La Madama Candle Altar Service


La Madama is a revered figure in Afro-Caribbean and Latin American folk magic. She embodies the spirit of an elder woman and is often seen as a wise, protective, and guiding force. Traditionally depicted as a matronly, African-descendant woman dressed in old-fashioned attire, La Madama is a powerful symbol of ancestral wisdom and domestic skill. She is believed to offer assistance in various aspects of life, particularly in matters of protection, guidance, prosperity, and healing. In healing practices, La Madama’s influence is called upon to provide comfort and recovery, while also protecting the safety and security of one’s home to maintain it as a loving sanctuary.

I prepare candle vigils in your name and leave them continuously burning on our altars. These glass encased vigil candles burn between 5 and 7 days.

Making Out Your Request – Your Petition

How to make out your petition: There is a section below asking you to fill out your petition or prayer. If you need to send me photos, you can always Email Me. Your petition describes your situation and what you would like to happen. Including birthdate information for all those involved is helpful but not necessary.

When you place your order, it may take a few days before your candle reaches the altar because other candle services before you are still burning. After your work completes, you should receive a report in about 2 weeks AFTER the burn time. Remember, ordering candles in runs will add to the time for your work to complete.

Order Candles in Runs. Increase the power of your petition. This is called setting lights in runs. I offer candles in runs of 2 and 3. A run of candles keeps your petition going and helps to create a divination story in the glass. I light setting runs the old fashioned way: the next candle is not lit until the first one finishes burning, then the next, and so on. Please remember that this approach adds to the amount of time before you receive a report. A single candle takes a week to burn, a run of two would take 2 weeks to burn, and a run of three would take 3 weeks to burn. I no longer offer runs of 7 candles as they require a large amount of storage space and many clients have misunderstood that they take over 2 months to burn before they receive a report.


La Madama