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 February 17th - 23rd, 2018


Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction

Change arrives like a “tidal wave” this week taking many of us by surprise. It may be already obvious to some of you that things are changing rapidly around us.  But to some of you who may be in the eye of the storm and don’t yet realize what’s happening around you, do not get complacent. A sudden change can be quite overwhelming if you’re not quick to react. This is a time to “ride the wave” and see where it takes you, so don’t be afraid. Don’t hesitate even for a moment for the waves of change will not stop for you, they will come over you making you feel like your head is underwater, this is what I mean by getting overwhelmed. So, take action, get on top of it, ride the wave, have faith that you will find your true direction and land in a better place.

Pay attention to your dreams, your subconscious may be telling you what you’re struggling with. It’s not unusual to have a bad dream now and then, what is unusual is if it continues to haunt you for some time afterward. You can learn to control your dreams or nightmares simply by telling yourself before you go to bed, that you can. Before you go to sleep, tell yourself that you want to remember your dreams and that you can stop it at any time. It takes practice, I found that my dreams became more sophisticated and the messages more meaningful, simply by paying more attention to them. What is interesting is that I’m not at the mercy of my dreams, I’m aware when I’m dreaming and can tell myself during a nightmare that it’s JUST a dream and can stop it. Later when I’m awake, I can interpret my dreams and analyze what is troubling me, perhaps something that I have not dealt with it on the conscious level.

As can be expected, change and transition have much to do with the energy of Oya.  In fact, the Odu for this week is “Osa Meji”, a very Oya Odu, and comes Off Path (“Irete Ogbe”) for Overcoming Difficulties (“Irete Ogbe”), the same Odu. Success comes with its own pressures, what do we do for a second act? you become aware that you may be only as good as your last success.  This is the pressure that we put on ourselves.

Oya (“Ika Otura”) will help us through necessary changes for a better future (“Ofun Iroso”), one that has improved relationships and a happy life.

The Ebbo (“offering”) to Oya is “Beets” (“Ose Okanran”). Any type of roots as an offering is an indication that we need more “grounding”, being able to feel safe and secure without fears.

Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water, pace the Beets in a dish in front of your Oya altar if you have one. If not, you may leave the offering in nature for wildlife to enjoy.

Be sure to check out “The Reading for the Year 2018”.

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.