Shooting Star Night (Various Locations)
Wishes; Peace; Beauty; Pleasure; Cycles; Time; Mediation
Falling Stars; Sweetgrass; Peace Pipe
This Lakota goddess’s name literally means “meteor.” Among the Lakota she is considered the most beautiful of all goddesses. She generates harmony and unity through the peace pipe, and pleasure from the smoke of sweetgrass. Stories also tell us that she measured time and created the seasons so people could know when to perform sacred rituals. When a meteor falls from the sky, it is Wohpe mediating on our behalf.
To Do Today:
Go stargazing! At this time of year, meteors appear in the region of the Perseids, as they have since first spotted in A.D. 800. People around the world can see these (except for those who live at the South Pole). If you glimpse a shooting star, tell Wohpe what message you want her to take back to heaven for you.
To generate Wohpe’s peace between yourself and another (or a group of people) get some sweetgrass (or lemon grass) and burn it on any safe fire source. As you do, visualize the person or people with whom you hope to create harmony. Blow the smoke in the direction where this person lives, saying,
Wohpe, bear my message sure; keep my intentions ever pure.
Where anger dwells, let there be peace. May harmony never cease.
Afterward, make an effort to get ahold of that person and reopen the lines of communication.