Calendar of the Sun
Feast of Aphrodite
Colors: Pink, sea-green, and golden
Altar: Upon cloth of Aphrodite's colors, place six pink candles, a cup of honey, a cup of rose-colored wine, sweets and sugared cakes, and as many flowers as can be found.
Offerings: Sweet things. Ritual sex is appropriate tonight, for those who partake.
Daily Meal: Fish, seafood, and sweets.
(All chant:) I was born of the love of the Body,
I learn to give and receive love of the Heart,
I open myself to the love of the Soul.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Anadyomene, She Who Rises From The Waves!
Response: May love wash over us like foam upon the sea.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Antheia, Lady of Flowers!
Response: May love bloom like the rose opening to the dawn.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Camaetho, Bright-Haired Autumn Leaf!
Response: May love endure even into age and waning.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Doritis, Giver of Gifts!
Response: Lady, may you be generous to us.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Euploia, Lady of Fair Voyage!
Response: May our paths to Love be free of thorns.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Genetrix, Matron of the Marriage Bed!
Response: May we never forget that life comes from love.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Philomedes, Lover of Genitals!
Response: May we never forget that my flesh is sacred.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Porne, Matron of Whores!
Response: May we always value those who carry on Her sacred work.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Urania, Builder of Bridges!
Response: May we be open to love strange and unexpected, in myself and in others.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Parakouptosa, cold marble statue of unrequited love!
Response: May we learn the value even in that which is unattainable.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Androphonos, Man-Slayer!
Response: May we not drown in the torrential power of your gift.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Epitymbidia, Lady on the Tomb!
Response: May we remember the lessons of those who slew themselves or another for love.
Call: I sing of Aphrodite Pandemos, Goddess of All People!
Response: May we remember that Love does not judge, coming to worthy and unworthy alike.
(The sweets and wine are given as libation, and all take a flower and go to feast.)
[Pagan Book of Hours]