Sunday, February 10, 2013

Another good reason to eat Sardines Today!

Another good reason to eat Sardines Today!

As if Sardine Eaters need one...

February 10th

Argungu (Nigeria)


Themes: Providence, Blessing; Luck; Fertility

Symbols: Fish; the Color Blue; the Crescent Moon

About Yemaja: Yemaja, the Nigerian goddess of flowing water, bears a name that literally means “fish mother”! As such, Yemaja generates providence and fertility, especially on the physical plane. In legends she gave birth to eleven deities, the sun, the moon, and two streams of water that formed a lake. In art she's often shown as a mermaid or a crescent moon, and her favorite color is blue.

To Do Today: The theme for the day is definitely fishy. Not surprisingly, new year festivities in Nigerea mark the beginning of the fishing season. Having a teeming net today portends prosperity for the rest of the season. So, hat is it that you hope to catch today? Cast out your spiritual line to Yemaja for help in meeting or exceeding any goal. 
To bite into a little luck, follow the example of Nigerian children. They make candies in fish shapes before this event, then dunk for them. The one to retrieve the most gets the most good fortune.
Consider including some type of fish in your menu today. Eat it to internalize good luck and a little of Yemaja's blessings.

* Info source: 365 Goddess by, Patricia Telesco

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