although now most associated with Greece, is originally a Semitic fertility/war spirit, akin to Astarte or Ishtar.
Aphrodite’s main function in Greece became love, romance, sex, and protection of mariners. By the end of the Classical Era, many were uncomfortable with her raw sexuality: she was reenvisioned as Aphrodite Urania, Goddess of Heavenly Love.
Aphrodite can raise and placate winds. Not only does she have power over people, animals, and plants, she has power over spirits too, or at least most of the Greek pantheon. Exceptions are Artemis, Athena, and Hestia, who are immune to her powers. All the rest succumb to her allure. If you find yourself in trouble with them, appeal to Aphrodite for help. In terms of altar space, keep Artemis and Athena away from Aphrodite, and do not petition them together.
Be sure to fulfill all vows in a timely manner. She is not always a patient spirit. If she loves you and Demonstrates favour, you will be expected to offer consistent attention and gifts. Aphrodite usually Demonstrates anger via animal attacks or bad luck in love.
Aphrodite, a powerful, tremendously generous goddess, may be petitioned for virtually anything. Aphrodite, sometimes called the Oldest Fate, may have power over destiny. She may be able to change fate.
Offerings: Call Aphrodite with the scent of frankincense and myrrh. Other favourite offerings include perfume, roses, myrtle, honey, and wine. Ancient worshippers offered triangle-shaped honey cakes. Commandaria, a Greek dessert wine, was traditionally served at her festivals.
Planet: Venus, The Sun