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He Comes, Bearing the Fruit of Conquest

Today is Theoxenia on the Treasury’s calendar.  Theoxenia is the day when Apollon returns to us from His abode in Hyperborea, where His focus was no longer upon the everyday needs of mankind, but instead set upon the many, many deeply primal aspects of creation, over which He governs.  It is widely accepted that during this time, Apollon is absent from our world, yet, as many devotee’s of the god will know, He often is most keenly present in our lives during His Hyperborean stay.

This might be due to the nature of the connection that intimate devotees share with Him.  Not only are we in constant contact with Him, what we experience of Him during the Hyperborean season especially, is well below the surface of what He shows to many others.  He is Lykeios and Telkinios, the wolf and the wind, ripping and cutting away the weak, in nature.  He is the blizzard that whites out all before you, leaving you stranded yet totally enveloped by Him.  He is also the spark that dwells in your heart and never fades, its light always there to show the way through the darkness.  And in this darkness, in this reality of the Hyperborean season, we walk a path that He has laid out– a path that leads to Him.

So, as He does each year at the height of the winter darkness, Apollon seizes the hearts of many new devotees.  These will be led through the wilderness of the Hyperborean season, and out through the gates of coming spring.  And then they will know Him in His completeness, as the light grows with the passage of time.

When He arrives at the doors of the House of Apollo, made up of the households and individuals dedicated to Him, He carries the enthusiastic and unfiltered love and adoration of those whose hearts He won in winter, who will be added to the glorious collection of souls that greet Him on Theoxenia.  For, as befits a conqueror, Apollon comes bearing the fruit of His conquest.

May we all celebrate the inclusion of our new fellows among the blessed of Apollon.  May we welcome them openly, and share what we have to share without hesitancy.  And, may we love them under the light of Apollon, as the members of His family that we all are.  For some, walking an Apollonian path may be difficult, and they may desire varying amounts of guidance.  May we be gentle in our interactions with them, remembering always, that once, many of us were conquests, too.

Hail Apollon!  Blessed Theoxenia!

— Columbine


Bi-Yearly Oracular Forecast

Theoxenion through Aegletion, 2018


Theoxenion (IV) – Mar. 18-Apr. 16, 2018

(Ρ) Rho, (Σ) Sigma, (Λ) Lambda

During the month of Theoxenion, we are warned not to take any drastic action, or make any abrupt or life-altering decisions, at this time.  Though we may be eager to make changes, and those changes may even be correct in the long run, we are cautioned to wait, to stop, to hold still until the eminent event passes.  In it’s wake, opportunities will be uncovered that we may well make use of to further our own goals.

Pytheion (V) – Apr. 17-May 15, 2018

(Β) Beta, (Ω) Omega, (Χ) Khi

For the month of Pytheion, the main theme of the oracle is hope and diligence.  It begins by telling us that we are not alone in our lives and endeavors, that indeed our Lord Apollon is present and affecting circumstances in our lives.  But of course, we know that He will help so far as we commit to helping ourselves, therefor we must remain diligent in our endeavors.  As the oracle reveals times of trouble are on the way, guided by diligence and aided by hope, we can thrive in the hard times to come.  And when these hard times pass, we will meet the just rewards for our labor.


Batrachion (VI) – May 16-Jun. 13, 2018

(Λ) Lambda, (O) Omicron, (Z) Zeta

In the month of Batrachion, we are warned of repercussions of our previous actions arriving, at last.  This is as it should be.  We must accept our past in order to cultivate a productive present, as well as a better future.  Once freed from the debt incurred by our pasts, we may find unique opportunities are ahead.


Pyrophorion (VII) – Jun. 14-Jul. 13, 2018

(M) Mu, (Ψ) Psi, (Δ) Delta

For the month of Pyrophorion, we are reminded of the merits of hard work.  What we do in furtherance of our goals must be infused with our deepest, most profound enthusiasm, and so, we must also manifest this enthusiasm by way of the effort we put into our projects.  But to balance our hard work, we must also be cunning, knowing when to apply the most pressure, in order to coax forth the desired outcome.  The oracle also tells us that there is no getting out of the work, no matter which of the Theoi we might ask.


