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 June 24th - 30th, 2017

Learning to appreciate the struggle as much as when things flow smoothly, helps build character”. We should recognize that a struggle is an opportunity in disguise. It is only when we experience defeat, challenges and loss that we are most motivated spiritually to look deeper into ourselves for answers, thus advancing our destiny. The Odu “Ogbe Irete” presents us with this opportunity this week.

This week, we continue to be “On Path” (Ire) as indicated by “Ogbe Ogunda”. It favors “Victory over difficulties” with “Ogbe Meji” (also known as “Eji-Ogbe”), the most senior of the 256 Odus, leaving no doubt that this is very significant but rest assure that we’ll break through any difficulties. Nevertheless, a struggle is a struggle, meaning we have some work to do, it will require effort on your part to get through it.

The “Higher Self”, that which we call “The Ori” has the “imprint of the perfect you”, what you’re capable of. It contains the planned experiences that your soul chose to have in this lifetime. It is your destiny and that destiny is unique to you, So, when we speak of being “On Path” (Ire) or “Off Path” (Ibi), we’re are talking about how well you’re progressing in creating that perfect you. Of course, the Ifascope reading speaks of how we’re doing collectively, a personal reading would be more detailed and specific to you. This week, you may be tested with challenging experiences, but nothing you can’t handle if you act swiftly and with conviction. Because we’re On Path, it means that these are experiences our souls wants us to have.

We have the strong energy of “Oya” (“Osa Meji”) by our side giving us confidence and helping us transition to make the necessary changes in our lives, and changes are necessary as we need to let go of that which no longer serves our purposes to welcome new opportunities and experiences.

The Ebbo (“offering”) to Oya is “Flowers” (“Iroso Ogunda”). The significance of “flowers” in a reading is to show appreciation and gratitude, learning to find the beauty in everything no matter how small. Even in times of struggles, learning to appreciate the struggle for making you stronger and wiser. It may also be counter-intuitive to be appreciative of people that give you a difficult time, but in twisted way, they are testing your character and helping you learn about yourself.

You may have notice that when things come too easy, we don’t appreciate them as much, unlike when we work hard for it.  That is the essence of this week’s message.

Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water, place the flowers in front of your Oya altar and say a prayer to Oya. Blessings to you all!

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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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.