La Madama Conjure Candle
La Madama is part of Caribbean and Latin American Spiritism but has been included in southern Hoodoo practices for many years. La Madama is called upon for instructions on healing, divination, spell work, protection from negative energies, maintaining finances, spiritual cleansing's and dream prophecies. La Madama represents the female protective and empowerment energies in families. She is also known as La Negra and La Conga, some say these are different aspects of her but it is my belief that the three names are simply regional. She is the protector and caretaker of tarot readers and root women. To call upon La Madama, place an image, statue or doll on an altar along with 7 or 9 brightly colored scarves tied together. She is most often seen wearing red and white checked clothing, white head wrap, neck kerchief and apron with large gold hoop earrings. In some households, mine included, she's seen as more "island/gypsy fortune teller" with the colors of red and purple. Offerings to her include healing herbs, flowers, red fabric, cowrie shells, coins, tarot cards and other divination items, cigarettes, brooms, yams, beans, pork, most southern style food, white candles, whiskey and strong black coffee. She likes things neat and clean. Light a candle for her in a quite dark room and listen carefully for her to speak. She speaks bluntly and will tell you what you need even if you don't want to hear it. But everything she says will be in your best interest. La Madama is a powerful force to work with and a strong teacher but she doesn't take kindly to laziness, lying, cheating or ego. She does nothing for free and offerings, gifts and payments are expected on time. La Madama works fast and to the point. You should be very specific with what you ask her for because she will sometimes give you what you need in place of what you want. La Madama provides blessings to all who honor her properly.