The first Mercury retrograde of 2021 is upon us and it’s making us feel all types of ways on top of almost a year of being in quarantine. During the last ten months, many of you might have gotten in touch with your inner bruja. In uncertain times reading up on your horoscope or googling why the number 1111 keeps showing up may be the only comfort.
However, we know that spirituality is much more than a quick internet search. As astrology gains popularity, we are reminded that the Latinx community has always had strong spiritual and wellness practices. Oftentimes these are passed on from our indigenous and African ancestral lines, making them a ritual that feels more like coming home than a practice.
For these reasons and more, we’re giving you a list of 5 Latinx spiritual and wellness mujeres to follow.
Astrology plays a large role in some spiritual practices, so if you’re looking for an expert that is serving real knowledge on the stars and numerology, Jasmine Alejandrez-Prasad (known as Esoteric Esa on social) is your go-to. From providing knowledge about astrological cycles to better understand your life, to numerology resources, Esa is a great practitioner to help you uncover your best self.
Brujas of Brooklyn
Dr. Miguelina Rodriguez and Dr. Griselda Rodriguez-Solomon are some of the most well-known names in the Latinx spiritual community as they strive to educate and heal women using indigenous techniques. Known as the Brujas of Brooklyn, these Afro-Latinas are kicking down spiritual barriers to empower you to release your inner bruja.
Looking for a spiritual guide that also focuses on social change? Melanie Santos is your girl. From focusing on intentional living to drive social change to educating her followers on how to empower themselves using ancient and modern practices, she does it all. This is a definite follow if you’re looking for ways to utilize self-care to rebuild your spiritual foundation.
Panquetzani is the name of Indigemama, a jack of all trades when it comes to feminine health. Working as a holistic womb counselor and wellness coach, Panquetzani serves to educate women on seeing their womb as a sacred passageway that connects the divine and Earth through it. Ancestral healing is at the core of her teachings to achieve balance between yourself, the Earth, and your family.
If you’re searching for someone to guide you through the art of all that is tarot, look no further than Tatianna Morales. A Puerto Rican tarot master, Tatianna works to help you understand the value of reading your own tarot cards and using that knowledge to inspire you.