Before beginning to work with any Saint or Deity you must first know the background of the energy you are invoking. This is not intended to exhaustive, comprehensive, or to be your only source, however, it should be sufficient to get you acquainted and familiar with the energy.
Who is San Judas?
San Judas Thaddeus is one of the 12 Apostles to serve with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They were close relatives, which is why they have similar facial features. Typical imagery of St. Jude often includes a flame above his head, which represents his presence at Pentecost, when he accepted the Holy Spirit alongside the other apostles.
What is Saint Jude known for?
For many years he was confused with Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Our Lord and as a direct result of such confusion Judas Thaddeus was falsely despaired because of Judas Iscariot's great sin. When San Judas was finally petitioned for help he was beyond eager to show his gratitude and came through for his petitioners in impossible ways.
Which has made San Judas Tadeo known as the patron saint of impossible causes. He is also the ruler of the threshold (emotional, mental, volatile aspects) and as such can makes him an excellent deity to be called upon as a guide through difficulties.
What does san Judas Tadeo do?
His popularity as a saint in Mexico rose during the 1980s. San Judas notoriety is unrivaled only that of La Virgen de Guadalupe & the folk saint La Santa Muerte can compete with the love that the Mexican people have for San Juditas.
Over time the term "lost causes" became loosely interpreted by the people to mean society's rejects (personas pérdidas al camino) such as criminals, drug dealers, thieves, etc. In 2008 the Archdiocese of Mexico City released a statement concerning the unorthodox practices of those seeking his assistance in ways that are against christian morals. The people changed his image and his staff was changed from his left side to his right side. When St. Jude is represented with the staff in his left hand, he is open to prayers and petitions (mischievous) that he would never consider with the staff at his right.
Saint Jude can be effectively petitioned for help with hopeless cases, to help someone get off drugs, to help someone get out of jail among many others.
Unknown Truth about San Judas Tadeo...
Because of his abilities to grant petitions of this magnitude and his mild temperament it is often advised to work with St. Judas over working with La Santa Muerte. San Judas is willing to work with those deemed by society as outcasts and those whose practices are outside of the morals of the church as well of being capable of granting the impossible that which Santa is also petitioned for. Judas is a much more merciful deity than La Santa who can be much more wrathful and vengeful if crossed (after all she is death herself). She does not take lightly to those who over promise and do not deliver.
What candle colors should be offered?
When petitioning a saint is is best to know the colors associated with each saint to best help you invoke their energy. The candle colors that you may offer St. Jude should be green, white, and red. Burn a red and green 7 day St. Judas candle to assist you in gaining employment.
When is San Judas Tadeo's Feast Day?
His Feast day (sort of like a birthday) is October 28th and his day of the week is Sunday, which is the day of the week that is ruled by the Sun.
What are San Judas Tadeo offerings?
He is a simple saint that does not need much outside of being publicly thanked for his help. This means he would love nothing more than to be posted on social media where you can boast about him. Tell all your friends and loved ones about the wonderful things he has done to help you. This helps to ensure people know about his wonderful deeds and that he does not go forgotten once more. When making offerings St. Judas enjoys shiny pennies, Florida water, and flowers. He does not like to indulge in alcoholic libations, however, if you chose to do so, do so sparingly. You may also offer him incense such as Myrrh, Cinnamon, Money Drawing, Frankincense, Attract clients.
How to do a San Judas Novena?
Pray to him for 9 straight days and replace the candle before it runs out and you'll see rapid changes.
Prayer to San Judas Tadeo
Whenever you find yourself feeling hopeless or desperate light a San Judas candle and pray:
"Most holy apostle St. Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, I am so helpless and alone. I implore you to bring visible and speedy help. Come to my assistance in my great need. I will be ever mindful of this great favor and always honor you as my special and powerful patron".
Conclusions & Resources
When all hope is lost San Judas Tadeo is always near to keep you protected and help you come closer to your faith!
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Wishing you peace and blessings
Roxy is a curandera and folk magic practitioner with a background in Communication, Master of Psychology and is perusing a doctorate in Psychology.
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