[2/14/22] Before today, only 2 of 33 publicly released series have been formally delayed. Which is a pretty good track record for a project which has historically run on pre-elected, pre-announced *down to the minute* dates and times (if we don’t say so ourselves!). What’s curiouser + curiouser, however, is what the series which /have/ experienced those delays, have had in common.
What is it they share, you may also wonder?
The first was Venus in Taurus I — postponed on account of a certain someone scheduled to stay the night — who knew I had to work(!), but not on what(!) — alerting us last minute that their billionaire friend (who we had never met!) would be, just… casually tagging along.
It turned into a lovely evening… the seeds of fruitful relationship sowed by laughter, watered with wine and tucked into the bittersweet, nutritive soil of witty repartee.
^note its nicknames were the Gold Digger + Sugar Baby series…
The next was Saturn in Capricorn — for reasons discussed at exhaustive length in its own description — because the only way through (personal) hell at the point of last-minute emergency rewrites was to harness the struggle of lived experience in order to arrive at some utterly inevitable, miserably overlong but final launch-conclusion.
Which is VERY OBVIOUSLY an exceptionally minor case of “human struggle”, if we even want to call it that. The above are only lived examples of how appropriate syncs constellate around each launch cycle, akin to the anomalous weather patterns documented on Instagram following the release of Jupiter’s Empyreal Vantage… or the peacock(s!)… or Marshall the jumping spider… or the actual mf scorpion.
These begin as soon as the operations themselves, if not before, as discussed here, and continue mounting as the magic labors itself into the lives of hundreds of Human Spirits. They simply manifest in *mine* first, which makes understanding and explaining their real-world effects in such granular detail possible — though also, as a process, has become… exceptionally derailing and increasingly preposterous, for as the scale of magical production has escalated, the scope of manifestation has quite literally (+ relatively quietly) followed. I digress.
Returning to the here and now — to the series formerly known as “Venus-Spica”
Named as such because:
1. Spica was the electional feature I recalled + was most excited about ‘pon first blush,
having henceforth not the occasion to sup The Virgin’s Spike
(…but more on that later)
2. knew many of you had been asking for!
But as our Electional Patron — love it or hate it, to the point of actual microcosmic internet infamy! — is wont to do, the Greater Curmudgeon of Mt. Coppockalypse has informed his beloved (that’s me!) that that’s not technically an accurate enough descriptor to be the formal moniker.
So like Cloud Daddy, Venus-Spica was a working title.
Venus’ Aerial Delight is more like it…
an emanation of the broader but also less technically informative
“Garden of All Delight” (short-lived working title 2.0)
due to of its inferred allegiance, perhaps, to manifold experience over an emphasis on Venus in her Aerial form…
and Dearest — the perfumed air
of this series is
so soft and
oh so fine, untouchably lovely
and above all
And while Venus in Libra II would have been an accurate enough descriptor, that low hanging fruit of a banal honorific fails to deliver our Fair Lady the Justice she deserves — and if there is one thing a hyper-dignified Venus in Libra wants — it is little more than perfect accord and right-relationship.
“Not so much to ask”, She says!
Appreciating more than any other expression the extra effort contributed by both sides, per chance to meet in the middle.
To establish a perfectly balanced set of old-fashioned, ultra responsive Scales.
To — through acknowledgement of relational symbiosis and ultimate mutual reliance — coordinate one fleeting monument to absolute *symmetry* (or in lieu, as close as two opposing parties can possibly get).
Symmetry of course being the fount + foundation of classical beauty.
This series was internally scheduled for public debut on February 2nd — enough time to catch the early-February marketing wave + still rest assured most offerings would arrive by the calendrically vulgar, typically unfulfilling, and popularly reviled festival of Lupercalia-cum-Valentine’s, but such was not to be.
[Shipments began arriving en mass around the time Sol entered Jupiter’s romantic + watery Piscean domain — a far more auspicious backdrop against which to initiate newfound Benefic relationship anyway… but more on that below!]
Long story, uh… less long…
thing after thing after thing happened,
starting the moment we began decanting for Venus’ Aerial Delight, give or take 7+ weeks ago.
The Ordeals all in (what else?) perfect alignment with what this series, in all its brilliant multi-facets, is all about.
Relationships repaired. Dynamics renegotiated. Equilibriums re-established. Debts and valuations, equitably assessed.
And most recently…
Restorative lures from the near South-East, promising untold treasures for all to share, requiring quite the audience of communication and consideration.
