Noumenia of Hyperboraios, 2022

**Oracular Forecast – Tenth Year of the Treasury – Hyperboraios (XIII), 2022

Hyperboraios (XIII) – Nov. 24 – Dec. 23, 2022

(Λ) Lambda, (Β) Beta, (Δ) Delta

Sometimes, the blessings that are needed come not in the form we would want or expect, but instead are brought about by the abrupt, and the initially unwelcome. This is a sign to watch for the blight which holds within the promise of new life. You could choose to avoid it, but in doing so you risk its true intent being passed on to another, when its possibilities could have strengthened your bonds, or fertilized your lands. Whichever choice you make, know that the outcome in entirely yours to own. This chance was already given by the Gods, and it is yours to cultivate or discard. Along with this opportunity, one should also consider the old way versus the new: will adhering to the norms that have afforded peace and stability in times less drastic than these truly be as helpful as you could expect in the old world; or are the new ways the necessities that are needed now? Consider and reflect.

**All Oracular Forecasts are divined twice a year, on Aegletia 7, and Ktistêsia.

Treasury Festival Dates, 2023

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With half ancient festivals, and half modern festivals, the Treasury of Apollon’s calendar is entirely our own creation, meant for our use, and for the use of those who would celebrate with us.

In anticipation of the next Treasury Year, here are our festivals, listed and dated accordingly.


Sisters and associates, below are the calendar dates for the upcoming year’s major Treasury festivals. Underlined are the names of each Treasury Month followed by its corresponding number in parentheses. Next, are that month’s Noumenia and Deipnon dates, according to the Julian calendar. Bullet points are for the major festivals celebrated in a particular month, followed by its day within that month.  As always, all celebrations are optional, though encouraged. This information may be updated at any time.

Perihelios (I) Dec. 24 – Jan. 21, 2022/2023

Prostaterias (II) Jan. 22 – Feb. 20, 2023

Daphneion (III) Feb. 21 – Mar. 21, 2023

  • Stepteria: Crowning and Purification of Apollon after defeating Delphyne [7th]
  • Ktistêsia: Founding Anniversary and Purification of Altars [Full Moon – 15th]
  • Daphnaea: Consummation of Daphne and Purification of Priestesses [20th]
  • Sminthia [Vernal Equinox – 28th]
  • Daphnephoria: Parade of the Purified Apollon [Deipnon – 29th]

Theoxenion (IV) -Mar. 22 – Apr. 20, 2023

Pytheion (V) – Apr. 21 – May 19, 2023

Batrachion (VI) – May 20 – Jun. 18, 2023

  • Batrachia: Festival of Frogs [7th]
  • Anointing of Apollon at Xanthos [9th]
  • Hyakinthia [Full Moon – 16th]

Pyrophorion (VII) – Jun. 19 – Jul. 17, 2023

  • Pyrophoria [Summer Solstice – 3rd]
  • Aphelion [18th]
  • Lykaea [20th]

Karneion (VIII) – Jul. 18 – Aug. 16, 2023

  • Metageitnia [7th]
  • Karneia [Full Moon – 15th]

Agetoreios (IX) – Aug. 17 – Sep. 15, 2023

Lykeion (X)

  • No Intercalary Treasury Month of Lykeion this year

Aegletion (XI) – Sep. 16 – Oct. 14, 2023

Telchinion (XII) – Oct. 15 – Nov. 13, 2023

  • Pythias’ Day (Unofficial) [18th]

Hyperboraios (XIII) – Nov. 14 – Dec. 12, 2023

  • Hyperboralia: Festival of Lights [7th]

Noumenia of Telchinion, 2022

**Oracular Forecast – Tenth Year of the Treasury – Telchinion (XII), 2022

Telchinion (XII) – Oct. 26 – Nov. 23, 2022

(Σ) Sigma, (Ψ) Psi, (Ξ) Xi

For those who have wandered, look no more toward the distant lands; your place is here, among the others awaiting the bright awakening. To be among truly like minds is a blessing seldom bestowed twice in a single lifetime. You all were brought here for this moment; to be of help and support to one another during the trials to come. It is rare for humans to thrive in solitude, and rarer still for them not to long for the touch of a hand, or the caress of another’s breath in companionship or debate. Know that a shared life will not always be easy; it will challenge as well as inspire– but the easy life seldom affords the potential to grow and nurture that life together, with one’s chosen family. And remember, you will only receive the care and understanding that you are willing to invest. Make your relationships a priority, and wealth of many kinds will be your reward.

**All Oracular Forecasts are divined twice a year, on Aegletia 7, and Ktistêsia.

In Winter, Does the Prince Who Possesses My Heart Ever Long To Be Near It?

