Featured GODDESS: Aphrodite

Ancient Greek Goddess in Sea Waves


Goddess of Love

“The most important, most deserving person in your life who requires your love is you.”




Call upon Aphrodite when you need to remember to love yourself.


Traits Aphrodite Embodies:

  • Love
  • Inner beauty
  • Pleasure
  • Birth
  • Self-worth


 How to call on Aphrodite:

There are various tellings of Aphrodite’s birth, but my favorite was that she just appeared one day, a fully grown woman, riding a sea shell toward the shore. As Aphrodite was born of the waves, she can best be found by the water – preferably the ocean. But if, like me, you don’t live by the ocean, never fear: any running water will do. It’s best if you can perform all rituals involving Aphrodite at dawn, as that was the supposed time of her birth, but even if it’s full noon or midnight, Know that She is there for you.


Prayer to Aphrodite:

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love,

Hear my prayer

Give me the strength, guidance, and inner knowing

To realize my own value, my own worth

Help me to See and celebrate the Gifts You have given me

Help me to Honor Myself, and in doing so, Honor You.

In this I pray.

Thank you, Aphrodite!


 Tribute to Aphrodite:

As a Goddess born from the sea, Aphrodite’s favorite animal was the dolphin. As a tribute to Aphrodite, buy fish caught without harm to dolphins or donate money to a charity that helps dolphins or other sea creatures.




  • Catherine Moran says:

    Dear Dr. Prichard,

    I was grateful to have found your website today. I have been suffering from severe osteoporosis and severe ostoarthritis for 1.5 years. I have had a thearipist for 8 years and I’m still on page one, I have depression, anxiety and PTSD from all my health issues and there are days I feel like giving up. I’m very depressed and can’t find the window out. My fear makes me angry and is holding me back for some reason. I’ve had to take Percocet 10/325 for my pain for the last 1.5 years and injections of Forteo to stimulate the stem cells in my bones to make new bone for the past 6 months.
    I have decided to turn to the Goddesses for strength and wisdom. I need something to happen that will shift me into my old self again.
    if you have any suggestions on materials, books, etc, I would appreciate and advice you have to offer.
    Respectfully yours,
    Catherine Elizabeth Moran

    • Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D. says:

      Hi Catherine!

      I am so sorry you are going through this. I’m getting an intuitive hit that you need to heal your chakras. When I was going through a rough patch last Fall, this helped me tremendously. Mona Lisa Schulz and Brenda Davies offer some excellent resources for chakra healing. Good luck!

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