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Oyeku Ofun Temple Reading of the Year, June 2013

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6/17/2013

Oyeku Ofun Temple Reading of the Year, June 2013

Ogbo Ato Asure Iworiwofun
Blessings everyone

We have completed Oyeku Ofun Temple’s divination for the year. This was done on Itadogun, 2 days ago. Sorry for the delay, We have been compiling the information on the Odu. The Odu for this year for Oyeku Ofun Temple is Osa Ose. The Odu has come with the blessings of Ire Aiku, meaning blessings of long life. We are grateful to Olodumare and the Orisa.

1) Ifa says that we must propitiate Egungun this year to ensure our success. We should offer Egungun one piece of cloth. Ifa also says we should be initiated to Egungun if there has been no one in our families to do so yet.
On this Ifa says:
Ikere gboun
Aase gboun
Kikere oun aase o ma sere won
Gban-un gbanun gba mo
Owo ti a fi ra aase naa lafi ra ikere
Dia fun Ibikunle
Ti yoo maa ru eku- elekuru kari aye
To babaa re yoo ma rin ihoho lo lode orun
Won ni ko rubo”.
Ikere gboun, the net
Aase gboun, the strainer
Let the net and the strainer be playing together
The money used for buying the strainer is also used for purchasing a net
This was the Ifa cast for Ibikunle
Who would be parading is another man’s costume
While his father would be walking naked in the After-Life
He was advised to offer Ebo

2)Ifa says that this year we will see the blessings of abundant wealth this year. Ifa says that we should offer one white pigeon to Orisa Aje ensure the wealth will come to us.
On this Ifa says:
O sa se
O bi se
O tese bo woroko Odo
Dia fun onile eti omi
Eyi tola yoo ma roo
Gege bi Ifa ti nro Babalawo
Ko pe ko jina
He runs steadily
He walks steadily
He dips his feet into the river
This was the Ifa cast for The house-owner beside the water
The one who is being pursued by wealth
Like Ifa pursues a Babalawo
Not too long, not too far
He became blessed with abundant wealth

3) Ifa says that we must offer Ebo to avoid seeing the unjust wrath of wicked people. Ifa says we must offer one cane as sacrifice so that we will not be flogged spiritually in our sleep.
On this Ifa says:
Osa se, o sa se
Dia fun Iya Afe
A bu fun awon omo re
Won ni kan rubo
Ki won o ma fi pasan won le aye lowo
Iworo sope
Eni gbegbo ni be ko sebo
Osa se, O sa se
Cast Ifa for Afe’s mother
Also cast Ifa for her children
They were all advised to offer ebo
So that their punishment will not be given to the people of the world
The adherents of Ope
Whoever is advised to offer ebo should comply

4) Ifa says we should offer sacrifice for all good things in life. Ifa says the the offering of sacrifice is what is good, and the refusal to sacrifice is not good. If we want good things we should be making the necessary sacrifices. On this Ifa says we should offer one she-goat.
On this Ifa says:
Osa se
Orin se
Asa ti baba omo se li omo ihun li
A difa fun Oluigbo
A bu fun Oluodan
Won niki awon mejeji lo fi ewure rubo
Oluigbo li o ru
Won ni: Gbogbo ire lo maa pe si owo re tii won maamaa wa gbaa
Osa se
Orin se
The child follows the pattern of the father
Cast Ifa for Oluigbo
Also cast for Oluodan
Both were asked to offer one she-goat
Oluigbo alone made sacrifice
They told Oluigbo that all good things would come to his hands and people will come to beg for them

5) Ifa says we must make offering to avoid a situation by which we are falsely accused or we are falsely accusing others. Ifa says that we must be careful not to be accusing others of things we are not sure of. Ifa also says that we must be careful not to be hurtful or offensive this year.
Osakose
Osakoro
Eniti a rope o se ni kose ni
A difa fun Owa
Owa nfi oju ole wo enikan tikose
won niki o wa rubo ki Esu ma ba tiilo dunrunmo eniyan kan saa ti ko see
Ebo: Eyele meji, igba ewo, ati egbejileogun owo
Osa does not offend
Osa does not hurt
The one that we though had offended us did not offend
Cast Ifa for Owa
Who was looking at a man as a thief when in fact the man was innocent
He was asked to offer sacrifice so that Esu might not push him for falsely accusing an innocent man
The sacrifice: 2 pigeons, a calabash of crushed roasted yams, and 4400 cowries

