Oshun is the Orisha of love. She can be the sweetest, kindest, most generous person you will ever meet. She is beautiful, charismatic and has great taste in everything. She appreciates the finer things in life (gold especially). She loves to laugh and wants everyone to be happy. You can always tell when she’s around because everyone just gets real silly and starts to giggle. Well, that and everyone seems to get just a little more sexy. She is graceful and loves to dance.
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Oshun loves her children with every fiber of her being. She will give them almost anything. She is a witch, and will throw spells (especially love spells) with the best of them. All wishing spells (anytime the words “I wish” exit your mouth) belong to her. She has a pot of honey that she has tied around her waist (why yes, that does have a double meaning) and she can use it for spells. Oshun will get you pregnant but she isn’t a huge fan of babies (except when they are real cute and well-behaved) so at some point in a pregnancy, Yemaya (her mother) will take over. There is a river that she owns, the Oshun River, in Nigeria. Oshun is utterly charming.
There is a story of how Ogoun got pissed off one day and took off for the woods. This was a serious problem because Ogoun is modern civilization. All the machines stopped working and cities began to fall apart. Each one of the Orishas tried in vain to get him to come back but he wasn’t having any of it. Finally, Oshun, in a very sexy outfit went out to the forest. She had her “honey pot” tied around her waist as usual. She began to dance and as she moved, Ogoun watched her from afar. She kept dancing and he kept getting closer. When he got within arms reach of her she dipped her hand into her honey pot and then smeared some of the honey onto his lips. Poor boy didn’t know what hit him. She used her feminine ways to get him to go back to civilization.
Oshun is very much in love with Chango. Unfortunately since Chango is not monogamous (and married to her sister, Oya) that means that Oshun is often heart broken. This is the flipside to Oshun. She is constantly getting her heart broken because she gives so much and can never really find someone who can give her back all that she needs. Oshun, please don’t listen to this next part…Now for her bad traits…she can be moody, vain, superficial, jealous and petty. Oshun has a short attention span. She is can be very insecure and she hates being poor. At her worst, she may marry for money. If you cross her or lie to her, she will make sure that you feel fat and ugly and couldn’t get laid in a prison with a fist full of pardons.
I relate to the Yoruba goddess Oshun. The goddess of love, beauty, femininity, and sensuality. She enjoys the sweetness of life and all of the things that make life worth living.
Love, an essential to life. Self love is number one. If you love self you naturally and automatically have love for your creator. You can't have one without the other. Once you have developed self love you begin to attract love into your life and you become love. I'm not perfect but I love and I am loved.
The knowledge of self beauty is highly important to me. The world will look you and your face and call you ugly, but when you understand the depths of your beauty as a wombman you can hold your head high and still smile without letting those negative words take root in your mind.
As I have gotten older I am more confident in my own sensuality as a wombman. I'm not afraid to display my natural feelings to express love in many forms.
I believe our society views mixed with religion beliefs have totally lost the sacredness of sex. The positive energy it can restore to your body. Given you and your partner are vibing on a higher plane of positive energy and awareness. It also helps to have a clean healthy system. To assist in feeling rejuvenated and create positive vibrations. Chose wisely. Don't let any and everyone enjoy your waters of life.