August 1, 2023
July 31, 2023
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 2023). 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 2024. Nefertem, the beautiful son of the Memphite deities Ptah and Sekhmet whose very name means Beautiful and Complete or The Beauties of Atum/Tem (the Self-Created One), 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 dark blue, indicating the lotus of the Creator(s) rising on the primeval waters of Zep Tepi at creation's very first dawn.
Oracle of Year 31 received at Aset Luminous, Year 30 IV Shomu 2 (July 2, 2023CE)
In the first time of first times, waters flowed. They flowed unceasing, in every direction, holding all potentials and all creations yet to be, dreaming in the oneness of the self-created Who had not yet created Themselves.
Then suddenly, the self-created Became! A perfect child rose to the surface of the unceasing waters. Bundled in the sweetness of the petals of a lotus of light, the beautiful being rose out of Nun and Became. The Beautifully Complete One existed - and creation Became.
I am Aset the Great, Lady of Heaven, the Throne and Judge. I am as eternal as the waters of the self-created. I speak to you once again from the place of Zep Tepi, the memory of the first occasion, first creation, first time, first of firsts.
Nefertem, the Beautifully Complete, emerges from the primeval lotus to bring life, and renewal to all who hear My words. He comes with both hands: to heal and protect, to create and rebuild. He comes to you when you need His guidance, as He rose on the day when the beauty of the complete one needed to arise. He brings beauty and the tools to create it. He brings peace and strength. Most of all He brings love, Our love, to you. Will you accept this gift? Will you hear His guidance? Will you see your own beauty like He saw His own in the reflection on the face of the waters of Zep Tepi?
Bring yourselves together like the lotus closes its petals on the sleeping perfect child in the night, who opens joyfully at dawn. Go proudly in beauty like the young lion. Carry the wisdom of your elders, and the knowledge of creation and destruction, as Nefertem strides forth as the bright son of Ptah and Sekhmet to bring His joyous brilliance to all.
Begin again, strongly, united in the lessons of Heru-sema-tawy you carry into this new year, as well as the work of My son Who ruled you for the cycle. Nothing that changes need be lost. Walk forward into the sweetness of renewal. Receive Our blessings for another year, and the beginning of your new cycle.
When you need to be close to Nefertem, carry white and blue cloth or place it on your altars as a sign of His beauty and protection, of His appearing shining on the deep dark wave. Wear it proudly as a sign of His favor and His presence. Do not be afraid. I favor these colors too. And I will bless you in His year and many years to come, if you permit it and do not flee from Our presence.
There is no separation between you and the divine world unless you create it. Like Nefertem, be united with Zep Tepi and be beautiful in its dawn. In this year, you shall be self-created, and what you create will be Beautifully Complete, like the Beautifully-Complete One Himself.
July 31, 2022
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.
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