The Odu of the Year 2017
Cuban Council of Elder Ifa Priests
Ifa Predictions for Cuba and the World
Governing Sign: Baba Eyogbe
Prophecy: Ire Aye Oyale Tesi Lesi Olofi (Good fortune in economic development, firm and sure as granted by Olofin)
Onishe Olofi: Rogation to Olofin with different fruits and two candles.
Onishe Ara: Sarayeye at the foot of Ogun with two pigeons and strips of cloth in 9 colors and the rest of the ingredients.
Governing orisha: Ogun.
Accompanying Orisha: Yemaya.
Flag: Half green / half blue.
Ebbo: One rooster, 7 machetes, trash from the the ocean water's edge, efun, eku, eya, aguado, oti, omi, oñi, all kinds of beans, and the rest of the ingredients.
Proverbs of the Sign:
Only one king governs a town.
No hat can be more famous than the crown.
Neither by width or length can the hand be bigger than the head.
Wisdom, understanding, and thought are the force that move the earth.
I have everything; I lack everything.
It's an error not to learn from the errors you committed.
In this sign are born:
The beginning of all things.
Here the will speaks.
The blood vessels and lymphatics.
The unity and conflict of contraries.
Separation and discord.
The formation of water and palms trees.
Works of the Sign:
Wet the body with indigo water (water with añil) and sprinkle the indigo water in the house, leaving it for a while and then mopping it up.
Plants of the Sign:
You should be very organized in all aspects of life to guarantee a better way of living.
Act justly and with good behavior in order to avoid gossip, because your actions carry with them adverse reactions that affect interpersonal relations.
You should give a pargo (red snapper) to the head, after consulting with your godparents.
Avoid the consumption of drugs and excessive alcohol.
It's recommended to dress in white.
You should get with your elders and respect them in order to always have their blessings and those of Olodumare.
Watch out for respiratory tract illnesses, those of the digestive and cardiovascular systems, of the lungs, vision, kidneys, spinal column, and of sexually transmitted diseases.
We should maintain unity, family and religious.
Right is might; might is not right (look for strength in reason and not reason in might).
You should pay sharp attention to the spread of corruption, robbery, dilapidation, and the public treasury.
Pay special attention to climactic events, which entail losses, such as rising tides, earthquakes, rain, floods, hurricanes.
There should be increased attention to childhood education and human values.
You shouldn't ingest overripe fruit or "sandy" fruit (e.g. pears, apples with the goal of avoiding digestive problems).
Push yourself to be humble, simple, and to avoid pride, moods, and bad form with others.
Be vigilant of hygiene at all levels.
Encourage the work ethic, the sense of belonging, and the love of work in all areas of society.
Encourage economic and socio-cultural change among countries.
Only commit yourself to what you're capable and then fulfil it.
Avoid delegating to others that which is our own responsibility to carry out.
Protect coastal areas, avoiding contamination by waste, which affecs the ecosystem and health of people.
Insist on organizing work and family, which permits us to make agreements, thereby avoiding violence.
Note: for any doubts, it's recommended to see to your elders.
On the first of December of 2016, with the presence of a significant number of Cuban babalawos and those from other countries and the members of the Cuban Council of Elder Ifa Priests, the pre-opening ceremonies of the Sign of the Year 2017 were carried out in the Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba.