Venus is now transiting with Neptune in Pisces. Beauty and creativity abound! It's no coincidence that when I heard my husband playing a song he wrote a few years ago with the lyrics starting something like... "Venus needs my love", my ears perked up. I am so darn lucky to have him by my side and his talent is ever far-reaching the expanses of my dreams. He created the music for the Minerva Collection promo video so when I asked him to do another piece for the Bedrock Collection, I knew I wanted something diametrically opposed to change things up.
One day after discussing the possible ideas for what kind of concept I envisioned, he randomly decided to play a song that had nothing to do with what direction we decided on. From a different room, I heard the first lyrics "Venus needs my love" and something twinged in the back of my head. I asked him to play the song again and it was as if I was hearing this song for the very first time even though I already knew it from a few years back but forgot all about it. It was like a completely new song and was all of the sudden riddled with so much meaning. I was not sure why, but it just seemed like this could be the perfect song for the video. After listening to it over and over again, I came to the conclusion that why bother creating something new when this pretty much worked? All he needed to do was come up with the bass line and record it and do some final tweaks to the overall effects rather than conceive an entirely new song which could take weeks, if not months! I knew there was deeper meaning to it and just had to go with my gut. Venus was staking her claim on this collection, as she should. We all could use some more Beauty, Love and Desire in our lives, right?
And once the decision was final, it all began to make even more sense. The signs began to unravel: the photo shoot was already set to take place in the courtyard at the Georgia Museum of Art and the fountains were to be a focal part of the shoot. In myth, Venus was born out of sea-foam and represents the yielding, watery female principle, which is essential to the generation and balance in her life. But what truly affirmed my instinct was that Rutilated Quartz is part of this collection. Rutilated Quartz is clear quartz riddled with needle-like pieces of golden Rutile, a material made of titanium dioxide, that are also known as "The Hairs of Venus."
If that doesn't give you chills bumps, I don't know what will. After researching a little more, just to be sure I was really heading down the right path with this song, it was as clear as clear can be. "Her male counterparts in the Roman pantheon, Vulcan and Mars, are active and fiery. Venus absorbs and tempers the male essence, uniting the opposites of male and female in mutual affection. She is essentially assimilative and benign, and embraces several otherwise quite disparate functions. She can give military victory, sexual success, good fortune and prosperity. In one context, she is a goddess of prostitutes; in another, she turns the hearts of men and women from sexual vice to virtue."
Carpathian Whips, aka my husband (Bogdan Jaliu) fine-tuned the song and it is 100% Rock and Roll. Just as the collection, it is raw, edgy, and lust-worthy. All lyrics and music are written and performed by my husband. I could not be more proud and grateful, for I feel like the creation of this collection has allowed me to tap into the depths of what Venus represents within myself and I am thrilled to share those stirrings with you.