Oshun is not only a goddess of love, sensuality, and sexuality – she is also the protectress of women and children. She is the orisha who is known to alleviate menstrual disorders, help us heal from physical, sexual, or psychological abuse, and increase our fertility – not an orisha to take lightly!
Oshun abides by the riverside. To invoke her spirit and pay homage to her sassy ways, you will need to work with an intimate partner.
- Begin by setting out a brass or ceramic candleholder
- Place a few cinnamon, honey, or orange-scented candles on the candle holder.
- Light the candles.
- Gaze into the flames and reflect on the beauty and mystery of Oshun
In unison, whisper the praise poem:
Barewa lele (The beautiful one emerges)
Umale (The spirit-god)
Arele umawo (One of the family reincarnated)
Repeat until you are both relaxed and comfortable.
- Spread honey on each other’s lips and elsewhere if you’d like.
- Share the honey between you.
- See where this leads.
Afterward, as you go through your normal routine. Pay attention, and look around you and see which of Oshun’s gifts appeal to you. Collect a few items such as tumbled glass, driftwood, or river rocks. Bring these back to your altar at home.
From: Four Seasons of Mojo
- A red apple
- A needle
- Red candles
Price the red apple full of holes… with each prick say another desire you have in the realm of Love.
For example: I want someone who really cares about me… or I want a new and special best friend… or I want someone that likes to cook… etc…
Be as specific as you can with all of these wishes…but don’t ask for a specific person. Sleep with this apple by your bedside…put it on a plate to catch any juice that falls.
In the morning, dress the apple with honey and sprinkle it with cinnamon. Place it on your altar and surround it with burning red candles.
Let the candles burn for 7 minutes…and during that time, sit quietly with your eyes closed, and visualize your exact desires coming into your life… “see” who and what you desire as vividly as possible… along with exactly how you feel.
Then… be ready to find what you seek…but don’t dwell on it or “wait” for it… go on about your life.
Spell by Rose Ariadne
Pick your apple
When the Moon
Has waned three days;
Its green cheek,
Rub it with
A scarlet cloth,
And fire red,
Warm the heart
And turn the head.
Kiss the red half,
Put it later
In another’s hand –
Who holds it
Who eats it
Shall be yours.
Make an odd number of love wishes, and for each wish, place one sweetly-scented Tonka bean in your pocket. Carry them this way for seven days. At dawn on the seventh day, go to running water, call out your wishes, “In the name of The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,” and throw the Tonka beans over your left shoulder into the water. Walk away, don’t look back – and in seven days, your wishes will come true.
From: Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic
For this spell you will need Acacia Honey. No other kind of honey may be substituted. Acacia gum is perceived as being the tree’s menstrual blood complete with similar romantic powers, therefore lending men a magical power that biology deprives them. Acacia honey is produced in France.
- Anoint the penis with acacia honey.
- Make love.
This action not only ensures that she will love only you, but allegedly guarantees fidelity as well.
Source: Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells
Prepare cook and eat while thinking of the word love, imagine loving energies surrounding you, while you are practicing your kitchen magic. Make a banana, mango, papaya, peach, raspberry, or a strawberry smoothie to start the day with love, as you drink the smooth liquid imagine yourself being filled with love.
All food contains energies that you can work with to bring love into your life. Here’s a recipe for a lemony love dessert.
The preparation of food, with a particular intention in mind, is old magic. Look at food as sacred, let the act of preparing, cooking and eating food be a sacred act. Your kitchen can be a place of powerful magic, work slowly and deliberately to hone your craft. Always stir clockwise, clockwise motion is thought to be in harmony with the apparent movement of the sun in the sky, and has been linked with life, health and success.
- The recipe:
Combine 4 egg yolks, 4 cups milk, and lemon zest grated in large strips, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup plain flour. Mix in a pan over heat and stir until thick. Tip into a deep platter, remove lemon zest, refrigerate for 2 hours then cover with raspberries and dollop cream on top. As you eat savor the flavors and think of love.
Source: Witches Lore
This spell is for those damaged souls who have been through the mill in love. They have failed, and they have failed miserably. They are not even willing to take another chance on love because they feel crippled underneath the baggage they are already carrying. This spell combines a bit of wisdom and a bit of hope and a heap of renewal energy. This spell may be performed only on the new moon. You can perform this spell on yourself or for that dismal friend of yours with his/her consent before you try to fix him/her up with a blind date.
You will need:
- Shot of rum
- An egg
- Teaspoon of sugar
- Spritz of Lemon Juice
Heat up the milk, add a shot of rum (or imitation rum flavoring), crack an egg, and stir it in (minus the shell). Add a teaspoon of sugar and a spritz of lemon juice. Take off the stove before it reaches a boil and guzzle it down quickly. Lemon heals, neutralizes, and repels negative energy , situations, and hopelessness. Milk is loving and nurturing, cures depression, and alleviates fear. Rum clears the way and brings insight, eggs are for rebirth, and the sugar will sweeten the new path of love that awaits you.
On July 7, the Japanese observe Tanabata, a popular Japanese festival based upon a Chinese myth. This a festival that celebrates the annual reunion of Shokujo, the sky princess, and Kengya, a lowly cowherd. When Shokujo’s father discovered the love affair, he separated the two on either side of the great sky river, the Milky Way.
Once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month, a flock of sympathetic magpies form a living bridge over the Milky Way so the lovers can be reunited. Skogugo, the Weaver Star (Vega), joins the Cowherd Star (Altair) in the sky.
The Japanese honor the lovers by placing spools of colored thread on their altars. Japanese children write poems on long strips of paper and tie them to branches of trees. Also flowers, animals, and stars all made of paper are hung up as decorations.
To bring a lover into your life, place red jasper, a pearl, and rose quartz in a spell box. Under the light of this Moon, burn a red candle and write:
In the light of the Tanabata,
Lover, come to my bidding,
Come in the red light of flame,
Come in the flooded Moon of night,
Across the wide expanse of the Milky Way,
In the pull of tides,
By the light of Tanabata,
By the power of Weaver and Cowherd,
To my bidding come.
Roll the spell in a tiny scroll and tie with a colored threads. Before the next Full Moon, a new lover will enter your life.
By: Lily Gardner
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