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.


Icofa Reading for August 2016

We’re going to feel pressure to act this month, and act we should because inaction has ramifications. It’s the equivalent of standing in the middle of the road and being told that is not the best place to be right now. The difficulty lies in how we respond, do we get annoyed and resist the pressure or do we heed the call to action. A lot depends on you of course, so keep your cool and respond positively. It is to your detriment to lose your temper now. 

The Odu cast was “Irete-Rosu” and comes “On Path” as indicated by “Otura-Sa”. The Ebbo offering to Orunmila is “olive oil”.  The soothing qualities of the oil will serve to reduce any friction so that you respond to situations calmly and make positive changes.  This benefits your personal relationships as we’re more like to respond to them with patience and in a loving way.

Light a white 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 help you stay positive and cool, rub the olive oil on the Ikin.  Then rub the oil on any remaining Ikin.

Love and Blessings!


The Icofa and Ifascope are now being co-created by Oluwo Philip J. Neimark and life partner of 33 years, Iyanifa Vassa, Olufadeke.  Obatala and Ogun, male and female… contributing to the whole. 


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.