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 December 3rd - 9th, 2016

The reading “Obara Okanran” comes “Off Path” (“Ogbe Otura”). It’s an indication that we’re coming across too strong when we should be more tactful, supportive and sensitive in order to maintain harmony and a good working relationship with others. Interestingly, the Icofa reading for the month is indicating something similar. Obara is a strong male energy while Okanran is a strong female energy, the reading indicates that we need to balance these energies within us to advance our destinies.

Note that when we say male energy, we really mean “hot, extroverted and forceful energy” –vs- female energy which mean “cool, introverted and supportive energy”. We’re always looking for a balance of both whether you are a man or a women. 

There’s a big difference between being assertive and being aggressive and we need to be aware of this to avoid problems this week. Being assertive will move you forward in your destiny, while aggressiveness will block your destiny. Keep an open mind and listen to what others have to say, look for a “win-win” in dealings with others.

We’ll need to cool things down a bit by offering cool water (“Idi Iroso”) to your Ori (“Otura Meji”) which is in charge of your destiny ("Otura Meji").

Light a tea candle and place a clear glass of cool water in front of you.  Then pour some cool water on your Ori (top of your head) then meditate and contemplate your interactions with others.

Love and Blessings!  Javier Lujan {Babalawo Ifajuitan}



Words of Wisdom...

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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.