Before you read this blog, I want to express and make very clear my sentiments towards The Orishas. I have the outmost respect for these energies and beings. I love them from the bottom of my heart and I honor them.
DO NOT take their names and favors in vain for they will give you, but they can also take away.
This blog does not go in depth on the 7 African Powers, please make sure to study and do your own research if you are planning to work with them. I have listed at the end of this blog three books that you can refer to for more education.
The Seven African Powers
Who are they?
Master of all crossroads, he opens the roads and will close the roads when poorly treated. Ultimate communicator.
Red and Black
Orisha of creation and healing. He is peace and purity. Dislike rude angry people. Use for assistance in court cases and to appease violent people.
Black eye peas
Lord of lightning and fire. He provides victory over enemies and protects from evil.
He breaks hexes, curses and evil spells specially if petitions are done during a thunderstorm.
Red and White
Sun and Mars
Master of divination
Green and Yellow
October 4th, Sunday or every day of the week.
Lady of love, beauty
Bright tones of yellow
New Crescent Moon
Fans made of peacock feathers
Creator and terminator
Green, black, red
Pluto and Saturn
Lady of the SEA and Oceans
Full Moon and Neptune
In many traditions they prefer to use
OYÁ instead of Orula
Understand that there are 7 African Powers not 8 choose between these two energies based on your tradition and needs.
Lady of the winds and tempest.
Lady of the cemetery
Master of healing and necromantic divination.
Red, purple, brown, burnt orange
Great sources for additional information
Jambalaya The Natural Woman's book by Luisah Teish
Santeria The Religion by Migene Gonzalez Wippler
Encyclopedia of Spirits by Judika Illes