Aphrodite Temple

May 2023: Aphrodite After Dark

Last month we worked with the evening Nymphs, The Hesperides, who often were depicted as attendants of Aphrodite. While some have portrayed Aphrodite as the Goddess of all things love and beauty, there are some that have portrayed her as a Goddess of manipulation, “blinding” in beauty to conceal some sort of ‘evil’ nature. Those ideologies of vanity, envy, jealousy, and resentment are projections of their own onto a Goddess that is so much more. We find truth in the deep darkness, and when we meet her there, after dark, we can learn the truth of the parts of her that live within.

Cult image of Aphrodite by wneuheisal (https://flickr.com/photos/wneuheisel/7471670636)

May 2023 in Dark Goddess Collective

Our Theme: Body Ecology

We are going to rediscover our own inner Goddess connection to Aphrodite. Through these discussions and practices, we learn more about our own power with her guidance within the body.

Our Goddess: Aphrodite

Charlene Spretnak (1978) describes a pre-Hellenic Aphrodite as the Goddess of the waters of creation and of life, the birthing of the season of spring. Jean Shinoda Bolen (2014) goes even deeper into the connections and relationships that arise as creation itself, even when we are by ourselves. The multiple facets of this Goddess allow us to bring awareness into the ‘she’ within, reinforcing our magic and ability to seat ourselves at the table of our own design here in the material world.

Aphrodisias Turkey by DebraJean via Pixabay

Some of what we have planned:

  • Black Sacred Candle
  • A Call to Aphrodite
  • Body Ecology: Aphrodite as Muse
  • Aphrodite Bath Oil
  • Venusian Altar of Practice (exclusive to DGC Community)

As the month progresses, other work may present itself. Be sure to subscribe for new post notifications or find out more about joining us in the private community to access exclusive content, lives, groups, and some of the most BadAss magical practitioners like you!

A Candle & A Key,



Bolen, J. 2014. Goddesses in Every Woman: Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives. HarperCollins Publishers.

Spretnak, C. 1978. Lost Goddesses of Early Greece. Beacon Press Boston.

Feature Image Credit: Pixabay

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