Embrace Self-Love with Aphrodite's Simple Ritual

Welcome to our first monthly series at Bespell & Co! Every month, we will explore a different goddess together and embrace the beauty within us all. We aim to inspire you to cultivate self-love and harness the unique power of each goddess in your life. This month, we're starting with the amazing Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Her essence teaches us that love, especially self-love, can transform us in ways we never thought possible.


In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is known for her love, beauty, and the eternal pursuit of pleasure and happiness. Her essence reminds us that love lies at the core of our being and that self-love is the most powerful force. At Bespell & Co., we believe in weaving magic into our daily lives. So, what could be more enchanting than embracing the essence of Aphrodite to enhance our journey of self-love? Let's get started!

The Lore of Aphrodite

Isn't Aphrodite's story fascinating? She was born from the foam of the sea, embodying the idea that beauty can emerge from chaos. This narrative resonates with all of us, as we, too, have the power to transform our struggles into something beautiful.

Aphrodite, the goddess of love, teaches us true beauty and affection come from within. It's not just about external appearances but how we see and treat ourselves. By honoring her, we're reminded to cherish and celebrate ourselves, to find beauty in our own unique qualities, and to cultivate love and kindness from within.

Self-Love in the Light of Aphrodite

Self-love is an odyssey, a continuous journey of acceptance, care, and understanding towards oneself. It's about recognizing our inner Aphrodite, regardless of the seas we’ve emerged from. In the spirit of Aphrodite, self-love is not just a practice but a celebration of our existence, our flaws, and our unique beauty.

To walk in self-love is to walk with Aphrodite by our side, guiding us to find joy in our being, to nurture our desires, and to radiate love from within. It's a commitment to honoring our needs, dreams, and happiness.

A Simple Ritual for Self-Love

In the tradition of ancient rituals that honored the gods and goddesses, here is a simple yet profound ritual to invite Aphrodite's essence into your life and foster self-love:


  • Pink candles (for love)
  • Rose quartz (for compassion and healing)
  • Rosewater or essential oil (for beauty and purification)
  • A mirror


Ritual Steps:

  • Create Sacred Space: Find a quiet, comfortable space where you can be undisturbed. Arrange your materials in front of you. Light the pink candle to welcome love's warmth and light.
  • Purification: Sprinkle rosewater or dab essential oil on your wrists and neck, cleansing yourself of negative thoughts and energies and preparing your spirit to receive love.
  • Mirror Work: Hold the rose quartz in your hand and gaze into the mirror. Look beyond your physical form; see your inner beauty and light. Speak affirmations of love and acceptance to yourself, such as "I am worthy of love," "I embrace my beauty within and out," and "I am loved."
  • Closing: When you feel filled with love and light, thank Aphrodite for her presence and guidance. Blow out the candle, knowing that the flame of self-love continues to burn brightly within you.


Embracing self-love is a divine act, a tribute to Aphrodite, and a gift to ourselves. In our modern quest for happiness and fulfillment, let us not forget the ancient wisdom that teaches us to love and honor ourselves first. May the essence of Aphrodite guide you, illuminate your path to self-love, and remind you of the beauty that resides within.

Remember, the journey to self-love is ongoing, filled with moments of discovery, joy, and the gentle reminder to treat ourselves with the same compassion and love we freely give to others. Let's walk this path together, inspired by Aphrodite's light and legacy.

Warm Wishes, Dymphna

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