On doubtful wings flies the inconstant hour, nor does swift Fortuna pledge loyalty to any.
A paean to Fortuna, as we seek blessings to help us navigate the turbulent seas of the new year.
Approach strong Fortune, with propitious mind and rich abundance, to my pray’r inclin’d Placid, and gentle Trivia, mighty nam’d, imperial Dian, born of Pluto fam’d; Mankind’s unconquer’d, endless praise is thine, sepulch’ral, widely-wand’ring pow’r divine! In thee, our various mortal life is found, and some from thee hi copious wealth abound; While others mourn thy hand averse to bless, in all the bitterness of deep distress. Be present, Goddess, to thy vot’ry kind, and give abundance with benignant mind.