I've just recently finished reading The Voodoo Hoodoo Spell Book by Denise Alvarado. It was a GREAT read! I learned so much! And on that note, I'd like to introduce Oshun. I have been reading a lot about this Orisha and I am quite drawn to Her. “I am the honey-sweet voice of the waters. I am the flowing of a woman's skirts as she dances her life.” Oshun is the Santeria Goddess of love, art, dance and the rivers. She delights in the creation of beauty, art, sensual delights and self-adornment. Which says to me…she’s very girly Goddess! (Like me!) Oshun provides gifts of money, sex, love, creativity, fertility, compassion, beauty and laughter. She radiates beauty and teaches us how to love and please our bodies. Everything beautiful belongs to her. She adores fine clothes and beautiful objects. Oshun believes that all is fair in games of love! Her symbols are mirrors, jewelry, honey, golden silks and feathers. The peacock and vulture are sacred to Her. The number associated with Her is 5, her colors are yellow or amber, and metals are gold or bronze. Oshun loves offerings of sweets like honey, white wine, oranges or pumpkins. She also loves perfume! When Oshun is pleased, her blessings know no limits. Praise Oshun when you are tired, and she will enliven you. Call on the river when you are dry, and she will refresh you. Sing to her when you are broke, and she will provide what you need.