July 31, 2022

Aset Oracle, Year 30

Following is the transcript of the Oracle of the Year delivered to us by the goddess Aset (Isis) on Her holiday called "Aset Luminous" (occurring on July 2 in Gregorian 2022). Each year, we receive such an oracle to provide wisdom about the Kemetic Orthodox year to come. This year's Wep Ronpet (Kemetic Orthodox New Year, the modern celebration of ancient Egyptian New Year) occurs August 5. This oracle is to cover the next Kemetic year, that is, through Gregorian August 2022. Sema-Tawy, an epithet or praise name meaning "uniter of the Two Lands" which is an epithet of the god Heru-sa-Aset (Horus son of Isis, the Younger Horus), is the protective or guardian deity over this year. The colors of this year (to be used in decorating altars or shrines, or for heka purposes to bless and protect) are red and black, the heraldic colors of the Two Lands of Kemet/ancient Egypt.

Dua Heru-Sema-Tawy!

Oracle of Year 30 received at Aset Luminous, Year 29 IV Shomu 2 (July 2, 2022CE)

I am Aset the Great of Magic, Mother of God, and I speak to you once again.

I speak as the Widow, who weeps for what is lost. I speak as the Throne, who validates and restores, who seats the one who holds My power as trust for all. I repeat all I have said before, and I add to the record of what is needed in this zep tepi, this opening of the year as Anhur finds the Distant One and brings Her back in peace.

Ra rises above you, for the first time and every time. He shines upon all, those who welcome His light and those who curse it from the shadow. He judges all creation to be worthy then descends into the Duat, to be among those who await His light there. 

All creation is worthy. When you seek to judge, remind yourselves that the Lord of All has already made the day's judgement. Let your desire to take His power fall aside. There is a day for judgement, in the halls where I watch, at the proper time for each ka who comes there. You do not know when that day will come for yourself or for anyone. Yours is not that responsibility. Cease judging, neither judging others nor judging yourselves, for you cannot know what Ra sees from where He rises above. 

Now the cycle will begin again. Many of you have suffered. We hear your prayers. We hear you weeping. We weep with you as you suffer plague and death and battle and hatred and neglect. We do not wish for you to suffer. We do not wish for you to be alone in your griefs. We never wish for you to be in pain. So, in this year as you continue to emerge from a time when the slaughterers walked the lands We send to you My son, in His Name of Sema-Tawy. He will unite the Two Lands again and provide the Distant One a place to celebrate Her return.

Two Lands are united, yet separate. They are different, and yet together as one. They provide a place for all who choose to be united to unite in common purpose, with the help of the one I place upon the throne, not to command you but to call you together to share the blessings We give you in this year of unification. They are Red Land and Black Land, Red Crown and White Crown, together. Carry red and black together in equal measure as you bring the Two Lands into Ma'at.

Let the lands where you live know your commitment to care for them, as you spread beyond the Two Lands of zep tepi into all Ra encircles, all your world. The Two Lands are Kemet and they are in every place your hearts reside, within you. They are among you as the uniters, along with My son.

There will be peace and there will be challenge. There will be joy and there will be difficulty to bear. He is with you through all in this year, uniting you, reminding you of the power in your unity. All the Netjeru are with you, in love and ma'at and deep satisfaction, in peace and prosperity and in health. We will defend you against what will come. We will help you to do the work you want to do as well as the work you must do. Act with us. Connect with us and together we will unite the Two Lands.

Those who oppose connection, who oppose Ma'at, come to judgment. Sema-Tawy comes as the uniter but also as the defender. The Two Lands are not created in peace, they are created in  battle, and there will be battle this year. But the greatest warrior fights at your side. Fight with Him and not against Him, and your victories will be unending. 

You are not without strength, but you lack unity. Unity is your hands. Unity is your voices. Unity is the Uniter of the Two Lands moving through your hands and voices like the northern wind, bringing life to those who need it. Do not despair, for there is help at hand. The choices you make - for unity or division - create or destroy the Two Lands in your lives. Choose with care, but do not neglect to choose or your choices may be made for you.

Ra rises each day, bringing zep tepi and another chance to choose. This power is yours to hold and to use as you wish, as I granted it to My son so He might aid you in uniting your Two Lands. I give it to you as the key that unlocks your power, which you can use in unity with others to create ma'at everywhere. May you wield this ma'at every day. May you be with ma'at every day, and may Ma'at be with you every day as your protection and your blessing.

