Noumenia of Daphneion, 2020

**Oracular Forecast – Eighth Year of the Treasury – Daphneion (III), 2020

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

(Γ) Gamma, (Ξ) Xi, (O) Omicron

A warning, we are given for the month of Daphneion, to not allow ourselves to rest upon the deeds of the past.  What has already occurred, no matter how glorious, no longer serves Apollon to the capacity that He wishes to be served.  Always look forward, keeping in our sights a new endeavor in which to showcase our talents, on His behalf.  Keeping our talents to ourselves does not even serve ourselves properly, and hoarding, even only our own intrinsic wealth, is detrimental to all in our vicinity.  Lastly, we can not expect to receive the best, when our only efforts are of the lowest caliber.

Treasury Month Daphneion (III), 2020 right-click to open

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

Noumenia of Prostaterias, 2020

**Oracular Forecast – Eighth Year of the Treasury – Prostaterias (II), 2020

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

(Π) Pi, (Ξ) Xi, (B) Beta

Every step brings us closer to our end result, that which we have studied and striven for.  Never cease striving.  Weigh also the cost of pouring resources, whether tangible or intangible, into areas which never lead to a return on the initial investment.  Be honest about whether or not we can, or even want to repair whatever may be broken.  Perhaps it is best to be rid of the thing that hinders or harms.  Again, Pythios declares His assistance, and we are expected to uphold and fulfill our promises.

Treasury Month Prostaterias (II), 2020 right-click to open

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

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.

Noumenia of Hyperboraios, 2019

**Oracular Forecast – Seventh Year of the Treasury – Hyperboraios (XIII), 2019

Hyperboraios (XIII) – Nov. 27-Dec. 26, 2019

(Γ) Gamma, (Σ) Sigma, (Z) Zeta

All that we do will be remembered.  We need not worry about how we will fare at the end of things, for our harvest will be ripe and bountiful, and all that we deserve.  When encountering hardship, or a simple impasse, make no drastic moves, and hold ourselves with composure.  The Bright One will shine upon all, leaving falsehood open, and vulnerable to the Light of Truth.  Do not turn away from the maelstrom upcoming.  Stand without fear, knowing that justice is our soft shore.  In flight, we may be struck down.  It is better to withstand, and survive.

Treasury Month Hyperboraios (XIII), 2019 right-click to open

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

Noumenia of Telchinion, 2019

**Oracular Forecast – Seventh Year of the Treasury – Telchinion (XII), 2019

Telchinion (XII) – Oct. 29-Nov. 26, 2019

(X) Khi, (Θ) Theta, (Π) Pi

Continue down the paths we tread, for we are doing our souls’ work, following the true paths laid before us.  We simply must continue.  We must never lose sight of ourselves and our destinies.  What awaits us is sweet, and satisfying.  Apollon, our Lord, and the other Blessed Gods, are with us, having blessed our works, and we should endeavor to live up to Their blessing, by completing our portion of the work before us, as we are charged to do.  The more obstacles we face, the more sure we should be of the choices we’ve made, for these are the trials we must face in order to claim our success.  There will be obstructions, and we will remove them, for they are not so troublesome, lacking the depth to keep us bound.  We do our Lord’s will when we do our own.

Treasury Month Telchinion (XII), 2019 right-click to open

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

Oracular Forecast – Telchinion through Daphneion 2019/2020

Bee on a flower, by Cassandra Correa.

Telchinion through Daphneion 2019/2020

 

Telchinion (XII) – Oct. 29-Nov. 26, 2019

(X) Khi, (Θ) Theta, (Π) Pi

Continue down the paths we tread, for we are doing our souls’ work, following the true paths laid before us.  We simply must continue.  We must never lose sight of ourselves and our destinies.  What awaits us is sweet, and satisfying.  Apollon, our Lord, and the other Blessed Gods, are with us, having blessed our works, and we should endeavor to live up to Their blessing, by completing our portion of the work before us, as we are charged to do.  The more obstacles we face, the more sure we should be of the choices we’ve made, for these are the trials we must face in order to claim our success.  There will be obstructions, and we will remove them, for they are not so troublesome, lacking the depth to keep us bound.  We do our Lord’s will when we do our own.

