Ifa Reading For The Year 2016

The reading of the year 2016 was conducted by Senior Ifa Priest Awodele Ifayemi. The Sacred Odu Ogbe Ogunda, also known as Ogbe Yonu, and OboSobo, was revealed to our Egbe located in Denver Colorado.

Each Ifa family conducts this ritual in order to receive guidance regarding the mayor “Theme” of the year. This reading prepares us for what is to come during the new year, and how to manage our affairs in order to receive the most benefit from the year. Challenges and opportunities are revealed so that we can make a conscious decision regarding our personal affairs.

As children of Olodumare the single most important gift given on to us is our Freedom Of Choice. We stand tall and or fall as a result of the choices we make in life. Knowing that the road ahead is full of obstacles we can’t live with, helps those who listen to council chose a different path they can handle. The reading of the year gives us an overview of the “prevailing winds of change” ahead of us. Ultimately it is our choice to follow council or not.

Ogbe’Gunda Manifested in our Ifa Divination For The Year

Ifa says that it foresees the IRE of happiness and worldly achievements. Ifa says that Ifa will not let us  experience sorrow or disappointment. On this, Ifa says:

A newly sprout palm-fround is straight from tip to base
He was the one who cast Ifa for the citizens of ilala Town
Where days of IRE usually dawn
A day of IRE had dawn for me today
I secure a spouse
Mariwo Ope ja sooro kanle
You are the Awo of the Dawn of all IRE
A day of IRE dawns for me today
I give birth to children upon children
Mariwo Ope ja sooro kanle
You are the Awo of the Dawn of all IRE
A day of IRE dawns for me today
I secure all the IRE of life
Mariwo Ope ja sooro kanle
You are the Awo of the Dawn of all IRE

Ifa says that our Ori will be our biggest supporter. We will overcome adversary through the assistance of our Ori, we will secure abundant wealth and all other IRE though the help of our Ori.

Ifa also says that while our adversaries are busy plotting to harm, maim, kill or make us experience loss, our Ori will ensure that their plot is foiled. Consequently, you need to offer sacrifice and perform rituals to Ori, Ifa and Obatala. On these, Ifa says:

Those who are envious of one’s personality
Are the ones who kick one’s belongings into the river
Those who are not envious
Are the ones who kick them back into the land surface
They were the ones who cast Ifa for Mogbarimu
Who was the offspring of Orisa
She was advised to offer sacrifice
She complied
If you wake up early in the morning
Hold your Ori (with your two hands)
One’s Ori is one’s pathfinder to success.

Ifa says that you will become a great leader on whom many people will depend. You will be feeding may people who will be under your direct control. You will be very wealthy and will command authority. You however need the goodwill of the people and never underestimate the contributions of your colleagues, friends and well wishers before this can happen. On this, Ifa says:

To run majestically
To trek majestically
Majestically and steadily are the flowing of streams
For three good years, a newly wedded wife consumes from her husband (without contributing financially)
They were the ones who cast Ifa for Orùnmìlà
Who would feast all the Irünmolè in five days time
He was advised to offer sacrifice
He complied.
I prepared pounded yam
I prepared yam flour
It is people’s goodwill I come to acquire
I prepared gin (prepared with palm wine)
I procured wine (prepared with maize)
It is people’s goodwill I come to acquire
People’s goodwill.

Ifa says that it foresees the IRE of a prestigious title for you. Ifa says you will get the title through patience, gentle-headedness and ability to control your temper in the face of opposition, oppression, provocation and outright intimidation. You will become a leader of people. You will also become the people’s choice. On this, Ifa says:

Uncontrolled temper usually reveals their background
He who fights without heeding pleadings for truce ends up espousing himself (in bad light)
“You-have-come-again-with-your-attitude”, will only give one (bad) name They were the ones who cast Ifa for Ojola (Boa Constrictor)
They cast same for Sebe
They also cast for Oka (Cobra)
And cast same for Nini
Who was the last born
When contesting for the stool of Alapa-Nirawe
In the land of Oniyanja
They were advised to offer sacrifice
Only Nini complied with the advice
Truly, we enthroned Nini
Ojola was the one who misbehaved
And spoiled his destiny
Truly, we enthroned Nini
Truly, we enthroned Nini
Sebe was the one who misbehaved
And spoiled his destiny
Truly, we enthroned Nini
Truly, we enthroned Nini
Oka was the one who misbehaved
and spoiled his destiny
Truly, we enthroned Nini.

Ifa says that you are pursuing something very important in your life. Ifa says that the thing, if secured, will change your life for the better. You should offer sacrifice, be patient and be ready to endure sufferings and undue provocation when pursuing it. Such thing may be a job, a position, a business contract, a promotion and so on. At the end, you will be well compensated for the suffering experienced before achieving the goal. On this, Ifa says:

Anger does not amount to anything fruitful
Patience is the father of (good) character
The elder possesses everything
These were the declarations of the Oracle to Orùnmìlà
When he was going to seek the hand of iyà (suffering)
The daughter of Oniwôô (King of iwo)
He was advised to offer sacrifice
He complied
Before long, not too far
Meet us in the midst of all IRE
The suffering which Orùnmìlàexperienced at iwô
Is not worth recounting at home
Behold my iyà-iwô (the reward of suffering at iwô)!

Ifa says that it foresees the IRE of good wife for the male and the IRE of a good husband for the female. Ifa says that their relationship had been sanctioned from heaven and nobody would be able to separate them.

