Symbols: Fire; Water
Presiding Goddess: Oya
About Oya: A Yoruban mother goddess and spirit of the river Niger. Oya flows with us through the last day of January, strengthenning our passion for and appreciation of life. She is wild and irrepressible, like the fire she's said to have created, yet Oya presides over matters of fairness and custom, using that fire as the light of truth. Artistic depictions of Oya show a nine-headed woman whose bosom speaks of fertile femininity.
To Do Today:
Enjoy a glass of water when you get up to begin generating Oya's zest for life in your body and soul. This is also very suited to the energies of the day. Aquarius represents the Water Bearer who continually pours inspiring, creative waters from celestial spheres into our lives.
Get out and do something today. Invoke Oya through your pleasure and pure excitement. Dare to dream; then try to make that dream come true somehow.
If there's some area in your life that needs more equity, try making this Oya charm: Take any small candle and carve Oya's name into it. Have a glass of water nearby. Light the candle to invoke the goddess. Hold the water over the candle, saying:
What injustice consumes,
Oya's waters quell.
Drop a little water on the candle, then trim off the taper, carrying it with you to draw justice to you.
From: 365 Goddess