Templo Bonifacio Valdés
The Letter of the Year 2013
For New Jersey, the United States
And the World
The Letter of the Year was taken out on Tuesday, January 1, 2013
At 11:00 AM by the Babalawos in the
Templo Bonifacio Valdes
TEMPLO BONIFACIO VALLDES
481 HENRY STREET
ELIZABETH, NJ 07201
Templo Bonifacio Valdes
ADVICE FROM IFA FOR THE YEAR 2013
SIGN OF THE YEAR 2013: Ogunda She
THIS YEAR THE SIGN CAME WITH IRE WHICH IS AN ASPECT FAVORABLE
“ IRE ARIKU OYALE “ – WELL BEING WITH DIFINITY.
Orunmila is the Orisha that defends, aids and will give us good health during this year. Orunmila asks for no offering.
Everyone during the course of the year should burn two candles, one yellow and one green or two white candles and ask for health.
Those who continue their petitions and offerings will gain the benefit of Orunmila’s help.
ORISHA THAT GOVERNS: ASOWANU-BABALUAIYE
ADDIMU: Eboshure: Miniestras – all sorts of beans for no particular time or days.
Note: Burn two white candles and pray. Maintain the offering fresh. The offering should be left at the foot of a tree – if not possible – into the garbage.
ACCOMPANYING ORISHA: OSHUN
Adimu or Offering: FRESH FRUIT OF ALL KINDS FOR NO PARTICULAR LENGTH OF TIME
Burn two white candles or two yellow candles.
Pray to Oshun during the year.
Note: When the offering dries or becomes damaged, carry the offering to the river. If not possible, at the foot of a tree or the garbage
This Odu marks ROGATION OF THE HEAD WITH FRESH
RED SNAPPER OR FISH.
This Odu marks one to CARRY ASHE ORUNMILA TO YOUR PLACE OF WORK. THIS ASHE MUST BE PRAYED WITH THE SIGN OF THE YEAR BY YOUR GODFATHER.
FLAG OF THE YEAR 2013
PURPLE WITH A YELLOW BORDER
EBO FOR THE YEAR 2013
1 Rooster for Elegba
One Wooden Knife
Dirt from a Hospital,
Dirt from the Four Corners of the House
Dirt from your Job
Three Measurements of your Body
Two Coconuts, Two Candles
Eku, Eja, Awado
ADVICE FOR THE YEAR 2013
This Odu marks the Sacred Word of Olofin. That means we must listen to religious spiritual advice and not be stubborn and willful. Stubborness will cause loss. Avoid jealousy in marriage and among boyfriends and girlfriends.
You must increase confidence and confide in one another. People should not chase, harass nor pursue your partners.
Women and girls must go to the doctor for this odu marks problems with menstruation.
Problems with diseases of the blood, anemia, sugar in the blood, diabetes, skin eruptions, plagues, leprosy, syphilis,
smallpox and transmitted sexual disease.
You must avoid arguments among godchildren and godparents. Avoid arguments between children and their parents. Between sons and their fathers and daughters and their mothers.
One should give Ogun a rooster. One should give a wooden knife to Ogun to avoid family separation and separation between godchildren and their godparents.
Curiousity brings loss. We must not be nosey, pry or be snoopy.
Reclaim your inheritance and do works so that you receive your inheritance.
We must be careful of air-borne disease such as the flu.
We must not dress in clothes, belts or shoes made of snakeskin.
We must feed Elegba, Ogun, Ochosi and Osun during he course of the year so that they will open your roads.
We must not curse, slander and speak ill of others.
This Odu marks that you will see people who will try to discredit and it marks embarrassment. You must do Ebo in order to avoid those problems.
Women who are attempting pregnancy should go to foot of Orunmila and the doctor together to solve this difficulty. Do Ebo.
In order to be a good father or mother one has to be a good son or daughter. Parents should not abandon their children. Avoid abandonment in the family.
This Odu marks marital separation. We must struggle for happiness.
One must Rogate the Head with fresh Red Snapper. Marks moments of insanity.
Here is born hypocrisy. All people do not look upon you with good feelings. One should not confide in all persons.
We should be humble. We must recognize that there are those who know things that you do not know. The worst we can do is say to another, “ Don’t tell me what to do, I know what to do. “ Listen to advice.
We must conform with the little we have or the abundance we have. We must to struggle to better ourselves.
We must be grateful in life in order to receive blessings.
We must aid children during this year so that they receive blessings from the Orisha.
You should be honest.
Attend to Orunmila and your Orisha in order to triumph.
We must attend to our Ancestors Egun in our family as well as in our Orisha family.
Those who must Crown Orisha should do it. The persons who should pass to Ifa shoud do it. Olorisha and Babalawo should receive Knife.
