“Dear Ms. Q,
I read about St. Expedite, then in a reply to a comment you talked about a Just Judge candle. I went to an occult shop and I these candles and wondered about Just Judge, 7 African Powers and this one called most Powerful Hand. Could you tell me about them. And could you post about how to do the prayer thing to St. Expedite, I think I may need his help.”
Well that is a very big order to take care of but I’ll explain first about Just Judge and eventually the others that you mentioned and I’ll post in another posting about the novena to St. Expedite as you were not the only one asking about that.
Just Judge also known as Justo Juez is calling upon the help of Jesus Christ in this presentation, who is represented as the ultimate judge who is fair in all matters of justice, because he himself was unfairly judged.
There is another incident in the Bible where a group of men who believe themselves to be qualified to judge the guilt or innocence of another person, brought before Jesus a woman who had committed adultery, in those days and even today in the Middle East, the person accused of adultery, mostly women are condemned to death by stoning. These so called righteous men bought this woman before Jesus and told him her sin and asked him what is the punishment. Jesus turned the tables on those men and said “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” and then he sat down and started scribbling in the sand.
Now it is said that each man came up to Jesus to say the woman is guilty and should be put to death but they’d look at what Jesus had scribbled in the sand, one man saw the word “Thief”, another “Liar”, another “adulterer” and another saw the word “Murderer”, each and every one of them had a sin so they left until it was only Jesus and the woman, he asked her “Has no one condemned you?” she said “No one my Lord” and he said “Neither do I, go and sin no more”. He understood the truth in her soul and in the souls of each of those men.
When he was crucified the whole process was rigged for him to die, yet on the cross one of the two thieves who were also crucified, said that Jesus had done no wrong, yet he as a thief deserved his punishment, Jesus forgave him and said “Tonight you will be with me in Paradise”.
So if anyone knows anything about Justice it is Jesus Christ and he will look into the heart and soul of each person involved.
When things are very difficult calling upon the Just Judge it is believe to turn things around. Just as Jesus conquered death and rose to be the judge of all mankind so too does the Just Judge conquer all unjust situations and judge fairly those who petition him, only he can judge those who are true in their heart.
And it is believe may pardon those who are technically guilty of law-breaking but whose hearts are good. The Just Judge is petitioned by those seeking victory against an unfair enemy, those seeking justice, to help people in legal matters, getting someone out of prison and also in some cases to awaken those whose minds are clouded by lies and deception.
The Just Judge is very popular in Latin American countries and communities and is often called upon in Latin American Catholic folk magic practices. Those who practice Hoodoo and who work within the Catholic folk magic traditions call upon the Just Judge to help in court cases and for protection.
I’ve seen the imagery both on Candles (which is the most popular), prayer cards and as Statues as an image of the crucified Jesus surrounded by a group of objects associated with his passion and death. This tableau is called the Arma Christi, Arms of Christ or Instruments of the Passion, they are a group of objects associated with Christ's suffering, death and burial.
The objects include the rooster which crowed three times as Saint Peter denied his affiliation with Jesus, the sun which darkened at his death, the cloth with which Saint Veronica wiped the face of Jesus as he carried the cross to Golgotha "the place of skulls" , the bag of 30 silver coins paid to Judas Iscariot for his betrayal, and the tools of the crucifixion or instruments of the Passion, including the scourge, ladder, pitcher of vinegar and gall, vinegar sop, lance, sword, hammer, and the gaming lots cast for Jesus' clothing after his death.
The snake and apple on the ground refer to the Christian belief that Golgotha, where Jesus died to save mankind from sin was also the burial place of Adam, the first man, who, according to Jewish theology, committed mankind's first sin when he ate a forbidden apple offered to him by a serpent.
How do you petition the Just Judge well you petition to either get justice for yourself or to make the wrong doer pay for his/her wrongdoing, or you petition justice for your case and in some cases for all three.