In addition to AstroTwitter spontaneously declaring February 9th, 2022 INTERNATIONAL KAIT APPRECIATION DAY (spurred by a kindly and *deeply* Libran thread from Ursula Rising)…
Addressing inequities in the Plus Member program…
And being treated to a breezy, song-filled drizzle (Venus also brings moisture!) complete with double banded rainbow (let alone the things that have happened since, yet unreported), the final contractions of delivering this series have showcased just how profound an effect it shall have.
and I am DELIGHTED to finally offer it to you!
Yet briefly, returning to the question earlier posed…
What do all the series that have suffered notable delays (so far) have in common?
*All* are DIGNIFIED planets when **in** Venus-ruled signs.
Two are Venus in Her own Rulership, and the outlier(!) was Saturn — which yes, is the the planet of delays, but also: Exalts in Libra.
And why is that relevant here?
For starters — (and as our beautiful/ wise/ supportive Client Community never ceases reminding me!)
What makes life — difficult, miserable, painstaking life — with all its loss and its poverty and its suppression of the individual, and its treatment of LIVING BEINGS and our one and only PLANET as little more than compost to be *eaten alive* for the nigh-exclusive benefit of capitalist, colonialist Empire — worth living?
Worth the struggle it takes to end up compost regardless?
Many throughout history have said Beauty.
and others have said Grace.
or Relationship itself.
We get on our knees and plunge our hands into the filth of the earth so that one day, only if the conditions are right — and there’s just enough water (but not enough to drown them) and just enough Sun (but not enough to scorch them), a stalk might grow,
and a flower might bloom,
and it just might
And sweet breezes guide pollinators along their revolutions — bumbling, honey-producing bees and butterflies with delicate, stained glass wings, and dainty, dextrous hummingbirds — nature’s organic drones, surfing the pheromonal airwaves in sole pursuit of what is BEAUTIFUL, making life itself possible.
“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry. Don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”
Quote by Walter Hagen, relevant to our aerial arcana
I could go on about this for probably ever, so I’ll leave further ruminations on the relationship between Venus and Saturn, Saturn and Venus to a book or a course or whatever and come back down to earth for… hopefully the rest of this writeup.
For starters, I obviously *highly* recommend pairing Saturn materia with Venus in Libra materia. If you’ve been scared to engage with Saturn’s material sphere, our Aerial Queen offers not only exceptional company, but tempers Saturn like no other.
Hack your way to an Exalted Saturn *experience* by wearing both influences simultaneously. Or layer with whatever your heart desires! Send flowers and a thank you note later ; )
On its own, Venus in Libra is r e l a x i n g .
Its ability to initiate a deep mode of letting go and letting live is truly unmatched by anything we’ve put out (at least in my experience, but this could be deepened by its collaboration with my chart specifically… testimonials will tell!)
Worries blow away in a perfumed breeze, like ash from burned papers — sigils that have run their course. Spells we need not cast on our present or future.
This election features an evening star Venus, co-present with the Moon, in the shimmering Lunar mansion of Chitra: the Pearl or Shining Jewel.
This cocktail of influences is quite literally *fascinating*, because — in a way similar to Regulus III vs. other Regulii — this is NOT a thirsty, demanding, or attention seeking Venus.
Venus in her Aerial Delight is almost whimsically subtle, and yet… deeply compelling.
More than any other, I’ve found myself sitting and staring at this materia for no good reason.
It’s a pleasure to be with.
Let alone apply.
Let alone embody.
Let alone learn from.
Almost all benefic materia relieves anxious states, but this could be the most “neutral” version of that effect, meaning — particularly the Eirene subset — doesn’t seem to intoxicate or overpower in the same way other series have. It doesn’t take the wheel from you, rather, it steadies the hand/ mind/ heart that steers.
And it is is ultra wearable. Probably the most all-purpose Venus to date.
har har, that happened by itself! dad jokes are a Libra thing!
Wear by day, wear by night. Wear for special occasions, and for no occasion at all….
This influence isn’t overwhelmingly sexy on its own (Venus in Libra I had a Pisces Moon that made it it more dreamy and amorous), but GOOD GODDESS is it mf CHATTY. And smart. And social as all get-out.
People will be drawn to you, and they’ll want to talk to you, and you’ll likely have a lovely time!
Wearing Venus’ Aerial Delight grants a +5 bonus to all charisma based spells and skill checks.
It imbues a sense of social grace and cultivates an almost Elven manner — soft and easy; alluring and intelligent. Comfortable in Herself without the need to throw a parade over it — for it is not her wish that others bow to her, rather toward her (…as she does them…), together emanating a single cross-current of mutual Delight.
Our Aerial Queen cares deeply for the experience of others, and it is only fair to return that generous courtesy.
And hence, the world becomes a more beautiful, more equitable, and more thoughtful place.
Such is Her gift to the world — O shimmering Jewel!
Blessed are we to behold your Grace! To rejoice within it!
