The Alchemical Archetype

Aphrodite, goddess of love, “The Lover”

As the alchemical goddess, Aphrodite shares some similarities with the other two categories, yet she is different from both.

For her, relationships are important as with the relational goddesses, but not as long-term commitments. Instead, she seeks to consummate relationships. She tends to have unlimited creative talents.

At the same time, she is able to focus on what is personally meaningful to her and to becomes totally absorbed in it, like the independent goddesses.

Aphrodite’s magic consists in being fully present in what she does and who she is with. She gives those around her the feeling of being special.

On the less positive side, Aphrodite women easily fall in an out of love. They may act on sexual desire without considering the consequences. They either enjoy being the center of attention and the sense of power that comes with their sensuality, or they judge themselves harshly for those characteristics.

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