The ritual is designed to bring positive relationships in your life, or maintain the ones you already have.
You will need;
- An image or statue of Santisima Muerte
- At least one red or pink candle candle (pink works better for friendships and familial love)
- An offering of flora or alcoholic drink
- other imagery connected to Santa Muerte
- other imagery connected to love and your relationship
-(optional) some paper and pen
There is no need to start with an alternative state of consciousness. Santa Muerte is a folk saint and so many of her rituals only require acts of devotion and/or prayer.
Light a red candle. If you have more than one, have one on each side of the altar where you will commence your ritual. Put the imagery on the altar, making sure La Niña is centered and your focus of attention. If you already have a dedicated altar to her, use that one. If not, make sure you cannot be distracted by other ritual objects not related to the working.
Place your offering in front of her and kneel to show your respects. Place your palms together. Recite the prayer below (or, if you have paper & pen, write it);
Most Holy Death,
I ask you to bring to me love
I ask you to protect the ones I love
I ask you for love and I offer to you my gift
Bless her, the Girl,
Who brings to those most devoted love
Bless her, the Skinny Lady,
Who brings happiness
May love come to me and be with me
For as long as I live with Death as my guide
(Affirming words, like “Amen” or “So shall it be”, will go here).
If you wrote on paper, put it on the statue if possible. If you can’t put the letter in her hand or lap, put it at her feet. Regardless of whether or not you recited the prayer or wrote it, take the time to silently thank Saint Death and focus on your intent.
If possible, let the candles burn out on their own. Leave the offering and letter for at least three days, even if the intent has manifested. Once the flowers have gone dry (if you offered flowers), or three+ days have passed, bury the offering and letter in the direction of Water. Thank or pray to Santa Muerte one more time as you do this. The offering and letter will dissolve in the earth and carry over to the underworld where La Niña will receive them.
Happy last Day of the Dead! (Día de los Muertos)