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Ifa and Orisha Temple in Arcata, Humboldt County, Northern California // A Peaceful Place for Divine Worship


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ORISA AND IFA CALENDAR — January 2018 OSU SERE

January 2018 OSU SERE

1 Sango/Oya X
2 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
3 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
4 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
5 Sango/Oya
6 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
7 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
8 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
9 Sango/Oya
10 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
11 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
12 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
13 Sango/Oya
14 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
15 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
16 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
17 Sango/Oya 0
18 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
19 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
20 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
21 Sango/Oya
22 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
23 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
24 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
25 Sango/Oya
26 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
27 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
28 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
29 Sango/Oya
30 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
31 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun X

*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon


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It Is the Believers Who Will Claim All the Fortunes of the Unbelievers

Ogunda has no quiver
Iwori has no arrow
Whoever knows the city of Ofa
Should desist from deriding the market of Ede
Ifa revelation to Onyagbe, the farmer, who was going to the farm
Ifa revelation to Ode, the hunter, who was going to the farm
It was Onyagbe, the farmer, who made the ebo
Behold, it is the farmer who will claim all the fortunes of the hunter
Had the hunter made the sacrifice, he would have been fortunate
It is the farmer who will claim all the fortunes of the hunter
Behold, it is the believers who will claim all the fortunes of the unbelievers
Had the unbelievers made the sacrifice, they would have been fortunate
It is the believers who will claim all the fortunes of the unbelievers


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When the Moon Appears Its Influence Is Felt in Heaven

Honor spreads about
Honor expands itself around
Honor sells akara balls to claim a sword
Honor is it that constructs the home of leaders
Orunmila is he who constructed the home of merchandise leaders
Honor is it that built the home of the Alaafin of Oyo
And his reputation spread across the world
Ifa, it is high time
For people to hear my reputation among Babalawo
When the moon appears
Its influence is felt in heaven
Ipin is it that authorizes that my ire should be given to me
And isa authorizes that my ire should be given to me accordingly
It is with interest that Oosa counts the proceeds of Osuru
With money does emile germinate
Scarcity of wealth cannot affect emile
Ogbe-Ate, please open the door of prosperity for me
With money does emile germinate
These were Ifa’s declarations for the Akapo
Who Ifa would open the door of prosperity for all over the world
He was advised to offer Ebo
He complied
Before long, not too far
Come and join us in the midst of joy
Come and see all ire of life

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ORISA / IFA CALENDAR — December 2017 OSU OPE

December 2017 OSU OPE
1 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
2 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
3 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko X
4 Sango/Oya
5 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
6 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
7 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
8 Sango/Oya
9 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
10 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
11 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
12 Sango/Oya
13 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
14 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
15 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
16 Sango/Oya
17 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
18 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun 0 ***
19 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
20 Sango/Oya
21 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
22 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
23 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
24 Sango/Oya
25 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
26 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
27 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
28 Sango/Oya
29 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
30 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun
31 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko
*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon
0 = New Moon


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All Praise Belongs to IFA

When Okra leaf drops, it resembles Ade leaf

When the leaf of Ade drops, it resembles okra leaf

When ogungun araba leaf dropped, it make a crackling sound

These were Ifa’s declarations to Aje, the orisha of wealth

When in search of a compatible husband

Ifa also declared to Orunmila

When lamenting his lack of wealth

They were advised to offer ebo

they complied

Ifa says I should praise Aje

Aje asked Orunmila not to praise her

Because he had made her a proud mother

Orunmila, do not praise me anymore

All those praises belong to IFA


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Hold Your Ori (Head) for Support

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 onto the land
They were the ones who case IFA for Mogbarimu (I hold my ORI tightly for support)
Offspring of ORISA
If you wake up early in the morning
Hold your ORI for support
One’s ORI is one’s success and prosperity


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IFA, Let Me Live Up To Their Expectations As Their Father

I walked stealthily and adorned my head with a befitting crown
I walked quietly and adorned my neck with Ejigbara and Okun beads
I know nothing and I am ignorant of all things
Nonetheless, I ascended the throne of the market leaders
The youths of Ife saw me and they put on befitting garments
The elders of Ife saw me and they put on gorgeous dresses
May evil not set me in contention with Gunnugun (the vulture)
May I live and grow as old as Gunnugun
May evil not set me up against Akala (another kind of vulture)
May I become as old as Akala
Elders do not make forceful sounds like the closing of the main entrance door Ifa, please turn me into a Babalawo
When a Babalawo becomes a full Babalawo
He will have a pony in front of his house
Ifa, please let me have a pony in front my house
Ifa, please turn me into a Babalawo
When a Babalawo becomes a full Babalawo
He will have a galloping horse in the backyard of his house
Ifa, please let me have a galloping horse in the backyard of my house Ifa, please turn me into a Babalawo
When a Babalawo becomes a full Babalawo
He will be blessed with 1,460 women in his house
Ifa, please let me have 1,460 women in my house
Ifa, please turn me into a Babalawo
When a Babalawo becomes a full Babalawo
He will have 1,460 children in his house
Ifa, please let me have 1,460 children in my house
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Torofinni is the head of all rats in the forest
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Odosu is the head of all ikin
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Akaraba is the head of all fish in the deep
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father
The Peacock is the head of all birds in the forest
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father Alofoun of the farm land
You are the father of all grasses
Ifa, please let me live up to their expectations as their father