“Apollo Charming the Swans”, by Wilhelm List.

Do You, my Love, know what anguish Your departure causes? I know that You must do what must be done; that You must cross that threshold, and slip into realities of which I may not partake, and yet my desire does not cease: I want no more or less than Your beautiful focus; Your unerring eyes upon me.

Tis selfish, this desire; I know this well. But to experience You, and then to be deprived of Your glorious intensity, can feel as cruel a reality as any. But You will do Your duty, and I will do mine; to see You off, and to bear Your torch until the warmth of spring again flows through the land.

And while You are away, I will console myself with the Lessons You have taught, and with the strength and endurance I have built– for I have endured this pain before; this desire for You– and each year at this time, I have overcome and channeled this longing toward motivation needed to greet You lovingly when You return.

Free of anguish, free of uncertainty– but never free of desire— I will await You once again, so welcome me as I will welcome You; reveal Your desire for me, as I have desired You, and our reciprocal love shall enfold u/Us within the invariable currents of co-creation, and mutual abundance.

— Columbine, Aegletia, Day 9, 2022


Day 9

*The Procession, and Farewell to the King; festival participants should express their goodbyes to Apollon, as He continues on toward Hyperborea.

Aegletia, Day 8: A Day of Calm and Quietude; A Day of Rest and of Reflection

Woman leaning on gray rock. Free stock photo.

In the spirit of the Eighth Illumination, I have spent most of my day today just sitting with the inevitable culmination of the Aegletia. That is, when my Beloved Apollon makes His grand exit tomorrow, after all the insights (and questions) He’s left me with this year.

This year’s festival has been a particularly difficult one, in that a lot of old and half-forgotten emotions were dredged up from the dark and neglected recesses of my memory. Things I was so sure I’d already processed, when in fact, I’d only decided they weren’t worth my time or attention, and shoved them down into the crevasse where I’d hoped never to witness them again. But we as Apollonians know that sort of reaction/rejection doesn’t well sit with our Lord for long. Eventually, these hard truths and difficult questions must be answered, through open acceptance, and even conflict within the mind and body. But I am always grateful for this process. It always pushes me further than I’d choose to go on my own.

If left to my own devices, I’d likely not bother revealing myself so intimately through prose or verse over the Nine Illuminations. I’d probably simply observe quietly and refrain from being His example during the festival. It would certainly be easier than allowing His spirit to overtake me for nine consecutive days so that I might produce works of written art that I’d had no previous inkling of, until the very moments I begin to release them upon a page.

To be a vessel for Apollon is so very taxing, but not so much draining; it’s more of a spiritual overexertion than anything else– like being cradled within the heart of a nova– and I find it increasingly prescient that He insisted we make space for rest and rumination during this time with Him.

So, if you haven’t already, I encourage all who are participating in the Nine Illuminations to take this day as the gift that it is; rest in quietude and contemplation. Be still within the safety of Apollon’s affections, and know that as He has opened you to unhealed wounds, unprocessed grief, raw unfiltered emotion, or any other thing you’d perhaps rather not deal with, you are not alone in this. Apollon remains with you, and shall remain, if in a way more distant, after the Aegletia ends.

— Columbine, Aegletia, Day 8, 2022


Day 8

*Calm and Quietude.

**Resting with the knowledge and insights gained from the previous days.

***Meditation upon the connections established between the Treasury of Apollon, our Sisterhood, and/or any other type of familial unit in participation with the festival; including connections made by and with our Lord, that we have established with all things seeking, and in reverence of His light and magnitude.

Like Unto the Sun

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Hail to Apollon, who is like unto the sun; bright and intense with warmth; the Lord who reveals Yourself within the space of our shadows, to show that You know– and love– us all!

There are no faults You do not witness, no details too shocking or shameful to accept, in our imperfect completion!

Yes, like unto the sun, You are; commanding our orbit, enticing and empowering; catalyzing and alchemizing; all-knowing, all-seeing– the Prince who defends the right of all beings to determine their fate, and who preforms the Will of Great Zeus!

Nothing is forbidden, all is permitted, in the expression of our adoration for You!

Hail to Apollon, who, like unto the sun, rises and sets upon the earth; You of the waning twilight, who passes forth into realms unknowable, and whom we endeavor to delight in this time of bittersweet farewells– the King of Hyperborea, who challenges us to face the world as Yours, even while distant as the summer rains!

You will refrain from no lesson, with the power and intent to demonstrate what strength we have gained!

To prepare for Your absence, we compose our praises, and regale You of our tenderness; in reciprocity we give in kind what has been given, and Your ethos we absorb into our very pores– for You are like unto the sun; and we, Your satellites, are bound in the wake of Your Love!

