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.

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

Reading for week of April 29th - May 5th, 2017

To be successful in life, one must have a strategy as it’s not enough to always work hard, we need to be clever too. This is true not only for yourself, but for those close to you as well. This week we find ourselves somewhat off-balanced and unsure of ourselves. The Odu for this week is “Otura Ika”, an Odu that speaks of dispersing negative energies that may be clouding your judgement.  The reading comes Off Path (“Otura Ogbe”) indicating that we’re lacking confidence or feeling defeated.  This can apply to yourself AND members of your family (“Otura Meji”) as the reading implies. The problem with having a negative or defeated attitude is that it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, so we need to fix this.

This week, we need to work with Sango (“Ogbe Ika”), a strong male energy that will help you gain more confidence, improve communications and develop common sense strategies to deal with challenges. The Ebbo (offering) is a cigar (“Otura Idi”) which implies that you need to respond with more patience and introspection rather than a knee-jerk reaction.

When you think of Sango, imagine a warrior king that’s always strategizing and confidently planning the next move.  Symbolized by thunderstorms the cleanse the air, when you hear loud thunder, we salute him by saying Cabio Sile Sango! 

Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water, make the offering, say a prayer to Sango to give you the confidence and strategy that you need now. The smoke of the cigar will disperse negative energy around you, so once you light it, allow the smoke to envelope you, if you’re doing it for a family member, you can blow smoke around their bodies invoking Sango to cleanse them. Then place the lit cigar in front of your Sango altar.


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.

Until next week…  

Love and Blessings!  Javier Lujan {Babalawo Ifajuitan}

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