Revisiting the IFA of the Year 2013/2014

5 Dec

ERIWO YA

 

The year is about halfway through. It is time to revisit and review the IFA reading of the year:

Ifa Of The Year 2013/2014.
OTURUPON IROSUN.

THE Annual Agbonniregun Festival took place, as usual, in Ile-Ife at Orunmila Temple, Oke Itase on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Ifa was consulted in order to usher in the new Ifa Year and at the same time determine for the coming year has in stock for Ifa/Orisa devotees and all mankind in general. During the Ifa consultation, Oturupon Isokun (Oturupon Irosun) was revealed. Ifa foresees ire aiku for all devotees. Ebo riru will manifest the ire as predicted by Ifa.
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OTURUPON IROSUN
Ifa enjoins all individuals or groups born by this Odu either during ikosedaye or itenifa to offer ebo with two hens, and money. They also need to feed Ifa with one mature she goat and invite many people to celebrate with them.

MAIN MESSAGES OF THE ODU FOR 2013/2014.
1. Ifa says that this annual ceremony shall bring progress, success, achievement and overall wellbeing for all Ifa/Orisa devotees this year. There will be the need for us to celebrate our success and achievements more than what we achieved in the previous years. Ifa advises each temple, community, group or individual to offer ebo with four pigeons, four guinea-fowls and money. They also need to have Ibeji icon and celebrate its ceremony in a comprehensive way this year.

On this, Ifa says:

Aro ab’eyin wereke
Dia fun won ni Isokun Aromose
Ebo ni won ni ki won waa se
Won gb’ebo, won ru’bo
A s’odun odun’nii tan
A o se t’eemii t’owo t’omo
Aro ab’eyin wereke
Ara Isokun Aromose o
Aro ab’eyin wereke

Translation
Aro ab’eyin wereke
He cast Ifa for the inhabitants of Isokun Aromose
They were advised to offer ebo
They complied
We have celebrated this year’s anniversary
We shall also celebrate the following year’s anniversary together with wealth and our children
Aro ab’eyin wereke
The inhabitant of Isokun Aromose
Aro ab’eyin wereke

2. Ifa says that we shall be blessed with ire at home and from outside the localities where we reside. Ifa assures us that we shall become highly respected and respectable people within and outside our localities. Ifa advises us to offer ebo with two pigeons, two ducks, two guinea-fowls and money. We also need to feed our individual Ori as recommended by Ifa.

On this aspect, Oturupon Isokun says:

Ara oni ye mi
Ko ye olomu
Gbogbo re nii see ba mi l’ara a jo
Dia fun Onasokun
Ti yoo j’oba l’aarin Oyo rere
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gb’ebo, o ru’bo
Ero Ipo, ero Ofa
E wa ba ni b’ola ni peregede

Translation
The wonder of today befits me
It will not be transfered to other people
Everything is agreeable with me
Ifa’s message for Onasokun
Who will be installed as an Oba in the center of Oyo
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Travelers to Ipo and Ofa towns
Come and join us in the midst of stupendous success

3. Ifa says that this Odu is also very good for mate selection. Ifa says that marriages shall succeed and be very fruitful this year. Those who marry this year shall enjoy compatibility with their spouses this year. Ifa advises those intending to get married this year to offer ebo with four rats, four fish, two hens and one mature she goat each. Two rats, two fish, one hen shall be used to feed Ifa.

On this, Ifa says:

Ajagajigi iroko nii f’ewon gba’di
Dia fun Orunmila
Baba yoo t’ori Ewa re’Po
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gb’ebo, o ru’bo
Mo t’ori Ewa mo re’Po
Mo tori Ewa mo r’Ajase
Mo tori Ewa mo re’Po

Translation
An old iroko tree is it whose base is surrounded by chains
Ifa’s message for Orunmila
When going to Ipo land because of Beauty
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Because of Beauty, I went to Ipo
Because of Beauty, I went to Ajase
Because of Beauty, I went to Ipo

4. Ifa says that it foresees the ire of prosperity for Ifa/Orisa devotees this year. They will be wealthier than ever before. Ifa advises all devotees to be more prayerful and more dedicated to their respective professional callings and all shall be well this year. Ifa advises each of us to offer ebo with two pigeons, two guinea-fowls and money. Each of us also need to feed Ifa with four rats and four fish. There is also the need to feed Aje with one white pigeon, ekuru and honey.

