WEEKLY IFASCOPE

November 27th – December 3rd, 2021

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Dafá (Ifá Oracle Divination) revealed Ìrẹtẹ̀ Ogbè for this week, a renewed interest in others, rekindling friendships, social life, love is in the air. It comes with Iré (on-path, good fortune, blessings) for strengthening relationships and creating new ones.

Ìrẹtẹ̀ Ogbè speaks of the marriage of Odù and Ọ̀rúnmìlà, and the power that comes from such union. In the context of this reading, our lives become better through our association with others. Not only do we enjoy the company of others now, but we learn about ourselves and grow through our interactions.

Ìrẹtẹ̀ appears on the right-leg of the Odù, which is our temporal side, what we're consciously aware of at a given moment.

Ìrẹtẹ̀ always has spiritual implications; it is the type of energy that drives us to better ourselves. It does this by applying constant pressure to get us to react with good character. Ìrẹtẹ̀ means "conquering good fortune," note that the word Iré is part of the name.

Ogbè appears on the left-leg of the Odù, the preconscious side that shows the potential of how we're likely or should respond.

Ogbè is full of possibilities and opportunities; the only thing limiting us is negative thoughts. So when it comes with Iré, as it is this week, it is illuminating and transformative; new experiences provide breakthroughs to help us advance our objectives. Just don't wait for opportunities to fall on your lap; seek them out.

For someone on a spiritual path, Ìrẹtẹ̀ Ogbè takes on an additional meaning; it speaks of spiritual empowerment, perhaps a step towards initiation (e.g., priesthood), or using your spiritually-charged tools to create Iré (good fortune) to better your life. In a sense, you become the magician who can manifest change, and with that comes the responsibility of using your power responsibly, without imposing your will on others or disturbing the natural order. Always ask yourself, "do my desires and actions reflect Ìwa-Pẹ̀lẹ̀ (kind and gentle character)?" Your spiritual power increases and decreases depending on your motives.

Ìwòrì’bàrà (aka Ìwòrì Ọ̀bàrà) is the Odù that revealed Iré (on-path, good fortune, blessings). Ìwòrì is associated with the eyes and our ability to see beyond what's in front of us. Ọ̀bàrà is associated with strategy, courage, and leadership. Thus, the Iré is due to listening to our intuition and our willingness to trust and act on it. Also, because it favors relationships, it means that we're gaining another perspective through the eyes of others, seeing things from another point of view.

Òtúrá-Oríkọ̀ (aka Òtúrá Ogbè) is the Odù that revealed the emphasis on relationships.

For priests learning to perform Dafá (Ifá Oracle Divination), the following is a mini-lesson:

We always want to be aware of patterns; an Odù that repeats itself; the balance of energies at play, Funfun (white or tranquil); Pupa (red or passionate); or Dúdú (black or hidden, concealed). The types of offerings requested also tell a story, and of course, the guiding energy.

Ìrẹtẹ̀ Ogbè came out three times during the reading, for the Odù for the week, the Odù that revealed Ọṣun as our guiding Òrìṣà, and the Odù that indicated an offering of beautiful flowers.

Seek a deeper understanding of the energies at play, reflect on the elements in nature that the Òrìṣà represents. For example, this week, we have Ọṣun as our guiding Òrìṣà. Òrìṣà associated with the water element like Ọṣun, Yemọja, and Olókun makes us more emotional, sensitive, adaptable, and intuitive. Last week, we had Ṣàngó and the fire element of passion, strategy, and action.

Ìrẹtẹ̀ is associated with the fire element, while Ogbè is air; this means that we're responding by fanning the fire to create something. Keep in mind the order it appears, Odù is always read from right to left. Ìrẹtẹ̀ appears on the right-leg of the Odù, which is our temporal side, what we're consciously aware of at a given moment. Ogbè appears on the left-leg of the Odù, the preconscious side that shows the potential of how we're likely or should respond.

Please make the following three Ebó (sacrifice/offering) to Ọṣun.

  • Beautiful Flowers as revealed by Ìrẹtẹ̀ Ogbè.

  • Oranges as revealed by Ọ̀sá Ogbè.

  • Cinnamon (sticks or powder) as revealed by Ìrosùn Ìwòrì.

General Reminder: When making any Ebó (offerings), always offer a taste to Èṣù/Ẹlégbá first, who is the divined messenger and takes your prayers and offerings to their destination.

Às̩e̩

Blessings! … Oluwo Ifájuyìtán

"We talk to God through prayer; we listen through meditation."

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The Ifá Foundation is dedicated to unlocking your life's potential through the timeless wisdom of the Ifá philosophy, which includes the veneration of ÒrìṣàAncestorsẸgbe Ọ̀rún, Orí, and Ìyáàmí (the primordial mothers.)

 

Through the spectrum of the 256 Sacred Odù, you will be guided on your destiny's path to grow from your life's experiences and ascend the spiritual ladder of Ìwa-Pẹ̀lẹ̀ (kind and gentle character.) Às̩e̩

Ebó Supplies:

Please visit our spiritual tools store for Ebó supplies:  SpiritualTools
Further Reading:
See the “Reading for 2021