X - JANUS PRIMUS VESTA EXTREMA - DISCONTINUED
January's color marks our journey into the New Year, but can also be a stressful time with all of the focus on New Year Resolutions, weight loss, improving ourselves, being more efficient, better, etc.-- well, you get it. Every January we feel like we have to look at all the things we want to change about ourselves and get right down to business.Rather than do this, we decided to make no resolutions and instead got curious about how and why the New Year celebration started in the first place.In 46/45 BCE, the Roman emperor Julius Caesar established January 1 as New Year's Day. Caesar named January after the Roman god of time, transitioning, doors and gates-- Janus, who had two faces, one looking forward and one looking backward.Festivities and Rites were to be had in Janus' honor, as this was seen of a day of new beginnings. Any rite or religious act whatever first required the invocation of Janus, with a corresponding invocation to Vesta at the end (Janus primus and Vesta extrema). Janus was the highest God at the time, and Vesta was the Goddess of the household and the hearth. While Janus has the first place Vesta has the last, both in theology and in ritual. This is a beautiful symbolic embodiment of the New Year. We look back in thanks, we look forward with hope.
January's special edition color evokes Janus and Vesta. It is a gorgeous mauved lilac with a pinkish copper highlight and iridescent microshimmer.
Made in the USA by Aromaleigh Inc.
Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), May contain: Ferric Oxide (CI 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Silica, Bronze Powder, Copper Powder, Tin Dioxide (CI 778161), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate
Size: Packaged in clear jars with sifter, 1.2 gm net wt jars. Samples are 1/8 tsp in zip baggies.
NOTE: While we have made all attempts for photographs to accurately depict colors, photography unfortunately does not accurately reveal the depth and interplay of color and effect of these shadows. Also, please note that variations do exist between different computer monitors.