Karneion (VIII) – Jul. 14-Aug. 11, 2018

(Y) Upsilon, (E) Epsilon, (K) Kappa

The month of Karneion will bring with it the potential to enter into new and fruitful partnerships.  Those whom we connect with on a spiritual, emotional, or physical level during this time, are likely to help feed and nurture our authentic selves, and the work which we are set to accomplish.  That which these new partnerships produce will be well formed, indeed.  The rightness of this oracle may prove to deter us from its completion, though we should know that attempts to avoid what is set in motion may result in unfavorable experiences.

Agetoreios (IX) – Aug. 12-Sep. 9, 2018

(Δ) Delta, (Z) Zeta, (T) Tau

During the month of Agetoreios we are told to be mindful of our timing.  If we wish to alter our course, breaking away from long established traditions, customs, or friendships, it is suggested that we very carefully plan to avoid conflict.  Bitterness and resentment between former associates only poisons the air between them.  So, go with grace, but know that this parting is in many ways, unavoidable.


Lykeion (X) – Sep. 10-Oct. 9, 2018

(B) Beta, (H) Eta, (Ξ) Xi

For the intercalary month of Lykeion, we are reminded that when the time comes to move on, we should do just that.  Apollon will assist us in letting go of what we once expected, while the truth in our hearts is overseen by the Gods.  We must be honest with ourselves, as well as the Gods.  Situations that do not work are not worth our time, and trying too hard to salvage them will only harm us in the long run.


Aegletion (XI) – Oct. 10-Nov. 7, 2018

(Ξ) Xi, (Y) Upsilon, (Δ) Delta

In the month of Aegletion, we are reminded that low quality material is not likely to produce high quality results.  If it isn’t working, try something new.  That which we choose to turn toward is more likely to lead us to the ends we seek.  We need to recognize when it is best to exercise our will, choosing better for ourselves, and those we love.

[Ktistêsia, 2018]

Next Healing Prayer Dates

The Dates for Healing Prayers, 2018


Happy Noumenia, and Blessed New Year!  Today, we enter into Treasury Month Perihelios, marking the start of another year, per the Treasury’s own calendar.  May this 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 this new year.  As always, the Treasury invites you to join us in prayer.

Prayer should begin at or around sunset, local time.

January 8, 2018

February 7, 2018

March 8, 2018

April 7, 2018

May 7, 2018

June 5, 2018

July 4, 2018

August 3, 2018

September 1, 2018

September 30, 2018

October 30, 2018

November 28, 2018

December 28, 2018


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 dependants– 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.


Semi-Monthly Divinatory Statement

Seventh day of Treasury Month Hyperboraios (XIII) – (11/25/2017)

**** Pi (Π), Mu (M), Epsilon (E) ****

“Struggle on! All that you have hoped to achieve is within your reach! There have been many obstacles, and the road has been fraught with difficultly, yet have you stayed true to your desire. Continue, and accept that the reward is sweeter when the risk is great. What honor you will bring to your unions, what shining examples you will set, by being steadfast and resolved. The joy of your accomplishments are the seeds which grow bold, and strong, and secure.”

— Apollon


Bi-Yearly Oracular Forecast

Telchinion through Daphneion 2017/2018


Telchinion (XII) Oct. 20 – Nov. 18, 2017

(T) Tau, (Δ) Delta, (I) Iota

During the month of Telchinion, there is the warning of separation for one’s own betterment.  If you now socialize with, or otherwise associate with individuals who do not share your own ethic of hard work and accountability, then you are better off without them.  The Gods and circumstances will conspire to fulfill this promise, if you are unwilling to do it yourself.  Things that may hold you back from taking this action may be tradition or customs, cherished and long-standing in your circle, but you must go your own way.  Tradition is useless if you stagnate upon it’s corpse.  What comes next will be determined by your tenacity.