Hyperboraios (XIII) – Nov. 27-Dec. 26, 2019

(Γ) Gamma, (Σ) Sigma, (Z) Zeta

All that we do will be remembered.  We need not worry about how we will fare at the end of things, for our harvest will be ripe and bountiful, and all that we deserve.  When encountering hardship, or a simple impasse, make no drastic moves, and hold ourselves with composure.  The Bright One will shine upon all, leaving falsehood open, and vulnerable to the Light of Truth.  Do not turn away from the maelstrom upcoming.  Stand without fear, knowing that justice is our soft shore.  In flight, we may be struck down.  It is better to withstand, and survive.

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.

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

(Π) Pi, (Ξ) Xi, (B) Beta

Every step brings us closer to our end result, that which we have studied and striven for.  Never cease striving.  Weigh also the cost of pouring resources, whether tangible or intangible, into areas which never lead to a return on the initial investment.  Be honest about whether or not we can, or even want to repair whatever may be broken.  Perhaps it is best to be rid of the thing that hinders or harms.  Again, Pythios declares His assistance, and we are expected to uphold and fulfill our promises.

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

(Γ) Gamma, (Ξ) Xi, (O) Omicron

A warning, we are given for the month of Daphneion, to not allow ourselves to rest upon the deeds of the past.  What has already occurred, no matter how glorious, no longer serves Apollon to the capacity that He wishes to be served.  Always look forward, keeping in our sights a new endeavor in which to showcase our talents, on His behalf.  Keeping our talents to ourselves does not even serve ourselves properly, and hoarding, even only our own intrinsic wealth, is detrimental to all in our vicinity.  Lastly, we can not expect to receive the best, when our only efforts are of the lowest caliber.

[Aegletia, Day 7, 2019]

Noumenia of Aegletion, 2019

**Oracular Forecast – Seventh Year of the Treasury – Aegletion (XI), 2019

Aegletion (XI) – Sep. 29-Oct. 28, 2019

(P) Rho, (Ξ) Xi, (E) Epsilon

In the month of Aegletion, we can see ahead, the fruit of our labors.  We see all the potential, and all that is good within the promises we have made, and kept.  We may seek to quickly grasp what lay ahead, but that time has not yet come.  Patience is still required.  We must allow events to ripen, and roots to take hold.  This will ensure that the tree has a solid foundation, as it grows, branching toward the heavens.

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Treasury Month Aegletion (XI), 2019 right-click to open

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

The Sacred Departure

“Apollo in his Chariot”, by Filippo Lauri.

My Lord, Your season comes like a gale force wind, ripping through branch and blade, bending all which is flexible, while breaking the rigid and the frail.

O, my Lord, a razor-wind is welcome, cutting into the breathless, struggling for air within a whirlwind. The sound surrounds, circulates, circumvents all thought and reason– a driving sound, full of hope and consequences.

O, Divine Lord, You have set out upon this world, and we feel the signs of You everywhere. Distance grows, as the night creeps upon the day– cool twilight our companion, our lives held in liminal sway.

Apollon, O Lord, You are the Storm, You are the Calm. You are the boundary of fear and desire. And all shall rejoice where You roam.


It is upon the Autumnal Equinox that Apollon begins His annual tour, before at last moving on toward His winter throne, at Hyperborea. This day is referred to in the Treasury as the Departure, and we honor Him solemnly, quietly, and introspectively, out of respect for this seasonal/psychological transition.

In order to ease our anxiety at His passage, we may focus on His lightbearing qualities, with particular emphasis upon the waning light of dusk, represented in His epithet, Aegletes. Even as the sun sets, we know the dawn will rise again. So it is with Apollon. He leaves us for a time, for His duties take Him elsewhere, to Lands with concerns beyond our own. But He always returns, in the spring.

As we prepare for the Aegletia, the coming days are crucial. Use this time to purify the energies of your home or ritual space, for last minute decorating, and for final planning of rituals and other activities for the Nine Illuminations. The time will move quickly, so be certain you will have what you need.

And when the sun rises on the morning of the First Illumination, know that your only concern should be preparing yourself, in all the ways that you deem necessary, for our Beloved Prince. In the subsequent days, you will be pushed and tested, as well as uplifted and celebrated, so taking this time to lovingly tend to your own needs will replenish you, so that you may in turn replenish those who share space with you, and who walk with you in reverence of Apollon.

— Treasury of Apollon