7 African Powers

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?




Eleguá


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Master of all crossroads, he opens the roads and will close the roads when poorly treated. Ultimate communicator.


Colors

Red and Black


Day

Monday


Planet

Mercury


Offerings

Rum

Cigars

Candy

Corn




OBATALÁ




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.


Colors

White


Day

Sunday


Planet

Jupiter


Offerings

Water

Milk

Cascarilla

White flowers

Coconut milk

Pears

Coconut

Black eye peas






CHANGÓ




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.


Colors

Red and White


Day

Friday

Planet

Sun and Mars

Offerings

Yams

Cascarilla

Red apples

Corn

Peppers

Wine

Rum


ORULA




Master of divination


Colors

Green and Yellow


Day

October 4th, Sunday or every day of the week.


Planet

Jupiter


Offerings

Coconut

Wine

Sweet cakes


OCHÚN


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Lady of love, beauty


Colors

Bright tones of yellow


Day

Friday


Planet

Venus

New Crescent Moon


Offerings

Honey (favorite)

Mirrors

Makeup

Hair pins

Perfumes

Brushes

Flowers

Fans made of peacock feathers


OGÚN



Creator and terminator


Colors

Green, black, red


Day

Friday


Planet

Pluto and Saturn


Offerings

Red candles

Cigars

Rum

Palm wine

Whisky

Dragons Blood

Metal objects

Railroad spikes

Spicy food

Yams

Read beans

Red rice

Mangoes

Meat


YEMAYÁ



Lady of the SEA and Oceans

Mother


Colors

Light Blue


Day

Saturday


Planet

Full Moon and Neptune


Offerings

Jewelry

Perfumes

New soaps

White roses

Pomegranate

Watermelon

Fish

Duck

Lamb dishes



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.


OYÁ



Lady of the winds and tempest.

Lady of the cemetery

Master of healing and necromantic divination.


Colors

Red, purple, brown, burnt orange


Day

Wednesday


Planet

Dark Moon

Uranus


Offerings

Red wine

Eggplant

Plums

Grapes




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




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