Ifa says that many people will oppose their relationship but there is nothing anyone can do, since the relationship enjoys divine approval. On this, Ifa says:

Hello there, how are you?
It is long time now
They were the ones who cast Ifa for Odede (sitting-room)
When planning to marry lyara (living room) til old age
They also cast ifa for lyara
When going to become Odede’s wife for life
They were advised to offer sacrifice
They complied
You are not wise at all
You also lack deep knowledge
Can’t you know that Odede is the husband of lyara for life.

Ifâ says that you will be able to accomplish you heart’s desires. You need to offer sacrifice and appropriate your Egbe. On this, Ifa says:

An old and highly experienced Babalâwo with his old and oily tapper
He was the one who cast Ifa for the most senior wife of Olôbà
When crying in lamentation of her childlessness
She was advised to offer sacrifice
She complied
Before long, not too far
The IRE of childbearing came abundantly
I however prefer a child to dresses
Behold the most senior wife of Olôbà
I prefer a child to dresses.

Ifâ says that you should be initiated into Ifâ and that you should be a practicing Babalâwo. Ifâ says that many people would abuse you on your career choice, but you should ignore them because all those who abuse you would later turn round to praise you and seek your favor. On this Ifâ says:

Only an old worn out mortar is what is fit for pounding indigo
An old constantly used footpath is it that divides a big snake into two
They cast Ifa for the Elder who goes about bringing peace into other
people’s home
Whose house shall in turn be looked after by heavenly priest (heirophant)
He was asked to offer sacrifice he complied’
My father said I am a lazy man
My mother abused me that I am a lazy man
My wife abused me that I am a lazy man
My children abused me that I am a lazy man
It is none of your concern
It is from my destiny
I derive my authority for Ogbe and Ogunda.

Ifa says that you must never be annoyed. You must show patience at all times. Ifa says that you have a very good destiny but no matter how good the destiny may be, bad temper may spoil your chances to actualize your potentials and capabilities in life. On this, Ifa says:

Uncontrolled temper amounts to nothing for human beings
Patience is the father of all characters
An elder who is patient
Such an elder will last long
He will grow old
He will enjoy the life of Ifa like someone licking pure honey
Those were the declarations of the oracle to Ori-inu (character)
They declared the same for Ori-Ode (destiny)
They were both advised to offer sacrifice
They complied
My character, I recognize your importance
Please do not spoil my destiny.

Ifa says that it foresees the IRE of wealth, children and long life for you. Ifa says that you must exercise a lot of patience and all the good things of life will be yours.

Ifa says that you must never engage in the practice of skipping meals. You must never practice abstaining from food in the form of fasting or dieting.

Ifa says also that an ailment if afflicting you or one of your close relations will have relief if appropriate sacrifice is made.

Ifa also says that you will do a favor to an important person. The person will reciprocate the good deed many folds. Consequently, you must not show greed or think of immediate reward in anything you do for other, on these, Ifa says:

Òpópó tìrópó Òpópó tirópó
He who uses gourd to strike dùùrù musical instrument
He who uses dùùrù musical instrument to strike seere gourd
They were the ones who cast Ifa for Orùnmìlà
Who will do a big favor that he would not be aware of
He was advised to offer sacrifice
He complied
He would do a favor to Vulture the son of Olódùmarè
He did a favor to Vulture the son of Olódùmarè
It was a relief to Vulture
The ailment in the stomach of Vulture
It was a relief to Vulture
He did a favor to Vulture the son of Olódùmarè
It was a relief to Vulture
The ailment in the right leg of Vulture
It was a relief to Vulture
He did a favor to Vulture the son of Olódùmarè
It was a relief to Vulture
The ailment in the left leg of Vulture
It was a relief to Vulture
He did a favor to Vulture the son of Olódùmarè
It was a relief to Vulture
The ailment in the right arm of Vulture
It was a relief to Vulture
He did a favor to Vulture the son of Olódùmarè
It was a relief to Vulture
The ailment in the left arm of Vulture
It was a relief to Vulture
He did a favor to Vulture the son of Olódùmarè
It was a relief to Vulture
Before long, not too far
Meet us in the midst of all IRE in life
Behold, I acquire Wealth
I acquire Children
After acquiring Children
I acquire Long life
And added Patience to my gifts.

Irunmole and Orisa Affiliated with Ogbe’Gunda

  1. Ifa
  2. Esu
  3. Egbe
  4. Ori
  5. Obatala
  6. Ogun

Taboos of Ogbe’Gunda

  1. Must not eat snakes
  2. Must not use fronds for anything. Must not play with them or set fire to them.
  3. Must not use indigo in any form
  4. Must never seek revenge or pay evil with evil
  5. Must not skip meals or engage in fasting

There are many rituals associated with this Odu, you are recommended to speak with your Oluawo and carry out those rituals related to your situation.

Each Ifa family conducts these rituals in order to receive guidance regarding the mayor “Theme” of the year. This reading prepares us for what is to come during the new year, and how to manage our affairs in order to receive the most benefits from the year. Challenges and opportunities are revealed so that we can make a conscious decision regarding our personal affairs.

You are strongly advice to consult with your Oluawo on a monthly basis. You want to do this in order to determine if the month ahead will bring part of this Odu to bear on your life.

As children of Olodumare the single most important gift given on to us is our Freedom Of Choice. We stand tall and or fall as a result of the choices we make in life. Knowing that the road ahead is full of obstacles we can’t live with, helps those who listen to council chose a different path they can handle. The reading of the year gives us an overview of the “prevailing winds of change” ahead of us. Ultimately it is our choice to follow council or not.

If you have not received your personal reading of the year, please contact me as soon as possible to schedule it.

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