Orishas of Prosperity

Seashell necklace on a wooden table representing Orishas of prosperity

There are a number of different Orishas associated with wealth, abundance, and good fortune. Prosperity is an important concept within many Orisha traditions like Ifa, Santeria, Lucumi, etc. It is often seen as a sign of blessing from the deities, and as such, is something that is highly sought after. For this reason, there are many rituals and offerings dedicated to Orishas of prosperity to encourage their favor.

If you are an Ifa devotee you can connect to these deities through spirit pots. However, if you are new to the practice or just observing it, it is best to connect to these Orishas through a trained specialist such as a Babalawo or Iyanifa. I personally don’t recommend giving sacrifices without proper divination unless you are trained in the tradition. However, as a non-devotee you can pray to the Orishas and give small offerings if you are intuitively led to do so.

Common Orishas of Prosperity

Within Orisha religions, some of the more popular Orishas of prosperity include Olukun, Aje, Oshun, and Yemoja. Most of the Orishas of prosperity are connected to water. And, they are typically feminine energies since females are likewise connected to water and prosperity. Water is considered the source of flow and the essence of life in many indigenous traditions.

Other Orishas of prosperity include Obatala, Ogun, and Oya. While they are well-known deities, they are not always associated with wealth and prosperity in the same way as water spirits. Though they can likewise play a role in achieving financial success.

Olukun

Olukun is one of the most popular Orishas of prosperity. This Orisha is sometimes associated with feminine or masculine energy or a combination of the two. Olukun is often seen as the patron of those who work in the sea or travel by water. This Orisha is also connected to fertility, and its blessings are often sought by couples trying to conceive.

This makes sense, given that Olukun is the Yoruba god of fertility. However, Olukun’s powers are not limited to this aspect of prosperity. Olukun is also said to be able to bestow wealth and success upon those who honor him. Given all of this, it’s no surprise that Olukun is one of the most popular Yoruba gods.

Aje

Aje is one of the most popular Orishas of prosperity – she is considered the daughter of Olukun. Aje is known to bring about wealth, especially as it pertains to business endeavors. It is said that every business owner should have an Aje icon if they want success. Aje is a powerful Yoruba goddess who governs money and success.

Aje is also associated with fertility and motherhood, making her an important figure in many aspects of life. Aje is worshiped through offerings and prayer, and her symbols include cowrie shells, jewelry, and other items of wealth. Aje is a powerful force for good in the world, and her presence can be felt in all areas of life where wealth and abundance are desired.

Aje is a goddess of many blessings, and her name is synonymous with abundance. Aje is always ready to help those in need, and her presence is a sign of good things to come. Aje is a force for positive change in the world, and her energy can be harnessed by anyone who desires good fortune in their life.

Oshun

Oshun is one of the more well-known deities associated with wealth and prosperity. She is often considered to be the goddess of love and fertility, and is also closely associated with the rivers and freshwater. Oshun is often represented with water or rivers, as well as gold and amber.

Many people turn to Oshun for help in times of illness or hardship. Oshun is also thought to be able to help manifest one’s desires. Whether you are seeking love, beauty, prosperity, or good fortune, Oshun can help you.

Yemoja

Yemoja is another popular Orisha of prosperity. She is associated with the moon, femininity, and intuition. Yemoja is a powerful tool for prosperity. She can help you to manifest your desires and bring about abundance in all areas of your life. If you are seeking financial abundance, Yemoja can help you to attract wealth and success. If you desire a more fulfilling relationship, Yemoja can assist you in creating a loving and supportive partnership. Whatever your goal, Yemoja can help you to achieve it.

Remember, Yemoja is a tool to help you manifest your desires. She is not a magic wand that will make your dreams come true without any effort on your part. You must put in the work and focus on your intention in order for Yemoja to be effective. This concept likewise applies to other Orishas of prosperity.

Obatala

Obatala is also an Orisha of prosperity. He is associated with purity, clarity, healing, peace and creativity. Obatala represents our higher nature and helps us to connect with our divine purpose. When we work with Obatala, we can open ourselves up to abundance and prosperity in all areas of our lives.

Obatala is associated with the color white, which symbolizes purity and clarity. White is also the color of new beginnings. By working with Obatala, we can tap into our own inner wisdom and intuition to create positive change in our lives. If you are seeking prosperity in your life, consider calling on Obatala. Obatala can help you to release old patterns that are no longer serving you as you open up to new opportunities for abundance.

In order to work with Obatala, you can create an offering of white flowers, milk, or honey. You can also light a white candle in honor of Obatala. Spend some time meditating on your intention for prosperity and allow Obatala to guide you on your journey.

Ogun

Ogun, on the other hand, is the Orisha of iron and is typically associated with strength, power, and masculinity. He is the patron of smiths and artisans, and his energies are directed towards creation and abundance. Ogun is also associated with fertility, so he is often invoked in order to increase crops or promote childbirth. In addition, Ogun is a powerful protector and can be called upon to defend against evil.

Thus, Ogun is a very important deity when it comes to prosperity. He is the one who provides the means and energy to create abundance in our lives. We can call upon Ogun to help us achieve our goals, increase our fertility, and protect us from untimely loss of our wealth.

Oya

Oya is another popular Orisha of prosperity. This is because Oya is the Orisha of storms, change, chaos, and transformation. When Oya comes, she brings with her the force necessary to break through any obstacles that may be in your way. This makes her an excellent ally to have when you are working to manifest your desires into reality.

In addition, Oya is also associated with money and abundance in the marketplace. So, if you are looking to attract more financial abundance into your business, calling on Oya can be a powerful way to do so.

When working with Oya, it is important to remember that she is a very powerful energy. As such, it is vital to approach her with respect and reverence. This will ensure that you are able to work with her in a way that is beneficial for both you and Oya.

Summary

While there are many different Orishas that are associated with prosperity, these are some of the more popular ones. Each Orisha has their own unique story and attributes that can be helpful in attracting wealth and abundance into your life. If you are seeking prosperity in your life, consider connecting to one or more of these Orishas.

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