The statue carries the traits of both red and black meanings of Santa Muerte
Black: The most potent energy to work with, the black Santa Muerte is often called on to send curses, break curses, and protect against curses. She is known to protect against personal physical, psychic, and magical attacks. When followers believe they are being attacked by black magic, it is to the black Santa Muerte that they pray for assistance.
Red: The Santa Muerte of love, passion, sex, and attraction. Lovers may pray to the red Santa Muerte, or construct a red Santa Muerte amulet, for a long lasting and healthy relationship. Single people may pray to the red Santa Muerte for a spouse (or a lover) while people already married may pray for the fidelity of their partner.