The base series has a super gentle, extraordinarily amenable energy. It can be applied for Venus remediation + ritual, explorations of the Venusian Sphere for somatic + educational purposes, enhancing artistic abilities + enjoyment of The Arts, cultivating a more effective social persona, improving and equitizing all manner of relationship, deeper understanding via communication, glamour and the cultivation of physical beauty, attracting gifts, attention, small gains, and the Venusian-like.
The Eirene subset, on the other hand, provides much more scaffolding. An Oil, Incense and Powder for supreme diplomatic gravitas, internal stability, and profound peace, within and without. Scale gnosis of the highest order. Akin to layering Venus in Libra x Immortal Heart x Deneb Algedi, but a beautiful thing all its own, featuring dove feather, manuka, and hyssop, among sundry ingredients/ features explored in greater detail on its individual page.
We thank Austin Coppock, who architects our magical elections and serves, as needs require, as most excellent advisor (every great Queen needs her John Dee…), Elizabeth Barrial for all of her perfumed contributions, and Tony Mack for his exemplary skill in the Talismanic Arts. And last but not least, the extraordinary team that makes operating at this scale *even remotely* possible.
It is a privilege to be set together, as one brilliant constellation — to cast and to share in mutual delight!
As it is *you*, Dear ones.
It is an honor — a serious responsibility — and a pleasure which brings untold exaltation, to serve you.
To collaborate *with my Clients* in mutual pursuit of empowerment, health, wealth, and most simply, that which makes life worth living…
As always, I pray these offerings serve you well, and thank you for supporting this beautiful, painstaking, and life-changing work.
Each order comes with basic guidance for application, timing suggestions, and a prayer, alongside an invitation to join our warm and welcoming Client Community (link in your shipment confirmation email, which — of course, includes a tracking number).
Fulfillment for this series is already in full swing! We “soft launched” this series to the Community last week
sans offering photos and individual descriptions.
I have still not staged a photo shoot for these items (and may not for most of them),
so what follows are only process photos.
[ + I have SO MUCH more to share. Part II may yet follow! ]
This presents a fun opportunity to go on a blind date with our Aerial Queen…
and simultaneously, to see your AstroMage in action for the very first time.
Can you tell this Venus is conjunct my Sun by degree? 😉
[ photo credits to myself + Taryn Lacy ]
Cannot wait to see **your own** Venus Shoots + Selfies!
[ advance swoons! ]
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Anointing Oils, Incense, PowdersVenusian herbs and sakura blossom featured in Sphere + Sundry's maiden Venus in Libra series: damiana, fenugreek, red clover, plantain, and more, combined with Agrippan correspondences for the fixed star Spica: periwinkle, mugwort, and emerald — ritually fumigated, consecrated, and made Celestial Sacrament in the garden of our Aerial Delight election window. The Oils were immersed in 100% organic jojoba at the time of creation, before being tucked into 5-months of quiet, restorative beauty sleep alongside Her series sistren. Consecrated herbs were roused and powdered in the hour of Venus, given additional shimmering adornments of excess emerald and 22k rose gold. Essential oils of whimsical galbanum, high-femme clary sage, and sundry others. The Aerial Queen's offerings call forth a refreshing breeze — worries dispel, instantly composting into refreshing blooms of the mind-heart. "All is well" she whispers... and we believe Her! Induce emotional micro-vacations with but a drop from a vial, or a soft sprinkling of powder, or a waft of Her intoxicating incense. Lighten the load... Live and let live... Drift upon Her perfumed breeze... away from all but simple pleasures and lovely, subtle delights. Aerate your state. Take good care. Don't be so hard on yourself, and temper everything /anything life throws your way — including other series (via layering). Take the edge off of external conditions and internal states. Learn to let go, and to be, and how (be)autiful that **really**, truly is. and You are. because — if nothing else — She tells you so. and you believe Her. Draw admirers — allowing yourself the flowers and candy and care they bring. for you are Worthy. (of this and far more) Carry yourself with Her enchanting Grace... Her easy way... Her unburdened cadence. Enhance your ability to create and appreciate Art, Music, Poetry, and your own Reflection. Float gently through your own gaze, until discovering the Light of your own Eyes as a jewel more precious than any other — the Hope Diamond that never leaves you. The Pearl that needs safekeeping from all that is undeserving about this world... The eyelids a clamshell which hosts the Soul's divine Flame. Learn to hold space yourself and others... be kinder... softer... more Libran. as the Aerial Queen Herself 🌸 This Oil arrives in your selection of a 1/2 