"Aphrodite is most often described as radiant & shining: when Aphrodite is present the whole world acquires a soft, golden glow. "Foam born," she is associated with the creative, life-giving sea & represents a sense of freshness, renewal, & hope. A descendant of the prehistoric water bird goddesses of Old Europe, she is often accompanied by birds. The goddess of both spiritual & passionate love, Aphrodite joins us to one another. She is feminine being in all her fullness, & her realm is that of relationship & feeling. Aphrodite demands maturity if we are to be in true relationship: when we embrace mature love, Aphrodite is there to bless us."