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 and babalawo since 1998.

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

Reading for week of September 16th - 22nd, 2017

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 

I love this quote because it truly resonates with me and always reminds me to return home to my spiritual self to recharge my energy after a difficult human experience.

We welcome calm introspection after the very difficult week that just passed. The Odu “Iwori Irete” speaks of spirituality, seeing beyond the veil. For those contemplating initiation or a deeper understanding of Ifa, this would be an excellent time to do so.  Myself, I plan on receiving the “Igba Iwa” initiation (“Calabash of Existence”) from the Ifa Foundation this week, so I was delighted to see this Odu, and coming On Path (“Oturopon Ogbe”) with such a strong emphasis on “Health” (“Otura Meji”) and “Personal Relationships” (“Otura Meji”).

The Odu also speaks of “Empathy”, having a more spiritual world view, recognizing that we’re all connected to one another in some way and are collectively evolving together. When we see things from the point of view of our “higher self”, we start to see the big picture. With empathy comes our desire to help one another, but we should keep our ego in check as it is not about being recognized for our empathy, it’s about doing something selfless out of love. Think of the qualities that Oshun brings who is very loving and giving.

To get the most of this wonderful energy, make time now to explore your spirituality and your beliefs. This “curiosity urge” is brought to us by Oshun (“Otura Owani”) who wants us to see that there so much more behind the veil if you just look.

Thank Oshun by offering a “Peach” (“Owani Idi”) and “Honey” (“Osa Iroso”). Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water and ask Oshun to continue to entice your curiosity so that you may pursue your spiritual interests and follow them to wherever it takes you.

Love and Blessings!  Javier Lujan {Babalawo 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.