oz glass vial with keepsake emerald, pressed cherry blossom, and 22k rose gold for $84, a 10 ml rose gold plated roller ($105), or 10 ml **opaline** roller ($68). **Note that initially, green agate rollers were available for this series. We restocked using opaline on 2/23/22, which is a better fit for the roller casing. Natural materials have some size variation. If you're unhappy with how your roller rolls, please reach out so we can send a replacement! Her Incense and/ or Powder is available in your choice of 2 oz bulk pot ($90) or standard 1/2 oz vial ($30). For offerings that provide more scaffolding and support in the midst of navigating difficult scenarios, boundary reinforcement, and active (rather than passive) self-advocacy, please consider the Eirene subset as a better fit for your needs. For an idea of what the lived experience of Venus in Libra is like, peruse 39+ testimonials here.$30.00 – $105.00$30.00 – $105.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Anointing Oils, Incense, PowdersBeautiful, young Eirene is the Greek Goddess of Peace, Wealth and Plenty — a member of the second triad of the Horae, oft' depicted carrying a cornucopia, scepter, torch, and rhyton in works of classical art. In a world torn apart by ideological extremism (and isolation, e.g disconnection for how words and actions impact others), this subset is for the Restoration of Faith — in Ourselves, and in Humanity. A magical invitation to return to orderly, pro-social sense and right-relationship. It provides a perfectly calibrated psychic Scale upon which to weigh our own needs and beliefs against those of the world around us, holding two spaces — equal and objective — and seeing clearly the result. How the scales rise and fall (when the bullshit has been taken off them) begs the question — What is inequitable here? What is disturbing balance? Interfering with the stable possibility of true Peace? The Eirene subset provides diplomatic gravitas and mental scaffolding to correct such dynamics, all the while issuing a cardinal edict to take action. "Harmony" is all too often established by someone selling themselves short — by sacrificing themselves at the altar of "not disturbing the peace" in response to others not carrying their own weight. "That is not sustainable", the Scales say. It is the stoking of bitterness, simultaneously crippling opportunities for growth on both sides. Thus, Eirene is for those who need to learn to stand up for themselves, and/ or to sit tf down — have fun discovering where and which! Because: not everyone else is wrong. We are not always right. We *all* have our parts and needs in relational dynamics + human beings must learn to speak *with* one another again. Be willing to correct anything that gets in the way of the most precious resource the modern world has hunted to the very edge of extinction — a sense of Peace. of Equity. of Right Accord. And therefore, Plenty. Apply to establish inner and exterior balance. To become more Gracious and Judicial in word, thought, and deed. Before yoga, meditative contemplation, or other activities that emphasize balance. Or difficult conversations, boundary setting moments, and times where honesty tempered by good faith make all the difference. Anoint the temples, back of the neck, the wrists, lower back, heart, and hips. Created during the Venus' Aerial Delight election window, with additions of dove feather, wheat stalk, freshwater pearl, ashwaganda, vanilla bean, olive leaf, and jasmine. Master root, deer's tongue, white lotus, slippery elm, corn flower, devil's shoestring, rosemary, and royal jelly powder (the nectar upon which the Queen Bee feeds). Ritually harvested peace lily, emerald, freshwater pearl, and 22k rose gold. The Oil is a combination of organic olive and jojoba. Lavender soothes agitation, hyssop makes way for redemption, and manuka offers grounded, Saturnian stability. Eirene says: "In order to have peace, we must pave Roads to Redemption." Roads which begin with honest, good faith conversations, wherein Hard boundaries and Soft boundaries can be established. The space in the middle, a battleground (or is it a garden?) wherein to establish our diplomatic aims. Advocate for yourself and others. Intervene where there is inequity. and do so from a place of Libran balance — well considered, thoughtful, and moderated, fortified with Saturnian scaffolding. Akin to Venus in Libra/ core Aerial Delight x Immortal Heart x Deneb Algedi, but a beautiful thing all Her own. Probably the most useful, life-changing offering I've ever made — at least for this people-pleasing, boundary-challenged, self-sacrificing yet Mars-y Libra... Learn Scale Gnosis, and practice the fine art of Diplomancy. Oil of Eirene arrives in your selection of a 1/2 oz glass vial with freshwater pearl, emerald, and 22k rose gold for $84, a 10 ml rose gold plated roller ($105), or 10 ml rose quartz roller ($68). Eirene's Incense and/ or Powder is available in your choice of 2 oz bulk pot ($90) or standard 1/2 oz vial ($30). Note that the Aerial Queen's subset is for more generalized Venus in Libra things — more appropriate for relaxation, enjoyment, and the like...