Image of OBA by Claudia Krindges.
On 27 July 2018, we have a full moon eclipse which is very sacred to Oba, the African goddess of ears, footprints, swift movement, flexibility, time and space. Like the eclipse Oba hides her ear. Also known as the Full Moon of 'walks with a limp'.
The Africans believe that this Full Moon brings great new opportunities to improve your luck. Starting something new now will lead to victory! Burn a red candle and say positive affirmations to gain power and recognition.
During the period leading up to this full moon, you will find yourself inspired (in spirit).
This may trigger emotions, set you into motion. A good time to travel and discover the unknown. Hidden secrets may be revealed.
This is a time for healing and taking medicine. Listen to healing music. Fix what is broken, whether it be health, career or relationship.
The Full Moon is near the fixed star, Altair. Also known as the Full Moon of 'the Buffalo (bull / goat) and the Eagle'. Buffalo brings strength of purpose and prosperity. The Eagle sours above the Storm. Altair (Aquila) rules palaces, parade grounds and private parts.
Oba was the first wife of Shango (god of thunder). However he was smitten with his mistress Oshun, because she was a better cook. Believing that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, Oba took the advise of her jealous rival Oshun to feed Shango a part of her body to enchant him. Oba cut of her ear and fed it to Shango in his stew. When Shango saw her ear, he was furious and banned her from his kingdom because she had deformed herself in an attempt to bewitch him.
Oba aids with protection, manifestation, restoration, movement and flexibility. This Full Moon also gives good health, good spouse, good luck and good karma. We can achieve this by giving of ourselves and being helpful to others.
Saint Catherine (Catholic tradition) is equated with Oba, as she was banned from a kingdom after she refused to become the Emperor's mistress. She martyred herself in aid of others.
In Hindu tradition, this Full Moon is ruled by Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. Lord Vishnu is all pervasive, everywhere, awareness, perception and consciousness. He transcends time and space. Be present, be in the (k)now. Lord Vishnu is about movement and transforming information in such a way that we learn from it. Vishnu's Consort is Lakshmi who blesses Sheela (women). The lucky gemstones are red garnet and ruby set in gold. The number is 8, for eternity.
Ascended Master that rules: Vishnu, the preserver of the universe.
Oba's Ear represents listening and learning.
Listen (ear): Oba's cut off ear symbolizes listening. But listen with discernment, read between the lines, and take whatever you hear from where it comes. Don't lend your ears out. Make sure your information comes from a reliable source. Learn from past mistakes. Be wise!
Psychics / Psychologists / Counselors - can serve you well now as they will be able to listen and gain insight into your problems.
Be Safe and be Blessed !