Calendar of the Sun
Colors: Yellow and gold
Altar: Upon a cloth of yellow and gold set six yellow candles, a pot of honey, many ornaments of gold and brass, peacock and vulture feathers, golden coins, a glass of river water, a bottle of honey brandy, peaches, and pumpkin seeds.
Offerings: Pumpkin seeds, yellow or orange fruit, honey, and brandy.
Daily Meal: Yellow food, fruit, sweet things, honey.
Opening Chant for Oshun:
Love is a river,
Flowing from my heart,
Flowing from my heart.
Daughter of the River,
Goddess of Love,
Golden one whose taste is honey
Whose touch is the flow of water
Whose dance is enchanting
Who is the glint of gold and the sound of laughter
And who is much more than these things,
Bless us with your ability to love
And see the divine within every one of us.
Lady of the peacock,
Let us appreciate beauty when we find it,
In any form that it arrives.
Lady of the vulture,
Let us remember that even those things
Which are ugly and rotting
Need merely to be transformed
And that they, too, are part of the cycle of life.
Let us be a vehicle for that transformation.
You love is like the river
That flows along forever,
Mixing sweet waters with the salt of the sea,
And as we live our bittersweet lives,
We will remember and revere your shining dance.
(All take drums in a circle, and let there be drumming and dancing in honor of Oshun.)
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