The Days of the Week Each Orisha Rules
Discover the energy of the Orishas and how they align with the days of the week to deepen your connection to the divine.
Macutos of the Orishas are amulets used in Santería, a religion with Yoruba roots. These amulets serve several spiritual and ritual purposes. Macutos are often used for protection. They are believed to shield the wearer from negative energies and bring safety in various aspects of life.
Each Macuto is dedicated to a specific Orisha, the deities in Santería. Wearing or using a Macuto is a way to connect with the particular Orisha's energies, seeking their guidance and blessings. Different Orishas represent different aspects of life, so Macutos are used according to the area in which one seeks assistance. For example, an Elegua Macuto might be used for opening paths and opportunities, an Ogun Macuto for overcoming obstacles, or an Obatala Macuto for clarity and justice.
In ritual settings, these amulets can be used as part of ceremonies or offerings to the Orishas, as a way to honor them and request their favor.