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 since 1995, Babalawo since 1998, Oluwo since 2017.

Notice: The weekly Ifascope is usually posted weekly between Thursday and Friday evening.

Reading for week of November 18th - 24th, 2017

When you choose a spiritual path, you are choosing to experience life with an open mind and an open heart. The universe responds in kind by expanding your awareness so that you gain more perspective and wisdom. – Oluwo Ifajuitan

It should be pointed out that a spiritual path and a religious path are not one in the same. It can be said that someone is religious when they accept and follow doctrine, and participate in the rituals that go with it. By comparison, someone on a spiritual path is exploring and primarily looking inward for “meaning” and as a result becoming more self-aware, their spirit is awakening! Often relying on religious teachings as a guide for interpretations as they formulate their own views and values, they are carving their own path.

The Odu for this week is “Irete Ogunda” and comes On Path (“Ose Ogbe”) for both Destiny (“Otura Meji”) and Overcoming Difficulties (“Otura Meji”). Orisha Ogun (“Otura Meji” - appeared twice in a row) is speaking. It also invokes your Ori as this is a spiritual calling for initiation, so if you have been contemplating Ifa ceremonies such as “Eshu and Warriors”, “Ori ceremony” or are ready for Ifa priesthood, this would be a perfect time to start the process, everything is lining up, you just need to answer the call.

Ogun teaches you to persevere and not be distracted from your work, you must honor your life mission (to grow and evolve), in turn, you will have peace and prosperity, as well as easily overcome difficulties you may encounter in your life. Ogun is clearing a path for you, will you follow? ...The Ebbo (“offering”) to thank and acknowledge Ogun for the wonderful energy this week is bananas (“Ose Owani”). You’ll also need to acknowledge your Ori by giving it “cool water”.

Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water. Place the offering in front of Ogun altar, if you don’t have one, you can make the offering in a quiet spot, preferably where there’s metal such as a railroad. Pray to Ogun to continue to open a path for you.  As for your Ori, place some cool water on top of your head while you ask for clarity and guidance.  

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Love and Blessings!  Javier Lujan {Oluwo 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.