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 since 1995, Babalawo since 1998, Oluwo since 2017.

Notice: The weekly Ifascope is usually posted weekly between Thursday and Friday evening.

Reading for week of February 24th - March 2nd, 2018


Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved” – William Jennings Bryan

 Many of us experienced profound changes in our lives in recent weeks whether we realize it or not. To some of us, the changes we encountered were quite frustrating, disruptive and upsetting. That said, we should understand that this wasn’t punishment, it was needed for our own good. Ultimately, our Destiny is to continue to have new experiences for our soul to evolve. When we get too complacent or too comfortable, we don’t move on with our lives, so the universe needs to shake things up to clear away the old to make room for new experiences.

We are now entering a slowing down period and the hard work to rebuild our future begins. However, we are being encouraged to take our time and be very methodical, ensure that we have a strong foundation to build upon, we are planning our future after all, and our Destiny depends on us making the right choices now.

This week’s Odu is “Iroso Meji” and comes On Path (“Ogunda Otura”) for Destiny (“Ogbe Meji”, also known as “Eji-Ogbe”). The most senior of Odu, the “Big Bang” that creates the new order, a powerful Odu to have for our Destiny. Iroso Meji is indicating that this is a time for critical decision making and we should be encouraged because our reasoning is correct now.

Orunmila (“Iwori Ose”) is very protective of us, helping us be more introspective and self-assured. The Ebbo (“offering”) is 16-Herbs Omiero (“Iroso Ogunda) for a fresh start.  Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water in front of your Orunmila altar.

The 16-Herb Omiero is a refreshing and cleansing mix for strengthening and replenishing spiritual energy. Note that each of the herbs represents the 16 major Odu. The way to prepare this is by filling a large bowl with fresh cool spring water, add the “16 herbs” to soak, you may add a bit of honey and olive oil if you like, cover it with saran wrap and placed it in the sun for about 30 minutes to charge. Remember that your positive intentions are very important when making the Omiero. Take the 16 Ikin into the cusp of your hands, bring them up to your forehead and say a prayer to Orunmila to strengthen your Destiny. Soak the 16 Ikin in the Omiero for a little while, then take them out and pat them dry with a clean cloth or paper towel, then place them back in your container. Most people with an Icofa have extra Ikin, you can then soak those too.

The “16 Herbs” can be ordered through the Spiritual Tools website.

Be sure to check out “The Reading for the Year 2018”.

Love and Blessings!  Javier Lujan {Oluwo Ifajuitan}

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.

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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.