— Columbine, Aegletia, Day 7, 2022


Day 7

*Celebration of the Fellowship of the Treasury of Apollon as extensions of our Prince’s mortal family, as well as a safe community for His brides and devotees.

**Proclamations of love; poetry, ecstatic ritual and prayer, and oracular trance are all encouraged on this day.

***Child-friendly, and family oriented celebrations are also advised for those to whom it applies.

Oracular Forecast – Telchinion through Daphneion 2022/2023

Grass Snake, by Adrien Stachowiak.

Telchinion through Daphneion 2022/2023

Telchinion (XII) – Oct. 26 – Nov. 23, 2022

(Σ) Sigma, (Ψ) Psi, (Ξ) Xi

For those who have wandered, look no more toward the distant lands; your place is here, among the others awaiting the bright awakening. To be among truly like minds is a blessing seldom bestowed twice in a single lifetime. You all were brought here for this moment; to be of help and support to one another during the trials to come. It is rare for humans to thrive in solitude, and rarer still for them not to long for the touch of a hand, or the caress of another’s breath in companionship or debate. Know that a shared life will not always be easy; it will challenge as well as inspire– but the easy life seldom affords the potential to grow and nurture that life together, with one’s chosen family. And remember, you will only receive the care and understanding that you are willing to invest. Make your relationships a priority, and wealth of many kinds will be your reward.

Hyperboraios (XIII) – Nov. 24 – Dec. 23, 2022

(Λ) Lambda, (Β) Beta, (Δ) Delta

Sometimes, the blessings that are needed come not in the form we would want or expect, but instead are brought about by the abrupt, and the initially unwelcome. This is a sign to watch for the blight which holds within the promise of new life. You could choose to avoid it, but in doing so you risk its true intent being passed on to another, when its possibilities could have strengthened your bonds, or fertilized your lands. Whichever choice you make, know that the outcome in entirely yours to own. This chance was already given by the Gods, and it is yours to cultivate or discard. Along with this opportunity, one should also consider the old way versus the new: will adhering to the norms that have afforded peace and stability in times less drastic than these truly be as helpful as you could expect in the old world; or are the new ways the necessities that are needed now? Consider and reflect.

Perihelios (I) Dec. 24 – Jan. 21, 2022/2023

(Ο) Omicron, (Ι) Iota, (Ζ) Zeta

Remember that the effects of your actions will never be limited only to those whom you wished to effect; you are not immune to you own machinations. All that is done has an outcome that can not always be foreseen by mortal eyes. Neither is it the responsibility of the Gods to warn us of all the dangers we might set lose upon ourselves and others. The other side to this knowledge, is that through carefully attending to the motions we place, we might be able to nurture a positive outcome– but only if we remain diligent. This means we must continually monitor our designs, so they are in accord with what is necessary, not only what is desired. And there are times when the necessary includes retreat, for we can not be expected to foresee or affect only positive outcomes; or to wage wars beyond our capabilities in the aftermath.

Prostaterias (II) Jan. 22 – Feb. 20, 2023

(Θ) Theta, (Η) Eta, (Υ) Upsilon

For those with misgivings regarding the path you have chosen to walk, know that the Gods see and acknowledge you. Your struggle has not gone unnoticed, nor will it be ignored. Continue as you have, so long as you respect the sovereignty of those who walk in tandem with you; all spirits and like-minded humans who share your vision, and work to make it true and accessible to all. If at any point it becomes difficult to keep one’s own ego or desires in check, be not afraid to come to the Gods with these revelations. It is when we seek to keep hidden the desires of our hearts that we become most vulnerable to them. But even if you would choose this hidden pathway, know that the Gods see all within you, and have made ready a plan to set you upon a more equal path. It is perhaps best that you seek Their counsel before They seek to remind you of the truth. If you keep to the right, and do not allow yourself to stray upon the path of pure ego, it is possible to create, or be the catalyst to the creation of, something truly beautiful, in all the Divine sense of the word; but one must resist becoming one’s own obstacle in this endeavor.

Daphneion (III) Feb. 21 – Mar. 21, 2023

(Σ) Sigma, (Κ) Kappa, (Ε) Epsilon

You may be tempted to make brash actions, or quick decisions in a matter of high importance at this time, but be warned– acting without taking the correct considerations may lead not to the conclusion that you would prefer, but instead to one that is entirely out of your hands. Sometimes we find ourselves pushed in ways and directions that are anathema to our own ways of doing things. Sometimes we are backed into corners purposefully, and with malicious intent. That is why we must always try to be aware of all that hinges upon our decisions. We will never be the only ones affected, so it is imperative that we decide, always in good faith, and with respect to the responsibilities of our positions. And there will be times when there is little we can do but endure; to save the most of what we’ve worked to achieve, sometimes it is better to let the poison run its course. It will be exposed before the end, and we will be made stronger in its wake. Afterward, all that should be done is to remain as we have always been, and to watch as the perpetrator of harm is relinquished of authority, and made low in the eyes of those they sought to manipulate.

