Spring Equinox 2009 Omen

Have our offerings been accepted? Yes.

Π – Pi: “Completing many {Polus} contests, you will seize the crown.”
Contests: struggles, trials, dangers; crown: wreath, garland.
If you persist in your struggles, after many trials you will succeed. Perseverance through adversity yields victory.

What offerings do the Kindred give in return?

Ν – Nu: “The strife-bearing {Neikęphoros} gift fulfils the oracle.”
Strife-: quarrel-, abuse-; gift: anything given; fulfils: confirms, perfects, brings to an end.
Something will be given (to you, by you, or from one to another) that brings strife with it; this will discharge the force of the oracle. The import seems to be that this gift will be the answer to the question asked of the oracle. So, for example, if the querant asked when something will happen, the gift is the sign that it’s immanent.

What further needs do the Kindred have of us?

Ο – Omicron: “There are no {Ou} crops to be reaped that were not sown.”
Crops: fruit-trees, corn-fields, crop-lands; reap: mow, cut off; sown: engendered, begotten, scattered.
What we spread about comes back to us. What goes around comes around. You must plan ahead in order to achieve anything.

Taken together, we are reminded that we reap what we sow, but good work will yield a good harvest. In addition, we must not judge blessings as we may carelessly judge a book by its cover. Even the toughest hardship may be a blessing in disguise.

Missy writes: My take on the second omen suggest that the answer to this question will be given when the strife-bearing gift bears its ugly head. What do the Kindred offer us? Well, look for that strife-bearing gift and see for yourself what follows. I do believe they didn’t tell us what, but they did tell us when. Hellenes.

And an alternate interpretation just for fun: Look for the good in all things around you, not just those things around you with the prettiest packaging. You must break the ground, cover it in crap and ram a seed into it before your tomatoes can grow and be turned into salsa!