A Blessed Theoxenia

Simply sharing a bit of altar love, for Theoxenia/Noumenia, 2020 (Yesterday, March 25).  I give you twelve minutes of silent/quiet prayer (with my son calling for me in the background), libations, and flame offering to Apollon.  We welcome our Bright God home, that we may ever shine within His radiance.  ❤

Noumenia of Theoxenion, 2020

**Oracular Forecast – Eighth Year of the Treasury – Theoxenion (IV), 2020

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

Epsilon (Ε), Zeta (Ζ), Omega (Ω)

We are eager for the fruits of our labor to come to full fruition, but we must take care not to be reckless or force them to readiness before the time is right. We seek proportions alliances and are eager for their outcomes, for the road we walk is not always easy. Apollon cautions us to avoid spending our energy when we are unsure of the outcome. All things had their time and we should not urge them to an early conclusion.

Treasury Month Theoxenion (IV), 2020 right-click to open

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

Prayers of Healing: COVID-19 Edition

Apollon the Healer has called His Treasury to offer prayers that the community may utilize for their own health, and that of those whom they hope to protect.  May they be received in the same spirit in which they are given: in love, compassion, fortitude, and respect.

— Treasury of Apollon


Prayer should begin at or around sunset, local time.

March 16, 2020


“Apollo Preceding Hector with His Aegis, and Dispersing the Greeks”, by John Flaxman.

Prayer to Apollon, the Averter

 

You Who Sends and Drives Away Plague,Be with us today in our time of need.

May your family come by your side

Asklepios, Divine Physician,

Arrive with your serpent-intwined staff,

Your glorious daughters by your side.

Gracious Hygeia, bring good health.

Panakeia, help us find aid in this fight.

Gentle Iaso, may you lead the way to good health for all those who are touched.

Please be with us in our need, Good Gods. And may we be blessed by your presence.

— Camilla


“Akslepios”, by Unknown Artist. Found via Google.

Prayer for Containing Pandemic

 

Apollon, Asklepios, Hygeia, Panakeia– it is to the Gods of Medicine, Cleanliness and Cure that I pray– may my mind always turn toward the wellness of my communities, be they close or extended, and in these thoughts let me be led to right action, which preserves the lives and health of those around me.

Cleanliness and courtesy are the mantle I must now bear, without fault, for I am a keeper of lives not my own, as others are now the keepers of mine.  We are many, yet are we as one, drawn together in common cause. And for my part, I shall not take more than is my share, and I will endeavor to care for those whose constitutions are compromised, and also shall I not go forth without necessity.

O Gods of the arts of healing and maintaining health, who govern the subtleties of dis-ease, hear this prayer, and grant Your grace upon my words, that what I speak always be a prelude to action, and never the platitudes of comfort.

Hail to You, O Gods, in Your Glory.

Thank You, Apollon.

Thank You, Asklepios.

Thank You, Hygeia.

Thank You, Panakeia.

Blessed Be.

— Columbine


The Hippocratic Oath.

Prayer for Care of the Elderly

 

Many of us have at-risk elders, who we may not be able to consistently care for due to distance or other factors.  However, as long as we are committed to their well-being, we should do all that we can to ensure their safety and survival.  This includes prayer, in addition to all of the physical measures we (and they– if possible) must take to realize that end. The following is a short prayer for this purpose.  A special shout out to Sunweaver, because I incorporated her brief prayer into this one.

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O Paian, O Blessed Apollon, whose ministrations are like balm for the soul, You who are the source of health and the pinnacle of purity– liven our elders, O God, and instill deep within them (and their caretakers) the will to carry out best practices for their own health and safety.

O God of Plagues, spare our elders (and those adjacent to them) and let them live without fear, that their mental health not suffer during this season of want and isolation.

Apollon, who annihilates impurity, turn Your molten gaze toward this virus (COVID-19), that it be burned away within the aura which surrounds You, O Lord of Splendor and Grace.

In Your holy name, O Paian, O Blessed Apollon, we ask these favors, that our community of elders be spared this plague.

— Columbine


“Psyche’s Parents Offering Sacrifice to Apollo”, by Luca Giordano.

(COVID-19) Healing Prayer/Ritual

 

Supplies:  A single candle (tea-light is fine), dressed/anointed with an appropriate oil, such as bay laurel, pine, rosemary, or cinnamon (olive may be substituted).  A source of flame. A libation and a vessel to hold it.

Instructions:  Dress your candle with the oil, with the intent to draw forth our Lord’s healing powers, with His permission.  Meditate or visualize for a bit, then light the candle while calling upon Him by His healing/purifying/averting epithets.  Ex: (Apollon) Paian, Apotropaios, Phosophoros, Katharsios, Daphnephoros, Hekatos, etc. When you feel His presence, read or recite the following…

“O Lord and Patron who inspires all manner of Healthcare professionals, You whose power is of plague and healing, purification and rot, God to whom all Doctors swear their Oath, hear us in this time of peril and need!

“By Your hand, may our bodies remain strong and free from all illness, be they viral, microbial, bacterial, or any other.  By Your command, may our physicians, nurses, technicians, and all medical and support staff be committed to the values of Hygeia, keeping themselves, their tools, and their workstations clean, and purified in the intention to cure or mitigate dis-ease.