[Aegletia, Day 7, 2022]

The Ancient Myth

“Ophelia”, by John Everett Millais.

Beauty is defined by the one who sees and measures it; the one for whom the experience imprints upon the visceral. It is at once the thing which propels and repulses, for there is beauty in even the grossest processes.

Beauty lies within all natural acts, for the harmony of the Universe depends on these to function: predation and decay, and the ripening of life; all of these are beauty’s tangible examples.

Yet we seek out the aesthetic over the repulsive, mistaking physical form for beauty’s true manifestation. In this we often miss the most profound and formative aspects of our relationship to the heart of all creation.

What we run from defines us in ways most often overlooked: for what are we willing to suffer; what are we willing to witness; and yes, what are we willing to sacrifice to remain speared upon our aesthetic hook?

Ugliness lives within the heart of all human beings; that is what sets us apart. Not the temples, or adornments, or the finest textiles, or speech, or mathematics, or any other masterfully crafted art.

We are no more beautiful than a hunk of dead rotting meat; and no less than a murder of crows. What we imagine comes into creation, and what we fear impacts the whole of the world.

We mayn’t outrun our nature, therefore we should embrace it, because to see, know and acknowledge a thing, allows us the power to deconstruct it; to truly reveal what within it stems from our own making.

So, let us, instead of fleeing our consequences– indeed, those of eons of life lived in a myriad of forms– take a step toward beauty within the macabre and the displeasing, and there find the wherewithal to endure the coming storm.

For it is indeed coming, and though we may not like it, what remains of the world we once knew will only splinter further– down the lines drawn by ugliness and aesthetics; those things that we must murder within ourselves if we’re to topple beauty’s ancient myth.

— Columbine, Aegletia, Day 6, 2022


Day 6

*Exploration of the Beauty of the Illuminated World.

**Ritual, art, and celebrations with dance and music, as well as competitive games and sacred theater.

***Telling of myths and revealed stories, especially to and among children, where applicable.

Contemplating Death

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In life, I’ve found Death’s to be a parallel path. Always so elusive, that I never could grasp.

But truly, it’s much closer than I readily admit, close enough to touch, close enough to kiss.

Each time He almost claimed me I was living as I do, caring not of the decisions that could send me home to You.

Five times in all, I almost sealed my fate and heeded Great Death’s call to join the wayward shades.

Twice by water, twice by birth, and once by way of the road. Thrice in my most careless youth, and twice as a woman grown.

And shocked as I was in each instance most compelling, the fear never reached me quite as much as with the telling.

It was the reflection, the deliberation, the sharing of the trial, that brought me my most vivid brushes with denial.

I could not comprehend it, the truth of what had happened. I almost lost my life each time, and only fate had stopped it.

Could I have been meant for more? In time, I would find, yes: You awaited me for all my life; You would not lose me then to Death.

Only after knowing You, my Lord, have I found solace, and the words to place emotions that have haunted me through all this.

To process what has been companion for all these many years, is a gift that I will not forget, nor sully with further tears.

I am grateful, Lord Apollon, for the soothing of my strife; I’m grateful also to Death Himself for allowing me my life.

— Columbine, Aegletia, Day 5, 2022


Day 5

*Celebrating the Awareness of Life, as the danger passes.

**Celebrating the world in all of its splendor, truth and terror.

***Abstinence from untruths.

Fear Is a Warm Embrace

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What is fear but Your warm embrace, my Lord, which reminds me that I am precious; that my life is worthy of the cost of living? You stimulate my instincts and my sense of preservation.

What is fear but a catalyst to greater things; greater awareness of my limitations, and of the impact of my will unrestrained? You restrict my maneuvers when I’ve thought less about them than my desire.

What is fear but a dissonant chord struck to wake me from unproductive dreams; from stagnation and complacency, from perilous behaviour and inaction? You liven me to move when stillness threatens to expose or suffocate me.

What is fear but Your Will made evident within the wilderness of this, our modern age; a reminder of that which must be conquered, O Conquerer; of that which must be resisted with every breath of human life? You revivify my oaths to be true and loyal to none and nothing other than what serves the greatest good within my own ability to accomplish.

And for this, Apollon, my Beloved Lord, I thank You.

— Columbine, Aegletia, Day 4, 2022


Day 4

*Celebrating Leto and the ferocious spirit the Holy Twins have inherited from Their Mother.

**Acknowledging risk, danger, fear, and the unknown; existing within the liminal spaces of existence.