Born today in 1794
Known to be the Queen of New Orleans Voodoo, and a sort of unofficial saint of magickal practitioners.
She was a highly sought-after hairdresser for wealthy women, both white and free women of color. Many say she gained power and prestige by becoming a confidante and sometimes Voodoo practitioner to these powerful citizens. Many also say blackmail may have played a role in her success. Legend has it that Marie acquired her cottage at 1020 St. Ann Street from a grateful father whose son was in trouble with the law. Accounts vary as to whether it was the gris-gris under the judge's chair or if it was her network of spies that aided her in twisting the legal proceedings in the son's and her favor.
When she died on June 16th, 1881, the Times-Picayune editorialized saying "Much evil dies with her, but should we not add, a great deal of poetry too."
Her tomb in New Orleans is visited daily by petitioners looking for her blessing still. To make a petition, think or speak allowed what you want and mark her tomb with 3 X's. When you receive what you desire, return to her tomb and leave an offering.
A better way is to knock 3 times on her tomb (the second drawer in the crypt) to get her spirit's attention, and then make your petition while leaving a small offering. Some people write their petition on a small piece of paper and tuck it into the cracks in the crypt, under the nameplate, balanced on the ornamental stonework, or anywhere they can get it to stick. If she grants your petition, then come back and leave a larger offering in thanks.
Used for psychic enhancement, protection, aura cleansing, and cleansing spells.
Blend the following:
1 cup rain water
1 cup Holy Water
1 cup spring water
1 cup rose water/hydrosol
1 cup lavender water/hydrosol or 20 drops lavender essential oil
Store in a glass jar or bottle and keep in a cool, dark, dry place.