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 December 16th - 22nd, 2017

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others”. – Brene Brown 

We usually set healthy boundaries around us to protect us from the outside world, it defines our personal space and determines who can get close to us and under what circumstances. But are we defining boundaries for ourselves to keep us from getting too involved in others’ people’s lives? There’s a difference between helping others help themselves and taking on their problems and making them your own. From a spiritual view, we need to acknowledge that each and everyone has chosen life experiences or lessons to help them in their soul’s journey. Help them and encourage them if they’re stuck, but don’t do it for them.

During the holiday season, we are perhaps feeling more charitable, not just with gifts, but with our time and effort. So, it’s important to maintain a healthy balance so that you don’t overdo it to the point of resenting it or feel overwhelmed.  Staying on path for your destiny should always be your primary objective. So, if another person’s drama takes you away from your destiny, then you need to recognize that you’re doing too much.

This week’s Odu is “Idi Ose” and comes strongly On Path (“Ose Meji”) for Destiny (“Otura Meji”). An indication that we are taking the right steps and being decisive, not allowing others to take advantage of us. But for some people this is particularly difficult, so give yourself permission to say “no”, it’s perfectly okay to tell someone “I don’t agree”, or “I don’t like the way you’re treating me”. It’s all about maintaining balance and harmony and that includes respecting and standing up for yourself.

Being that is strongly On Path for Destiny, it’s no surprise that the ruling Orisha this week is “Ori” (“Owani Otura”). The Ebbo (“offering”) is a bit more involved this week.  You are to first cleanse the Ori of negativity with “Black Soap” (“Ogunda “Ika”), then offer “Honey” (“Owani Otura”).

You can use the “Black Soap” in the shower, hold the soap and say a prayer asking that it cleanse you of negative energy, then rub it on your body with special emphasis on the crown of your head where the Ori resides.

Light a white tea candle and place a clear glass of water, say a prayer to your Ori, then place some honey on the crown of your head.

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.