Your initial prayer could be something like “May my cause be justified with enlightenment from The Son of God, The Heavenly Host, Lord of Lords, --and that (whomever) be held accountable for his/her actions in all eyes, ears and written orders.”
A more extended prayer from the New Revised “Helping Yourself With Selected Prayers” book:
“Oh Just and Holy Judge, Blessed Son of the Virgin Mary, let my body be calm and my blood be washed so that wherever I may go, the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ be in front of me. That of St. Andrew before and after me. St. Peter's in the back and the middle. Those of the Virgin Mary, that my enemies may come and go with eyes but without seeing me, with arms but without hurting me, and that justice may not apprehend me. That my body be covered with the cloth that covered Jesus Christ's body, that I may not be hurt, or dead, or incarcerated. Oh Virgin Mary, this prayer I say for good or evil that my enemies hold against me. If any sentence be in this day against me, let it be revoked by the blessings of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen.”
There is also a more complete prayer to Just Judge:
“Oh, Divine and Righteous Judge, creator of the skies and earth. King of Kings without equal, Judge of such supreme virtue that you nurture our souls, with your paternal power.
Oh, my Lord and Redeemer, Rescuer of the Universe, via your infinite love defend my interests from that of all adversaries, guide me, you are my light, my protector and my glory, via your infinite love defend me at all times.
Oh, all powerful and most Holy Jesus, bestow upon me a worthy death for all the torment, pain and suffering of your own death nailed upon the Holy Cross. Holy Father prepare me as was done with your beloved Apostles Saint Thomas and Saint Peter, liberate us as you did Saint Mary Magdalene and several other virgins, make my life fulfilling and righteous without rash and reckless decisions, protect me from dangerous paths, cruel prisons, treacherous rivers, all enemies, demonic possessions, thieves, being referred to negatively, being the victim of false testimony. Liberate me Oh Supreme Being from falling into mortal sin – for that is the worst that a Christian can commit on this earth, strip all powers from my enemies whether visible or invisible, never allow my conquering or that of my soul, never may I be within the reach of their eyes (be seen), feet (be located), hands (be apprehended).
And as my Judge, protect me from their words, their spears, swords, knives, firearms or any means by which to mortally injure me, only you my Lord, because your you are my Judge, my Father, my Redeemer. Conceal me in that sacred sore at the Divine’s side, and cover me with the Sacred Cloth that covered our most Holy Savior Jesus Christ’s body. My beloved Father that my covered body be protected from injury, death, imprisonment, captivity, and never within reach of the hands of any enemies, may my enemies be overcome/conquered.
May the Father free me, the Son keep me, the Holy Spirit accompany and speak for me.
In Jesus’s name. Amen”
Once you’ve completed your case, and it has been successful you need to say a Thank You Prayer which goes like this:
“Most Holy Judge, son of Mary, you did not let my body be harmed or my blood spilled. You did not let my enemies see me, nor their armies hurt me. You covered me with your robe so that I would not be attacked by my enemies. By the blessing of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, you have brought me peace and happiness. Thank You Just Judge. Amen”
Now to show gratefulness you should make a donation to a religious or charitable organization or one that is concerned with justice, for example such as the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center, or Amnesty International. But not necessarily to a cause that only helps just one person, it needs to be an organization that seeks justice for many people.
How do you do set the candle and the petition? On a piece of brown paper torn from a plain paper bag, write your request, include the name of the parties involved and if you know their birth dates or at least birth months, if you have a photo of the other parties that will help as well.
Anoint the 4 corners of your petition with Just Judge oil (included below) anoint the candle with the same oil (do not drown the wick) Depending upon the court date if you can start it on the new moon that is best but if not then at least 8 days before the court date or if it’s an ongoing process then on the new moon.
Say the petition prayer (1st on listed) then say one of the next two listed prayers, have the candle burn (safely) for the next 7 days. Sometimes it will burn very quickly in less than 7 days, if the candle is still burning after 7 days let it continue to burn until it burns out. Then await the outcome.
