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 March 25th - 31st, 2017

This week our attention shifts to family matters as we and our family members are under considerably more stress and pressure than usual. It’s worth noting that for many of us, close friends, even co-workers are considered part of our family, so this applies to them too. The problem this week really stems from not taking a time out to rest and recharge, consequently we get irritated and become thoughtless and impatient with each other, thus creating unrest in our family dynamics. Meditation is the key to keeping us grounded, if you don’t know how to meditate, at least consider spending some quiet time by yourself in contemplation.

This week, the reading of “Otura Meji” comes “Off Path” (“Otura Idi”) indicating disharmony in family matters (“Irete Meji”) making it more difficult for us and our family to achieve success (“Ofun Meji”) in those things that are important to us at this time.  Obatala (“Ofun Idi”) can restore harmony if we meditate and make an offering of “Shea Butter” (“Idi Meji”) to soothe and calm things down.  This is an important reading as indicated by the cast of several Meji (Major Odu). Note that “Otura Meji” is also the Odu for the year.

Just remember that while we can’t force others to take time out, we can certainly control our own lives and how we manage and respond to stress. If we manage to stay calm and grounded this week, any disharmony will just roll off of us and we will not encounter much problems.

Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water, say a prayer to Obatala, then place the Shea Butter in front of Obatala altar if you have one, or some representation of Obatala.

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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