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In this article, you will learn about the relationships between the main Orixás of Umbanda and the day of the week of their regency. According to Yoruba religious traditions, all people are sons or daughters of one of the Orixás.

Discovering which Orixá is your father or mother is a very serious spiritual mission, which requires at least a consultation with a father or mother of saint who are religiously prepared to offer you that answer.

However, knowing which Orixá governs the day of the week you were born can also bring you a lot of important information. Therefore, be sure to check which day of the week you were born and get ready to discover the main characteristics of your birth Orixá and your personality.

■ Weekday of the Orixás in Umbanda

According to Umbanda, each of the Orixás has a series of specific characteristics and elements, capable of distinguishing them from each other. The days of the week, for example, are governed by one or more than one Orixá.

Some Orixás, however, are known to rule every day of the week. This is the case of Logunan, the mother of time.

■ Rituals and offerings on the day of the Orixá week

Performing rituals and offerings on weekdays governed by your father or mother Orixá, or by the Orixá on the day of the week you were born is a very common and welcome practice, as on these days the deities radiate their energies much more strongly in the world .

However, to perform any ritual and offering, it is interesting to consult people initiated in the Umbanda religion, especially the fathers and mothers of saints, so that their practice is correct and effective.

The Orixás, days of the week, greetings and colors

Each Orixá in Umbanda has its own correspondence with a specific day of the week. On that day, it is common for your children to wear the colors of their Orixá and greet it with offerings and prayers. Discover the Orixás according to the day of the week of their regency.


Orixá: Oxalá
Greeting: “Exê Uêpe Babá, Oxalá is my father!” and “Oops, Oops Baba!”.
Colors: white and gold.

Description: Oxalá is the Orixá of Faith, characterized by the continuous irradiation of the energies of faith on beings. Alongside Logunan, he rules the first line of Umbanda, the line of faith, and is deeply related to the act of creation.

After all, his magnetism was able to create all things and all people in the world. He is responsible for the existence of everything, but he does not interfere with its development.

■ Monday

Orixá: Exú or Esu
Greeting: “Laroyê Exú!” and “Exú and Mojubá!”.
Colors: black and red.

Description: Exú is the Orixá of communication and one of the most important and known deities in Umbanda. He has a strong grip on the fields of order, magic and sexuality. Working as a messenger of the gods during creation, Exú was the first Orixá to remain on Earth, being considered a protector deity of nations, villages and cities.

■ Tuesday

Orixá: Ogum
Greeting: “Ogunhê!” and “Patakori Ogum”.
Colors: dark blue, red and silver.

Description: Ogun is the Orixá who occupies the throne of law. His figure represents the divine law, the greatest law of all creation. He is able to constantly radiate his energies to support and sustain all people who live within the law and divine order, helping all who also need this acceptance.

He embodies uprightness of character, honor and honesty, responsible for warding off chaos and cutting off negative energies.

Orixá: Iansã
Greeting: “Eparrey Iansã!”.
Colors: yellow and red.

Description: Iansã is the Orixá who acts in the line of law within Umbanda. It has as one of its main qualities the absorption of imbalances in beings, allowing them to return to the path of temperance in the dimension of divine justice. This divinity has the ability to correct all people who for some reason have gone astray from the path of right and right.

Orixá: Omulu
Greeting: “Omulu-yê Tatá!”.
Colors: purple, white, black and red.

Description: Omulu is the Orixá responsible for stabilization and generation. He governs the balance of divine creation and is the guardian of life. This divinity has the power to paralyze everything that threatens the meaning of life, as its presence emanates the creative energies and attracts to its field all beings that unbalance the meaning of life.

■ Wednesday

Orixá: Obá
Greeting: “Akiro Obá-Yê!” and “Obá Xirê!”.
Colors: magenta, green and brown.

Description: Obá is the Orixá related to the calm and concentration of beings. It is capable of exhausting distorted knowledge, paralyzing those people who have come into contact with an addicted, distorted or false knowledge. This deity represents all knowledge and intellectual reasoning ability about reality perceivable by our senses.

Orixá: Oxóssi
Greeting: “Okê Arô!” and “Okê Oxóssi”.
Colors: green, dark blue and magenta.

Description: Oxossi is the Orixá of knowledge. It radiates knowledge and has the power to act on our mental side, stimulating our search for knowledge in all its possible dimensions.

With that, it helps people to expand the meanings of their lives. Oxossi represents the figure of the great hunter, the one who goes after knowledge and brings it to us, so that we can find the necessary answers for our evolution.

■ Thursday

Orixá: Egunitá or Oroiná
Greeting: “Kali-Yê!”.
Colors: orange, gold and red.

Description: Egunita is the Orixá associated with the qualities of justice and purification. It has the ability to consume addictions and imbalances, promoting the purification of religious temples, our homes and our body and spirit. This divinity is the representation of the purifying fire, which destroys imbalances to bring us renewal and purification.

Orixá: Xangô
Greeting: “Kaô Kabecile!”.
Colors: brown, gold, red and white.

Description: Shango is the Orixá of Divine Justice. Its energy radiates all the time, promoting balance, stability and harmony for all of us. This divinity acts preferentially in the field of reason, supporting people so that they always follow the path of justice. Those who absorb its energies have their thoughts purified and thus manage to act rationally and judiciously.

