Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Oya

Having mentioned before the four aspects of Goddess that I call for the quarters, I wanted to write a little about each.  Most times when I meditate, I do a quick circle calling first, it helps me get into the right frame of mind.  And so, most days, I think about these aspects of deity and what they mean to me.

The depictions I visualise are those from my favourite Goddess Oracle by Marashinksy and Janto.  I love how Oya is shown as a very strong, determined figure, sending out anything from breezes to tornados from her outstretched fingers.  I call her in the East, associating her with Air: the winds of change.

For me, she can sweep away the cobwebs and bring clarity with her wind that blows clouds and confusion before it.  The Air can be subtle, a breeze that sneaks into any little gap.  Or it can be a fierce storm, knocking down trees and edifices that stand in its path. 

Oya is not intentionally cruel, however she knows where she wants to get to and lets nothing stand in her way.  And sometimes she is carried along by the joy of moving and doing, not paying attention to the effect she is having.  She is a force to be reckoned with, and a good ally to have on-side.

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    1. As I say, this is my favourite Goddess deck (of many!) ;)

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  2. I am intrigued by this goddess deck---it seems more varied and less cheesy than most! Xxxxx

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    1. I don't find it cheesy at all. It has lots of very real women, young and old, all shapes and sizes, from all round the world. Lovely! Kxxxxx

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    2. It's my favourite goddess deck! (But then I also really like the Goddess Power Pack, so what do I know? ha ha)

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    3. The Goddess Power Pack may be just pretty, young things, but it's fun and feisty, which I also appreciate :)

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  3. I love Oya and have worked with her a couple of times. I had to take all of her images out of my living space and have a friend hold them for me when I was pregnant as it isnt good to have her around pregnant women but when I miscarried she was who I turned to as she is the only goddess I know of that is associated with that situation. She is indeed a powerful deity of change.

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    1. I had a friend who worried about me calling on Kali while pregnant, but sometimes we may need these strong aspects, even when we are nurturing. I still call on Oya - I think her no-messing attitude could come in handy when dealing with medical professionals who think they have more right than me to "manage" my birth :)

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