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What's a Consecration?
To consecrate something, by most definitions, is to declare something holy or to dedicate something for a religious purpose. Catholics consecrate wafers and wine, Wiccans consecrate wands and chalices. Although the idea of consecration is one of religion, and Santa Muerte magick is a system of magick, not a religion, I've decided to offer this simple Santa Muerte magick consecration ritual for those who would like to incorporate it into their magickal practice. I'm of the school of thought that magickal tools are inherently magickal through intent and symbolism / correspondence, so this is not something I practice, but I recognize that many of you out there might want something like this, so here you go.
Physical Cleaning / Repairs
The first step of any consecration should be a physical cleaning. Dust off the item you want to consecrate, peel off the price tags, clean off the price tag glue, etc. If you notice any damage that you can repair on your own, then repair the damage. For example, if you buy a Santa Muerte statue and notice a small rip in her cloak, sew up the rip before moving forward. In other words, make the item presentable. Imagine you were going to receive the item as a gift - what condition would you like the item to be in?
At Your Santa Muerte Altar
When your magickal tool has been physically cleaned and made presentable, hold it in your hands and face your Santa Muerte altar. Begin reciting the Consecration Santa Muerte magick prayer, found below. As you recite the prayer, visualize the item in your hands beginning to glow from the inside out. Repeat the below prayer, and with each repetition, visualize the magickal tool glowing brighter and brighter, with more and more intensity.
If the item is a magickal tool for general use, then visualizing a bright white glow will work well. If the item is a magickal tool for a specific use, then you can visualize the bright light as the color which corresponds most to the type of magick which you will perform with the tool. For example, you can visualize a new batch of love drawing powder as glowing red, you can visualize a deck of tarot cards as glowing purple, or a money drawing amulet as glowing gold. You can find a list of color correspondences for Santa Muerte magick by reading my post entitled Santa Muerte Cloak Color Magick.
Continue to recite the Consecration Santa Muerte magick prayer, found below, until the glowing light is as bright and intense as you can visualize.
Make it Sweet
When the intensity of the glow that you're visualizing can't burn any brighter, place the magickal tool on or near your altar, still visualizing the item glowing brightly in your mind's eye. Next, pour a small amount of Florida Water, or another offering perfume / cologne, onto your hands and apply to the magickal tool. You don't need that much, a little will go a long way. Again recite the below magick prayer as you apply the Florida Water / perfume / cologne.
Note that if you are consecrating a magick tool which you don't want to get wet, like a deck of tarot cards, you can pass the magickal tool through the smoke of burning incense, instead. If you can't work with incense for some reason, you can also sprinkle the tool with ground basil.
Your magick tool is consecrated after this step. Feel free to store the magickal tool when not in use on or near your Santa Muerte altar, or in the same box / container as the rest of your magickal working tools.
Consecration Santa Muerte Magick Prayer
This tool of magick I declare,
by my intent, and magick prayer,
devoted to Santa Muerte,
who hears me pray, night and day.
Burning bright, glowing strong,
to Holy Death, this tool belongs.