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You've likely landed here because of some childhood nostalgia. You've recently recalled a past memory of your abuela or a family member who used to perform the egg limpia on you and all your primas. You had no clue what was happening or had any feeling that it was "brujería" or negative. It was just a thing your family did whenever someone needed a cleansing (limpieza). Many Latinxs grew up with having one family member who knew how to prepare, had knowledge of curanderismo of some sort, or self-performed limpias con huevo (egg cleanse). If you didn't grow up with that family ritual, maybe you're here seeking to reclaim that Indigenous knowledge that was lost through assimilation. Bienvenida! Glad you arrived.
An egg cleanse is a pretty straight forward ritual that packs a lot of power. In Latinx culture, la limpia con huevo (egg cleansing) is deeply rooted in respect for its ability to remove dark and dense energies. The process can be performed by a healer (curanderx), spiritual practitioner, or even yourself. You don't need to have superpowers to start incorporating an egg limpia. Also, no need to be initiated into any sort of practice to tap into reclaiming this spiritual technique either. Just as you would sage your aura to release heavy energy or get your chakras balanced by an energy healer, an egg limpieza is similarly able to balance your aura and help you with soul retrieval. If you are looking to better understand a recent bout of brain fog, assess unexpected depression, question why you're feeling physically lethargic, or just stay on top of your auric hygiene, the egg-cleanse ritual is a great go-to for those intentions.
The rituals of our ancestors have all been rooted in practicality. Some of the most powerful magic is curated off of simplicity and the use of resourcefulness; hence, the incorporation of the power of the egg cleanse. Yes, it is a practice that can be traced back to Mesoamerican history: a gift from the ancestors for all to access to alleviate evil eye (mal de ojo) and to further connect us to the cosmic egg — life's blessings. With the price of eggs during the current inflation, you'll definitely consider this ritual an investment as part of your abundance rituals. Read on for an easy how-to guide on self-performing an intentional and respectful limpia con huevo ritual.
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How Can an Egg Cleanse (La Limpia Con Huevo) Remove Evil Eye (Mal de Ojo)?
In Latinx culture, stories of someone receiving mal de ojo (evil eye) are not uncommon. Whether you overheard that chismosa tía talking about her envious coworker sending her evil eye or recounting how the family believed your tío had the evil eye done on him and his life went to crap, the so-called mythology runs deep. At the end of every story, there's some sort of confirmation about an egg limpia being performed on the individual that ended up breaking curses and reversing jealousy. Egg cleanses are an absolutely powerful way to remove evil eye. Just ask around the barrio.
It is believed that the egg is a capsule that absorbs negative energy from the body and aura. This is why the egg is rubbed all over the body while performing the actual ritual and worked over specific areas of ailment. While performing the limpia, you'll want to set the intention that you wish for the huevo (egg) to reveal to you if any mal de ojo has been sent your way. Depending on the reading of the results, you might be instructed to do a second round of an egg cleanse or add additional methods of ritual work to remove the evil eye in order to support the process of releasing it.
How Does an Egg Cleanse (La Limpia Con Huevo) Rid Negative Energy?
The egg is the vessel. Think of the egg as a divination tool. The egg is going to energetically absorb all the unwanted energy and reveal if it was successful or not. Trust and know that the egg is like a vacuum, taking in any low vibrational energies from you and thus transmuting it for you.
Eggshells, otherwise known as cascarilla, have also been culturally linked to having protective abilities. Eggs in general are seen as tools for banishing bad energy.
How Can You Perform an Egg Cleanse (La Limpia Con Huevo) For Yourself to Read Your Aura?
Egg cleanses are a very accurate tool for reading your own aura. If you are just feeling "off" or know someone has been hating on you, time to bust out an egg limpieza.
The cool part about the ritual itself is the results. You or a seer, psychic, or curanderx can get further information from the egg results by tapping into spiritual gifts. Let's say you're not all the way there yet in your intuition or trusting your psychic abilities; you can know the very basic meanings of egg-cleanse results that you should look out for in order to better understand the success of your cleanse. This will tell you a lot about what you could be dealing with energetically and physically (after ruling out medical issues, of course). Read on for result basics 101 of what your limpia con huevo is telling you through the yolk.
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How Do You Prepare For an Egg Cleanse (La Limpia Con Huevo)?
The preparation part is key. It's not lengthy at all, but the power of the huevo limpia is rooted in intention. Connecting with the egg for its sacrifice and assistance will make your ritual stronger and results clearer. Make sure you perform this in a space where there is no ridicule, judgment, or negative people bashing your beliefs, as that will automatically add mal de ojo to your egg. Therefore, perform in a calm, safe, and secluded space. You'll need only one egg and a clear glass cup. I like to recommend you light a brand-new white candle and use it as an offering to the higher power you believe in. Ask for divine protection to oversee the process and for the results of your highest good.
