Even though I posted earlier for today. I wanted to share this about a wonderful Goddess that blesses my life daily.
"Often depicted as a mermaid, or simply a beautiful woman standing amidst the waves, Yemaya is a goddess of comfort and inspiration. When it comes to caring for others, her impulses are sincere and comforting. Her love for children is unequalled.
Yemaya reminds us that even the worst catastrophes can be endured and that, with her help, we can learn to negotiate the ebbs and flows of change in our lives with her wisdom, courage and grace.
Yemaya’s colors are blue, turquoise and white, and She is said to wear a dress with seven skirts that represent the seven seas. Her symbols are shells, especially cowrie shells. Since She is often depicted as a mermaid as well so this too is a symbol of Her. Sacred to Her are peacocks, with their beautiful blue/green iridescence, and ducks. The number seven is sacred to Her, also for the seven seas.
As an African Orisha, Yemaya represents elemental energies. She is a vital and dynamic image for personal work and creative drama. Yemaya is worshipped in the modern religions of Yoruba, Santeria, Voudoun & Macumba.
Symbols and Correspondences:
General: Ocean, rivers, mermaids, the Virgin Mary, New Year’s Eve, February 2, the North Star, half moon, rivers, dreams, pound cake, boats and ships, fans, sacred dance & the number 7
Animals: Fish, ducks, doves, peacocks, feathers, chickens, snakes, and all sea creatures
Plants: Oranges, tropical flowers, yams, grain, seaweed, other plants that grow in the ocean
Perfumes/scents: Scented soaps, raspberry, cinnamon, balsam
Gems and metals: Silver, pearls, mother of pearl, coral, moonstone, crystal quartz, turquoise, and any blue gem or bead
Colors: Sky blue, silver, white, green, and especially a blue dress with full skirt of 7 layers to represent ocean waves or the seven seas."
Wishing you peace, balance and harmony...
Christi J. Cavallo
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