SEVEN AFRICAN POWERS Candle Dressing Herb Blend
Our Dressing Herb Blend contains the plants that represent all seven Orishas. The Seven African Powers are summoned to assist with overcoming obstacles, spiritual growth and connecting to one’s inner power. Anyone can call upon the Seven African Powers, as they are spirit guides and everyone has access to these Orishas for their guidance. Our Candle Dressing Herb Blend is made for customers who want to dress and burn their own money candles at home.
In hoodoo, candles are traditionally dressed with oils and herbs before praying and burning them in hoodoo spells. A candle should never be burned without it. Best Spells Magick Candle Dressing Herb Blends is very effective. The candle dressing are usually applied to 7 day glass religious candle, but can be applied to jumbo candle, or any other candle you will burn in your spiritual work. You can add a pinch of these herbs in the top of jar candles, or you can dress candles by oiling them with a money oil of your choice (like 7 African Powers Oil), then rolling them through these herbs. You can also sprinkle Candle Dressing Herb Blends around your candles in mystical shapes.
Best Spells Magick Candle Dressing Herb Blends are all hand-blended using the finest botanical ingredients.
Package size: 20 ml Glass Vial. (Approximately enough to dress 10 glass-encased candles or 5 jumbo candles.)
What it is
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. The phrase ‘Seven African Powers’ is found in various religions, including Santeria, Hoodoo, Candomble, Arara. 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.
Together, these seven Orishas represent a force that offers guidance and strength through all of life’s trials and tribulations.