Icofa (hand of Orunmila)

A in depth look at the events for the month that will provide you with the greatest opportunities to enhance your life and achievements. See how to handle this in the best way possible... Oluwo Philip Neimark uses ancient Yoruba African divination to determine what energies are in play for the month.
This month's Icofa Reading is brought to you by our long time friend Javier Lujan {Ifajuitan}, an Osun priest and babalawo since 1998.


Icofa Reading for January 2017

While the reading for the year looks very promising, the energy that we’ll need to navigate in January 2017 is a bit complicated and chaotic.  You see, this is the time when we make New Year’s resolutions and create changes in our lives. It may be initiated by you or may be initiated by others which affect you.

Change is not really bad as sometimes we need to shake things up to build a stronger foundation for the future. The challenge this month however, is in being able to see the big picture. Sometimes we’re too close to a problem and don’t have the right perspective to make the right decisions and we act impulsively, or we don’t have the right perspective to respond appropriately to what’s happening around us.

The Odu “Owani Osa” speaks of a shaky foundation to build on, triggering an emotional reaction.  The reading comes Off Path (“Iroso Meji”) which speaks of someone “holding on” or “holding back” making it difficult to be successful (“Otura Meji”).

The Ebbo (“offering”) is “coconut oil” (“Irete Osa”) for “correct thinking”.

Light a tea candle and place a clear glass of cool water next to Orunmila, Take out the 16 Ikin in your hands, pray to Orunmila to guide you. Rub the “coconut oil” on the 16 Ikin.  Then rub the coconut oil on the remaining Ikin.

Be sure to check out the Reading for Year coming out December 31st.
Love and Blessings!  Javier Lujan {Babalawo Ifajuitan}

See Also "What does it mean to be On Path or Off Path?"

What is the Icofa?

People always want to know: "What is the purpose of receiving your Icofa?" The answer is: This single hand of Orunmila, which is EXACTLY the same for either men or women, is a direct conduit to the energy of the Orisa of divination.  The energy of Orunmila might be equated to the General Practioner in medicine - It is Orunmila's knowledge of all that was and all that will be, that imparts a tremendous insight and power to those connected to it.  Other Orisa are more specific in their areas of energy, more like the specialists in medicine.  Because Ifa is so intimately connected with balance in our lives, the energy and wisdom of Orunmila is essential to achieve this...for only this overview can place the various parts in their correct order.

As the years roll by, and they have definitely done so, I become more and more convinced that, other than dealing with those emergency issues of our life ( illness, legal problems, new job, new birth etc ), that we are best served by paying the most attention to the broader, longer range divinations that impact our lives.  First and foremost is your Life Path Reading, which is the template for understanding ALL future readings with the exception of Orisa or Ifa initiation. Second, would be the monthly indications of your Icofa.

Each month gives us an accurate idea of just how we should consider, act upon, and react to the events of our everyday life. Many times these events will seem to contradict those things we are attempting to do...but such is NEVER the case. These are the implications, in a broader sense, of the meaning of events as they impact, or could impact, your everyday life.