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At your Santa Muerte altar, in the glow of the green candle's flame, use your mortar and pestle to grind and blend together approximately equal parts of the three herbal ingredients; the basil, cloves, and licorice. Note that licorice is a root herb typically sold whole or as broken chips, and may be difficult to grind in a mortar and pestle right out of the package. I recommend cutting or shaving the root into pieces as small as possible before trying to grind in a mortar and pestle. You can also make grinding easier by ensuring that the plant is thoroughly dry before introducing into your mortar and pestle.
As you grind and incorporate the herbal ingredients, recite and meditate on the Judge Have Mercy Santa Muerte magick prayer, which is found below. Praying over the herbs while you incorporate them into a mixture will help you focus the energy of the potion toward your desired intent of softening the hearts of those who will pass judgement over you. Be careful of breathing in the dust of the herbs as you grind, as it may cause irritation.
When the herbs are incorporated and well mixed, slowly encircle the base of the offering candle with the herbal mixture, continuing to recite the below Judge Have Mercy magick prayer as you do. When the candle is encircled in a ring of your herbal ingredients, leave the candle at your altar to burn to completion.
Once the candle burns to completion, the petition is complete.
You may dispose what remains from this petition using the instructions outlined in my post How to Dispose of Magick Trash.
Judge Have Mercy
Santa Muerte Magick Prayer:
Holy Death, I bow my head,
now humbled, and full of dread,
full of fear for what's to come,
and remorse for what I've done.
Mercy on me, do impart,
mercy flow from softened hearts,
those who judge make them to see,
all the good I have in me.
In the name of Death I pray.