IRE came in Ogunda Iwori
Divined by Baba Fasegun
Irete: In the physical world Irete speaks of taking care of your feet and legs. Get
massage, pedicures, stretch, run, and walk. Take care of the things that take you out
in the world.
Idi: Represents the buttocks and sitting firmly. Sit and meditate before you walk out
into the world to make something manifest.
The children are supporting you; you should stay close to the children this year.
This Odu deals with spirituality and people getting initiated. Having a spiritual life
Take care of your physical health. You should be exercising, keep your bodies in
shape, focusing on the legs and feet. In the spiritual sense and the physical sense.
Make sure that you are in control of your temper; keep your anger issues in check.
Irete Idi says:
Do not resist change. Change is necessary and may bring blessings.
Not only do we need to sit and contemplate we need to act on what it is we are
Take care of your physical health. Take care of your legs, stretch your body.
Even when things are heavy and difficult do not sit and do nothing, it’s important to
move through your fear.
Sit and meditate on your spiritual life and manifest a strong spiritual life. Have a
more committed spiritual life. Sit firmly in your spirituality.
The support is coming from Ifa and Yemoja
You should be very humble, a lot of you are the smart ones in your circles but you
need to be humble and not be arrogant.
Initiation is very strong this year. If not initiation, please think about having a stable
spiritual life. Spiritual commitment is strongly encouraged.
Stay connected to your ori. Say prayers for your ori.
Stay connected to your ancestors.
Get up and starts moving into the world don’t be scared. Don’t worry about things
you have been afraid of in the past, you need to move past the fear and go for things
you want this year.
Re‐evaluate a relationship you think is not working. See if there is a way to salvage
the relationship. Consult Ifa if you need guidance.
You will get the support you need, and people will help you.
You’ve been to quiet and not asking for help, you must ask for help in the physical
and spiritual world. There are people there to help you. In the past people have
held things inside and not asked for help which has resulted in illness, this year you
need to be vocal about needing help.
Do not cheat or solicit prostitution. “No third is ever present where two people
mate, unless the other person is a prostitute.” Someone can get hurt as a result of
infidelity… So don’t do it!
If you want to have children but your not being faithful it will block the children
from coming through. You don’t want a child to come through an affair.
Don’t answer calls from a stranger, make sure you know the people who are calling
Be careful of bumping your head, head injuries could be severe. Take care of your
Try and do charity work when you can. Please give to the less fortunate if you are
Don’t give up hope; stay consistent with your prayers.
Be careful of destroying something with your mouth. Don’t speak with a sharp
tongue. Do not be wicked, be generous, sweet, and have a giving spirit.
If someone is sweet to you be sweet back to them. The people you are sweet to will
carry your sweetness forward, as the honeybee flies from flower to flower.
Do not kill honeybees.
Don’t worry about people trying to make you an outcast, especially as it relates to
Give your time to charity. Help the less fortunate. We can all give our time if we
don’t have any money, if you are able to do both it will bring blessings.
Don’t be greedy, share with others.
If you have Ifa, make sure you give your Ifa offerings often, daily if possible.
Take care of your household.
Take your problems to Ifa/a spiritual place. Receive spiritual guidance when you
have a problem. Talk to someone about problems you encounter, don’t hold them
Don’t hold on to anger or grudges.
Every morning taste some honey and have the intention of speaking sweet things.
If there are sweet things in your life share them with people. Don’t be so negative.
Be Sweeter! We should be taking sweetness out into the world and sharing it, not
Seek positive solutions in negative situations.
Honor the earth. Pour honey on the earth on your property.
Be a good human being!
Your ori is very strong this year so if you want to do something go ahead and do it.
Your head will tell you to do a lot of things and don’t second guess it, listen to your
head. Things will manifest easily this year. Ogun is supporting your Ori this year.
Do not drag your feet on things. A lot of people have been dragging their feet but
you need to move forward. Ogun will remove obstacles for you.
This is a year of good health. The 9 openings of the body will be healthy.
Make sure your bodily passages are not blocked; 2 ears, 2 nostrils, 2eyes, mouth,
Moving closer to Ifa will give you the tools needed to deal with trials and
tribulations that life may bring.
Ogunda Iwori: the good fortune came in this odu
Ogunda Iwori speaks of initiation this year or at least receiving one hand of Ifa. If
you can’t, please make it a point to make offerings to Ifa.
Ifa advises people to be with a partner who has Ifa or a strong spiritual practice.
Be careful of saying the wrong things in groups or at meetings.
Keep an open mind, more than one person can be right regarding one situation.
Wherever your head is destine to go your feet will carry you there.
Be careful of sending your children on long journeys.
Men should not be afraid to make a commitment to marriage. If you don’t commit
you may run the risk of loosing a good woman to another man. Do not drag your
feet or have excessive fears over matters concerning women. Don’t be insecure of
your financial status, class, appearance, etc. The woman has chosen you so be
secure in that and keep your word.
We must be stronger than all the negativity in the world.
The evil energy in the world may be affecting our mental health. If you feel like you
are emotionally unstable or have a mental illness you may need a spiritual cleansing.
This is one of Baba’s favorite odus:
Ki a lagbara bi Ogun ki a ogbon bi Ifa
We must be as wise as Ifa but as strong as Ogun
Ogun’s strength needs to be tempered with Ifa’s wisdom.