2020 Yemaya

Aloha Daughters of the Goddess,

We just gathered to celebrate Syn the Norse Goddess of Watchfulness, Truth, and Doorways over Zoom.  It’s always so wonderful to see everyone, even if it’s virtually.  Now we have a chance to meet outdoors, at the beautiful ocean, in person, for a socially distanced ritual.  Let us gather at Her salty and sandy feet to do magick together and ask for the Water to calm all the fires.  She is calling, let’s answer Her!

Celebrate Sea Mama Yemaya
Yoruban Goddess of the Ocean with
our Annual Pilgrimage to the Sea

Sunday, August 30th, 2020
12 p.m. ~ 3 p.m.
Moon in Aquarius, Sun in Virgo

San Francisco locale/Directions given upon RSVP
$25 one time exchange / $15 newcomers

Yemaya, the Yoruban Mother Goddess of the Sea, is here to hold and calm us during this uncertain time.  She will guide us in doing magick for birthing what you want, whether it’s a baby, a home, a job, protection over all womyn…the sky’s the limit. Yemaya is a beautiful, curvy mermaid adorned with pearls and cowrie shells.  She 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 of those doors that we just opened.  Yemaya teaches us that just as Her waves flow in and out that we too, should go with the ebbs and flows of our changing lives with Her beauty and grace.  So much has happened this year.  We’ve lost and experienced tragedy in ways most don’t in their lifetimes.  Yemaya hears our prayers and Mothers us to bring them into fruition.  She is the Mother of the Ocean who you come to for unconditional love that can hold all of your emotions that you may seek comfort with.  Now’s the time to let Her heal you.

This is our Temple’s Annual pilgrimage to pray at the shores of the Pacific Ocean for Yemaya’s Blessing and to give gratitude amidst all the chaos to Her for what we have received in this last year.

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.

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: a mask, gloves (if you want), hand sanitizer, 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.

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.