$30.00 – $105.00$30.00 – $105.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Salts, Face + BodyOrganic Venusian herbs consecrated during our Aerial Delight election, Dead Sea salt, magnesium flake, honey, essential oils, copper leaf, and shimmering mica. Worries drift away in a perfumed breeze. Or down the drain, rather. Use alone or in Bathing Rituals to establish Right Relationship between Self + Self, or Self + Other. After coming home from work, before bed, or anytime you need a magical dose of self-care for self-love's sake. Clear the way between your body-mind, mind-body and the Venusian Sphere... A curious effect I've noticed when using these Bath Salts, is that I prefer much more temperate water than usual. I hung out long after the bath cooled down, losing all sense of time, dolphin-ing around and enjoying the music. Personal or universal? Only time x testimonials will tell... Offered in an airtight 8 oz bale top glass jar for $35, 16 oz bulk pot for $70, or unbreakable 18 oz (by weight) bath bundle for $65 (enough to refill the bulk pot). Please note that the gold-green mica in these salts will stay on the skin, making you shimmer like a sun-soaked Twilight vampire. If you do not desire this effect, please use soap and a washcloth following your bath, instead of simply rinsing.$35.00 – $70.00$35.00 – $70.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Waters, KoloníasGrain alcohol, Shasta water, colloidal gold, colloidal copper, chlorophyl (natural source of color and ruled by Venus), essential oils, and freshwater pearl. Consecrated on the mound of our Aerial Delight operation, useful for clearing the field of anything impeding the Venusian and Libran arcana from entering our Selves + Spheres. Perform a quick aura cleanse to dismiss anxiety, calm and release... breathe freely. Use before anointing or applying any other Venus offering to boost their manifest results + ability to guide state. Clear Venusian talismans, objects, and amulets, add to floor washes, baths, or essential oil diffusers. Scent and condition the hands before rituals, rites, and the the creation of beautiful 'nusian delights 🌸 Turkish colognes are often sprinkled upon the hands before entering one’s household or business establishment, providing some natural sanitation and also a delightful scent. This can be used in such a way, or as a type of Venusian Florida Water for energetic cleansing, drawing peace, love, and adoration — anytime or before ritual. Makes it difficult for nasties to glom on or penetrate the auric body. Shake well to integrate and disburse drops of essential oil before use. Energy Clearing Protocol For energetic cleansing, sprinkle about a half teaspoon onto the palms of the hands and gently but thoroughly rub together for 10 or so seconds, coating both sides. The hands can float 2 inches from the body or be lightly touching it. Stand and run your palms from the crown of your head down the back of the head, then start from the top again, going down the front of your face and body, all the way down to the tops of your feet. If you feel any areas “sticking”, continue stroking them until energies disperse, and then proceed with downward sweeping. Continue skimming from the head downward, running your cologned hands across every surface area, including under the arms, groin, and rear, concluding with the bottoms of the feet by lifting them. You can “flick” the energy off if it feels right, or it will dissipate naturally, however you prefer. Take 10-30 seconds to close your eyes and integrate the cleansing, feeling the shift, and thank Venus for her protection, sealing the auric body from that which does not serve. Kolonías can also be used before performing reiki, energy work, or any other healing activity, on clients or loved ones. It can be done on the self, objects, or 3rd parties. Other Applications This can also be added to baths, floor washes, essential oil diffusers, or dishes of water kept at the bedside for love-drawing and clarifying. Extraordinarily versatile, effective, and p o t e n t . Offered in a 1.7 oz glass woozy bottle for $35, or bulk 5 oz for $105$35.00 – $105.00$35.00 – $105.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, HoneysOrganic raw honey, mixed with consecrated, fumigated herbs of Venusian accord in the breeze of our Aerial Delight. Later strained and poured into pots for pre-fab honey spells of the highest order. Add as a component in sweetening and compelling work, or for those aimed at relational accord, glamour, and sociability. Use for honey pot spells. Add tiny amounts to baths and floor washes. Offered in a 2 oz glass pot with rose gold and emerald for $35$35.00$35.