Noumenia of Perihelios, 2020

**Oracular Forecast – Eighth Year of the Treasury – Perihelios (I), 2019/2020

Perihelios (I) Dec. 27 – Jan. 23, 2019/2020

(I) Iota, (T) Tau, (B) Beta

When in the midst of the grind, keep our goals in sight, and stay primed for success, so that we already know what course of action to take in the event of, thus mitigating the chance of crippling setbacks in the aftermath of such achievement.  Be not idle, therefor the work must continue.  We need not bear witness to the falling away of unnecessary adversaries, for our own endeavors keep us occupied.  Know that we will soon deal only within the frameworks we choose, and build.  Should we feel the need, the Lord of Pytho will hear our petition, yet must we remember that all success is ours to cultivate or subdue, and we must own our final result.

Treasury Month Perihelios (I), 2020 right-click to open

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

Treasury Festival Dates, 2019/2020

“Cicada Shell on Bay Laurel Tree”, by Vivian Evans.

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. 27 – Jan. 23, 2019/2020

Prostaterias (II) Jan. 24 – Feb. 24, 2020

Daphneion (III) Feb. 25 – Mar. 24, 2020

  • Stepteria: Crowning and Purification of Apollon after defeating Delphyne [7th]
  • Ktistêsia: Founding Anniversary and Purification of Altars [12th]
  • Sminthia [Vernal Equinox]
  • Daphnaea: Consummation of Daphne and Purification of Priestesses [20th]
  • Daphnephoria: Parade of the Purified Apollon [Deipnon/29th]

Theoxenion (IV) – Mar. 25 – Apr. 23, 2020

Pytheion (V) – Apr. 24 – May 22, 2020

Batrachion (VI) – May 23 – Jun. 21, 2020

  • Batrachia: Festival of Frogs [7th]
  • Anointing of Apollon at Xanthos [9th]
  • Hyakinthia [Full Moon]
  • Pyrophoria [Summer Solstice]

Pyrophorion (VII) – Jun. 22 – Jul. 20, 2020

  • Aphelion [13th]
  • Lykaea [20th]

Karneion (VIII) – Jul. 21 – Aug. 19, 2020

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

Agetoreios (IX) – Aug. 20 – Sep. 17, 2020

Aegletion (XI) – Sep. 18 – Oct. 16, 2020

Telchinion (XII) – Oct. 17 – Nov. 15, 2020

  • There are no major festivals within this month

Hyperboraios (XIII) – Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, 2020

  • Hyperboralia: Festival of Lights [7th]

Healing Prayer Dates, 2020

“Sick Child, Brought to the Temple of Aesculapius”, by John William Waterhouse.

As we come to the end of the Julian year, we now give you the dates for Healing Prayer for the upcoming year, 2020.  The dates are marked according to the Julian scheme so as to make it as easy as possible for folks to be active in their participation, without having to convert Treasury Calendar dates.  May the upcoming year bring you joy and fulfillment, and may Apollon and the other Theoi bring you many blessings!

Below you will find all of the Julian dates for Healing Prayer, during the new year.  As always, the Treasury invites you to join us in prayer.


Prayer should begin at or around sunset, local time.

January 16, 2020

February 13, 2020

March 16, 2020

April 14, 2020

May 14, 2020

June 12, 2020

July 12, 2020

August 10, 2020

September 9, 2020

October 8, 2020

November 6, 2020

December 6, 2020


Guidelines:

Prayers are NOT to be directed toward specific persons, UNLESS THEY HAVE CONSENTED to prayers on their behalf.

Participants are encouraged to pray for whatever healing they, or CONSENTING loved ones need (excepting minor children or dependents– discretion lies with parents or guardians), be it physical/medical, mental, emotional, etc.

Prayers ARE to be directed toward closing existing rifts within the spheres of the public Polytheist and/or Pagan communities. This includes local, statewide, national, or online communities.

Prayers should ONLY be directed toward communities that participants are ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN.

ALL prayers should be addressed to the Lord Apollon, or to Apollon and Asklepios, as the case may be for medical intervention.

Evocation of Kalliope

“Calliope, Muse of Epic Poetry”, by Giovanni Baglione.

O Sovereign Muse, Inspiration’s Crown, who bestows the poetic thrall, by Your hand am I guided, by Your voice am I blessed to turn the pages of my thoughts into words upon the page– words which still, and words which liven– words of silk and words of iron– for what is a tale without blood or love, without death or steel or drive?

Goddess of the tale told carefully– willfully– come forth, that I might recite my song to You who are the Sovereign of Songs, and the peace of the poet’s rest after a lifetime of stories told. If ever I have been dear to You, Goddess, in my frenzy or in my fallow haze, if my joys are known to You as are my pangs, Sublime Wordsmith, grant me the grace of Your ear, that I may improve upon the gifts given, and forever reflect Your mastery upon this bereaved world!

Hail and welcome, Kalliope, Chief of Muses, with Your fingers upon the pulse of history! Hail and welcome, Kalliope, Beloved of Apollon, who coaxes forth the words that set our souls alight! Hail and welcome, Kalliope, first among Mnemosyne’s precious Daughters!

Hail!

— Columbine (12/18/2019)