The 7 Day Just Judge candle is to achieve victory in court or for justice when you have been falsely accused. For added strength place a few drops of Just Judge Oil on top of the candle as it burns. This vigil candle is alleged to protect you from all sorts of snares life can set forth, from prison, thieves, gossip, liars and all enemies. The prayer petitions God to hold the petitioner close to his side where the enemy can never reach them. This candle is believed to be very powerful when burned.
During this process you will also need to make a mojo bag out of blue flannel (a craft store carries those flannel squares) you can make a small bag but it should be big enough to hold a Galangal root, John the Conqueror root along with either snake root or Indian tobacco and a horse chestnut in a small bag. Anoint the roots, the nut and/or tobacco in Just Judge oil and to give added punch van van oil. Carry this bag with you at all times even into court.
Now there is some questions such as if you are petitioning to deal out a harsh sentence to a wrong doer does the petitioner need to take a cleansing bath afterwards, the answer is no because the Just Judge is Jesus one does not have to cleanse after asking him for justice. You are asking that the wrong doer gets what’s coming to them.
If you are petitioning for someone else for justice be specific, mention the victim’s name in the petition and that the victim hold the wrong doer accountable or if you, the petitioner prefer have the accountability come from another source but be specific.
During the 7 days that the candle is burning at the same time each evening recite this prayer from the bible: Psalm 94 as printed in the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
The Just Judge
1 Lord, God of vengeance—God of vengeance, appear.
2 Rise up, Judge of the earth; repay the proud what they deserve.
3 Lord, how long will the wicked—how long will the wicked gloat?
4 They pour out arrogant words; all the evildoers boast.
5 Lord, they crush Your people; they afflict Your heritage.
6 They kill the widow and the foreigner and murder the fatherless.
7 They say, “The Lord doesn’t see it. The God of Jacob doesn’t pay attention.”
8 Pay attention, you stupid people! Fools, when will you be wise?
9 Can the One who shaped the ear not hear, the One who formed the eye not see?
10 The One who instructs nations, the One who teaches man knowledge—does He not discipline?
11 The Lord knows man’s thoughts; they are meaningless.
12 Lord, happy is the man You discipline and teach from Your law
13 to give him relief from troubled times until a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 The Lord will not forsake His people or abandon His heritage,
15 for justice will again be righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow[a] it.
16 Who stands up for me against the wicked? Who takes a stand for me against evildoers?
17 If the Lord had not been my helper, I would soon rest in the silence of death.
18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,” Your faithful love will support me, Lord.
19 When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.
20 Can a corrupt throne—one that creates trouble by law—become Your ally?
21 They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death.
22 But the Lord is my refuge; my God is the rock of my protection.
23 He will pay them back for their sins and destroy them for their evil. The Lord our God will destroy them.
I have to say for a bible Hymn it’s pretty strongly worded.
Recipe for Just Judge Oil:
You will need:
2 part carnation petals
1 part Anise seed
1 part cinnamon
Use 2 tablespoons of this mixture to 2 oz. oil usually light olive oil or almond oil. Add a piece of Galangal root to the bottle. Have it marinate for 24 hours.
It’s best to put some (a few drops) in your bath before any confrontations. Also wear as a perfume on your pulse points. (test for sensitivity)
Now I know you’ll want the recipe for Van Van oil and there are several of them out there, the one that I have from Mrs. Washington and Bella and Mrs. Byrd closely if not almost exactly matches the one listed by Catherine Yronwood, but Mrs. Harcourt although English had one that was a bit different and there seems to be a few matches of it also on the internet, So I’m going to do in the future a posting of the different Van Van oil recipes. Because only you the practitioner will know which one is right for you.
How do you dispose of the workings of this, with the petition burn it carefully, crumble them up and then blow the ashes to the four winds, the glass candle you can put into recycling where it will be melted down in the heat of a blast furnace.