This month we’ll continue our exploration of the Orisa with Ochosi the Orisa of communication and intention. Even if many of the qualities of the Ochosi energy resonate with you the only certain way to know who your guardian is, would be to have your Life Path read. If you’re interested in taking a big step forward towards living a Purpose Driven Life then click here to sign up for your Life Path Discovery Session.
Ochosi is an energy combining the earth element, with his close association with Ogun, and the air element. He has much of the focus we associate with Ogun but applied in a very different way. Ochosi is not only the communicator but also the hunter. He is most often depicted holding a bow and arrow. His arrows don’t only seek out game, but also dreams and goals. One of the lesser-known aspects of the Ochosi energy is helping us to set powerful intentions and launch them into the Universe. Ochosi, like Ogun, is most often associated with the depth of the forest. While most often depicted as male it is important to remember that, like all Orisa, Ochosi had a balance of male and female energy. There is a quietness about the Ochosi energy that points to its softer, more feminine, side.
Ochosi is the hunter, the scout, his energy is powerful but there is a more subtle, gracefulness about him. The energy can move very quietly as it explores the forest to hunt. It can help you find your way whether lost in the woods or confounded by where your destiny path is trying to lead you. Working with Ochosi will teach you about the importance of setting clear intentions, taking aim, before you launch your energy out into the Universe. Once Ochosi’s arrow has left the bow it will land exactly where it was aimed. Nothing can stop it once it has launched. It is very important to have our desires, and intentions, as clear as possible before we ask Ochosi to intervene.
Like Ogun, Ochosi’s power place is the forest. The subtle sounds that allow him to sneak up on prey, the huge trees providing cover, the raw power of a dense forest with all of its creatures communicating in calls and songs, all resonate perfectly with his energy. Ochosi is a loner most often seen in the company of a hunting dog, and perhaps on occasion joined by Ogun.
Ochosi chooses solitude as a way to clear his mind so that he can think through what needs to be communicated. He also uses his alone time to work out the details of a plan he intends to set free into the Universe. Ochosi is cautious energy knowing that once things have been set in motion it can be almost impossible to stop them. Once something has been said it’s too late to reconsider. Once an action has been taken things start to move even if you’ve discovered your action was a mistake. Despite his association with all forms of communication, Ochosi is not quick to speak. Knowing the power of his words Ochosi chooses them and his timing very carefully using only as much as is necessary to successfully get his point across.
There are many things that make great offerings to Ochosi. Certainly forest plants, and fungi, particularly if foraged and offered in the forest itself make beautiful offerings. As a hunter anything associated with hunting from arrows to knives to guns can make great offerings to the energy. Also, anything that can be used for communication, wiring implements, recording devices, even a microphone would make interesting offerings depending on your intention.
People who have chosen a specific Orisa as their guardian are referred to as children of that Orisa. While they may reflect many of the Orisa’s qualities, they don’t do it perfectly. Human beings are connected to all of the Orisa energies. Each of us has a unique balance based on those connections. That’s why you’ll find that children of any given Orisa are so different.
These are the qualities most often associated with those who have chosen Ogun as their guardians :
One would connect with Ochosi to bring more intention, focus, and successful communication into their lives. Ochosi is also warrior energy and can protect fiercely if your cause is just.
If you’re looking to put an end to miscommunication, and to follow through on your intentions, then connecting regularly with the Ochosi energy wis the way to go. One of the best ways to connect with the Ochosi energy is through the Journey to Ochosi Vision Quest that you can access here. This is a Spotify Link. To use another music service search for artist Oluwo Brian Olanipekun.
You can also use this prayer to reach out to the energy. I hope you’ve enjoyed this exploration of Orisa Ochosi. Let me know how your connecting goes.
I’ve been a full-time life coach, and mentor, since 2007. I’ve helped clients: find new careers or enrich the ones they’re in; discover new love or renew a fading relationship; deal with the stresses of day to day living, and of course deepen into the spiritual dimension of life..