Oya-Yansa is the queen of weather, thunderbolts, and storms. She used to bring a sudden change in people and things, that’s why many people fear her. She could knock the building to the ground and blows the floor tiles.

She is also known as the primal mother of “Elders of the Night (Witches),” just because of the knowledge about magic tricks and arts. Also, she is the goddess of the Niger river in Africa. Oya is the elder sister to the goddess Yemaya and Oshun.


Oya is the guardian of the realm between life and death. She was famous for communicating with spirits, dead bodies, and cemeteries, and also she had the ability to rebirth and intuition. She is responsible and protective of women and patron of women’s leadership.


Oya was a great warrior and protective mother. Oya used to destroy the whole villages if she came to know that someone is disobeying or cheating on her, she blows the town with the storms. She does not accept lies and only wants to hear the truths.


REQUIREMENT: Dark red or purple candles, sandalwood incense, and offer to Oya.

Cast your circle in your usual way and light the candles and incense and call the Oya with these words.

Oya, Lady of Storms,
Oya, Bringer of Change,
Oya, Warrior of Women,
You who command the winds
And protect the souls of the dead.
You whose domain is the tornado, the storm, the thunder,
I ask you to join me here tonight.
And help me bring positive change and action into my life.
Hail, Oya, Lady of Storms!

After that, if you feel the Oya’s presence, ask her about whatever you want to change in your life. Your wish could be small or big, but don’t hesitate to ask her. Think about your request about how you are going to get this, and you will understand that surely.


  • Oya number: 9.
  • Oya’s metal: copper.
  • Oya’s colour: maroon, deep dark red, purple, and orange.
  • Oya’s scents: sandalwood, geranium, patchouli.
  • Oya’s herbs: pleurisy roots, chickweed, peony, Royan poinciana, – –Flamboyan, yucca, and cypress.
  • Oya’s icons: pennies, whips, swords, camwood, wind instrument,
  • Oya’s stones: smoky quartz, tourmaline, and red rocks.