6) Ifa says that this year we must not forget to propitiate Egungun. Also Ifa is saying that we must not forget to worship and live in the ways of our ancestors. The world around us is going through great changes and great strife. We must lead by example by openly and proudly living in the ways of our ancestors. This will help to bring many positive changes in our immediate world, which will spread to the rest of the global society. Furthermore, Ifa says we must be careful not to disrespect others with our words this year. On this Ifa says we must make offering with twenty two obi abata (kola nuts), palm wine, one leaf of ewe abamoda, one chewing stick, and money.
On this Ifa says:
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for Wealth
Wealth was coming from heaven to the earth
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for the King
The King was coming from heaven to the earth
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for Ifá
Ifá was coming from heaven to the earth
The three of them were coming from heaven to the
earth together
They were all told to perform sacrifice
They said if the three of them were not seen
No one would be able to do anything tangible
They said ‘any pronouncement from you’
‘No one would have the authority to change it again’
When they got to the earth
When man discusses about an issue
They would ask ‘where is Wealth’?
‘If there is no wealth’
‘We would not be able to do anything’
But immediately they sight the wealth
Man would keep silent
They wouldn’t talk again
Wherever the Kings steps also
Immediately he utters a sentence
All people present must keep quiet
Authority belongs to the king
Whatever is his conclusion on an issue
No one dares change it
When Ifá also speaks
All those that try to imitate him would keep quiet
They would remain mute
The three of them has the authority
Till today
They have sacrificed in full when they were coming
from heaven to the earth
That concerning their utterances
It should be words with foundation and words of
substance
The words that would command authority
When wealth speaks
It has become authoritative
When the King speaks
It has become authoritative
When Ifá speaks
It has become authoritative
Life so pleased them and they started to dance and
rejoice
They were praising their Babaláwos
Their Babaláwos were praising Ifá
They said it was exactly as their Babaláwos had said
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for Wealth
Wealth was coming from heaven to the earth
He was asked to perform sacrifice
They said everything he says
All would prove true
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for Wealth
Wealth was coming from heaven to the earth
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for the King
The King was coming from heaven to the earth
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for Ifá
Ifá was coming from heaven to the earth
The three of them were coming from heaven to the
earth together
They were all told to perform sacrifice
They said if the three of them were not seen
No one would be able to do anything tangible
They said ‘any pronouncement from you’
‘No one would have the authority to change it again’
When they got to the earth
When man discusses about an issue
They would ask ‘where is Wealth’?
‘If there is no wealth’
‘We would not be able to do anything’
But immediately they sight the wealth
Man would keep silent
They wouldn’t talk again
Wherever the Kings steps also
Immediately he utters a sentence
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for the King
The King was coming from heaven to the earth
He was asked to perform sacrifice
All his utterances, they said
Everything would be honored
Osa se
Orin se
The acts fomented by the father
Is what the children would continue to reap
Cast divination for Ifá
Ifá was coming from heaven to the earth
He was asked to perform sacrifice
All his utterances, they said
Everything would be as predicted
Three kings of bat are known on earth
When wealth speaks
Keep quiet
Three kings of bat are known on earth
When the King speaks
Keep quiet
Three kings of bat are known on earth
When Ifa speaks
Keep quiet
Three kings of bat are known on earth

