The Loa of death, the Baron is of the "Guede" family and is sentinel of the crossroads gate. Even the most powerful magicians & alchemists cannot accomplish any spells or magic without the consent or approval of the Baron. As an ally, he is the strongest of protectors & a trustworthy companion. The Baron is the ruler of the cemetery & transitions in both life & death. He is often considered the patron Lwa of New Orleans.
Baron Samedi is superb at legal battles, court, victory, justice, sexuality, major life transitions & bringing cash quickly! He brings enormous power to magic rituals and a fierce protector of children! Baron Samedi is known to be very wise & honest in his responses to those seeking his help. Invoke him when you honestly need help and you have done all you can on your own for the situation. Many Vodouns fear him because of his power and relation to death. Death is only symbolic for the next transition, to fear him is to reject his power, protection, and help.
Baron Samedi seems to be a walking contradiction. He rules over sex and death, he loves a party but also enjoys his solitude, he has a wonderful sense of humor (the dirtier the better) but yet is reverent towards the dead, especially as they cross over to the other side. When the Baron shows up, you know something big is going down. He is extremely honest. Don’t ask him a question if you don’t want to know the answer. One of the most important ideas that Baron teaches us is that life is too short to be unhappy.
Baron Samedi is God of the Dead. We cannot connect with those who have gone before us without him. He doesn’t just end life either. He can end a situation, an argument, a relationship, etc. Baron is also there at the end of a job well done. When you take that deep breath after finishing a big project, you are feeling him. He helps the newly dead cross over and find peace. In this aspect, we should not fear him but appreciate him for the care and concern he will show us all in the end.
His Colors: All colors. He likes bright, bold colors like royal purple, burnt orange and earthy red.
Number: 13 and 9
Symbols: Gravestones, crosses, phallic symbols
Offerings: Big fat cigar (see if you can blow a circle with a circle), red meat, peppered bacon, black licorice, toasted coconut flakes & pecans, strong, black coffee (no sugar), rum, avocados.
Feast Day: November 1st and/or 2nd (Day of the Dead)
Upon receiving your paquet, set a Saturday aside to soak this paquet in rum for 24 hours. take it out then let it dry. Make your petition to the Baron as the evaporating rum is an offering to him.
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