Monday, July 9, 2012

13 Goddess WK11: African Goddess Yemaja

Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to report that my back is doing much better thanks to long weeks of physical therapy.  I can now sit at my computer for more than ten minuets at a time and I am pleased to announce that Blog Posts are Back!

Today I bring you a spell invoking Yemaja, the African Yourba Goddess of mothers, children, the rivers and the sea.  Yemaja has traveled the world and resides in every place that slaves once lived.
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Yemaja – Baby Blessing Candle Spell
This spell is best performed during the night of the Full Moon. Spells to bring energy in are done at this time because the energy of the moon helps move things into your life.
Use a pin to carve a river into the candle holding in your mind the life giving and protective properties of the flowing waters governed by Lady Yemaja.  You can add other symbols or words to increase the directedness and power of the spell.
Hold the candle between the palms of your hands and direct all of your energy into the candle.  Using silver (if possible) or blue ink, write the name of the child and words that describe how their life should be (i.e. loved, strong, protected, treasured) out a petition paper.  Light the candle, burn the petition paper in the candle flame and say (aloud or to yourself): 
O Yemaja, mother and protectors, guardian of the waters and life;
Guard (Child’s name) against harm and illness.
Watch over him/her with every step he/she takes.
Let your life giving waters always flow through them.
If possible, focus and meditate on your desires until the candle is almost burned out.  Combine the ashes and left over wax together and offer it to a stream near your home or bury it in the earth as close to your home as possible.


  1. Welcome back, Kat!! I missed you! :)
    I hope your back is better. You've been away for so long... what did happen exactly?
    Blessings and energy to you!!

    1. Simo, I missed you guys too! It is NOT fun to not be able to sit or stand for too long. I have a bulging disk (well, two actually) in my lower back that were pressing on my sciatic nerve causing pain from my back through my him and knee. Super not fun! It was all I could do to keep up with my etsy shop on the computer.

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    1. Missed me and I feel like I've missed ages of your life! I'm off to get caught up now. I'm still limited a bit, but I'll do my best.

  3. I'm sorry to hear about your back :( I hope it get's better. I love that baby blessing! It is beautiful! I'm glad you are back too! I am also just now catching up on blog stuff.

    1. It is getting better, it's just a process. Good to see you too! I have your email/convo saved and I promise getting back to you is on the to-do list!

  4. Kat, I am so happy your back is feeling much better ;o) Yeh! Great to see you! Missed you! Bulging disks!! Not fun! This spell is very precious! Thanks for sharing ;o)

    1. Stacy, it's lovely to be back and thank you for the compliment!

  5. I am sorry you have had back trouble, I sympathise as a few years ago I had a slipped disc and couldn't walk for three weeks, will keep my fingers crossed for you. I love the spell and thankyou so much for sharing it, also glad to see you around again.