Cupid, the goddess (or god) of lust, is represented by a cherub that has a bow-and-arrow. The arrows are love, and her day is the Roman first day of spring climate. Elsewhere, the cold weather is over around mid-April or May 1. In a Roman climate, such as San Diego, Feb. 14 is blooming with flowers and love. This is the time of maximum sensitivity of human males (and to a lesser extent females) to love and lust. Horny, juices flowing, lots of hormones.
Cupid is also the fictional St. Valentine, Patron Saint of candy and flowers given to win the affections of a lover. Cupid should not be confused with Venus or Aphrodite, goddess of love. Cupid is a one-night stand, goddess of temporary love, which is lust.
If you’re female and Pagan, try wearing the sheerest blouse you’ve ever worn in public. You’ll send shock waves thru the male hetero community, and pick up a lot of love for yourself and your mate (male or female) doing it. This is the day that began the practice of lesbian women driving the hetero men crazy by the way they dress. It’s thousands of years old.
Don’t even think about doing that if you’re going to appear on television that day. Although you’ll probably get away with it.
Presented by Prof. John Kitchin, who is a psychologist and also a Pagan bishop.