Generally, the moon represents the mind and the emotions. Unlike the orisa, who have elaborately defined rites and rules of engagement, the moon signifies your intuitive relationship to the divine. One popular song for ori declares that "in the same way that the stars do not depart from the moon, my ori, you must not depart from me." It signifies a natural relationship between you and your spiritual essence. It is not subject to the scrutiny and judgement of others, who would have you conform blindly to their standards. In this way, the moon has a very personal significance to each individual. Of course the sun is very important to us too as it our main source of light, but its light is too intense for you to survive direct exposure. It was because of this reason, in fact, that the moon and stars were chosen to be Orunmila's regents here on earth. And so it is that the moon, who has no light source of its own is the gentle reflection of the soul’s blinding energy. The moon embodies iwa pele, or gentle character. Therefore the Moon indicates our emotional and psychological patterns and tendencies, commonly known as emotional intelligence (EQ).
EQ implies maturity, an ability to excercise patience and reflection, especially in tenuous situations. It is the ability to "read" an individual or an entire room, and adjust from one moment to the next, without losing focus and direction. Great salesmen, public speakers, teachers and performers are steeped in EQ. This is what allows them to engage auduences over extended periods of time without forcing or cajoling them into participation. This subtle influence is the domain of the moon, whose unseen power quiety pulls the waters of the planet from shore to shore. The Orisa Lifestyle Moon Rituals make use of this subtle influence to draw out the optimal energy necessary for you to enjoy breakthrough relationships with your inner spirit, your ancestors and your immediate future.
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