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.