Deity of the Year: Heru-sa-Aset as Sema-Tawy, "Uniter of the Two Lands" (i.e., Upper and Lower Kemet/Egypt; called Harsomtus in Greek/Classical sources)

Colors of the Year: red and black (for the Two Lands of Kemet)

For more information on the Ancient Egyptian (Kemetic) Festival Calendar, or to calibrate your own, see the Ronpet app! http://www.ronpet.app created with data from The Ancient Egyptian Daybook http://www.egyptiandaybook.com 

July 31, 2021

Aset Oracle, Year 29

 Following is the transcript of the Oracle of the Year delivered to us by the goddess Aset (Isis) on Her holiday called "Aset Luminous" (occurring on July 2 in Gregorian 2021). Each year, we receive such an oracle to provide wisdom about the Kemetic Orthodox year to come. This year's Wep Ronpet (Kemetic Orthodox New Year, the modern celebration of the ancient Egyptian New Year) occurs on August 5, and this oracle is to cover the next Kemetic year (through Gregorian August 2022). Anhur, a praise name meaning "bringer of the distant one" which is an epithet of the primordial god Shu, is the protective or guardian deity over this year. The colors of this year (to be used in decorating altars or shrines, or for heka purposes to bless and protect) are white and gold to mimic the wind and the sunlight that are His manifestations.

Dua Shu who is Anhur!

Oracle of Year 29 received at Aset Luminous, Year 28 IV Shomu 2 (July 2, 2021CE)

Zep Tepi is always a beginning, but sometimes, things are not complete from the year that has passed. While there is new beginning, new chances, new intentions, new opportunity, there are also things that persist. Some things continue because they are part of the cycle. Other things continue because they must, until they reach their Ma'at. Yet other things continue until changes are made. All these realities are true for you in this time when I am speaking, both the year that is passing and the year that strives to be born.

I am the Throne and I speak of the foundations of creation before all things, before deities and humans and trees and flowing water. I am with you and I have always been with you. I know your fate and your destiny. I know you have promises from last year that were broken and others that were never fulfilled. You can still keep them. Your opportunity to do so will not last forever. You have not forgotten, and neither have I. Keep your promises, including the ones you have made to yourselves.

For some of you, the year of the Flame was more harsh than for others. She brought blessing, and She also came to carry out Ma'at and return balance in a time of its lack. May you be comforted in your losses and celebrated in your gains. May you remember the lessons you learned and not need to repeat them. May you never forget the strength you found in linking with others, in coming together instead of running away. Your hands should still be reaching toward each other, in love, in companionship, in strength, and in rescue. 

Release the anger that will destroy you from within. Fight the divisions that will bring all of creation to flame and destruction. The angered Eye acted by the will of Her Father. She did not go forth because She was angry, or because She desired revenge. When She exceeded Her mandate, She was appeased and came home. Even as the Wandering Eye flees in anger, She is brought to peace. In this cycle of loss and recovery, so too shall you find recovery from loss. Cease wrath where it is not necessary for your survival. If even the divine wrath comes to an end, why should yours be eternal?

Read my words from the last Oracle again. They remain as true as they were the day I spoke them. You still have work to do. Zep Tepi will not erase the need for that work. If anything, it has become even more urgent, as you come closer to understanding Ma'at and what is needed in order to bring Ma'at to fruition in your world. There are many remaining tasks to be completed, hearts that must be mended, wrongs that must be righted. There is much for you to do and you cannot do it by yourselves. Not even all of the children of the Netjeru are enough to finish these tasks, which will involve all beings who live within that which Ra encircles.

We have asked you to come together before. We cannot bless you unless you accept Our blessing. What is given can be taken, or it can be left to wander alone forever. Because We wish for you to receive this blessing, We have chosen a messenger in this year to help you find it.

Firstborn Lion of Creation, Slayer of His Enemies, He Who Brings the Distant comes forth in this Opening of the Year. He retrieves the Flame, He ceases Her angry wanderings, and He finishes the work of Her appeasement. With laughter and joy, with the promise of feasting and dancing, He convinces Her to turn Her kindly face toward You again. For it is never violence that ceases violence, or more pain that ceases pain. Love, and the remembrance of that which is most beloved, will bring you to Ma'at. This Ma'at must be established within your own hearts individually, and collectively among your peoples.

Even in this great work the First Lion did not make his journey alone. With the wisdom of Djehuty, and the blessing of Ra, Anhur-Who-is-Shu went forth. He brings Their blessings to you this year. Do not neglect Their gifts of wisdom and authority. Both will be helpful to you just as They were helpful to Anhur as He sought reunion with the Distant One. 

Accept His blessing and join Him on his journey. Your beloved will be found, but like Anhur, you must retrieve it. Go forth and find Her.

