Welcome to the first new moon of 2022! As I mention in the podcast, we have a full moon in Capricorn, which happens again as the last full moon of 2022. This offers us a sort of "book ending" energetic understanding. Where what we take in now will likely come back to us in 12 months of time.
Put a different way, now is an extremely potent time for putting our energetic stamp on things. That might mean saying no to things that don't work, as well as reaching out into the ethers for the things we are calling into our lives. The idea here is that by the time this next full moon in Capricorn rolls around that there will be a full circle of the energy we are seeding. Let's Go!
I talk in the podcast about Goddess Yemaya/Yamanja. To the Yoruban People she is goddess Yemaya. She is also Ymoga (Mother of the Fishes), Iamanga, and Balianne. She traveled with them from Yoruba to distant lands, comforting enslaved peoples in the holds of ships that took them far away from their homeland in Africa. Today she is also known and celebrated under many other names, including the virgin Mary (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), Stella Maris (Star of the Sea), and Our Lady of Regla...the list goes on.
Originally Yemaya was a river goddess of the Yoruba in Nigeria, far from the ocean. She was a nature spirit, mother of all of the Orishas (helping spirits) as well as an Orisha herself. She was both a nurturing, powerful and when need be fierce guardian spirit. An Orisha manifests itself as a force of nature. When her people were hoarded onto the slave ships, Yemaya went with them, thus morphing into the Goddess of the Ocean.
Her ties to pre-chrisitan and pre-catholic religion are strong. She manifests as the divine mother of all sentient beings. From Africa, she is dark skinned as the people of that region knew her. She takes the form and energy of the mysterious and powerful Black Madonna, which has been readopted and empowered by some more radical sects of the Catholic church today.
Also, I want to share my new course beginning 1/08:
Energy Clearing for Energetically Sensitives and Everyone!
You can find the curriculum and sign up via the image on left.
Looking forward to seeing you on January 8th!
Lisa Marie Haley