On this, Ifa says:

Ajantiele awo ile Orunmila
Dia fun Orunmila
Ifa nsunkun oun o l’aje l’owo
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gb’ebo, o ru’bo
Ifa p’Aje wa o
Ajantiele p’Aje wa
Oturupon Sokun ni’fa a wa o

Translation
Ajantiele the resident awo of Orunmila
He cast Ifa for Orunmila
When he was lamenting that he has no money
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Ifa please bring wealth
Ajantiele bring wealth
Oturupon Sokun is our Odu

5. Ifa advises all Ifa/Orisa groups to offer ebo in order for the groups to continue to increase in number. Ifa says that the number of devotees is too small when compared to other spiritual groups. Ifa says that we need to make conscious efforts to increase the number of Ifa/Orisa devotees this year and at the same time, ensure that quality of spirituality is not compromised. The ebo materials here are two mature rams and money. One of the two rams will be used to feed the ancestors. They also need to feed Ibeji as prescribed by Ifa.

Oturupon Sokun
F’agada la’mi
Dia fun won n’Isokun
Won o ju ogun geerege
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gb’ebo, o ru’bo
Ko pe, ko jinna
E wa ba ‘ni ba wowo ire gbogbo

Translation
Oturupon sokun
F’agada lami
Ifa’s message for the inhabitants of Isokun
When they were not more than 20 in number
They were advised to offer ebo
They complied
Before long, not too far
Come and join us in the midst of all Ire of life

6. Ifa advises all Ifa groups or communities the world over to offer ebo against multiple deaths in quick succession. Ifa warns that there is going to be a higher rate of natural disaster this year as compared to that of the previous year. There is the need for all Ifa and Orisa devotees to take more active part in finding solutions to the problems plaguing their respective communities. It is obvious that the present solutions being found to societal problems have failed woefully. There is therefore the need for all Ifa and Orisa devotees to bring original solutions which only Ifa can provide to save the societies where they live. The ebo materials here are two mature rams, two mature he-goats and money. One of the he-goats will be used to feed Ogun while one the two rams will be used to feed Oro. Part of the second he-goat that was used to offer ebo will be used as Ipese for Obaluaye. This is in order to prevent malevolent spirits from entering their midst.

Rogbarogba gbe
Rogbarogba gbe
Dia fun won ni Isokun
Nibi won n ku ni rogba-rogba
Ti won nku ni rewe-rewe
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
Won gb’ebo, won ru’bo
Nje Iku oran maa lo ni’le yi o
Arun oran maa lo ni’le yi o
Ejo oran maa lo ni’le yi o
Ofo oran maa lo ni’le yi o

Translation
Rogbarogba gbe
Rogbarogba gbe
Ifa’s message for the inhabitants of Isokun
When they were dying in their prime
And they were dying in their youth
They were advised to offer ebo
They complied
Death please move away from this land
Affliction move away from the land
Contention, go out from this land
Loss, get out of this land

7. Ifa says that one of the causes of multiple deaths this coming year is most likely going to be flooding and large bodies of water overflowing their banks. This is the reason why those living close to where there is large expanse of water, especially oceans and lagoon will feel the impact of the threat more than any other groups. It is therefore in their best interest to reconsider their location and make adequate plans for such contigencies this oncoming year. Ifa advises us to offer ebo with two he goats and money. One of the he goats will be used to feed Esu Odara.

On this, Ifa says:

Osupa lo ti inu okun la wa
Dia fun Adegbola
Omo ade’rin eti okun
Ebo ogbo, ebo ato ni won ni ko waa se
O ko’ti ogbonyin s’ebo
Igba ais’ebo, igba ais’etutu
Adegbola f’oju d’odo
O b’omi lo o

Translation
The moon came out from across the ocean
Ifa’s message for Adegbola
Offspring of those who set traps by the bank of the sea
He was advised to offer the ebo of long live
He refused to comply
Falure to offer ebo and etutu
Adegbola underestimated the might of the sea
And he was washed away by the water

8. Ifa advises each peson or group to ensure that one project is successfully completed first before embarking on another. This is in order to avoid failure and unconsummated fortune. Ebo materials; three pigeons, three roosters and money.

