We just gathered to celebrate Lakshmi and chanted mantras together at Her altar. The synchronicity of our voices rang through the Temple and continued to flow as we picture Her face in our minds eye. She is the perfect Goddess to sail us to the sea to call on Yemaya. The salt and the waves are calling to you and the sun wishes to kiss your cheeks. Join us as we chant to Her, Oh Yemaya!
Yoruban Goddess of the Ocean with
our Annual Pilgrimage to the Sea
Sunday, September 8th, 2019
Please note: 11 a.m. ~ 4 p.m
Waxing Moon in Capricorn, Sun in Virgo
San Francisco locale/Directions given upon RSVP
$30 one time exchange / $15 newcomers
The Yoruban Mother Goddess of the Sea, Yemaya, calls to us with each wave that tickles the sand. A beautiful, curvy mermaid adorned with pearls and cowrie shells is celebrated and known all over the world by many different names: Agwe of Haiti, Imanje or Yemanje of Brazil, Yemaya of Nigeria, the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), Stella Maris (Star of the Sea), Our Lady of Regla. As all life is said to have begun in the sea, Yemaya is the Mother of us all.
She tells us that now is the time to walk through all those doors that are opening. To go with the ebbs and flows of our changing lives with beauty and grace. Yemaya hears your prayers and answers them with beautiful Motherly guidance. An ocean Mother who you come to for help with fertility, a new home, protection over all womyn, and unconditional love that can hold all your emotions that you may seek comfort with.
Yemaya’s colors are blue, silver, and white. Her number is seven and She wears a dress with that number of skirts which represents the Seven Seas. Sacred to Her are peacocks, with their beautiful blue-green iridescent feathers, and ducks with highlights of rainbows.
This is our Temple’s Annual pilgrimage to pray at the shores of the Pacific Ocean for Yemaya’s Blessing and to give gratitude to Her for what we have received in this last year.
Please wear BLUE, bring something representative of the Sea for the altar, any mermaid images and a blue candle. She loves offerings of pound cake, watermelon, flowers, and seashells.
We will be meeting at the beach so please bring what you need to be comfortable: something to sit on like a blanket or a chair, sunscreen, hat, etc. The weather is very unpredictable so please bring layers. We also spend time in the Ocean so please bring a change of clothes or a bathing suit and a towel or pareo. We will be feasting during the ritual so please bring a snack to share and your own dish and utensils.
Join us at the ocean for a full day of Magick and let Her waves cleanse your body as you prepare to open yourself to the mysteries of the water guiding you to new opportunities.
Please see our participation page for more information on attending our ceremonies.