Who is Oshun? Oshun is the African Goddess of love, beauty, prosperity, marriage, fertility, and fresh water. She is the Queen of the Rivers and the youngest of the Orishas, or manifestations of God in Yoruba and Afro-Caribbean spirituality. She is also known as Ochún or Oxúm in Latin America. She is syncretized with Our Lady of Charity or Virgin of Caridad de Cobre, patron saint of Cuba, and Our Lady of Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil. Oshun is regarded as a highly benevolent Goddess, and wife of Shango. She is associated with yellow, gold, and amber. Oshun often carries a mirror so that she can admire her beauty. She loves honey, sunflowers, oranges, cinnamon, and pumpkin. The peacock and the vulture are her favorite birds. She is also associated with the number 5, which is my favorite number.
Oshun Golden Bath
Do not stay in the ritual bath for more than 30 minutes and do not use any soap or oil while taking bath. Light the yellow candle received with your bath. Fill the top up with warm/hot water (as you can tolerate), sit down in tub, pour the bath in jar on your entire body. Soak in the water for 15 minutes.
While still sitting in the water, turn three times clockwise and say an affirmative prayer of gratitude about the request you're making to Oshun. Say it as if you already have what you want. For example, if you're requesting love, say, I am loved and cared for. Thank you Lady Oshun for this sweet blessing. Once you are done soaking, pull the drain, step out of tub, and don't look back...let the water completely drain before returning back to bathroom.
"Many sweet blessings to you"