How to Prepare:
1. Gather your ritual items needed. One egg, one clear cup (glass or plastic), and either Florida Water or water with salt. If using water with salt, make sure the water is cold and not warm. You can use any egg — organic, large, or brown, it doesn't matter.
2. Pray over your egg. Set an intention for what you want the egg to remove for you and what you seek spiritual guidance on. Hold the egg in both hands in front of your heart as you set your intention. You can say it aloud or in your head with your eyes open or closed. Give gratitude to the egg for its assistance in this process.
3. Next, you'll need to cleanse the egg. Don't crack it, but just wash it gently with Florida Water or your water with salt. Don't overdo it — just enough until you intuitively feel it's been cleansed. Think of it like a baptism process.
4. Fill your cup with water. Make sure it's room temperature or cold. Fill it up about 75 percent. Make sure the cup is clear, so you can read your results. Funky prints or patterns will obscure your vision of results. Set the water-filled cup aside.
5. Light your candle, and get your glass ready. Now perform the egg limpia. Gently run the egg from top to bottom on and over your body. Don't be aggressive with the movements, and don't crack your egg. Start at the top of your head, and work it all the way down to the soles of your feet. You can do this yourself or have someone else do it for you who doesn't have any bad intentions toward the ritual. Do this several times. Recite any prayers or affirmations needed. Call in ancestors and protector guides to help the egg banish and retrieve dense energies. You can recite your own prayer or anything you prefer.
6. Now it's time to crack your egg directly into your cup. Place eggshells aside, not inside the cup. Allow the egg to sink to the bottom of the glass, which it will naturally do — very important! Let the egg yolk sit unbothered for at least five to 10 minutes. Set a timer. Do not move the cup, and make sure no one touches it or interacts with it.
7. You can toss your eggshells away if you do not care to repurpose them. Now read your results. Take photos and videos first, so you can observe them longer or always refer back to this limpia if needed. Once you toss the yolk, it's gone. Here, you can use your intuition to try to read it, or you can simply know that the egg did its job and don't need to read the results — you trust it's been transmuted.
8. If you want to try to interpret or read your results, refer further down to this article where I cover "How to Read Your Egg Cleanse" and "Dispose of Your Results."
9. Dispose of results properly. Head to "How to Read Your Egg Cleanse" and "Dispose of Your Results."
How to Read Your Egg Cleanse (La Limpia Con Huevo)
Now it's time for the juicy part: let's read the results. What does your limpieza reveal? Here are some standard practices and beliefs on how to universally read an egg-limpia result.
Bubbles: These are generally a good sign. Many small bubbles mean the limpia was successful and you had spiritual assistance from positive entities. Bigger bubbles represent gossip and individuals keeping an eye on you — not necessarily doing evil eye, but they are invested in you for whatever reason.
Strings: Yolk strings hang from the top of the surface of the water down. They can connect directly back to the yolk and egg whites or stop midway. These are karmic chords with people that need to be cut. They also represent things or subjects you are worried about.
Cloudiness: If there is cloudiness over the yolk, sort of like a gray color, this is important. This is connected to physical symptoms if you have any. It can represent mental fog, confusion, fatigue, headaches, and physical ailments. These all need your focus, and you can expect these symptoms to get better. You must also look into these things on your end to alleviate further.
Spikes: These will spike up directly from the yolk. They can be short or tall and reach halfway up. Remember, these will not connect directly to the surface of the water, as those are strings. They represent gossip and blockages that need to be removed.
Cages: These are around the yolk on the side. They're big in size and usually oval shaped. These represent entrapment and feeling stuck or trapped by things and people. You're consumed by others or a particular situation. Free yourself.
An Eye: Seeing the shape of an eye directly in the center of your yolk is a big red flag. This is a huge concern and should be taken seriously. This could represent a literal evil eye and be a clear sign that someone has put the mal de ojo on you. If this is the case, you'll want to connect with a brujx or curanderx to help you with the situation further.
Figures: Look for figures or symbols in the egg yolk. These can also tell you about people who are energetically bullying you. Think of it like using coffee grounds or tea leaves to read, or like candle-wax readings. This is another way to use your third eye to better read the results and see what is spiritually coming through.
What Do You Do With the Egg After You Finish La Limpia Con Huevo? Dispose of Your Results
Now that you've read your results, it's time to dispose of your results properly. This is crucial — you never throw the egg materials in your trash can. Toss the water and egg materials down your kitchen sink, or flush them down the toilet. Lastly, I encourage you not to reuse that cup for consumption. This is now a spiritual tool of yours, so only use it for egg-cleanse readings. Don't let yourself or others drink out of it. After that, you're all set! May you manifest wisely.