Chango is the African-Caribbean god of fire, thunder, and lightning. Virile, passionate and charismatic, Chango is the god who teaches us about our inner fire, our will and desire; he is a potent expression of the life force. His feast day falls in the middle days of Sagittarius, a potent fire sign. Chango is also a powerful warrior, and his weapons, the machete and the sword, are said to allow him to create or destroy anythign he chooses.
If you are not a Voodoo practitioner, you may still honor Chango on his feast day by drumming in your home — even better if you do so with a fire in your hearth or red candles. Chango enjoys offerings of alcoholic drinks (especially red wine), hot peppers or spicy food, tobacco (especially cigars), corn bread or okra.
First Quarter Moon in Capricorn