Join the Goddess Full Moon Group for a powerful first Full Moon of the New Year celebratingÂ the Orisha Goddess OYA on Thursday, January 12 at 8pm eastern. The Moon is Full in Cancer on 1/12/17.
Brandi Auset and I lead the Goddess Full Moon Group every month, as well as some special Goddess Wheel celebrations, and it includes discussion of the featured Goddess, a guided meditation, and a chat with Q&A after the meditation.
Oya is a Yoruban Orisha and Goddess who has been syncretized into Afro-Caribbean traditions. Â
OYA is the Ruler of the Wind and Ruler of TornadoesÂ and She claims lightning as one of Her powers as well. Â O-yaÂ means â€śshe toreâ€ť in Yoruba. Â An elemental Goddess â€“ Air, Fire Water â€“ She incorporates all of them into Her. Â She is the personification of the Niger River and has the power to shapeshift into a water buffalo (and in some stories, other animals in the wilderness). As a Female Warrior, She fights ferociously and is fearless in Her protection of Her children and mates. Â Hunters and Chieftains seek OYAâ€™s good graces for abundant hunting and in selecting strong leaders. Â OYA is also the Owner of the Marketplace. As Queen of the Dead, She safeguards the spirits of those who have passed and keeps the Ancestral connections, reminding future generations from where they came. Â She is the only Orisha that has a foot in Life and a foot in Death. OYA governs the gates of cemeteries and it is there that She receives offerings from Her children who those seeking Her assistance. In all that She does, She is independent, unpredictable, fierce and beautiful.
Her sacred number is 9 â€“ nine skirts â€“Yansan. Â Some of Her favorite foods that are also good for offerings are eggplants, yams, red wine, chocolate pudding, black grapes, figs and star fruit. Â She syncretizes to La Candelaria (Our Lady of Candlemas) and Santa Teresita in Catholicism. Her Feast Day is February 2 in Lukumi and Santeria. Â Friday is Her day of the week andÂ Her colors are burgundy and purple. Copper is Her favorite metal.
Oya Goddess Mist from Red Wholistic
OYA Orisha Goddess Crystal Grid from Red Wholistic
Read the full post on OYA â€“ The Goddess and Orisha OYAÂ by Kimberly Moore