Those who have promised something for Egun or the Orisha should complete their promise.
Make homage to Oya, Shango, Babaluaye and Oshun during the year. Feed these Orisha and give a Drumming if possible.
There will be loss of life because of war, militia attacks and violations of human rights.
There will be loss of life in the sea and in rivers.
Pay your respects to both.
It is advised that making resolutions is good. It is a way of reaching our goals. If we do not succeed we must try again because we are human and we are not perfect.
We must take care of our health. We must go to the doctor for our medical health and take steps toward our spiritual health as well.
Adults and children must be careful of where they visit and pay attention the hour of the day or night of the visit. This is to avoid violations and attacks.
The Odu mark operation. We should do works before we go onto the operation table.
Do not go where you are not invited. Marks disdain and scorn and you risk being thrown out of a place or job.
Eat slowly and in small proportions. Do not eat a lot of anything.
We must not be greedy.
Do and complete spiritual works in order to obtain stability.
This is the year that businesses will begin to improve.Marks success in the business of clothing, sewing, automobiles, music, food and medicine. There will be medical discoveries in the cure and treatment of diseases.
Put a wooden knife to Shango
Do your work well the first time. Do not arrive late to places. When you arrive late it does not sit well and will cause others to understand that you have no interest in what you are doing.
Do not be miserly, hold grudges, be spiteful or ill-willed.
Attend to your spiritual cuadrant.
Marks hernias of the stomach and scrotum
We must cover our head ( Ori) with white caps or white scarves.
Put to Elegba dried fish ( Eja ) , dried Jutia ( Eku ) and toasted corn ( Awado ) so that he will open our roads.
Make spiritual works before going on a trip.
In the house only, we should wear a chain around our left ankle and women should add bells to the chain. This is to alleviate negative aspects. This special should only be worn in the house.
Obedience is triumph.
Shango says that in the world there is no happiness.
That is to say that we should enjoy the moments of happiness because there will come other moments of sadness. Live your life and let other people live theirs.
We cannot arrange this world and we must not inconvenience and make our lives uncomfortable and thus bring unease to our hearts.
We must not stop on the corner. It marks problems of the law in the streets.
Principal Refrains for the Year 2013
• The person that does not know and doesn’t know he doesn’t know is foolish. The person who does not know and knows he doesn’t know is ignorant and we must instruct him. The person who knows and doesn’t know he knows is sleeping. Wake him. The person that knows and knows he knows but does not display his knowledge is a true wise man. Listen and follow him.
• Man proposes and god disposes.
• The important thing is to speak without error.
• The person who does not know his child, tomorrow the child could be his enemy.
• Prying can cause you to lose your life.
• Dissension in the family
• Insults are the language of the devil
• In order to eat an egg, do not do without knife.
• The woman who brings gossip
• One who begins badly will end up badly.
• Don’t lose your head by running after women
• No one will be be happy when he judges his own self.
• Pay attention to family and friends.
• Be careful the walls have ears.
ORISHA TO RECEIVE IN THE YEAR 2013
Elegba, the Warriors, Babaluaye – Oluwo Popo,
One should Crown Orisha, receive Oya, Olokun, Osain,
Orun. One should receive Knife, Oduduwa and Olofin.
Initiate to Ifa, Receive a Protection of Osain, One should receive Kofa for women or Hand of Ifa for men.
The Babalawos who have to receive Osain, Oro and Olofin should do so.
HERBAL BATHS FOR YEAR 2013
CLEANINGS FOR YOUR HOME FOR THE YEAR 2013
The plants that one should use for the baths are the same ones you should use to clean the house. Use one or two each time.
THE FOLLOWING FOODS MUST BE RESPECTED
PIGEONS, RAW MEAT, RAW FOODS IN GENERAL.
DO NOT EAT FOOD THAT WALKS BACKWARD,
ROOSTER AND RED SNAPPER.
In this year 2013 the Babalawos of Temple Bonifacio ValdesValdes, Ogbe Wene, will give a Ram to Egun and will be dedicated to the memory of the late Osvaldo “ Cuco Morales” Morales, Ifa Bi, Ogunda She, Omo Odun Ibaye T’Orun Cuco was elected President of our Temple.
In this ceremony of Homage to Egun we will also pay homage to all the Babalawos, Iyalosha and Babalosha who have passed on to heaven. Ibaye t’ Orun
The Directors and the Babalawos of the Templo Bonifacio Valdes wish for you a year of health, happiness , prosperity, peace and tranquility in your home. May the blessings of Egun, Olofin, Orunmila and all the Orisha be by your side
From our Homes to your Homes, Happiness
IBORU IBOYA IBOSHISHE
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