My work with La Santa Muerte Roja began in earnest in November of 2013, when my boyfriend presented me with a Mexican-made statue of Her that he bought in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (As an aside, if anyone wishes to learn more about Her “cult” and its growing influence North of the Border, I highly recommend R. Andrew Chestnut’s well-researched anthropological overview, Devoted to Death.) The red aspect in La Santissima’s colorful spectrum of energies is devoted, naturally, to amor, but all aspects of Holy Death entail providing devotees with protection on the spiritual and physical planes. Hence I wanted to share some of my prayers and practices for English-speaking devotees.
Prayer to La Santa Muerte
Powerful, strong and indispensable,
In moments of anguish, I invoke Your kindness
Plead to God Almighty,
concede what I am asking of You:
That whomever shall wish me harm shall repent for the rest of their lives.
And the harm or the envy of their evil eyes,
let it return to them immediately.
While at play or in business, I declare You my advocate,
and everyone who comes against me,
let them lose.
Oh Lady Death, my protecting angel.
Razor Blade Shielding Spell to Ward the Home
Lady of the Darkness,
Watch over this space and surround me,
Your humble servant, and keep my loved ones here
far away from those of evil will.
If these evildoers do not change their ways,
then let them feel Your power, Good Spirit Death!
Let the light come after the dark
so that Your kingdom is before us in an eternal day.
Bless these blades.
Allow them to cut the evil winds before they enter,
to give advice on how to repel enemies,
to keep away the fury of the elements,
banish all negative intentions and ill will sent here,
and fill my home with joy.
For all this is not possible without You.
[Say “The Lord’s Prayer” three times.]
[Place four razor blades, the kind available at hardware stores, tucked into the frames of either a doorway or a window that serves as your home’s most sensitive entryway. Do this at the time of the full moon; replace the blades monthly.]
Te amo, mi flaquita!