Mexico City. Health, money, work and love are what visitors to the Mercado de Sonora seek to maintain or gain with various rituals where they go from 10 pesos to a basket with 12 candles for a candle, “of abundance”. “Seeds” in bags or in bulk and become classic sheep of various sizes with red bows tied around the neck, as well as small coins to attract prosperity clean and reading letters, in which they cost from 200 to 600 pesos.
Nancy, coming from the east of the city, came for a clean “More things turn out better for us to get 2023 with better vibes”, because what was done a year ago “worked”.
Amid a mix of herbs, wood and copal scents, Claudia Caballero walked down aisle 8 with a list in hand to verify she wasn’t missing anything to perform her at-home ritual, Which he saw on Facebook.
She works in Clinic 196 of the Mexican Institute of Social Security and allocates 300 pesos in “palo de santo, seeds of abundance” or ministrations, candles and candles, as she had results for this year that ended “because No one in the family got sick.The most important thing is to have a job and health.
For her part, Ivonne Sánchez, who runs local 184 La Fuente de la Salud, remarked that people seek the rituals for “health, the opening of roads, abundance and economic peace”, but she clarified that tenants Since they warn that people with cancer, leukemia or HIV are not cured.
cecilia performs clean For 13 years, men and women have participated in “trying to release the bad energy they have accumulated”; For this, use a bouquet of pyrula, Santa Maria, fennel, rosemary, open the way and use red or white carnations depending on the case to attract or retain love.
A short distance away, in La Merced, people flock to the white or red grapes, which sell for 40, 60 and 100 pesos a kilogram. José came from Iztapalapa because at the end of every year he distributes that fruit to five members of his family so that they “make a happy new year and not lose the tradition.”
Other visitors choose to buy golden balloons, tiaras, blowouts and hats which they will use as accessories to celebrate the arrival of 2023.
On the Anillo de Circunvalación avenue, underwear for men and women is offered in various models from 30 to 100 pesos, and promotions have a combo of four garments for 100.
A saleswoman explains that the red ones are for love, the yellow ones for money and the white ones attract peace, health and tranquility, although she assures that women always buy the color of passion, the yellow ones in their stall tomorrow The panties were already sold out in the afternoon.