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Faleye 25.07.2009 12:16

Aboru Aboye,

Here is the Odu for this year.

The Odu of the year revealed for the whole world as it affects all and sundry in the year 2009/2010 is OTURA-ELEFUN-UNDERE (OTURA-OFUN).

In this Odu, Ifa foresees the ire of long life and prosperity for all Ifa devotees all over the world.
Ifa calls on all those born by this Odu either during Ikosedaye or Itelodu to feed their respective Ifa with 16 land snails and two kolanuts with four lobes. If this is done, long life and prosperity is guaranteed.

Ifa however states that the feeding of Ifa must NOT be done by the individual, he/she must invite his/her Awo to come and do the feeding for him/her. It is by so doing that the feeding materials will be accepted by the divinities.

For all other Ifa devotees, there is the need for each and everyone to feed Ifa with two land snails and two kolanuts. Again, Awo must be invited to do this. If an individual or group feeds his/her or the groups Ifa without inviting a competent Awo to do so for any reason, the offering will not be accepted.

THE MAIN MESSAGES

1. Ifa enjoins all its devotees to ensure that every morning, they prostrate and lie flat for Ifa. While they were in the prostrate positions, they will demand for everything they need from Ifa and their request shall be granted. Ifa equally advises each individual or group to offer ebo with 2 rats, 2 fish, 2 pigeons, 2 hens, 2 guinea fowls, 2 roosters and money. If this is done, all encompassing ire is assured.

Ope ja suuru kanle
Dia fun Orunmila
To ji lowuro kutukutu
Ti nsunkun oju oun o kanre
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, O rubo
Nje aje lo wu mi mo wole Ifa
Mariwo Ope ja suuru kanle
Iwo lAwo ojumo ire o
Aya/Oko ire lo wu mi mo wole Ifa
Mariwo Ope ja suuru kanle
Iwo lAwo ojumo ire o
Omo ire lo wu mi mo wole Ifa
Mariwo Ope ja suuru kanle
Iwo lAwo ojumo ire o
Ire gbogbo lo wu mi mo wole Ifa
Mariwo Ope ja suuru kanle
Iwo lAwo ojumo ire o

Translation:
The palm-frond broke and dived straight to the ground
This was Ifas message for Orunmila
When he woke up early in the morning
And was weeping his inability to sight any ire of life
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
I want wealth and I prostrate myself for Ifa
Mariwo Ope ja suuru kanle
You are the Awo of a marvelous dawn
I need a good spouse and I prostrate myself for Ifa
Mariwo Ope ja suuru kanle
You are the Awo of a marvelous dawn
I crave for good children and I prostrate myself for Ifa
Mariwo Ope ja suuru kanle
You are the Awo of a marvelous dawn
I pray for all ire of life and I lie flat for Ifa
Mariwo Ope ja suuru kanle
You are the Awo of a marvelous dawn



2. Ifa assures all its children that in this year, they shall occupy very important and highly strategic positions. They shall also be elegant and successful.

Each devotee needs to offer ebo with a bundle of white clothes, 8 white pigeons and money. Each person also needs to feed his/her Ori with one white pigeon and honey.

Otura funfun Sese
Dia fun Lekeleke
Ti nraye awure
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo
Nje, Lekeleke gba mi leeekan o
Labalaba gba mi leeekan o

Translation:
Otura funfun Sese, the white immaculate Otura
He cast Ifa for Lekeleke, the cattle Egret
When going on a journey of good luck
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Please, Lekeleke infect my fingernails with your whiteness of good luck
Labalaba, please infect my fingernails with your whiteness of good luck.



3. Ifa says that most Ifa devotees have not yet attained their rightful positions in life. Ifa assures them that this year will be the year that they will all take a giant step closer to their rightful positions.

Ifa advises each person to offer ebo with 3 white pigeons, 3 guinea fowls and money. They also need to feed their individual Ori with one catfish, honey and money.