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Tinctures100% ingredients: Organic damiana leaf, organic raspberry leaf, organic red clover blossom, organic yarrow flower, organic chamomile flower, organic jasmine flower, organic passion flower, organic mugwort, organic plantain leaf, organic periwinkle, organic wild yam root, organic fenugreek seed, solomon's seal, vanilla, tonka bean, and royal jelly. Immersed in top shelf vodka with rose gold during our Aerial Delight election, shaken in the days and hours of Venus. Anoint that which you do not want getting oily. Add to floor washes. Offered in a 1/2 oz glass jar with dropper cap and 22k rose gold for $35, or 1 oz for $70 Please Note: This was not created in a commercial kitchen to GMP standards, so it is not suitable or intended for consumption. Additionally, internal consumption may disrupt hormonal balance — important for those who are pregnant or on birth control! Use externally to anoint yourself or objects. Keep this (and all our wares) out of reach of children. Any internal consumption undertaken at the user’s sole risk and liability.$35.00 – $70.00$35.00 – $70.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Face + Body, Body ButtersSince I don't currently have any process photos from creating the Body Butter, enjoy this photo of a Venus-drunk Sumo pawing at the model bottles! The Disney Princess effect is alive and well 😹 Cats love Venus. Kids love Venus. *Everyone* loves Venus... A proprietary combination of herbally infused, skin nourishing oils, shea butter, coconut oil, vanilla bean, and ylang ylang essential oil, whipped with 22kt rose gold. "It's like someone walked by with a cupcake..." one of the Helpers remarked. Light, airy, and drool-worthy. The perfect Aerial complement to the Empress' rich decadence, but no less exceptionally d e l i c i o u s . Apply to release stress, settle into your own skin, and feel lighter, brighter, and more beautiful 🕊 Offered in a 2 oz glass jar for $33, or 6 oz bulk pot for $78 Note: These Body Butters will go out of stock and be resurrected as additional batches get (quite literally) whipped up. Peruse reviews of our others to get a sense of their efficacy...$33.00 – $78.00$33.00 – $78.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, CandlesBeeswax, dyed green, poured over consecrated Venus' Aerial Delight herbal mix + powdered with 22kt rose gold, emerald, freshwater pearl and within our election window. Burn to set the stage for socializing, romance, or diplomatic engagement... Use in works of candle magic toward Venusian or Libran aims... Light during weekly Venus devotions... Offered in the client's selection of a 2 oz glass jar ($91), or ultra long-lasting slim vigil for $168 Pillars were also poured for this election, but will be released at a later date...$91.00 – $168.00$91.00 – $168.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Steep + Smokes100% ingredients: Organic damiana leaf, organic raspberry leaf, organic red clover blossom, organic yarrow flower, organic chamomile flower, organic jasmine flower, organic passion flower, organic mugwort, organic plantain leaf, organic periwinkle, vanilla bean. Smokeable, steepable herbs of Venusian virtue, consecrated during our Aerial Delight election. Add to floor washes or spiritual baths. Smoke alone, or partied to Mother Mary Jane. Offered in a 2.5 oz tin for $30, or 4 oz bulk pot for $49$30.00 – $49.00$30.00 – $49.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, SalvesRed clover blossom, fenugreek seed, yarrow flower, mugwort, raspberry leaf, plantain leaf, jasmine flower, damiana leaf, valerian root, slipper elm bark, passion flower, and chamomile flowers in a 1:1 ratio of organic jojoba and extra virgin olive oils. Combined with fumigated herbs during our Aerial Delight election window and left to imbue for 5+ months before being strained, melted with organic beeswax and essential oils, spangled with 22k rose gold and poured into tins. Apply to the low back, feet, neck and shoulders, or wherever your heart desires... well, almost anywhere the heart desires. Invite lightness and relaxation. Less good for pain relief than most of our other salves, but great for releasing emotional and mental stress, and enjoying a nice evening of romance or conversation. Offered in a 2.5 oz tin for $72, or 4 oz bulk pot for $105$72.00 – $105.00$72.00 – $105.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Face + Body, Masks + PolishesPowdered saltwater pearl + vanilla bean. Wet the face with warm water or apply following a light steam. Make sure the fingers are moist, but not wet, before pouring a small mound onto them. Pat onto the skin to keep it from falling off, and gently rub in soft, circular motions for 1-2 minutes or until you feel it has dissolved. Rinse with warm water and dry. Optionally, follow with our Aerial Queen's Rose Gold + Honey Beautifying Mask. Offered in a 1/2 oz vial for $27$27.00$27.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Face + Body, Masks + PolishesHoney infused with consecrated Venus' Aerial Delight beautifying herbal blend + emeralds before being finely strained. Whipped with bean, 22kt rose gold, frankincense, and geranium. Clean and exfoliate the skin, perhaps with some Vanilla Bean Pearl Polish, and dry completely. Apply a quarter sized squeeze to dry fingers and begin spreading gently across the skin, which will become easier to spread as it warms. Once a thin layer covers the entire face (and optionally, neck + décolleté), begin patting gently and quickly with the fingers until the mask thickens and becomes tacky — bringing blood flow, and resulting in additional softness/ exfoliation. Leave on for 10-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Tone and proceed with skin care as usual. Clarifies, softens, makes more beautiful 🌸 Offered in a 1 oz silicone squeezy for $35 Selfie in gallery taken following application of this Mask + the Beauty Oil (and makeup, obvs!)... Peruse testimonials from Venus in Libra I's Whipped Honey Mask here + here...$35.00$35.00
