Personal Yearly Forecast for 2022
Getting a yearly reading, either at the end of the year or the beginning of the next one, is a prime opportunity to preview the themes one can expect for the next year. While a general forecast can be made at most any time, the turn of the year is viewed and accepted as a time of potential and transformation – and not just because of resolutions. The yearly reading shares a synopsis of the themes and patterns to expect for the coming year, as well as ebo or ritual work in order to improve any troublesome aspects or to invite positive influences.
What is Ifa, really?
In truth, Ifa in practice is very much a living oracle. Ifa is the words of Olodumare (Creator) manifested through the Spirit of Destiny (Orunmila). Priests & Priestesses of the tradition (called Babalawos, Iyanifas, and Olorisas) serve collectively as representatives and shareholders of the Ifa Orisha divinatory spiritual system.
A person comes for a consultation, concise information is given and often an ebo (sacrifice) is asked to be performed by or on behalf of the person. It is a spiritual practice, discipline and philosophy that speaks in allegory to the human condition.
The practice of Ifa was born to the Yoruba of West Africa centuries ago. Though much can be debated surrounding its path across Africa, as well the much discussed “true” origin of the philosophy, one thing is certain: both the practice and the philosophy are recognized as a cultural treasure and a growing world religion. Its sister traditions, born out of necessity amidst the trans-Atlantic African slave trade, such as Santeria, Candomble, and various other traditions have grown worldwide as well.
No longer a whisper of misunderstood animism, the Ifa pantheon represents tools for transformation for the individuals who seek it across the globe.
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