Agbe tigbole
Pakiti f’eyin j’agbon
Dia fun Akanko Esu
Ti nre’nu igbe ree he Ahun
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O ko’ti ogboyin s’ebo
Akanko Esu
Ahun too gb’okan le ja lo o
Iwo Akanko Esu

Translation
Agbe tigbole
Pakiti feyin jagbon
Ifa’s message for Akanko Esu
When going to the forest to pick the land tortoise
He was advised to offer ebo
He failed to comply
Akanko Esu
The tortoise that you relied upon had disappeared
You Akanko Esu

9. Ifa says that many Ifa/Orisa devotees shall be placed in leadership positions this coming year. Ifa assures them that if well handled, they will become the favorites of many people for the rest of their their lives. Ebo materials here are two pigeons, two guinea-fowls, two ducks and money.

Inu san, eyin san
Dia fun Oore
Ti yoo j’oba eni
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gb’ebo, o ru’bo
Ero Ipo, ero Ofa
E wa ba ni ni jebutu ire

Translation
The inside is agreeable, and the outside is equally agreeable
Ifa’s message for Oore
Who will become the king of all Mats
She was advised to offer ebo
She complied
Travelers to Ipo and Ofa towns
Come and join us in the midst of all ire of life

10. Ifa warns all devotees to be very careful in the way that they tell their stories. Even though everything that they are saying will be the truth, unfortunately this truth will very offensive to many people, because it will bring them ridicule and makes them very uncomfortable. This may lead the speakers of the truth to find it difficult if not totally impossible to achieve their ambitions in life. It may also lead to a situation where they will be segregated and discriminated upon in the community. Ebo materials; two roosters, two hens and money.

Itan amoju nii m’eye oko o sun’gbe
Dia fun Adaba suusuu
Ti nloo bu ara Isokun l’eru
Ebo ni won ni ki won waa se
Won ko’ti ogbonyin s’ebo
Otun Isokun eru
Osi Isokun eru
Ni won ba le Adaba Suusuu kuro ni’luu
Lo wa n so wipe
Otun Isokun
Gbogbo won ni won nse bi Oba bi Oba
Osi Isokun
Gbogbo won ni won n se bi Oba bi Oba
Won ni o tip e awon leru naa
Ko gbe ninu igbe e
Gbogbo isowo ope
Eni gb’ebo ni’be ko s’ebo o

Translation
Excessive knowledge of history is it that leads a bird to sleep inside the forest
Ifa’s message for Adaba suusuu, the Dove
When going to abuse the inhabitants of Isokun as slaves
Otun Isokun is a slave
And Osi Isokun is also a slave
She was advised to offer ebo
She refused to comply
She was then driven out of the town
After this she was saying
Otun Isokun they were all behaving like kings
And Osi Isokun they too are behaving like kings
They said that she had already called them slaves
She must remain in the forest where she was
All Ifa devotees
Let those advised to offer ebo do so accordingly

Aboru Aboye

AFFILIATED ORISA/IRUNMOLE OF OTURUPON IROSUN
1. Ifa – for direction, progress, success, elevation, support, victory, achievement, contentment, and overall wellbeing
2. Ori – for fulfillment of destiny, guidance, sanctuary, protection, support, elevation, achievement, victory, contentment and self actualization
3. Esu-Odara – for support, sanctuary, victory, elevation, success, and general wellbeing
4. Obatala – for direction, leadership, protection, sanctuary, victory, contentment, peace of mind and overall success
5. Egbe – for comradeship, leadership, progress, success, and self realization
6. Ogun – for victory over enemies, success, leadership, and general wellbeing
7. Ibeji – for success, multiplication, achievement, security, progress, childbearing, childrearing and general wellbeing

TABOOS OF OTURUPON IROSUN
1. Must never be too flippant with our utterances – to avoid unconsummated fortune, retrogression, regrets and failure
2. Must never swear on false oath – to avoid regrets and disaster
3. Must never wear red and black dresses – to avoid unconsummated fortune and the wrath of Obatala
4. Must never play with any dangerous weapon – to avoid regret and disaster
5. Must never consume snake – to avoid failure and regrets
6. Must never work on two major projects at a time – to avoid failure and regrets in both
7. Must never wish anyone evil – to avoid evil befalling us

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