Hyperboraios (XIII) Nov. 19 – Dec. 18, 2017

(N) Nu, (Θ) Theta, (Π) Pi

The month of Hyperboraios portends a great blessing to be bestowed by the Gods.  It will make your life more difficult.  This is not an easy blessing to bear, but the Divine Ones walk beside you, guiding and showing the way.  You must remain focused, and stay upon the path They have laid out for you.  Any attempt to set aside Their gift will result only in loss, pain and hardship.  So struggle forward, and you will earn the righteous rewards for your efforts.


Perihelios (I) Dec. 19 – Jan. 17, 2017/2018

(K) Kappa, (M) Mu, (Δ) Delta

A great wave of motion will toss you within its twirling winds, during the month of Perihelios.  It will sweep you up, and affect all that you have done up to this point.  Do not fight change.  Change is the constant.  It will grind you down like a weathered stone if you try.  And yet, through this change, it is possible to forge ahead on your journey, resting in far off places you never would have known had the great wind not taken you.  Change is harrowing, but also a blessing in disguise.  Do your work, and the timing for ascent out of the maelstrom with reveal itself to you.  Strike then, with force, and be released.


Prostaterias (II) Jan. 18 – Feb. 15, 2018

(T) Tau, (A) Alpha, (Ψ) Psi

During the month of Prostaterias, you will be called upon to release someone (or something– this could easily pertain to a project you have worked on for many months or years– something so dear to you, it is as a child parted from its mother’s arms) into the harsh world, where they may face struggles and criticisms that you can not shield them from.  It must happen for the growth of the one you hold dear.  Letting them (or it) go now will result in the most favorable outcome.  To attempt to withhold them (or it) will likely be disastrous in the long term, though it may assuage your short term fears.  The Gods are watching, and have concurred in this oracle.


Daphneion (III) Feb. 16 – Mar. 17, 2018

(O) Omicron, (Φ) Phi, (Ξ) Xi

In the month of Daphneion, we receive a warning.  What we give to the Universe comes back to us.  Our actions have consequence.  When we receive the fruit of our labors, or our words, we must take full responsibility.  The Gods are not at fault for what we do and say, and the criticisms or troubles we reap.  If we wish to receive the good, we must first cultivate the good in ourselves, so we may send it forth to generate the profits we seek.  If we do not, or we do nothing, we can not expect a prize fruit from a tree untended.

— Columbine [Aegletia, Day 7]


Semi-Monthly Divinatory Statement

Noumenia of Treasury Month Aegletion (XI) – (09/21/2017)

**** Mu, Psi, Beta ****

“What is beautiful is divine, and what is divine in human nature is always striven for through toil and hard work. To release the intrinsic divinity within, you must sweat away what is base and human. This will bring you closer to the Gods, as the Gods have spoken on numerous occasions. There is no shortcut, there is only the trial and the pursuit of excellence. And in this pursuit, you are well looked-after. So have said the Gods, and thus have I brought you this message.”

— Apollon


**** Oracular Statement ****

Seventh day of Treasury Month Batrachion (VI) – Batrachia: Festival of Frogs (6/01/2017)

“Those who are weary of the turmoil which pours from the wounds of this world, those who seek a respite from the ills of pain and fear and death, turn away from the foul pollution that seeps into your hearts. You who would proclaim the names of the Theoi must be purified in the likeness of the Eternal Ones. Miasma has no end that is not won with the desires of your own seeking. Be still, My loves, and I shall wash away the uncleanliness.

“I know that deep inside you are afraid. Afraid of the battles ahead, for you have seen the tide rising upon the shore. But there is always the ebb and the flow. What is drawn in will be drawn out once more. This is the way of all things that live and breathe and die upon Gaea’s breast. There is only the change– the shifting, and the weaving of lives together into many intersecting journeys.

“To be prepared for your own journey, you must be cleansed of the rot which even now preys upon you like a swarm of maggots on decaying flesh. This is natural, but only when the flesh is dead. You, My loves, are still living, and within My sphere, and are to be protected, as I am your Protector. So, hear Me, and obey Me, and seek My holy katharmos.

“This I have said unto you, My loves. This is My desire, and if you desire to please Me, you shall do as I have commanded.”

— Apollon