Rose + Pink Lotus Water
$30.00 – $66.00
Originally two hydrosols were planned for the Empress: a Rose Water in honor of our maiden Venus in Taurus series, in addition to a Pink and White Water Lily, chosen to represent the co-mingling of Venusian and Lunar influences imbued by this election in particular. Each was given its own copper alembic and distilled over the course of the afternoon, filled waters placed upon the altar of operation.
An Empress tarot card was distilled within the Rose pot, and freshly created malachite talismans, alongside sundry herbs and woods renowned in Hoodoo and Conjure for seduction, sweetening, and the promotion of desirability, the Water Lily.
Guidance was given following the Work to combine them, so only one Water results: the Rose + Pink Lotus, aquatic handmaiden of the Empress series.
The result is an Imperial floral, charming and alluring, but with backbone; fresh and notably feminine, yet stoic and self-possessed. Anxieties dispel and posture improves. A sense of competence, self-respect, and Divine Order follow.
Use as an aura and room spray to invoke a sense of calm and capability, while enhancing conscious awareness of the social landscape (as well as one’s ability to dominate it), seduction, and the diplomatic feats necessary to achieve the objects of our desire. Feminine leadership, at its finest.
Enhances desirability and the ability to take joy in harmonious sounds, striking visuals, exquisite tastes, and the most sensuous of sensations.
Spray over Venus or manifestation altars. Mist sigils and vision boards for allied causes. Apply as a linen or body spray before engaging sexual activities, whether solo or partied.
Boosts self-love, self-worth, and self-esteem. Apply before affirmations or acts toward such ends. Promotes self-care and an instinct for physical upkeep and beautification. Acts as a magnet for gifts, money, and material manifestation. Promotes glamour.
Arrives in a 1/2 oz travel or sample size glass spray bottle with malachite keepsake and hand embossed rose gold glyph for $30, or full 2 oz for $66
|Dimensions||.80 × .80 × 2.85 in|
Yes — contains NO animal ingredients
Friday, March 27, 2020. Hour of Venus. Chart in image gallery.
I've come to find that the waters can be very hit or miss with me. I have a JupJuice that never fails to ignite big-time luck and optimism. I have an Asclepius water that soothes residual nightmare anxiety in an instant. I also, evidently, have a little spray bottle of Rose Pink Lotus Water, which I just discovered alongside some other infrequently-used S+S offerings while organizing my wares, and have been experimenting with over the last couple days with unclear results. For one thing, it is true that the waters can degrade faster than most S+S offerings, and I believe that this one is close to its expiration date. Though I've been shaking it vigorously, there is very little detectable scent to it aside from a bit of alcohol. As to its efficacy, I know that the reason I forgot I had it in the first place is because it didn't seem as potent as the other Empress materia I was enjoying back when I purchased it, and I probably let it sit around unappreciated for too long, hence its current 'meh' state. I tried it again during Venus hour today, thinking maybe it would compel me to engage in the self-care routines I've been neglecting, but alas, hours later I'm disinclined to budge from my curmudgeonly lazing. For reference, I had stored it in a lovely wooden box on a bed of ultrasoft, home-grown cotton tufts and surrounded by beautiful pastel-hued, moon-charged crystals (quartz, calcite and fluorite), where it sat untouched for quite awhile. Perhaps even a well-kept Empress will dim when neglected and underappreciated!
*CRUCIAL EDIT: Disregard!! I was just comparing the colors of the crown stickers and realized that what I have is actually Water of the Luminous Sovereign, NOT Rose + Pink Lotus Water! This actually explains a lot [*sweaty grinning emoji*]
I use this water while at work at find it to be so grounding. It’s great for getting my in my body when I’m feeling overwhelm so that I can act from a place of groundedness and clarity.
I purchased this series during a time when, while I am in a blissful and mutually beneficial union with a unicorn, my partner and I were experiencing a bit of a dry spell. I was yearning for an intimacy that I assumed would happen with an extended time alone at home with no one to entertain but each other. I did not anticipate the stress that same extended time would put on our relationship. I spent a lot of time and effort consciously applying the water, burning the powder, etc, as well as doing my own personal healing and work. I am pleased to report not only a complete turnaround in our communication patterns, but also a complete regeneration of my love towards myself. I am now rationing the last bit I have, honored to have been able to have the time with it I have had and grateful for the love aid.
This smells so beautiful that I almost want to just spray it on "Just because" lol. I use it often when using Mars materia, for balance. When I use it to feel sensual, I notice that it helps me relax--which is super important because, er, without getting TMI, let's just say that I have a lot of hangups around the Venusian aspects of my being. Wonderful work, as always! I will rue the day I run out. :(
I bought this twice & wish I bought more. smells fantastic, and something about shaking it with the little stone keepsake as an agitator for the floral oils, hearing the rattling sound, spraying the sprayer, feeling the cool mist & smelling the gorgeous light scent forms its own tiny ritual where my body has learned to switch into another easier more beautiful posture. I invested in the empress materia specifically looking to work on self love & have made big gains there with consistent strategic applications since it came out. both the vibe coming off of this hydrosol & what it physically feels like to use it definitely place it among my favorites in this great series.
I absolutely love this series! This water is my favorite for when I need to be grounded in my body. It's very effective for that, and definitely posture improving. It's also been very helpful for when I need to present myself well in meetings, and for working with a new supervisor. My work is definitely getting more positive notice and I have more allies at work. I also feel like I have better boundaries.
Recently I've also been layering this with Exalted Sol materia and it's so good. Exalted Sol runs a little intense and impatient for me on its own, but layered with Empress it smooths out nicely and is still very effective.
This spray makes me feel like a goddess, instantly! It's a lovely boost of confidence and sensuality that has been a great kick start to my day when feeling a bit down or if I know that I have to go be around a lot of people. While I love all the S+S series, I think their Venus workings are always the yummiest, sweetest to use, quite true to Venus herself.
What happens when I spray this hydrosol before streaming, a photo shoot, a party, a date? I notice my natural beauty re-emerges from myself: I recognise it in the mirror and it's recognised by others when I meet them or they see me. S+S Venus materia, for me, reduces anxiety and increases calm: I feel relaxed. This is just the pick-me up needed to feel and look my best. It's fast-acting and effective. Anything which allows me to recognise as well as bringing to my awareness my innate beauty, so that it's recognised by others too, is an asset. Note: I have a combust Aries Venus. Numerologically, I have an affinity to 3 and the Empress tarot card.
easily my favorite hydrosol. this smells so delicate & perfect my confidence & inner peace is boosted instantly whenever I put it on. sometimes if the day doesn't call for all of BIG VENUS ill just spritz my face & hair, thank her for everything shes done for me, & ask that I embody the virtues & merit the blessings. its usually fairly obvious when I've sprayed it because I notice that I am at least slightly more well received & ready to receive my good reception in kind. i like it so much I bought another one, which is great since its well sold out now I think. what a treat
This smells slightly rosy + a slight other floral to it which I'm assuming is the water lily. This hydrosol is very anxiety calming, while boosting your self confidence. If there's a day when you're not sure you're up for it, this hydrosol allows you an empowerment that isn't outwardly aggressive. There's a mellowness to it, but that shouldn't be confused with timidity or inability to stand up for yourself. The backbone is there, just not in your face. Definite aids in feeling competent and self-assured.