Every December 31st of every year, a group of elder babalawos gather in Cuba, and now recently, around the world, to obtain a reading that will tell us what will happen during the next year.
The oracle for divination in Regla de Osha is the diloggun. In Ifa, babalawos use the ekuele. These instruments help the santeros and babalawos respectively read and tell what the future has in store for us. After the reading, we are instructed to do ebbo to solve our problems or to maintain or stability.
Every December 31st of every year, a group of elder babalawos gather in Cuba, and now recently, around the world, to obtain a reading that will tell us what will happen during the next year. This is what santeros call the Odu of the Year.
Odu for 2018
Cuban Council of Elder Ifa Priests
Ifa Predictions for Cuba and the world
The first hours of 2018 the Yoruba Cultural Society of Cuba and the Cuban Council of Elder Ifa Priests met to determine the odu of Ifa that will govern throughout the year:
Ruling odu for 2018: Osa-She – Ire Ariku Yale Tesi Timbelaye Elese Orunmila (Good health given by Orunmila). Onishe Aladimu (basket with16 fruits and 2 white candles) Otan
Witness: OgbeSa – OturaTiyu
Ruling Orisha for 2018: Yemaya
2nd ruling Orisha: Eleggua
Flag of the year: half white, half blue with black rims
Ebo of the year: baby goat, 7 axes, 7 flags, soil from a street intersection, sweaty clothes, other ingredients
- Everybody is worthy of respect.
- If you don’t know the law of this world, then you must be in the other world.
- Parents no dot ask for their children’s blessing.
- If you don’t know what is your rightful path, your eggun will.
- The child follows the parent’s traditions.
Ifa ethical code: Osorde is a secret act that the Awó cannot disclose.
- Dracaena fragrans
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