Eleggua’s Feast Day Falls on Friday the 13th

Elegua/Eleggua also known as Eshu is often associated with St. Anthony. St. Anthony’s feast day is this year falls on Friday June 13th. Those who wish to honor him, who may not be attached to a traditional Santeria (La Regla Lucumi) house can light a St. Anthony candle. Say a novena for lost things ( I think this is always important,) sailors, the elderly, fishermen, horses or a plentiful harvest. [Read more...]

Santeria’s Ochosi Come and Live in My House

Ochosi is traditionally in charge of jails and cages. He is a champion of justice. There is a common prayer that roughly translates “Ochosi, come and live in my house, so I don’t have to live in yours.” [Read more...]

The Game of the Warrior Goddesses of Voodoo and Santeria

Life is a series of clues, stories and signs to be interpreted and nurtured. Goddesses can help us do that. They can help us roll the dice and move forward in the right direction. [Read more...]

More Suggestions for Finding Godparents in Voodoo and Santeria

Very often I meet people who tell me they don’t have the time necessary to devote to Santeria/ Lucumi or Voodoo. My response is usually “do you have the time to devote to bettering your life?” [Read more...]

6 Questions You Need to Ask Before Finding Godparents in Santeria or Voodoo

Ask questions! If we go into the process with our eyes open, and keeping a few key points in mind, the process of joining an ile (Santeria/ Lucumi) or hounfor (Voodoo/Vodou) spiritual house may go more smoothly. [Read more...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Ancestor Altars

Yesterday I wrote in detail about Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo. Anyone can create an altar or shrine for the ancestors, and it is a great way to begin to open up your spiritual avenues. [Read more...]

Creating Ancestor Altars in Santeria, Vodou, and Voodoo

Ancestor Altars and shrines are a part of many different religions. They are present in Christian homes, Buddhist homes, Pagan homes, and even in Atheists’ homes. They can be as simple as a glass of water and a picture of Grandpa, or given an entire room to spread out in. [Read more...]


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