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ORISHA and IFA Calendar May 2015 – OSU EBIBI

HAPPY NEW MONTH!

May 2015 OSU EBIBI
1 Sango/Oya
2 Obatala/Egungun/Iyaami/Sanpanna
3 Ifa/Esu/Osun/Aje/Yemoja/Olokun ***
4 Ogun/Osoosi/Orisa Oko X
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
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
*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon


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Who is OGUN?

Who is OGUN?.

Who is OGUN?

OGUN LAKAYE

 “I shall come after Ogun must have left
Come, I shall, after Ogun must have cleared
the road for my propitious legs
to tread upon: god of steel and iron.
Planted feet in rituals of natural childbirth
and theocracy.
I shall come having seen the rays
caressing my windowless abode.
Do not douse my longing by temporizing,
for as you know procrastination is the
thief of time,
As for Ogun, he’ll do all within his
indispensable being to prepare the road
for his earthbound homer.
Ogun is not supposed to fail, for if he
fails; the whole world will stumble:
the scion of Ile-Ife must have failed.
Ogun, clear the road
for me
in my journeys, day and night.
On my way to fetch water,
clear the road
for me.
On my way to fetch firewood,
clear the road
for me.
On my way to fish
clear the road
for me.
On my way to farm,
clear the road
for me.
On my way to gather fruits/snails,
clear the road
for me.
On the way to hunt the wild,
clear the road
for me.
On the way to the groves or shrines,
clear the road
for me.
On the way to the thresholds of my
kith and kin,
clear the road
for me.
On the way to the virgin dream
clear the road
for me.
Ogun, fend for me
whenever my mouth longs for a munch
and the stomach cries for a fill.
Blenching like a beanstalk
befor a fire
Fortified with bravado like a lion
clear the road
for me.
Eyes; radiant, beaming,
Flushed with joy coursing
to the apogee, blissful!
Or
Sorrowful; eyes suffused with tears
clear the road
for me.
On my way to the market,
Buy or sell or both,
clear the road
for me.
Ogun, clear the road for me
during the hot harmattan Dry Season
perspiring like a lidded pepper-soup
pot on fire
During the rainy season
drenched to the skin like a chick
in a downpour
clear the road
for me.
Machete, sheathed for peace
unsheathed for danger.
Ogun, clear the road for me whenever
the road is blind or spiky;
whenever the road is treacherous
and famished for blood.
Ogun, give me your dexterity
in all instruments pertaining to
steel and iron.”
-Yemi Ogunyemi, from his poem “Covenant of the Earth”


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4/17/2015 ITADOGUN

4/17/2015 ITADOGUN

 

This Itadogun, IFA warns us against untimely death. IFA says that we should all be appeasing EGBE ORUN with white beans as well as other food stuff including sweets, and cool water. IFA says that it will be our companions in Orun (EGBE) who will come to our rescue.

 

On this IFA says:
Little children use their eyes as lamp in darkness
Casts divination for Egbe
Egbe was coming from heaven to the earth
He was asked to offer sacrifice
A group of Egbe  was coming from heaven to the earth
When they slept
Their sleep would be full of nightmares
They would see their mates in heaven
There were told to take care of their Egbe
They wished them a lot of good things
They told them that if they slept here
They would be dreaming about the ones in heaven
On waking from the sleep
They would be seeing the ones here
They told them to get Èkuru funfun
So that the heavenly mates would have to eat
You would have rest, they told them
They then offered the sacrifice
They had rest
And therefore created Associations
And named it an Associations on earth
It is the Association in heaven that would protect the
sanctity of the one on earth
They then started to dance and rejoice
They were praising their Babaláwo
Their Babaláwo was praising lfa
They said it was exactly as their Babaláwo predicted
 It is little children that uses their eyes as lamp in darkness
Casts divination for Egbe
Egbe was coming from heaven to the earth
He was asked to take care of the ground
And offer sacrifice
Please don’t let us be dishonored
Rather, for the Association on earth to be dishonored
The one in heaven would not allow it
Please don’t let us be humiliated

May Olodumare guide and guard us. Ase

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
oyekuofun@yahoo.com
http://www.oyekuofun.org/


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ITADOGUN 4/1/2015

IFA divination will be performed every Itadogun (every 17 days) and information will be posted detailing what offerings should be made following each Itadogun.

ITADOGUN 4/1/2015

On this Itadogun, IFA says that we will see the blessings of long life and prosperity. IFA says that we should make offering to IFA with 1 rat and 1 fish. Also IFA says that we should be patient, careful, and deliberate in our actions these coming weeks and that we must not be in a hurry. IFA says that carelessness and hastiness will cause us problems.
On this IFA says:
Even in the adversity of famine
One must not drink hot soup hastily
If we drink hot soup in a hurry
We will surely burn our mouths
IFA’s revelation to Akinsuyi
They said that his prosperity is coming
And he should not act thoughtlessly
He was advised to offer sacrifice
He heard and complied…

May Olodumare guide and guard us. Ase

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Osunyemi Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple
oyekuofun@yahoo.com
http://www.oyekuofun.org/


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ORISHA and IFA Calendar April 2015 OSU IGBE

ORISHA and IFA Calendar April 2015 OSU IGBE

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

*** = Itadogun
X = Full Moon


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3/16/2015 ITADOGUN

3/16/2015 ITADOGUN

This Itadogun, IFA warns the community against premature death. On this IFA says we must do the following to protect ourselves and our families: mark EJIODI in iyerosun, chant the Ofo Ase below, pour the Iyerosun over your IFA, then sprinkle some water over the IKIN IFA. This will appease negative forces and protect us from harm. Ase O

On this IFA says:
The massive belly of an elephant
And the thick fleshy part of the bush cow’s neck
A guess-work, if not understood fully, is not satisfactory
These were Ifa’s declarations to Mayami
Who was the child of the four principal Odu
When coming from Heaven to Earth
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Eji-Ogbe will never desert Mayami for Death to kill
Oyeku-Meji will never desert Mayami for Death to kill
Iwori-Meji will never desert Mayami for Death to kill
Odi-Meji will never desert Mayami for Death to kill
All followers of Ifa
I am the Mayami of Ifa
All followers of Ope!

May IFA guide us and protect us. Ase O

Sincerely,
Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode
Otun Amufawuni of Ibadan Land
Director of Oyeku Ofun Temple

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