Daily Angel Oracle Card: Oya ~ Power, from the Goddesses and Sirens Oracle Card deck, by Stacey Demarco, Artwork by Jimmy Manton
Oya ~ Power: “Change is welcome. Allow the storm to pass, as it is necessary to clear the way. You are protected in your search for equality. Do not misuse your power.”
“In a whirl of purple, the storm of change builds. Lightning flashes across the sky, and thunder growls. In the center of the maelstrom is might Oya, the Yoruban horned goddess of power, directing the storm like the conductor of an orchestra.
Wife of Shango, the storm god, Oya is a force of nature. She clears the way for new growth, destroys what is not needed, and is a rainmaker, creating rivers and new paths forward. She does not bring change gently – she brings it with great power and action.
Oya is particularly favorable to women who have need of protection and action, and she assists women in matters of equality with men. Her mysteries were traditionally passed from women to woman, mother to daughter, so many of her rituals have been kept tightly. She is considered a goddess of magic, and her nine daughters help her to cast change magic.
Oya may come into your life when you most need change but are seemingly unable to invoke it yourself. If you are in a rut of find yourself in a situation that you simply do not have the resources to change, she is a great goddess to invoke. Sometimes we all need to move a part of our lives in a certain direction but don’t have the strength to begin – such as moving away, saying good-bye, or breaking up with someone. Oya can help you make change that are necessary but may be very difficult. As a goddess of divination, she gives you clear, concise answers when you consult her.”
Shadow Side: “Oya is a ferocious storm bringer. If you call upon her without good cause of purely for revenge against the person that you are changing away from, then this energy may be turned upon you. True power is handled and sent from a centered place, yet in this day and age we see power misued everywhere. Oya’s warrior energy is fierce too – there may be alternatives to such a forceful, action oriented approach.”
Symbols: “Dark skinned goddess wearing purple, horned turban or hat, the number nine, storms, rain, water buffalo”
The best time to invoke Oya is during a storm.”
~ By Stacey Demarco
Oya comes to us as we are stepping back into the Divine Feminine, taking back our power. This message is not just for women, for we all have a balance within that has been out of sync for far too long. We are all Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine. When in balance, these energies can co-create harmoniously.
But they have not been in balance for a very long time. This is mirrored to us in the ludicrous antics of the American political situation. It is mirrored in the violence and oppression of women and minorities. It is shown to us every time a woman, child or animal is hurt or killed at the hands of a man. Things are way out of balance.
Yet, there is hope. Change is coming. Change is here, coming at us fast like a Tsunami. We cannot hold back this change, even if we wanted to. And Oya is here to stir up the winds of transformation. She is here to make space for us to come back into our power; men and women alike. She is here to show us that we must align with our Highest Good and our Highest potential in order to live our Soul purpose here on the Earth plane.
No more victim and aggressor. No more power struggles. No more battles; dominant vs submissive. This is a powerful yet delicate balance. We do not want to go the other way, taking more power than we need. We must become the circle; the yin and the yang; perfectly whole, equal to each other. No one higher, no one lower. No one struggling while another profits.
Oya has come to shake things up for us:
Ready or not.
Here we go.