response to the sexual prowess of Romans, inspiring a chastity amongst certain women for the benefit of the State. The symbol of Venus & her temple was meant to persuade them to cherish the traditional sexual properties & moralities known to please the gods. On the First of April, the cult would celebrate Veneralia in honor of Venus by bathing the cult image of Venus in men’s baths along with themselves & adorn her & themselves with wreaths of Myrtle (a tree symbolizing lasting love). They would then ask Venus Verticordia for help in affairs of the heart, sex, & marriage. The importance of the rituals was to celebrate both males & females in the physical relationship. In Modern times, we can look at this allegorically in that our own chastity could be abstaining from whatever might be harming us physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually in order to grow into a better relationship with oneself & others. We can also think of the rituals celebrating both men & women in various relationships with each other & themselves.
This set includes:
-Pink & Red Chime Candles
-Brass Star Candle Holder
-Small rough chunk of Garnet
-Venus Ritual Bath Soak with Epsom Salt, Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Organic Coconut Milk Powder, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil, Organic Ground Coltsfoot, Damiana, Hibiscus, Jasmine Flowers, & Rose Buds
-Veneralia Tea with Black Tea, Bergamot, Organic Red Clover, Organic Rose, Organic Lavender, Organic Heather Flowers, & Organic Myrtle
-Venus Anointing Oil with Mica Powder, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Organic Grape Seed Oil, Geranium, Laurel Leaf, & Vanilla Essential Oils
-Venus Incense Blend w Myrtle, Rose, & Black Frankincense with 2 Instant Light Coals
-Milk Offering Mixture with Organic Coconut Milk Powder, Organic Poppy Seeds, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Honey Granules, & Rose
-Page of parchment containing history, associations, & Rituals (8.5x11 - perfect for slipping into your Book of Shadows or Grimoire).
-Venus Deity Card
-Red Drawstring Bag
-Choose from drop down: Hand-forged Copper Incense Burner measuring about 3” in diameter OR a Venus Cauldron (Copper Altar Bowl) measuring 6” in diameter OR the set. (Copper is the metal associated with Venus & is known for enhancing Venus’ energy.) *Each bowl is hammered & formed & polished by hand, so no two are alike. Includes wood tripod stand for each size bowl. Copper will patina over time depending on what you’re using it for.
Everything in this set contains instructions/rituals.
*Each item is hand-sourced or handmade with intention for celebrating & honoring the Goddess, Venus. We do not make any guarantees on the outcome of each ritual, as each person is different.