Today I was asked while updating the Facebook page if I had a particular ebbó to start the New Year. Here was my brief answer. Can it help you as well? Only you can decide.
Friend: Do you have an ebbó you could recommend for the New Year?
Misty Seas: Well, ebbós are particular creatures, they need to have a purpose and work best when supported by oddú, meaning they should come from a reading. However, it is always advisable to start the New Year with a clean home, no clutter under the bed or closets. It is also good to do a series of cooling baths, have your Egún service in place, your Bóveda nice and clean and your orisha well attended. Neatness is the best on-going ebbó.
Of course, I have been guilty of not being neat before, haven’t we all? But what is important is to correct any little slip up as fast as possible and do what people tell you when you are learning to ride a bicycle, if you fall, get right back on it and keep regain your balance and keep on pedaling.
Do any of those for 3 nights before the New Year.
3 kinds of waters
Flowers and Pleasant Aroma
Your favorite cologne or perfume
Water made with boiled cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom
And a bit of orange zest grated
May your year start and end with love.
Oní Yemayá Achagbá