■ Friday

Orixá: Nanã Buruquê, Nanã or Nanã Buruku
Greeting: “Saluba, Nanã!”.
Colors: lilac, purple and pink.

Description: Nanã Buruquê is the Orixá linked to the qualities of evolution, decantation and transmutation. She is responsible for acting on beings who are unbalanced and disturbed by negativity, bringing them balance and calm. By carrying out this process, Nanã reorients the beings’ spiritual path, removing them from stagnation and putting them back on the tracks of evolution.

Orixá: Iemanjá or Yemanjá
Greeting: “Odô iya, Odôyabá!” “Odôyá Ômi Ô!” and “Odo cyaba!”.
Colors: white, silver and light blue.

Description: Iemanjá is one of the best-known Orixás of Umbanda in Brazil. She works in the field of generation, being able to continue life in the world as a whole.

For these reasons, Iemanjá is known as the mother of life and the queen of the seas, as it is believed that the origin of life took place in water. This divinity is the guardian of motherhood, pregnancy and pregnancy, welcoming women who carry a new being in their womb.


Orixá: Obaluayê or Obaluaiê
Greeting: “Atotô, Obaluayê!”
Colors: white, violet, silver and bicolor (black/white)

Description: Obaluayê is the Orixá that acts in the field of evolution, especially in signaling the passage of a stage from evolution to another. He emanates at all times the energies capable of making us take a step forward.

Obaluayê is also capable of eradicating any energy and feeling capable of hindering the advance of our evolution. This divinity is the lord of the passages of one plan to another, acting directly in the process of human reincarnation.

Orixá: Oxum
Greeting: “Ai-iê-iô!” and “Ora Iê Iê Ô!”
Colors: gold, pink and blue.

Description: Oxum is the Orixá of love, interceding in the life of each being to stimulate loving, fraternal and welcoming feelings within us. Furthermore, this divinity is known in Umbanda for its beauty, vanity and sensuality, capable of radiating all these attributes in each person. She governs fresh waters and is linked to abundance and manifestations of wealth.

The personality of those born on the day of the week of each Orixá

Each day of the week is governed by one or more than one Orixá. In this sense, the day of the week of your birth can bring a lot of information about your personality, knowing your respective Orixás. Below is the relationship of each day of the week to its characteristic deities and personalities.

■ Born on Sunday

Orixá: Oxalá
Personality: Oxalá ‘s children or those born on a Sunday tend to be stubborn, the conviction of being right, tranquility, centrality, balance, taste for life in society, leadership, cordiality and magnetism.

■ Born on Monday

Orixá: Exú
Personality: The children of Exú or those born on a Monday are intense, passionate, attractive, charismatic people and like to draw attention. They like and are easy to communicate and are good at resolving conflicts.

■ Born on Tuesday

Orixá: Ogum
Personality : Ogun ‘s children are helpful people, born leaders, appreciate innovations, are determined and competitive. Furthermore, they have a difficult temperament and are great strategists.

Orixá: Iansã
Personality : Iansã ‘s children tend to adapt easily to situations, have initiative and strong communication, are possessive and can develop explosive behaviors. They are also cheerful and receptive people.

Orixá: Omulu
Personality : Omulu ‘s children are people attached to work, discreet and with a strong sense of justice. They like to take care of themselves and keep themselves clean and have a very strong spiritual strength. Sometimes they can be vindictive.

■ Born on Wednesday

Orixá: Obá
Personality: The children of Obá hate lies and are extremely sincere. They are methodical and do things with great care and focus. Therefore, they hate small talk and like the security of the home.

Orixá: Oxóssi
Personality: The children of Oxóssi can be defined by their intelligence, warmth, joy and optimism. Furthermore, they love nature and are charismatic, but show little emotion to their fellows.

■ Born on Thursday

Orixá: Egunita
Personality : Egunita ‘s children are characterized by their emotionality and impulsiveness, becoming stubborn and insensitive at times. They like human contact, enjoy good conversation and hate routine and lazy people.

Orixá: Xangô
Personality : Xangô ‘s children are honest, energetic and do not tolerate lies. They are also headstrong, very work-focused, and can be uncompromising and spiteful at times.

■ Born on Friday

Orixá: Nanã
Personality : Nanã ‘s children are people who like memories, are responsible and focused, without much sense of humor and very attached to routine. They like children and are more homely and relaxed.

Orixá: Iemanjá
Personality : Iemanjá ‘s children are protective, they like to comfort and teach others. They tend to be unforgiving and very suspicious, but they get very involved with friends and family.

■ Born on Saturday

Orixá: Obaluayê
Personality : Obaluayê ‘s children are communicative, intelligent people and like to be the center of attention. Furthermore, they are serious and rational people and have the habit of liking someone completely opposite to them.

Orixá: Oshun
Personality : Oshun ‘s children are people concerned with appearance. Therefore, they are known for their sensuality and taste for social life. They don’t like to get involved in scandals and can be very curious and gossipy at times.

Is my orixá’s day of the week a good day to clean and energize baths?

The day of the week governed by your Orixá is always a good day for performing rituals that promote an approximation with the divinity. Cleansing and energizing baths, whether for discharge or purification, are simple and effective ways to ask for protection and the radiance of the Orixá’s energy on you.

So, take advantage of your Orixá’s day of the week to prepare a good bath and enjoy all the energy emanating from him.

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