Goddesses Associated with Love
The goddess is referred to the female aspect of the All. She is co-ruler in the heavens with the god, and together they make up the “All Existence,” sometimes referred to as “the Source.” The goddess embodies the female energies and aspects of the human form. She is the known by many names, among them Mother Earth, co-creator, the womb, and triple goddess. The following are specifically chosen goddesses with a little background and history regarding each. Each goddess represents different needs and a primary role regarding love.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and passion. She is said to be the most beautiful of all goddesses, and those who see her are mesmerized by her. Her primary role is to bring love into the world.
According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was the daughter of Uranus, the god of the sky and the heavens. Uranus was castrated and his testicles thrown into the sea, and Aphrodite arose fully formed from the sea foam.
Aphrodite was married off to the god Hephaestus, but she did not confine herself to her husband to satisfy her lust. Frustrated, Hephaestus crafted an unbreakable net and surprised Aphrodite and her lover, Ares, in the act of love. He summoned the rest of the gods to come and mock the lovers, but it did not deter them. Aphrodite remained married to her husband, despite her frequent extramarital affairs.
Aphrodite's Roman counterpart is the goddess Venus. She is a goddess of love and passion. She is mother to Cupid, the Roman god of love.
Aphrodite is always eager to help lovers. She is more a goddess of lust than of true love, but she is capable of falling deeply in love, even if her marriage to Hephaestus was a loveless union. She is quite jealous of other women, goddesses and mortals alike, and she is fiercely protective of her offspring.
Aphrodite's Love Potion
In this spell, you create an empowered synergy blend. Here you mimic a love potion created by Aphrodite to tip her son Eros's arrow for love magick. It will bring love to you when you wear it.
1 pen with red ink
½ ounce cobalt glass bottle with cover
3 drops musk oil
6 drops vanilla oil
The following ingredients relate directly to Aphrodite and the attributes of attraction and passion. The color red is associated with love, passion, and sexuality. The blue in the glass bottle is a main goddess color. The oils blend beautifully, and the scents are associated with the goddess. Almond oil is a wonderful base oil, but here it does double duty as a symbol of fertility, planting the seeds of love.
Recite the following incantation to invoke Aphrodite for help in your quest to find love.
“Beautiful Aphrodite, loving and kind, Trigger in me only that which is divine. Send to me love, pure and true. Bless this oil, through and through.”
Take a piece of rice paper. Write the qualities you desire in a mate on the paper.
Roll your message into a tight scroll, and place the scroll into the bottle.
Add the combined drops of musk and vanilla oil into the bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with almond oil.
Hold and charge. Visualize yourself fulfilled with your desired love.
Anoint your self with the oil every day and recite the incantation below for as long as needed:
“Aphrodite, come to me. Aphrodite, bring love to me For my highest and best interest So Mote It Be.”
Freya is a Norse Valkyrie goddess of sexual love, beauty, and divination. She is also the goddess of war and death. Freya, ruler of the Valkyries, works very closely with the Norse god of war and death, Odin.
What is a Valkyrie?
Valkyries are minor female deities in the Norse tradition. Their job was to gather up the most noble of warrior men who died honorably and bring them to Valhalla, a division of heaven for the most noble.
The story goes that Freya was out gathering men to serve in Valhalla when she met the minor Norse god Od and fell deeply in love with him. They married, and she devoted her life to him. Despite her openly sexual behavior, they had a well-balanced relationship.
However, the gods were angered by their union and cast Od out, forbidding him from seeing Freya. They told Freya that he died and hoped she would simply accept that fate, but she became frantic and very upset, crying tears of pure gold. Freya didn't believe what she heard and decided to go out looking for her love. Freya is often depicted with a cloak of feathers, as she shape shifted into a falcon during her search for Od.
Freya eventually found Od, battered and beaten, deep within the sea and transformed into a hideous sea monster. Despite what he had become, Freya stayed by his side. Eventually Od was murdered after an unsuspecting mortal saw him and felt threatened by his ghastly appearance. This made Freya very angry, and she vowed to seek revenge for the taking of his life. But as Freya brought Od up to Valhalla to spend eternity, the gods gave Freya a gift. She was granted visitation, and the two now spend eternity in each other's arms.
Shape shifting is the transformation from human form into animal form. Many cultures believed this transformation would allow you to borrow or gain some of the animal's traits.
Devotion Talisman and Rune Grid
This talisman and rune grid is inspired by the great devotion that Freya and Od shared for each other. This spell is geared toward couples. It will help protect the devotion between the couple, strengthening the bonds of the relationship. The talisman will constantly charge by a crystal grid. For best results, perform this spell on a Friday during a waxing moon.
