Ishtar is a Babylonian Goddess and it was she who did the 'Dance of the Seven Veils' to rescue her lover Tammuz. As she descended to the Underworld where he had been taken, she passed through seven gates, removing an article of jewellery or clothing at each gate until she arrived in the Underworld naked and pleaded for his life. Her wish was granted and she she rose back through the gates to the Earth plane all was returned to her.
Ishtar's story reminds us that Love is All and that despite all the beautiful 'things' she owned, it was her heart which was the most important. Ishtar was prepared to give up everything for Love, knowing that 'things' in no way represented who she was or what her heart desired.
So if you are drawn to Ishtar, perhaps it is your time to ask yourself what is most important in your life. Ishtar may be asking you to review your life and to recognise those things that are your hearts desire.
Ishtar's Essential Oils - Verbena Basil Lime Marjoram Rosemary Ylang Ylang
Picture by Pamela Matthews