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Monday, August 05, 2013

Aomori Nebuta Goddess Style

Themes: Harvest; Energy; Cleansing; Health
Symbols: Fire: Light; Energy Sources
Presiding Goddess: Fuchi

About Fuchi: This Japanese fire goddess keeps our internal fires burning to give us the energy necessary for completing whatever projects are at hand. She also uses her fires to cleanse the human body and protect it from disease.

To Do Today:

This ritual in Japan was (according to some sources) designed to help farmers stay awake for longer intervals in order to complete their harvesting duties. By making an effigy of the sand figurine, they hope to appease the spirit of sleep and finish their tasks. So, when you need to keep a fire under a project or be a little more alert for the tasks at hand, turn on a light or ignite a candle. This activates Fuchi's power in your living space.

Alternatively, get a little sand from a beach or a child's sandbox and empower it saying:

Each pinch I take 
keeps me awake.

Keep this handy when you're working. Whenever you feel a little weary, release a pinch of the sand to the winds or the earth to refresh your energy.

For health-related matters, I suggest dressing warmly or taking a warm bath. As you do, meditate and visualize yourself in white, purifying flames that collect all your tensions or sickness and burn them away painlessly. Fuchi lives in both the warmth and the fires of your vision.

From: 365 Goddess

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