Oya Infused with Labradorite Aromatherapy Potion
“Warrior Goddess of Rebirth”
In Africa, Oya (pronounced oh-yah) is the Yoruban Goddess of female leadership, persuasive charm, and transformation. In Brazil, she is known as Yansa.
She is the wild woman, the force of change; lightning, fire, tornadoes, earthquakes and storms of all kinds are ruled by Oya. This powerful force uses her machete, or sword of truth, to cut through stagnation and clear the way for new growth. She does what needs to be done.
Oya is known as a fierce warrior and strong protectress of women, who call on Her to settle disputes in their favor. When women find themselves in hard-to-resolve conflicts, she is the one to call on for protection.
Oya is a strict but compassionate mother; she will guide you but not do the work for you. She will give you a little time to cry and whine over your problems but then she expects you to pull yourself together and get back out there.
As a Crone Goddess She is a teacher of truth and a bringer of justice. She is the Water Goddess of the Niger River in Africa. She is also Queen of the Marketplace, a shrewd businesswoman and a witch who is comfortable with all occult subjects.
Oya has strong connections with the ancestors. She should be involved in any ancestor ceremony. As Queen of the cemetery, she maintains and keeps it holy. She is the sentinel between the realm life and death. She gives assistance and guidance to those when they make their final transition into the veils.
Meditate and take in Oya’s power during the wind, rain, snow and thunder storms, for She speaks to those who listen. She cleanses that which is sullied and prepares you to move onto the next chapter with strength, determination and UMPH!!!
Traditional Colors: Purple, reds, oranges and black
Number: 9 (she is called the “mother of nine”)
Areas of Influence: Storms, wind, lightning, tornadoes, death and the cemetery, the marketplace and business, change, witchcraft, athletics
Symbols: lightning bolts, tornadoes, graves, masks
Offerings: eggplant, red wine, tobacco, plums and purple grapes, legumes
Feast Day: February 2nd
Astrology: Signs of Scorpio and Capricorn
Tarot: The Wheel of Fortune card, Ace of Swords, Page or knight (Princess and Prince in Thoth deck) of swords
Chakra: Third Eye
Gemstones: Amethyst, garnets, black opals, labradorite
Animals: Birds in general but especially sparrows and purple martins, Insects in general but especially fireflies and dragonflies, bats, deer and water buffalo
Entities associated with: St. Theresa
Entities of Similar Energy: Athena, Kali, Pele and all strong Warrior Goddesses, Storm from the X-men™ comics and movies.
Essential Oils – Healing Properties
Neroli – courage
Patchouli – grounding
Black Pepper – fearlessness
Frankincense – protection
Geranium – assurance
Cinnamon – strength
Amber – cleansing
Clove – inspiration
Fennel – clarity
Labradorite is a useful companion through change. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds your spiritual energy. It is powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions. Labradorite is a stone of magic, awakening within you mystical and magical abilities and psychic powers.
It helps banish fears, insecurities and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe. It calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas. It relieves anxiety and stress. It also assists in regulating your metabolism, balances hormones and relieves menstrual tension and mood swings.
This is a highly spiritual stone, that aids you to move more easily within the higher realms of existence, to pierce the veil between the spirit world and your normal world. It is an extremely potent crystal if used at the third eye chakra in meditation.