Astarte oil

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Astarte is an aboriginal Canaanite goddess of the Promised Land, especially of Tyre and Sidon. She is identified with Ashtoreth, Ishtar, and later Aphrodite. Essentially she is a desert goddess of fertility, bounty and of sovereignty, known as a "Suckler of Kings." Use Astarte oil to find your own feminine wealth and provenance.

Astarte oil smells like the desert and contains essential oils of plants that come from her Canaanite wilderness, including the rare essential oil of Mastic. Astarte was also known in Egypt, and said to be good friend and ally of Isis, helping her recover the lost coffin of Osirus. She gained Isis' admiration after she perfumed Isis' priestesses from her own body while braiding their hair. (This perhaps shows her relation as an early avatar of Aphrodite.) Ramses built a temple to her. In Greece and Phoenicia her name was Ashtart, and she was worshipped by a cult devoted to her as far away as London during Roman times.

Astarte oil is made on the Friday or Saturday before the Full Moon.

Natural Magick deity oils are made with reverence and research to be pleasing devotional blends for the gods and goddesses they are named for. I research legend and lore, and try to use oils of plants that grew in the lands where the deity originated or rules. The Natural Magick process of using planetary and elemental influences, correspondence, and high quality ingredients is especially appropriate for honoring the gods and bringing their qualities into our lives.

Anoint yourself to attune to these deities, or pour into offering bowls or aromatherapy lamps, or anoint statues or fetish objects. I love to give them to priests or priestesses who run open circles or invoke our patron gods and goddesses.

These oils are in beautiful round 1/2 ounce bottles, blended in 100% fractionated coconut oil, so with any care they should last a very long time. They are priced according to the ingredients requested by the gods.