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Candles of Santeria
The orishas are the emissaries of Olodumare or God almighty. They rule over the forces of nature and the endeavors of humanity. They recognise themselves and are recognised through their different numbers and colors which are their marks, and each has their own favorite foods and other things which they like to receive as offerings and gifts. In this way we make our offerings in the manner they are accustomed to, in the way they have always received them, so that they will recognise our offerings and come to our aid. Choose the right candle for your situation and let the power of the Orishas assist you in your needs!
Elegua is the messenger who takes one's prayers and sacrifices to the foot of God in heaven. Elegua opens and closes the road or way for us in life. This Red and Black Candle helps chase the bad luck and unblocks any obstacle in your way to open the roads for you.
Obatalá is the kindly father of all the orishas and all humanity. He is also the owner of all heads and the mind. Though it was Olorun who created the universe, it is Obatalá who is the creator of the world and humanity. Obatalá is the source of all that is pure, wise peaceful and compassionate. He has a warrior side though through which he enforces justice in the world. His color is white which is often accented with red, purple and other colors to represent his/her different paths. This candle promotes peace, purity and heals problems of the head. Best day to light this candle is Thursday. He rules all white things as well as the human head and bones. Burn this candle for pain relief and spiritual guidance.
Oshosi is the third member of the group known as the Guerreros or Warriors, and is received along with Elegguá, Ogún and Osun in order to protect the Guerreros initiate and to open and clear their roads. Oshosi is the hunter and the scout of the orishas and assumes the role of enforcer of justice for Obatalá with whom he has a very close relationship. His colors are blue and yellow. Ochosi helps you find Justice, best judgements with court cases and busts opens roads for you. Best time to light this candle is Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Ogun is the god of iron and also one of the deities that people worshipped. However, they acknowledge the existence of the Almighty GOD, but they believed that the easiest way to reach GOD is through the lesser deities like Ogun, which act as an intermediary between man and GOD. Also helps you find a job and or help prevent work related injuries, and accidents. Best days to light this candle are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Orunmila is the orisha of wisdom, knowledge and divination. He was the only orisha allowed to witness the creation of the universe by Olorun and bears witness to our destinies in the making as well. This is the source of his title of Eleri Ipin or "Witness to Destiny in its Creation". His priests, the babalawos or "Fathers of the Secrets" must devote themselves entirely to the practice of divination and the accompanying arts. Through the Table of Ifá his priests unfold the secrets of the universe and the secrets of the unfolding of our lives. His colors are green and yellow. Orunla is known as a problem solver. Helps with wisdom and ones studies. Orunla will provide a path to clarity for followers.
Oshún rules over the sweet waters of the world, the brooks, streams and rivers, embodying love, fertility. She also is the one we most often approach to aid us in money matters. She recognises herself in the colors yellow and gold and her number is five. Peacocks and vultures are hers and we use them often to represent her. Oshun is the orisha of love and happiness. She is the one that makes the spirit full of life and love.This candle helps with fertility, marriage and healing of lovers. Best day to light this candle is Saturdays.
Oyá is the ruler of the winds, the whirlwind and the gates of the cemetery. Her number is nine which recalls her title of Yansá or "Mother of Nine" in which she rules over the egun or dead. She is also known for the colors of maroon, flowery patterns and nine different colors. She is a fierce warrior who rides to war with Shangó (sharing lightning and fire with him) and was once the wife of Ogún. This candle helps defend you from evil and enemies. It can protect you and give you powers to overcome people wishing to do you harm. Do not burn with Yemaya Candle.
Yemayá lives and rules over the seas and lakes. She also rules over maternity in our lives as she is the Mother of All. Yemayá displays herself as truly the mother of all. She partakes of Olokun's abundance as the source of all riches which she freely gives to her little sister Oshún. She dresses herself in seven skirts of blue and white and like the seas and profound lakes she is deep and unknowable. Her number is seven for the seven seas, her colors are blue and white, and she is most often represented by the fish who are her children. It is Yemaya's passion to bring what she has found to be of truth, healing & Wellness together. She is the Goddess of all women and Goddess of Maternity. This candle is Do not light with Oya Candles.