Black Spirituality Religion : Orisha

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  1. phynxofkemet

    phynxofkemet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Can anyone detail for me the Seven Powers of the Orisha and their favorite days? I've been searching online and cannot find a definitive source that seems reliable.

    So far i have:

    Elegba/Eshu - sunday & mondays, #3, 7, 21, red & black, or black & white

    Ogun - Tuesday, #7, green & black

    Oya - Wednesday, #9, maroon, purple, deep dk red, oranges, browns, copper

    Obatala / Jesus - Thursday,

    Where do Ochun, Shango, and Yemoja Belong? I'm guessing that there must be an overlapping of shared days?

    I heard Shango today, and he led me to discover his influence in entertainment. Very cool!
     
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    Moon Auset Yemoja Silver Monday
    Mercury Sebek Esu Mercury Wednesday
    Venus Het-Heru Oshun Copper Friday
    Sun Heru Shango Gold Sunday
    Mars Herukhuti Ogun Iron Tuesday
    Jupiter Maat, Tehuti Orunmila, Tin Thursday
    Saturn Sekert Obaluaye Lead Saturday


    now this is one of them but this one is not a real true source. as eshu is monday , ogun tuesday, shango friday, oshosi, tuesday, osala friday, oshun saturday,yemeya friday & saturday and obatala on sunday, oya wednesday, orula thursday
     
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    According to Baba Ifa Karades book "The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts" page 30 Table 3.........................
    The table headers were Orisha,Color, Number Natural Environment


    Obatala--White----8,24---------------Mountains,Woods

    Elegba--Red and Black------1,3,21-----Crossroads, Woods Gateways
    White and Black

    Yemoya--Blue and Crystal----7-----Ocean, Lakes (salt water)

    Oshun--Yellow------5-----Rivers,Lakes (fresh water)

    Ogun----Green and Black----3-----Railroads,Woods,Forges

    Shango----Red---6,12---Places struck by lightning, base of trees

    Oya--Reddish-brown-------9----Cemetery, Places hit by Hurricanes, Storms
    Rust, Earth-tones

    *Numbers of the orisha may also include their multiples. Colors may be taken
    in shades.


    In this book he gives Physical Correspondences of the Orisha for example:

    Shango---reproductive system (male), bone marrow, life force or chi

    Obatala--brain, bones, white fluids of the body

    Yemoya--womb, liver, breasts buttocks

    but he doesnt list days of the week associated with the Orisha. I will look at a couple of other books and see...................
     
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    Brother DarkSide:

    Is there a definitive source for the planets, days, colors associated with the orisha or are they arbitrarily assigned according to the whim/perspective or the writer(s)?
     
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    TRUE BOOTZEY, ALSO DIFFERENT PLACES HAVE DIFFERENT CUSTOMS.
     
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    The introduction of planetary forces is a relatively new matter in orisa correspondences. In a traditonal context, such was never taught just like the Kabbalistic associations currently being provided.

    Here's an experience I had. To understand my fear, in real life I used to bang "Crip" when I was younger.

    A few years back I would always dream about the orisas. In one dream, I lived on a street corner of a crossroads. One day I was standing outside my door and this little kid was in the middle of the crossroads throwing up gang signs. Before long, a car filled with "Bloods" drove by, looking for the kid throwing gang signs. The little kid actually ran into my house. Next door lived a guy that was a Blood. The "Bloods" passed by my house and stopped next door. I was afraid they were over there because they saw the kid run in my house so I went next door to gauge them and try to keep the peace. The person who lived next door introduced them to me and told them I was cool. One of the Bloods said, "Man, I like you. You wanna ride with us." I was so afraid that I agreed. I was riding in a convertible red and white old school Cadillac with switches along with the "Bloods". While I was riding in the car, one of the "Bloods", the OG one, pulled out a cigar. I remember him splitting it but I don't recall any tobacco coming out or anything new going in. I lit the cigar and asked if I wanted a toke. I replied yes because I didn't want to offend. I sitting in the car smoking and the leader was like, "I like you we can roll whenever. You're pretty cool." Afterwards, he pointed to the sky, there was a ear deafening clap of thunder and lightning flashed knocking all power out. My dream faded to black. I woke up and said, "Shango." Oba ko so.

    Guess who was the little kid at the crossroads?

    Blackbird
     
  8. Ekua Rising

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    This is interesting because I have been researching up on the Yoruba Orisa and what I read was different. I appreciate this information from Santeria, as I know it is a derivative/variation, and will do some comparison studies.
     
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