Oturara funfun, Awo Ori
Dia fun Ori
Ori nsunkun alainibudo
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo
Ori je n nibudo
Ori je n nibudo gbayi o

Translation:
Otura funfun, the white Otura, the Awo of Ori
He cast Ifa for Ori
When weeping that he had no stability in life
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Ori, please let me have stability
My destiny, let me have stability this time ar ound.


4. Ifa says that even though most Ifa devotees shall be placed in strategic positions this year; they also need to offer ebo so that they will not have eyesight problem, (both literally and figuratively speaking.

Ifa advises each person or group to offer ebo with 3 pigeons, 3 guineafowls, 3 roosters and money. On this, Ifa says;

Otura funfunfun
Awo Oju lo dia fOju
Oju nlo ree je Oloja lawujo ara
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo
Oju wa je Oloja nigbayi Ifa
E je n maa rin
E je n maa yan o

Translation:
Otura funfunfun, the white Otura
The Awo of Oju, the Eye, cast Ifa for the Eye
When going to become the ruler of the body
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Oju, the Eye has become the ruler of the body this time around
Let me walk gallantly
Let me match majestically



5. Ifa says that this year is a year of plenty and piety. Ifa enjoins its devotees to put on white dresses more regularly. Ifa also urges all devotees to think, speak and act with piety, truthfulness and honesty. All devotees are warned never to do anything that will cast stain and blemish on their whiteness.

Ifa says that after doing this, if anyone or group still deems it fit to castigate them, Ifa and Olodumare will turn it to blessings.

Each person needs to offer ebo with one matured he-goat, 3 white pigeons and money. He/she also needs to feed Elders of the Night with palm-oil.

Funfun niyi aja
Gbogboro niyi orun
Ka rogun ka ma saa niyi o kunrin
Dia fun Laseeni
Eyi ti ara aye n bu ku
Ti ara orun n bu kun
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo

Translation:
Whiteness is the value in a dogs teeth
To be well shaped is the value in a neck
To face uprising head-on is the value of a courageous man
These were Ifas declarations to Laseeni
Who was being discredited by human beings
But who was being complemented by heavenly beings
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied


6. Ifa says that as this year is the year of purity and whiteness for all devotees, so also is it a year of honey of sweetness. Ifa enjoins all devotees to place a jar of honey by their Ifa. They also need to taste out of it on a regular interval.

Otura funfunfun
Awo Oyin lo dia fOyin
Otura funfunfun
Awo Ado lo dia fAdo
Otura funfunfun
Awo Ifunfun lo dia fun Ifunnfun
Aye awon le dun ni won ndafa si
Ebo ni won ni ki won waa se
Won gbebo, won rubo
Ile Oyin ma n ho o
Ti Ado n yo
Ifunnfun naa o tile gbele

Translation:
Otura funfunfun, the white Otura
He cast Ifa for Oyin, the Honey
Otura funfunfun
He cast Ifa for Ado, Sugar-honey
Otura funfunfun
He cast Ifa for Ifunnfun, (another type of honey)
When willing to know if their lives will be sweet or not
They were advised to offer ebo
They complied
The home of honey is filled with sweetness
That of Ado is also sweet
There is no bitterness in the home of Ifunnfun


7. Ifa says that it is time for us to exhibit our uniqueness. We must never imitate anyone. We must do our things in original and unique ways. This is because imitating others is fraught with disappointments and dangers.

In order to escape the problem associated with imitating others, there is the need to offer ebo with 3 guinea fowls, 3 roosters and money. For our Ori to pick the right choice at all times, we need to offer ebo with 3 white pigeons each. We also need to feed our Ori with one big smoked catfish. On these aspects, Ifa says;

Kokorogun-un mi Osemusemu
Dia fun Meeeye
Ti nba won lo soko eburo
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo
Ologun n he ogun
Ologbon n he ogbon
Alaaadota n he aadota o
Okan soso pere ni Meeeye he o

Translation
My Kokorogun shrub, with sharp thorns
Ifas message for Meeeye
When going to the farm to pick eburo seeds
She was advised to offer ebo
She complied
Some picked 20 eburo seeds
Some picked 30 seeds
Some picked 50 seeds
Meeeye was able to pick only one seed


Meeeye and her colleagues went to the farm in search of Eburo seeds. Some of her colleagues found and picked 20, some picked 30, others picked 50, but Meeeye found and picked only one. They were making jest of her that she would not be able to sell only one in the market, and if she did, the money she would make from it would be nothing compared to what they would make.