Deity of the Year: Shu as Anhur, "The Bringer of the Distant One" (i.e., the Wandering Eye goddess, called Tefnut, Sekhmet, Hathor, Menhit, Nebtu and other names in the sources)

Colors of the Year: white and gold (wind and sunlight)

For more information on the Ancient Egyptian (Kemetic Calendar) see the Ronpet app! http://www.ronpet.app created with data from The Ancient Egyptian Daybook http://www.egyptiandaybook.com 

August 1, 2020

Aset Oracle, Year 28

Following is the transcript of the Oracle of the Year delivered to us by the goddess Aset (Isis) on Her holiday called "Aset Luminous" (occurring on July 2 in Gregorian 2020). Each year, we receive such an oracle to provide wisdom about the Kemetic Orthodox year to come. This year's Wep Ronpet (Kemetic Orthodox New Year, the modern celebration of the ancient Egyptian New Year) occurs on August 5, and this oracle is to cover the next Kemetic year through August 2021. Sekhmet, in Her form of Nesret the Powerful Flame, is the protective/guardian deity of this year. The colors of the year (to be used in decorating altars or shrines, or for heka purposes to bless and protect) are red and white in even distribution (see the oracle for the reasons why we balance Her red with white this year).

Dua Sekhmet-Nesret! Dua Aset!

Oracle of Year 28
received at Aset Luminous, IV Shomu 2 (July 1, 2020CE)

Touch your mouths to the ground in honor of Zep Tepi, shining above you, once again.

Touch your mouths to the ground in gratitude for your life, for your health, for your prosperity. We renew all these blessings for you this year.

Touch your mouths to the ground and avert your eyes as She of the Flame, Greatest of Eyes, Mistress of Arrows, goes forth with Her messengers into all the districts. Allow Her to pass over and through you, to remove all isfet, to burn away sickness, to drive all that is not in Ma'at from all places where you are.

In this year She comes as strong flame, for you have need of it. Whether She ends this year burning or in peace, is in your power to change. The Powerful One was pacified after Her wrathful birth and became once more the Lady of Joy, the Sweet Mistress of Love. She may be again. See to it that Her offerings of appeasement are given. You have made your promises; now keep them.

The Ma'at of this year is in your hands, as it has always been. In this year your hands are more able to feel Her weight. For some, their burdens are already too heavy. Will you carry Her for those whose hands are chained or weighted down? You must all come together, for you are not and never have been forsaken.

Bring Ma'at to the places She has not yet come. Do not wait for someone else to make the first offering. Appropriate action and justice lead to Ma'at. Hearing truth and making it known leads to Ma'at. Your voices, your thoughts, your promises, your very kau lead to Ma'at. Will you follow?

Will you do Her work or will She pass by and leave you in flame? You have the tools to quench Her fire in your keeping, just as you had tools to avoid its coming but did not use them. If you do not quench Her fire, it will consume you. She of the Beer in the Night consumed the wicked of Neni-nisut, and She will not fail to consume wickedness in this year.

Do not make your flesh desirable to Her. Turn Her wrathful face, as She will not be deterred from what needs to be destroyed. You do not need to be destroyed - unless you choose to be.

You know how to appease the Great Flame. You know how to bring joy to the Eye. You know how to entice Her to return to Her seat in peace and gladness. We have shown this to you since Zep Tepi. Each year, Anhur and Djehuty bring Her back for dancing and laughing and feasting and great joy of all kinds. The Heka-Speaker of the Two Lands, one who is helpful to you, has shown you how to appease Her. Do not neglect the ritual. Do not neglect to appease the Flame, lest She be out of control.

Do not wait for the time of the Eye's movement to appease Her. Appease Her in all things, each day. Pray, give good offerings, and create Ma'at, in order that Ma'at will satisfy Her and keep her from your throats. This year is very red. This year add white to the red so that Ma'at is next to the flame, and brings Her peace and appeasement. Wherever you use red in ritual in this year, always place Ma'at next to it, in honor of the Flame and its balance.

Do Ma'at for all people. There are no exceptions in this year. You must be the Ma'at that is needed. You must act as one, and have compassion for all who have suffered the calamities that came with opening the wrong doors in the year of the Opener.

His year, once again, has passed. Now you continue your work in Ma'at. The Son of Ra continues to guide you with My blessing, and must be supported in bringing Ma'at to all people everywhere. You must each do this work; it is not solely for the Son of Ra, Beloved of the Netjeru, to do. Do not stop and do not be deterred. Place the Flame in Her proper place in order that She brings the light of Ma'at and not the fire of destruction.

Deity of the year: Sekhmet-Hethert as Nesret, "She of Flame"
Colors of the year: red and white (or red and white stripes of even size in cloth)