November 2nd - 8th, 2019
Ẹni tí ajá bá wá sóde lajá ḿbá relé - "Dog returns home with the one they came out with”
Success awaits the ones that strive for Ìwa-Pẹ̀lẹ̀ (kind and gentle character) and resist the temptation to go astray, cheat, or cut corners. Ògún always rewards truth, loyalty, effort, persistence, and patience.
The Odù for this week is Ìdí Ògúndá and brings Iré (on-path, good fortune) with Ogbè Ìrẹtẹ̀ and Ògún (Ìdí Ọ̀bàrà) empowering you to manifest success (Ògúndá Ogbè) and overcome adversity (Ogbè Òtúrá). There’s a call to socialize and come out from the shadows to be noticed because success does not materialize in a vacuum; we must be willing to put ourselves out there.
I should point out that success means different things to people. It does not necessarily equate to monetary or career advancement for everyone; it can mean doing meaningful and rewarding work, enjoying what we do, and having pride for our accomplishments. One of the greatest joys in life is for our contributions to society to be appreciated.
Chant Oríkì (to praise consciousness) to Ògún to invoke the Òrìṣà:
Ògún okúnrin ogun ató polówó ikú. Eni tíí somo éniyan dolólá.
“Spirit of Iron, the powerful one, sufficiently great to avert death. The spirit makes humans prosperous.”
Make Ebó (offering) to Ògún of Epo Pupa - Palm Oil (Ìrẹtẹ̀ Ogbè) to clear a path forward, and black coffee (Ògúndá Ogbè) to keep you alert for opportunities.