7)
Ifa foresees contention this year. Ifa says that it is through sacrifice we will overcome the contention. Ifa also says that those who are getting older and have been looking, yet are still lacking a good spouse will be blessed with a good spouse this year. Ifa says that we must not be overly picky in choosing our spouse or it will lead to disarray in our lives. If we find someone who is decent enough to marry, we should not look for someone better, or continue searching after we have been wed. On this Ifa says we should make offering with 2 guinea fowl, salt, and money.
On this Ifa says:
The female animal runs
The female animal broke its arm
The male animal runs
The male animal broke its leg
Ijogun orun, you ran
You pinned your neck on a sword
Cast divination for Omu the child of Ikuho
Cast divination for Ààsà the child of Mòkítì
Cast divination for Líìlí the child of the king in Oyo Apèrí
The child of Ajodo; eô mi gba; ra
Also cast divination for Ère
Ère is the daughter of Òòsà Òwújìn
The four of them were asked to perform sacrifice
The trio of Omu; the child of Ikuho
Ààsà, the child of Mòkítì Òrìsà
Líìlí, also the child of the king in Oyo Apèrí
Wanted to get married
However, Ère, the child of Òòsà Òwújìn
Is a matured lady
They told Òòsà to perform sacrifice for her
Such that men would not resolve to fisticuffs because
of her
And such that the war between the men would not
result in obliterating her life
He was seriously warned to perform sacrifice for her
Life continued
When Ère would marry
She married Omu the child of Ikuho
After a time
She divorced Omu the child of Ikuho
She went to marry Ààsà the child of Mòkítì
She divorced Ààsà
She married Líìlí
Omu the child of Ikuho and Ààsà the child of Mòkítì called the attention of each other
They connived
‘Does this woman know the consequence of her acts’?
They asked themselves
‘Even if she is going to divorce us’
‘Why should she be circulated within we friends’?
‘And we all have been long standing friends’
‘This woman would cause disaffection between us’
They started to make war with Ère
Òòsà as a result went to Òrúnmìlà
You Òòsà, Òrúnmìlà said
You are the one that is not nice enough,
You are not humane at all
You did not offer the sacrifice prior to Ère’s arrival as
a child
Òrúnmìlà said the female animal runs
The female animal broke its arm
The male animal runs
The male animal broke its legs
Ijogun orun, you ran
You pinned your neck on a sword
Cast divination for Omu the child of Ikuhoo
Cast divination for Ààsà the child of Mòkítì
Cast divination for Líìlí the child of the king in OyoApèrí
They were all asked to perform sacrifice
Omu the child of Ikuhoo
Do not kill Ère
Ère the child of Òrìsà
Do not kill Ère
Ààsà the child of Mòkítì
You are the one that once married Ère
Do not kill Ère
Ère the child of Òrìsà
Do not kill Ère
Líìlí the child of the king in Oyo Apèrí
The child of Ajodo emi gbara
The child of Ajete yokuun yokoto
Do not kill Ère
Ère the child of Òrìsà
Do not kill Ère
Omú the child of Ikúhoo
Ààsà the child of Mòkítì
And Líìlí the child of the king in Oyo Apèrí
They answered in unison
‘We would never have resolved to kill her’
‘It is Òòsà that is not nice enough’
Òòsà is not humane
Òòsà is the one who had refused to perform sacrifice
prior to Ère’s arrival, they said

Taboos:
-Must not do/say hurtful things
-Must not hold a grudge
-Must not say any offensive things
-Must not make false accusations
-Must not be lazy
-Must not be in a great hurry
-Must not forget to appease Egungun
-Must worship in the ways of our ancestors/must not abandon the ways of our ancestors

Sources:
1) IFA
2) Salami, Ayo “Ifa: A Complete Divination”
3) Neimark, Philip and Epega, Afolabi “The Sacred Ifa Oracle”

Note: We will be making all sacrifices on behalf of the entire temple and we will be happy to accept donations toward the making of the collective sacrifices. There is not a required amount to donate. The amount needed to cover all the sacrifices will be depending on how many individuals contribute. Either way, the sacrifices will be completed on behalf of all.
Aboru Aboye Absosise – May our sacrifices be accepted in the spirit world. Ase O

4 thoughts on “Oyeku Ofun Temple Reading of the Year, June 2013

  1. ASE OLODUMARE

  2. My names are Babatunde olushola adesoji and my family compound name is OWA.i want you to cast ifa divination for me to know about my future and what to do to make it in my life.please help me for God sake

  3. usted es un hombre sabio y bendecido por oloddumare ase,

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