Venus' Aerial DelightModeled in hard carver’s wax, and Cast in Electrum; an 80/20 alloy of silver and gold [with calcined salts of pearl, damiana, honey, and orris root]. Casting was accompanied by suffumigation of S+S Empress Series planetary incense, and Sage sown and harvested on previous spica elections. Venus + Spica Pendant An image of a man of beautiful countenance, with long hair and venusian features - brought about by Austin's suggestestion of the Hindu deity Śukra "Light, Brightness" [identified with Venus] as inspiration for an image in this unique election. On the reverse side is an image of outstreached wings surrounding a 1.3 carat emerald, a precious gem of shared rulership with both Venus and Spica. Engraved above them are the planetary sigil of venus from Arabic manuscripts of the Ghayat Al Hakim, and the symbol of Spica from Liber Hermetis [de 15 stellis tractans et 15 herbis et 15 lapidibus et 15 figuris]. Venus + Spica Ornate Pendant An image of Venus - the face of the goddess carved in high releif, clothed heavenly raiment. She is crowned with a gold diadem of wings modeled after the greater bird-of-paradise of southwest New Guinea. In the center of the diadem is a prong-set 1.3-1.5 carat emerald; a precious gem of shared rulership with both Venus and Spica. Each talisman arrives in a keepsake jewelry box bearing a wax seal of the sigil of spica from Liber Hermetis [de 15 stellis tractans et 15 herbis et 15 lapidibus et 15 figuris], and includes a 20" silver chain.$777.00 – $3,906.00$777.00 – $3,906.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Talismanic PerfumesThee Elizabeth Barrial of iconic indie perfume house Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (and Head Bruja in Charge @ Twilight Alchemy Lab) crafted the following luscious scents in our Aerial Delight election window —$45.00 – $225.00
APHRODITE’S HARVEST (SOLD OUT! SORRY! 😭) Both an attraction oil and an oil of good fortune, Aphrodite’s Harvest confers riches through beauty and the arts, removes scarcity and fear of scarcity, and grants an abundance of sensuous boons. This oil can also be used to draw in lovers and opportunities for exposure and advancement in the arts. Lilac from the TAL garden (Syringa vulgaris), lemon verbena essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Aloysia citriodora), catnip essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Nepeta cataria), lemon essential oil and peel from the TAL garden (Citrus x limon), Sri Lankan lime essential oil and peel (Citrus x aurantifolia), cardamom essential oil and green pods (Elettaria cardamomum), lemongrass essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Cymbopogon flexuosus), Bulgarian rose absolute (Rosa damascene), red sage root (Salvia miltiorrhiza), vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), and red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense).
HER EYES THAT WERE FULL OF SHINING She recognized the round, sweet throat of the goddess and her desirable breasts and her eyes that were full of shining. This is an oil that amplifies and enhances beauty and sensuality while rekindling libido. This oil is used to bolster self-confidence, rekindle your love of your own body, and to help you find comfort and pleasure in, with, and through your body. Rose petals and rose absolute (Rosa damascene), patchouli essential oil and leaf (Pogostemon cablin), red vegetal musk, benzoin oil and resin (Styrax tonkinensis, Styrax benzoin), tonka beans (Dipteryx odorata), vanilla absolute and vanilla bean (Vanilla planifolia), cubeb essential oil and berries (Litsea cubeba), wild-harvested damiana leaf (Turnera diffusa), peppermint essential oil and leaf from the TAL garden (Mentha x piperita), spearmint essential oil and leaf (Mentha spicata), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), and red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense). (Please do not use on your genitals or any other sensitive body parts.)
LAUGHTER-LOVING Mother of laughter, and welspring of blisse. An oil for kindness and affection, for rekindling joy and pleasure, and for learning how to laugh again, especially when your heart has been cold and silent for too long. Rose petals and rose absolute (Rosa damascene), catnip essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Nepeta cataria), passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), tonka beans (Dipteryx odorata), hawthorn berries (Crataegus laevigata), carnation petals and leaf from the TAL garden (Dianthus caryophyllus), benzoin absolute (Styrax benzoin), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense), strawberry fruit compound, wild currant fruit compound, sandalwood essential oil (Santalum spicatum), and jasmine absolute and flowers (Jasminum grandiflorum).