When they were about to cross the makeshift bridge on their way back home, Meeeye fell into the stream and the eburo seed was washed off her hand. She pursued it, until she found herself in a big city. They pulled her out of the stream and inquired from her what her mission was. She explained her ordeal. She was given three small gourds and asked to return to her home. She was asked to hit the gourd on the floor of her home room when she got home. She did. In the first gourd was expensive beads, in the second gourd was gold and diamonds and in the third gourd was expensive clothing materials Meeeye became an instant success.

She shared part of her success with her bosom friend. This friend was not satisfied. She asked Meeeye to explain to her exactly how she made her success, Meeeye told her. The friend quietly returned all what Meeeye gave her to Meeeye.

The next time that they went in search of the Eburo seeds, this friend went with them. She saw many seeds but picked only one. On their way back home, she threw her eburo seed into the stream and jumped into the stream to pursue it. She followed the seed until she got to the big city that Meeeye saw the last time. They pulled her out of the stream. She told them that she had come for them to make her as successful as Meeeye. They gave her three gourds and asked her to hit them on the floors of her room when she got home. She could not wait to reach home. She threw one of the gourds on the ground on the way home and bees flew out and stung her mercilessly, she ran. She threw the second and third down at the same time in her room and emmets and snakes came out and bit her to death.


That is why people say that Enikan kii fori wori Meeeye lo oko eburo meaning nobody can compare his luck to that of Meeeye when going in search of eburo seeds in the farm.


8. Ifa foresees victory over enemies for all Ifa devotees this year. Sango will ensure victory for all devotees.

Ifa advises us to offer ebo with 4 roosters, 4 hens, 200 pebbles and money. There is also the need to feed Sango with one rooster, amala and gbegiri, bean soup. On this, Ifa says;

Okiti seki-seki-seki Awo eba ona
Dia fun Olukoso lalu
Jenrola omo arigba ota segun
Igbati nbe laarin ota
Ebo ni won ni ko waa se
O gbebo, o rubo
Ta lo wa nperi Oba o?
Too, emi o peri I re Alado

Translation:
Small heaps, the Awo of the roadside
They cast Ifa for Sango
He who has 200 pebbles to ensure victory
When he was in the midst of enemies
He was advised to offer ebo
He complied
Who is speaking ill of the Oba?
No! I will not speak evil of you, Alado!


AFFLIATED ORISA/IRUNMOLE OF OTURA-OFUN
- Ifa
- Odu
- Ori
- Sango
- Egbe
- Obatala
- Aje
- Olokun
- Esu Odara


TABOOS OF OTURA OFUN
- Must not ignore the advice of youths. The youths are the ones blessed with foresight and knowledge to lead and advise this year.
- Must not reveal business secrets to others to avoid envious people from spoiling your business
- Must avoid excessive farm work
- Those born by this Odu must not take any inheritance from their mothers side, clan or lineage in order to avoid unconsummated fortune
- Must never kill bees or destroy honey combs, beehives or any part of bees family to avoid being sad and unsuccessful in life
- Must never use egret for anything to avoid unconsummated fortune
- Must never imitate anyone to avoid calamity and disaster
- Must avoid okra and garden-egg consumption to avoid threat to life leading to untimely death.

ABORU ABOYE

S. SOLAGBADE POPOOLA
CHAIRMAN
ETHICS AND SCRIPTURE
International Council for Ifa Religion.


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