Neptune oil

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Neptune is the Roman counterpart (though not identical) of the Greek Poseidon; they are both rulers of the oceans and all marine life. Neptune, however, also governs fresh waters. This oil pays tribute to his oceanic wisdom and mystery.

July 23rd is Neptunes holy day, Neptunalia. The celebration would involve building shade structures outdoors and feasting and drinking fresh water and wine in honor of Neptune, as a way to reverse or prevent drought, during the hottest time of the summer. Neptune is therefore a very appropriate deity to turn to for rain bringing ceremonies.

Neptune is often depicted riding on a shell which is drawn by aquatic horses or hippocampi, which have fish or sea serpent tails. He was thought to have given humans horses from the sea, and so he, like the Greek Poseidon, is patron of the equestrian arts.

The worship of Neptune is kept alive even today through an initiation ceremony called The Crossing of the Line. Many navies and merchant mariners hold this ceremony for sailors who have never crossed the equator. Prior to the crossing there is a period of hazing and sometimes role-reversals of maritime authority. The sailors to be initiated are called before Neptune and his court, and after the ceremony they are called Sons of Neptune.

My Neptune devotional oil is sea-green, of course, owing to the pinch of Spirulina I add to each bottle, along with sea salt. It is made on the Friday following a 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% coconut oil, so with any care they should last a very long time. They are priced according to the ingredients requested by the gods."