THE CLOAK OF APHRODITE Aphrodite clothed herself with garments which the Kharites and Horae had made for her and dyed in flowers of spring - such flowers as the Horae wear - in crocus and hyacinth and flourishing violet and the rose's lovely bloom, so sweet and delicious, and heavenly buds, the flowers of the narcissus and lily. In such perfumed garments is Aphrodite clothed at all seasons. Though this is an oil of sensuality and sensual delight, it is also an oil of the arts: creating art, appreciating art, embracing art. This oil amplifies personal beauty in all forms, and amplifies the power of the arts to sustain us, resolve conflict, and educate us. It is an oil that enhances the power of art to create a sense of harmony, concord, and community. Crocus petals from the TAL garden (Crocus sativus), paperwhite narcissus petals from the TAL garden (Narcissus papyraceus), hyacinth petals from the TAL garden (Hyacinthus orientalis), Madonna lily petals from the TAL garden (Lilium candidum), rose petals and rose absolute (Rosa damascene), violet absolute (Viola odorata), Himalayan amber oil (Oleum succini), vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides), tonka beans (Dipteryx odorata), benzoin oil and resin (Styrax tonkinensis, Styrax benzoin), red sandalwood (Pterocarpus soyauxii), beeswax absolute (Cera alba), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), and red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense).
A DISTANT SONG Whether awake or sleeping, I cannot rest for long: By my casement comes creeping A distant song. A song like the chiming of silver Bells which the breezes play, Seeming to float for ever Towards an unseen day: A song that is weary with sorrow, Yet knows not any defeat: Through the past, through to-day, through to-morrow, It echoes on life’s long street. Could I but make words of its power, Bring it from the future here, Men’s souls would be waking, that hour, To the victory against fear. But the vague sweet stanza befools me With its calm joy, time after time, And no failure here ever schools me To cease from an idle rhyme. That music afar, unspoken, ’Tis I have done it wrong: I caught, and I have broken, A distant song. This oil was inspired by a poem that reflects an aspect of Venus' dance with Spica: A Distant Song by John Gould Fletcher. This oil assists in healing emotional wounds caused by fear, pain or resentment. It helps enable people to be more loving and more receptive to love. Benzoin oil and resin (Styrax tonkinensis, Styrax benzoin), red sandalwood (Pterocarpus soyauxii), cardamom essential oil and green pods (Elettaria cardamomum), cherry fruit compound, fig fruit compound and leaf from the TAL garden, Bulgarian rose absolute (Rosa damascene), honey absolute (Apis mellifera), periwinkle (Vinca minor), white sage from the TAL garden (Salvia apiana) and clary sage essential oil (Salvia sclarea), mugwort essential oil and herb from the TAL garden (Artemisia vulgaris), mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum), red clover blossoms from the TAL garden (Trifolium pratense), mimosa absolute (Acacia dealbata), manuka essential oil (Leptospermum scoparium), angelica essential oil and root (Angelica archangelica), red mandarin essential oil (Citrus reticulata), and patchouli essential oil and leaf (Pogostemon cablin).
Offered for $45 each, or full quintette for $225$45.00 – $225.00
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Waters, Hydrosol SpraysWater collected from the headwaters of Mt. Shasta, distilled across multiple copper alembics with jasmine, emerald, and freshwater pearl starting in the hour of Venus on the day of our Aerial Delight. Colloidal gold, colloidal copper, and sparkling mica. Spray upon one's self to establish a sense of peaceful serenity, washing away worry and anxiety in a soft, shimmering breeze. Spray over Altars and icons, bed linens and the set of social gatherings to establish a light and lovely Venusian atmosphere. Offered in a 1/2 oz travel or sample size glass spray bottle ($30), or full 2 oz for $66. Please note: this spray will coat whatever you spray with a light gold-green shimmer. Can be used as a body spray, or to mist over Altars, sigils, and petition papers. For something similar without all the shine, consider Kolonía of the The Aerial Queen...$30.00 – $66.00$30.00 – $66.00
Venus' Aerial Delight, Altar Boxes + Ritual SetsVenus’ Aerial Delight has been soft launched before individual offering text + images have been finalized, so we can begin shipping to those who are already sure of what they desire, who’d enjoy going on a blind date with our Aerial Queen 🌸🐝 If you’d prefer to wait + learn more about specific offerings, signal flares will be sent through all channels once rollout has completed! Small sets include one of every small + standard sized offering + standard talisman + oil form of your choice (standard or roller) + box ($1700) Large sets include one of every large + standard sized offering + ornate talisman + oil form of your choice (standard or roller) + box ($5,355)
Series, Venus' Aerial Delight, Empress, Face + Body, Body ButtersA batch of Venus' Aerial Delight body butter base was whipped using the Empress' body butter essential oil mix by drool-worthy mistake 🍫 This is a limited edition OOPSIE! release, featuring the VAD clamshell label in hand embossed Empress rose gold. Offered in a 2 oz glass jar for $33, or 6 oz bulk pot for $78$33.00 – $78.00$33.00 – $78.00