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 August 19th - 25th, 2017

“Joy does not simply happen to us, we have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day”Henri J. M. Nouwen

Where is the Joy?... This week we find ourselves at a loss, grieving for having seen those disturbing images about Charlottesville in the media, trying to make sense of it all. Watching in disbelief at the ugly side of people’s character, and feeling frustrated with people who appear tone deaf and continue to enable and make excuses for such vile behavior. 

Ifa teaches us that we’re all connected, we are ONE. We must be inclusive and learn from each other. If we are to grow and evolve spiritually, we must continue to expand our awareness and embrace diversity. We may never change those bigoted people’s hearts and minds, but we can ensure that they don’t change ours. We need to continue to choose “love over hate”, “joy over sorrow”, “serenity over anger”. Speak up and stand up against bigotry and injustices, but don’t get lost in the process, remember who YOU are.

This week we are challenged to rise above it all as indicated by the Odu “Iwori Ogbe” and we’ll have much difficulty with this because the reading indicates that we’re strongly Off Path (“Otura Meji”), particularly affecting our personal relationships (“Ofun Meji”).  “Iwori” is always about “introspection”, and when is on the temporal side and off path, it indicates that we’re struggling to process it all. While “Ogbe” on the emotional side is indicating that we do not have a good perspective on things yet, so we’re naturally feeling overwhelmed and upset. Consequently, these highly charged emotions may influence how with interact with those close to us, so be careful with that.

Oshun (“Otura Meji”) with her loving and joyful energy offers you spiritual healing and to bring joy back to your life. The Ebbo (“offering”) to manifest this joy is two-fold.  Oshun would like “dry fruit” (“Ika Osa”) covered in “honey” (“Otura Ogbe”).

Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water, say a prayer to Oshun and make your Ebbo. Spend at least 5 minutes in quiet and calm contemplation next to Oshun altar, then say out loud “I choose love over hate, joy over sorrow, serenity over anger”. Say it 3 times so that it gets imprinted in your mind.

Blessings to you all!

Recommended Reading: Oshun and the 5 Senses


Reminder: The Ifa Foundation Online Community on Ifa.Prime conducts an in-depth discussion each week about the Ifascope reading and the Odus for the week. Join the conversation, click for more information.


Until next week…  

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.