So today is Noumenia. I did a full ritual (instead of short) just to honor the Kindreds, no other intent. I did have some trouble deciding on offerings. Offerings are difficult for me to begin with because part of me sees it as a waste. Some days it is harder than others to come up with something that seems correct and doesn’t set off my “your being wasteful” vibe. Today was a difficult day. Not sure why as I was looking forward to this ritual which I also did instead of the daily devotional. Yeah, well the Kindreds were not having any part of it. The omens were negative. First time I pulled one for each Kindred. Second time I pulled just one. Ouch and double ouch. Not sure where I went wrong. I feel like I’ve been hit in the gut when I wasn’t expecting it.
Ancestors – Xi: There is no fruit to take from a withered suit.
Gods – Nu: The strife-bearing gift fulfills the oracle.
Nobles – Epsilon: You desire to see the offspring of righteous marriages.
2nd time – Phi: Having done something carelessly, you will thereafter blame the Gods.
What went wrong? I forgot to do the Two Powers meditation. No sure why I have had such a mental block where that is concerned lately. I forgot to include the offering for the prayer of sacrifice, so they got some of the water from the blessings cup. Everything else seemed to go fine. I can’t think of anywhere, other than what I previously mentioned, where I was careless. Certainly not blaming the gods, just confused.
Later tonight, when I’m not so twitter painted, I’ll try to do a tarot reading to see where I went wrong.