January 9th – 15th, 2021
Dafá (Ifá Oracle Divination) revealed Òtúrá-Sẹ́ (aka Òtúrá Ọ̀sẹ́), which tells us not to become complacent and keep looking over our shoulder for there’s danger around us. Ọ̀sanyìn (aka Ọ̀saìn), the Òrìṣà of “plants” and “holistic medicine” is making its strong presence known through ÈjìOgbè, the most senior Odù in the order of 256.
ÈjìOgbè means to lift both hands to heaven and receive both the good and the bad and learn from it; it calls for Sùúrù (the spirit of patience) to help us navigate challenges. However, the reading indicated Ibi (off-path) as revealed by Òtúrá Ọ̀bàrà, and patience we lack.
The areas highlighted are “health/well-being” and “detractors” (people with bad intentions) crossing our path and triggering our emotions; both areas were indicated by the same Odù, Ogbè Ọ̀bàrà, meaning that there’s a likely correlation between these two. Highly charged emotions make us accident-prone.
Remember that Ọ̀sanyìn (aka Ọ̀saìn) is a “healer, not a warrior,” which goes to say that we should bring healing to a situation, not a fight. The Ebó (sacrifice/offering) of “cocoa butter” indicated by Ogbè Ìwòrì also resonates with this approach. Cocoa butter is soothing, calm, and makes us more alert.
Òtúrá appears on the right-leg of the Odù, which is our temporal side, what we’re consciously aware of at a given moment.
Òtúrá is a peaceful and gentle energy that's mainly concerned with our character's perfection. It does this by keeping us spiritually attuned to our destiny, but we must remain calm and aware of what’s going on around us to stay grounded.
Ọ̀sẹ́ appears on the left-leg of the Odù, the preconscious side that shows the potential of how we’re likely or should respond.
Ọ̀sẹ́ is associated with “joy,” and has the qualities of “water in motion,” like water flowing down a stream, adapting to the changing environment, following a path of least resistance; this versatility, however, is not a weakness; water’s gentle touch can still wear down a huge boulder that obstructs the way.
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.