Eleggua is the gatekeeper standing at the crossroads of all life. He walks between heaven and earth, day and night and is the messenger of the gods to the peoples of Nigeria, Benin and to Afro/Cuban practitioners of Santeria.
He watches human decisions and determines if the open path will lead to progress or to payment.
Similar to Osiris the Egyptian god of the dead, Elegua is gatekeepeer at the crossroads as humans pass from this life into the next. Also known as a trickster, he is similar to Mercury or the Magician.
I am burning Eleggua incense as a blessing and a prayer that my path will be swift, clear and well-lit as I write. Appropriate as transiting Pluto (gates to mysteries, metaphysics and the underworld) squares (creative tension) Saturn Rx (discipline) in the 3rd (writing, communication) in my chart at the mo.
* Note: Garlic may also be used as payment at the crossroads.
Sun and Saturn are trine (ease) Neptune (inspiration) in Aquarius (innovative, inspired thinking). The Mercury Venus (writing, thinking) conjunction in Scorpio is good for research and metaphysics. Jupiter (luck and abundance) is trine (ease) Pluto (rules Scorpio, opens the gates to the underworld, mysteries and metaphysics) from Taurus the hard-worker.
Blessed be~ may the door open swiftly, and the path be clear in your life as well.