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The Greenhouse Goddess

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Every sign has a Goddess or two keeping a watchful and loving eye over all that she’s been assigned by her planetary parents (at least that’s what we choose to believe at CosmoMuse).

Libra’s Goddess, Aphrodite (connected to Libra’s ruling planet, Venus), is a very warm and beautifully poised figure. She knows how to add grace and charm to any situation as she emulates Venus’ greenhouse effect, reflecting warmth back and forth between herself and anything in her path.

Naturally, when visiting, Libra’s Goddess resides and recharges in a greenhouse palace, filled with plants and beauty that she lovingly cares for, all the while flaunting gorgeous styles in her airy, model-esque ways.

Pants by Jealous Tomato available at White Elephant Exchange // Ring & Earrings by Lena Bernard available at Apartment 202 Boutique // Sweater by Nicole Miller

As she flits about in her natural habitat, each plant is equally thought about. This goddess has a way of understanding karma and the rule of equal and fair respect.

Her example inspires those under her spell to fix the world and all the wrongs they find in their path, placing judgement on situations lacking in respect and trust. There are two distinct sides to Aphrodite’s Libra figures, fury and grace. In combination, these traits provide them with a charm that’s impossible to escape.

When one enters Aphrodite’s or the Libra’s domain, it is near impossible to leave. You will find yourself following them around like a puppies, eager and willing to be given orders as our Libra Goddess works tirelessly to bring beauty, harmony and egalitarian principals to the world around her.

Earrings and Dress by Harlyn available at Name Droppers // Necklace Jennybird available at Apt. 202 // Shirt by Tucci // Shoes by Michael Kors available at White Elephant Exchange Boutique //Two Stacked Rings by Banana Republic // Circular Ring by Jeffy

Which Greek God, Goddess or figure rules your astrological sign:

Aries: Ares, God of War // Athena, Goddess of War Strategy
Taurus: Dionysus, God of Pleasure and Wine // Gaia, Mother Earth
Gemini: Hermes, God of Trade and Travel // Helen of Troy and Queen Clytemnestra, Goddess sisters embodying courtship, one passive one aggressive
Cancer: Hercules, The Romantic Hero // Artemis, Goddess of The Moon and Birth
Leo: Helios, God of The Sun // Hera, Queen of The Gods and Empires
Virgo: Hephaestus , God of Sculpture and craft // Demeter, Goddess of Seasons and Agriculture
Libra: Apollo, God of Reason and Order // Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty
Scorpio: Attis, God of Death and Rebirth // Persephone, Goddess of The Underworld
Sagittarius: Zeus, God of Expansion // Atalanta, Goddess of The Wild and Optimism
Capricorn: Cronos, God of Time // Rhea, Goddess of Patience and Mother of The Gods
Aquarius: Uranus, God of The Sky // Urania, Muse of Universal Love and Astrology
Pisces: Poseidon, God of The Sea // The Siren, Enchantress of The Ocean

Poncho by Freeway available at Apt. 202 // Dress by Free People // Earrings available at Name Droppers // Hat Vintage Liz Claiborne // Silver bracelet Stylists Private Collection // Shoes Vintage

CosmoMuse’s modern Aphrodite watches over our legal system, karma, egalitarian societies, models, greenhouses, relationships and weddings. She is the force that brings us love and passion.

Muse, tell me the deeds of golden Aphrodite the Cyprian, who stirs up sweet passion in the gods and subdues the tribes of mortal men and birds that fly in air and all the many creatures that the dry land rears, and all the sea: all these love the deeds of rich-crowned Cytherea.
Homeric Hymns: 5- To Aphrodite

Necklace, Shoes by Quimera Species and Shirt by Eileen Fisher available at Name Droppers // Shorts by Ann Taylor Loft // Earrings by Chanel // Bag Stylists Private Collection

Could we not all use a bit more of this Libra, Aphrodite energy in our lives? I think the fact that the Greenhouse Effect has taken a negative turn, means we need to allow a bit more of Libra’s karmic regulation to help us find more respect, love and harmony toward our planet.

If you ever feel judged by your Libra loved ones, know that they are striving to bring harmony, beauty and balance to a tumultuous world (although their weights and measures system often goes unnoticed under their charming nature).

Jacket by Nicole Miller // Crop Top By Foreign Exchange // Skirt by Evan-Picone //Shoes by Dolce and Gabanna available at Name Droppers // Ring Stylists Private Collection // Earrings by Chanel


CREDITS
Words and Art Direction: Allie Couch of CosmoMuse
Photography: Britt and Peter Chudleigh of Britt Chudleigh Photography
Wardrobe Styling: Laura Kiechle
HMU: Steven Petersen of Green Space Salon
Model: Emma Jones
Location: Cactus and Tropicals
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