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 October 1st - 7st, 2016

This week, the reading “Ika Owani” comes “On Path” (Iroso Otura) with a strong emphasis on “destiny” (Otura Meji). After a couple of weeks of being tangled up, we’re are free once again to continue on our path to our destinies, and what better way to say that than Otura Meji, the 13th Odu that indicates peace of mind and freedom from anxiety. Ashe!

“Ika Owani” speaks of avoiding precipitous actions in order to avoid regrets. The reading shows that you’re doing just that even when others around you may not.  It is a question of “character”, knowing when to say “Wait! Is this the right course of action for me?” Not an easy thing to do when you’re under peer pressure.  As “Iroso Otura” points out in indicating “On Path”, “it’s not a pleasant feeling to go against the grain, but sometimes, that’s the right course of action”.

Orunmila (“Irete Idi”) is guiding your actions this week, the Ebbo (offering) is “cool water” and “olive oil”.  In the context of this reading, water and oil don’t mix, and indication on knowing when to separate yourself from others.

Place a glass of cool water and light a white tea candle.  Then place your offering, a glass with water and olive oil.  Say a prayers thanking Orunmila for the wisdom to know when to separate yourself from others if they are not behaving with good character.

Note: If you have an “Icofa”, please see related Icofa reading for the month of October, 2016.  You can do the Ebbo for both the Ifascope and Icofa together.

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.