Weekly Ifascope

The process of divination is to open the channels of communication between the meta-intellect of the Universe and ourselves. The skilled Diviner will utilize his or her experiential connection to this energy to tap into that ocean of knowledge for those that they are divining for. To be most effective, the energy should be a three way triangulation...Ifa priest, Client and Orunmila (meta-intellect). The Ifascope that the Foundation has presented each week for more than a decade, is a broader scope connection. The Ifascope is designed for a general understanding of the effective energy necessary for those that share our World View to most successfully navigate the path towards their fulfilling their Destiny. It is both accurate and effective - it will smooth the bumps and improve your life, but it is not meant to replace one on one divination. When serious issues of a career, love, health, children etc. must be dealt with, ONLY a one on one divination with a skilled Diviner can guarantee the right answers and solutions. At the Ifa Foundation, Oluwo Philip Neimark and Iyanifa Vassa are available for personal divinations via phone, e-mail, or in person at our various workshops.

Each week I divine for the most probable path that will lead us towards our Destiny. These paths reflect certain energies that are indicated for us to successfully traverse the two sides of our energy matrix. While each energy applies specifically to either the temporal or spiritual/emotional components, do NOT make the mistake of thinking they are not interrelated.  Ifa, unlike the Western world view, never examines any situation without understanding and integration with the whole of our lives.


Oluwo Philip Neimark

 This week's Ifascope Reading is brought to you by our long time friend Javier Lujan {Ifajuitan}, an Osun priest and babalawo since 1998.

 The Ifascope is posted weekly on Thursday evening.

Reading for week of February 18th - 24th, 2017 

This past week, it took some introspection to really understand and navigate the energy, but we were able to learn from the experience and bounce right back even stronger as this week’s reading indicates.

The Odu for this week is “Irete Otura” and comes strongly On Path (“Otura Meji”) for Good Health (“Ika Meji”) which also benefits our personal Relationships (“Irete Meji”). When on path, Irete is that type of energy that drives us to better ourselves, speaks of our willingness to transform ourselves to improve our lives and grow as human beings. Irete always has spiritual connotations so when it shows up in a reading, we remind people to do their spiritual work.  This effort that Irete indicates, brings us inner peace and harmony as indicated by Otura on the emotional/spiritual side. This is important because it’s ONLY when we have inner peace and harmony, when we’re able to quiet the mind that we can fully connect spiritually.

The Odu “Irete Otura” generally speaks of near-death experiences and the incantation or prayer to steer clear of those experiences, basically, it’s an incantation to say “Not before my time”. So we should be aware of that potential to avoid putting ourselves into risky situations. That said, to put this message into context, since the reading speaks of being on path for good health, it has more to do with those that have already passed. In fact, it is our Ancestors (“Otura Meji”) that we have to thank and work closely with this week. The Ebbo (“offering”) is “chicken soup” (“Ika Meji”) which makes sense when you think about that chicken soup is often given to people who are recovering from some health downturn. 

Note the pattern of the Odus in the reading, “Otura Meji” was cast to indicate “On Path” as well as to indicate that it is our Ancestors helping us stay that way.  Otura Meji is also the primary Odu for the year, so this Odu is significant and we should try to understand it well.  The other pattern that came up was “Ika Meji” which was cast to indicate “Good Health” and for the Ebbo “chicken soup” to keep it that way.

Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water, and place the chicken soup in your ancestor altar if you have one, if not, in front of pictures of your ancestors (important: only pictures of relatives in your blood line). If you don’t have pictures, that’s okay.  Read the following article for directions on how to connect with your ancestors.

Recommended Reading:  Directions and Importance of Connecting with our Ancestors

Reminder: The Ifa Foundation Online Community on Ifa.Prime conducts an in-depth discussion each week about the Ifascope reading and the Odus for the week. Join the conversation, click for more information.

Love and Blessings!  Javier Lujan {Babalawo Ifajuitan}

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The world is forever changing, if we don’t change with it, we’ll get left behind.  Nothing sinister about that, it’s just the reality. The challenge of learning to adapt has always been with us since the dawn of time. Adaptation goes beyond survival, it allows us to thrive, so don’t resist change, embrace it. This week you’ll find yourself dealing with unexpected changes which will make you feel uneasy and unsure of yourself. Itreally should be an auspicious time but we don’t see it that way because we’re too worry about what’s happening around us.