Truly, I should have known that there would be a Part II about Oshun.
Oshun Is also known as Ochun, especially in the religion commonly known as Santeria, which means “Way of the Saints.”
In Nigeria, this Spiritual Path is known as Lukumi and has different translations, but my personal favorite is “Friendship.” As in, having a friendship with the Goddesses and Gods of Lukumi (collectively known as the Orishas).
I often describe Oshun as the Yoruban (as in, “pertaining to Yoruba,” in Western Nigeria)/Nigerian/Afro-Caribbean Goddess of Love (specifically, Romantic and Erotic Love), Beauty, Sensual Pleasures, Music, Dance, Money, Rivers and Waterfalls. If you want to make Oshun happy, give Her roses, especially orange, yellow or crimson in color; lacy fans; anything made of or with Copper or Gold; any jewelry set with either or both Citrine Quartz, Peridot, Yellow Diamonds; anything five in number; anything gold and black (or yellow and black).
Her Sacred Day of the Week is Friday (Day of Venus) and She Is especially fond of Peacock Feathers, Honey, Pumpkin, perfumes and anything of luxury.
I had a client who had an Altar for Oshun on a counter top that separated the kitchen from her bedroom area (she lived in a studio apartment) and I recall that her Altar for Oshun had Chanel No. 5 (of course!), Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door, Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds, Giorgio Beverly Hills, and one more that I do not recall, offhand. This client always had money, and gave me Love Offerings (my preferred term for tips) that were almost equal to my Reading fees.
When it comes to Money and Prosperity, if you want Oshun to give you a lot, give Her a lot. All too often, I have seen people in group Rituals be stingy with their offerings to Deities. If you have a laundry list of desires, but only want to give a Goddess or a God one or two things, you have no right to be upset when said Goddess or God gives you one or two things.
Also, Oshun Is one of those Goddesses that has no tolerance for that “I-shall-worship-You-once-a-week” nonsense. Or, as I would say, “BOO-SHEET!”
Oshun loves being adored. All. The. Time. Remember, when She Is not dancing, nor Blessings others with Her Goddess-Graced Gifts, or having hot, wet and tasty sex with Shango, or giving Readings with the Cowrie Shells (known as Diloggun), She Is looking at Herself in Her Mirror.
Now, if you want Her to stop looking at Herself in Her Mirror and give you some attention, you better make it good.
And I have found that the more gifts I give Oshun, especially the ones She wants, the more She gives me. To the point I lose count of all She gives me.
So, give to Oshun, give to Her greatly. Give to all the Goddesses and Gods that Are Sacred to You greatly, and They shall be more than happy to give greatly to you.
Before I close, let me acknowledge those people who neither follow nor read my blog, but inform me, via cell phone, social media apps, Facebook, Email, etc., that they read my blog posts and lists.
And now, to acknowledge my newest blog followers. They are: “jujufilms” and “flaviomoy,” who is yet another sexy man who displays brain and brawn. Oh, my! All the fine men want to follow my blog! Ha, Ha!!
May both of you receive Divine Love, Divine Light, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace from following “This Is Who I AM.”
And for those of you who are already following and reading my blog, may you continue to receive Divine Radiance, Divine Prosperity and Divine Peace from doing so.