Gain control & power of the situation by invoking the 7 Powers.

The 7 African Powers are seven of the most well-known and celebrated deities (orishas) of the Yoruban pantheon.

The orishas are common to all faiths of Yoruban origin, although they are not always considered to be the same deities.

In Santeria, Voodoo's sister religion, they are referred to as Las Sietes Potencias.

In Macumba traditions (Candomble, Umbanda), they are called Orixa. In Vodoun, they are called Lwas (Loas), and in Palo, they are referred to as Nkisi.

The Seven African Powers refer to the seven Orishas that we call upon in times of need.

Often depicted with their images linked together in a chain circling an image of the crucified Jesus, these deities represent all that is sacred and powerful in Santeria.

In Spanish, the phrase translates to Siete Potencias, or seven powers.

The Orishas that make up the Seven African Powers are: Elegua, Yemaya, Oshun, Chango, Obatala, Oya, and Ogun.

Elegua opens and closes the path to mankind. He rules the crossroads that men journey across and is considered the first Orisha created. All prayers pass through Elegua before reaching any other Orisha. Pray to Elegua in matters of destiny and fate.

Yemaya is the Orisha of motherhood and the queen of the sea. She is prayed to in matters of fertility and spiritual growth. Yemaya is a source of comfort and strength in times of emotional crisis.

Oshun is the goddess of love and abundance. Often seen as the Aphrodite of the Orishas, Oshun is called upon for guidance in love and desire. She helps to support those who are going through a period of growth and transition.

Chango is the Orisha of lightning, power, sensuality and passion. Together with Oshun, Yemaya and Obatala, Chango is one of the four pillars of Santeria. He is widely beloved and a beacon of strength and dignity.

Obatala, the eldest of the Orishas, is revered as the creator of all mankind. He is called upon in times of legal strife. Known to be a fair and honest judge, Obatala provides strength to the innocent and justice to the guilty.

Oya, a whirlwind of fierce energy, is the Orisha of communication between the living and the dead. A favored lover of Chango, this female warrior summons tornadoes and lightning to battle her enemies.

Ogun, a protective father figure, is the Orisha of tools and weapons. A lover of the wilderness, Ogun offers strength and protection to those with a battle to fight.

For dressing ritual candles, sprinkle in/around your home/business/etc, blow in the air, add to mojo bag, gives your spells a boost.

Really there are infinite possibilities for the spiritual uses of Ritual Powders such as:

Sprinkle around the perimeter of the magick circle before ritual or spell casting.

For candle magick, rub the spell or ritual candle with oil then roll it in the magick powder.

Hold a pinch of Ritual Powder in your hand while envisioning the outcome that you desire, once you “feel” your powder is filled with energy, you may burn it, release it to the winds, sprinkle it on the earth, or throw it into running water.

Sprinkle on your Altar or draw runes or other magickal sigils with the powder to add extra power to your magick spells.  Sprinkle in specific shapes to use as focal points for visualization: protection powder in shells or pentagrams; love powder in hearts; psychic powders in spirals.

Sprinkle Powders in each of the four corners of a room or ritual space & at the doors to keep dark energies away.

Sprinkling is done in a number of ways. It can involve laying down powders while walking backwards, placing small piles in the corners of rooms, making a line at the doors, casting powders out over walkways, or even onto carpets to then be vacuumed up.

Blowing is done normally by placing a small amount of the powder into the palm of the hand, or onto a sheet of paper and then blowing the Powders towards a person, place, direction, or the Sacred Four Quarters.

Dressing items is often as simple as sprinkling the powders over items (or lightly dusting the items with sachet powders on a makeup brush) and then blowing or shaking off the extra for collection and reuse later. This method can be used on almost anything; ritual candles, paper money and coins, business cards, job applications, mortgage papers, handkerchiefs, and especially love letters.

Also, can be mixed with glitter, cascarilla, brown sugar, etc, to give the magickal working a boost.

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