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 October 2016

October is a beautiful autumn month especially if you live in the northern climate, the leaves are turning colors and you can breathe in the crisp cool air, nature is transitioning…

Orunmila is indicating that changes are happening within us as well on an emotional and spiritual level.  The Odu cast was “Otura Ose” and comes “On Path” (Obara Otura), a sign that we are highly regarded and respected by others both at home and at work. Orunmila advises us that any emotional situations that we encounter this month should be dealt with calmly to avoid disrupting this good will. The reading highlights “victory over difficulties” (“Otura Meji”) as the benefactor of the good fortune, meaning that we’ll be successful in overcoming any challenges that we encounter so long as we deal with the emotional aspects of it all.

The Ebbo (“offering”) is “olive oil” (“Otura Meji”). In the context of the reading, “olive oil” reduces friction and cool things down especially when dealing with emotional situations.

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 in appropriately dealing with any emotionally charged situations to maintain harmony, then rub the olive oil on the 16 Ikin.  Then rub the olive oil on any remaining Ikin.
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.