“May we, the public, also keep to best practices concerning our health and well-being.  Let us be responsible toward our fellow humans, as well as to those animals adjacent to us, for we are the hands of the Gods on Earth, and all that we wish for, must we also set into motion.

“Be the cleansing fire, O Lord, and the soothing breath which fills our lungs.  Be the force which holds us accountable to our fellow man, that we remember the bonds which hold us, and society, together.  We are not islands, though for the sake of the vulnerable among us, shall we adhere to self-isolation, whenever and wherever possible.  And for those of us who can not adhere, let Your purifying light be a barrier between them and all danger.

“And for the vulnerable ones, as well as those upon whom this or similar misfortune has already fallen, we ask that You soothe their pain and ease their symptoms– that You assuage their fears, and supply all needed resources by annihilating the barriers between them and their recovery, or their continued well-managed health.

“O Physician, we beseech You for Your favor and Your grace, that our homes, towns, streets and cities (and especially the many medical facilities within them), be protected and secured, and that our lives be truly nurtured, as is Your decree, O Sovereign of the Medical Arts!  And to that end do we offer this libation, in Your honor, Lord Apollon.”

Pour the libation, then pray silently for a bit.

Now, snuff out the candle, or, allow it to burn to completion, depending upon your living situation, always keeping fire-safety in mind.  In the event that you can not burn, you may forego the candle, concentrating solely on the prayer and subsequent libation.

Sincerely thank Apollon, in your own words.  Then, bid Him farewell.

Ritual Ends

(repeat as necessary)

— Columbine


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 (Hygeia, Panakeia, etc.), as the case may be for medical intervention.

Oracular Forecast – Theoxenion through Aegletion, 2020

Bees on a Sunflower, by Odin Aerni.

Theoxenion through Aegletion, 2020

 

Theoxenion (IV) – March 25-April 23, 2020

Epsilon (Ε), Zeta (Ζ), Omega (Ω)

We are eager for the fruits of our labor to come to full fruition, but we must take care not to be reckless or force them to readiness before the time is right. We seek proportions alliances and are eager for their outcomes, for the road we walk is not always easy. Apollon cautions us to avoid spending our energy when we are unsure of the outcome. All things had their time and we should not urge them to an early conclusion.

Theoxenia: Arrival of Apollon (Noumenia)

Pytheion (V) – April 24-May 22, 2020

Gamma (Γ), Lamda (Λ), Pi (Π)

We have passed through many struggles, but note is the time to set aside the grief that the struggles have left us with and work toward the reward that awaits us. Perseverance grants rewards to those who have struggled. We are encouraged to take time to let our hurts heal so that we can move forward and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Thargelia (7th)
Pythaea (20th)

Batrachion (VI) – May 23-June 21, 2020

Tau (Τ), Rho (Ρ), Psi (Ψ)

We are encouraged to lay down our burdens for a time. The road is soothing out and it is wise to give ourselves time to rest before beginning our work again. Things are beginning to work in our favor, but we need to be at full strength to move forward. Other voices join with Apollon, encouraging us to rest and tend to our own needs before moving forward with our work.

Batrachia: Festival of Frogs (7th)
Anointing of Apollon at Xanthos (9th)
Hyakinthia (Full moon)
Pyrophoria (Summer solstice)

Pyrophorion (VII) – June 22-July 20, 2020

Delta (Δ), Nu (Ν), Upsilon (Υ)

The way becomes smooth as promised, but we are encouraged to keep an eye out for those who try to turn us from our path. We must take care to weigh our decisions before we make them, as some that may seem expedient at first may cause us distress in the future. We are also encouraged to grow the relationships we already have and not seek new ones during this time.

Aphelion (13th)
Lykaea (20th)

Karneion (VIII) – July 21-August 19, 2020

Ksi/Xi (Ξ), Mu (Μ), Khi (Χ)

Haste is unnecessary, our work comes to fruition and we can safely press on. The goal we have been striving toward in the last months bears fruit, there is no longer any need to rush toward it. Instead we may take joy in our accomplishments and turn our minds toward our future tasks, knowing that our work is moving into its next phase.

Metageitnia (7th)
Karneia (Full moon)

Agetoreios (IX) – August 20-September 17, 2020

Nu (Ν), Upsilon (Υ), Omega (Ω)

Our good fortune continues, but we are again warned not to conclude or begin things before their time. We have set a goal and are encouraged to keep working toward it, but not to rush into new things or to move recklessly forward in our work. All things will come in their time.

Boedromia (7th)

Aegletion (X) – September 18-October 16, 2020

Alpha (Α), Gamma (Γ), Lamda (Λ)

Our work continues, labor bears fruit, and we continue to receive encouragement from Apollon. Our goals are not yet reached but we begin to see blossoms form. Our work brings joy to Apollon and we are encouraged to focus on aspects of the work that bring us joy as well.

Departure of Apollon (Autumnal Equinox)
Pyanepsia: Thanksgiving to the Departed King (7th)
The Aegletia: Nine Illuminations (14th-22nd)

[Ktistêsia, 2020]

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.