It’s Monday, it’s the 25-year anniversary of my only sibling’s death, and thus La Santa Muerte is very much on my mind. Her shrine in my bedroom is overflowing with flowers, candies, bolilo rolls, lit candles, and shot glasses filled with tequila and other cordials.
The following is a prayer in English to La Santísima to increase one’s good fortune. Note the nature of the offerings–and if you promise to Her that you will plant trees (for which the potted flowers at the altar are a temporary substitute), you had better do so! You will need incense (jasmine is traditional), a literal handful of home turf (soil surrounding your house), a chalice of water (I like to give Her spring water), and potted yellow flowers–at this time of year, mums make an excellent choice and are readily available. Place these aforementioned items in a basket that can lie at the foot of Her shrine. Additionally, adorn Her shrine with sweets, dollar bills, and yellow 7-day glass candles with La Santa Muerte’s image imprinted on them. These are available at most botanicas and occult/metaphysical shops. Here in Chicago, I go to Athenian Candle Co. and Alchemy Arts Bookstore, both of which sell online as well. Continue reading