The followers of the Orishas and Ifá all over the world await with both happiness and anxiety the coming of a new year to find out what the ruling oddú will be as well as which orishas will be promiment for the year. Furthermore, a list of advices and ebbós is provided along with the reading done by a group of babalawos in the various contries around the world which gather on the 1st of the year for this reading.
In the case of Cuba, there are two groups that determine the oddú, one has been established longer, but we neither affirm or dispute the validity of either. The Mystic Cup simply reports on an illustrative way what is determined in as many countries as the information is provided. Not all groups have provided details on a flag for the year.
In the case of the United States, there are two different groups determining the oddú for the year, however, we are only going to report on the group from California as it provides the full scope of the reading, whereas the one in Miami, has established that they feel it is necessary to hide the oddú. We consider that in this matter full disclosure is essential when living a life of free and clear spirituality, particularly because the oddú has an impact on a community at large.
As more information is provided online, we will create additional tables to present to you. The tables are practical because they are visual reminders of what is going on in countries where the Orishas have a large number of followers.
Our aim is to offer you an overaching view of the spiritual panamora for 2011. As always it is in your hands to take the necessary steps to make the best out of the advice provided by the Ifá priests who generously do this reading year after year.
As promissed, here are the sources for the full oddús, although we are still missing . We do not normally post links on this site, but in the spirit of transparency and providing credit to the oluwos who worked on this process we are including the links of the original sources so anyone can read the full oddús . Not all are in English, but Google has a wonderful tool call Translator.
Our best wishes for 2011