2 golden hand rings
2 drops sandalwood oil
1 5” length thin white ribbon
1 white rose head
½ cup of vervain
1 rose quartz crystal
1 white pouch
1 medium-sized crystal for your activator
4 small single-terminated clear quartz crystals
The ingredients and colors chosen are directly associated with the goddess Freya. The color white represents truth, purity, and the spirit of the goddess. The two golden hand rings represent both partners in the relationship, and the bond of marriage. Vervain is associated with luck, protection, and Freya.
Sandalwood represents purification and protection. Rose quartz magnifies the devotion between the two lovers. The crystal layout will create a Norse version of the rune Laguz. This will create a love-binding rune resembling a heart. Using clear quartz points, the rune grid will continuously empower the talisman.
Take the rings in hand and empower them with the strength, purity, and devotion you and your mate share. Anoint the rings with a small amount of sandalwood oil.
Bind the rings together with the white ribbon, reciting the following incantation:
“Bind our love, Pure and true, Withstanding all, through and through.”
Peel off the rose petals, leaving the stem and thorns behind.
Combine the petals, vervain, and three drops of sandalwood oil in a bowl. Stuff the pouch with the mixture, leaving room for the tied rings and the rose quartz stone. Keep the remainder of the mixture to release at the end of the spell as an offering to Freya.
Place the rings and rose quartz into the pouch and set aside.
Place one crystal on the floor at the foot of the bed, point facing in. Place three crystals up toward the head, equal distances apart with the points facing in. Looking at the three crystals in a line, bring the middle crystal toward the center of the bed. This creates 50 a pointy heart shape.
Place your pouch in the center of the grid. You must construct the rune grid in this fashion to ensure the correct position of the rune. Runes are powerful tools and have different meanings depending on which way they face.
Empower your activator crystal. Visualize your relationship standing the test of time against all odds. Allow the strength of the goddess Freya to protect and surround you and your love. While empowering your activator crystal, recite the following incantation:
“Valkyrie Goddess Freya, I call to thee. Ride along the wind with me, Protect our love and devotion, Guide us with your strength and emotion.”
Take the activator crystal and connect the crystals in the correct formation, a mirrored laguz, creating the love bind rune, shown in figure 3-1b. Keep the activator crystal in a sacred space or near the rune grid for continuous energy flow.
Scatter the remaining herbal mixture into the wind and offer it to Freya in thanks and love.
Figure 3-1a Laguz
Figure 3-1b A double laguz tilted on its side to resemble a heart
Hera is the Greek goddess of love and marriage, wife to Zeus, and co-ruler of the gods and heaven. Call upon Hera when working on protecting your marriage. She is wonderful at helping to find love and maintaining a strong and healthy relationship.
Hera's Roman counterpart is Juno, goddess of love and marriage and wife of Jupiter. Mythology states that the month of June is named after her, which just so happens to be the most popular month for weddings.
Hera is considered a mother goddess, and she is always depicted as beautiful with large eyes. Call upon her to bless and protect women and marriages. She brings fertility and protection for children. She is a great patron goddess to single women because of her strength and independent nature. She will protect the heart and represents honesty and truth within a relationship, making her an excellent goddess to turn to for help during times of infidelity. She has had first-hand experience dealing with infidelity, as Zeus is known for his wandering eye. She can give insight and patience to those in a similar situation. Hera has always risen to the occasion, proving she doesn't need a man.
Hera's Fidelity Pouch
This spell is designed to strengthen the bond between couples to promote fidelity. For best results, perform this spell on a Sunday.
1 white cloth, 4–5” in diameter
dried white rose petals
2 tablespoons mint
1 teaspoon ground myrrh
1 piece of amber
white leather lacing
2 blue pony beads
1 peacock feather
The ingredients all have a relationship to Hera. She is associated with peacocks, and the eye of the plumage relates to Hera's big beautiful eyes. The peacock feather will be attached on the outside of the pouch to oversee the magick and blessing while it acts as a watch guard for the couple. The color white is consistently used throughout the spell to represent purity, marriage, and fidelity. Myrrh and mint hold the properties of love and add that spiritual connection through scent. Amber resin strengthens marital bonds and promises.
Lay the white cloth flat. Layer the rose petals, mint, and myrrh into the center of the cloth.
Hold and charge the amber stone. Visualize the bond between both individuals strengthened in love and fidelity. Place the amber in the center of the herbs.
Close the cloth to create the pouch and tie with lacings. Secure by threading the pony beads through the lacings. For the final touch, thread the end of the peacock feather in between the pony beads and leather lacings.
While holding your bundle, recite the following incantation:
“Hail to Goddess Hera of marriage and love, Gaze at us from Mt. Olympus above, Empower this bundle and guide us in life, Strengthen our bonds through times of strife. Devotion, purity, and truth to be, These for a healthy partnership, happy and free.”
Hang the bundle on or above the bed or place it by a nightstand for as long as the relationship needs.