HeruWer, Horus the Elder, is here to share his wisdom with you today. HeruWer is the protector of pharaoh. As a hawk, his piercing gaze from high in the sky lets him watch over the whole land, making him like the sun itself. Unlike the younger Heru, HeruWer is an elder, wise in his years. HeruWer is here to tell you that your wisdom grows with every day that you pay attention to the lessons of your life. Focus on what is eternally important, and the smaller issues fade into trivial distractions. Seek the advice of your elders. If you are the elder, be kind and cautious in the advice you gift to those younger than yourself.
Today’s card is the Ib, the hieroglyph for the heart. To the Ancients, the heart was the seat of the conscience, the center of moral thought, and expression of righteousness. To make it into heaven, all one had to do was have a heart that weighed as light as Mayat’s feather of Truth. Your Ib is here today to ask you to do a self-check. Are you acting on the outside as you are thinking and feeling on the inside? Are you doing what you know to be right in daily situations, much less controversial problems? When you have said or done something, do you check it once again for having done the right thing? There is no morality police out there. Only you can and should check on yourself and keep your spirit out of troubled waters.
Today’s card is Mayat, the goddess of Truth and Righteousness. This may be the most important card of the deck, as it is the foundation upon which the Ancient Egyptian civilization and culture stood for thousands of years. It was the primary duty of pharaoh to make sure that Order won out over Chaos in the daily struggle of life. Mayat is here to ask you if you are making the right choices? Do you realize that every choice you make is like putting a new layer over what you have already done? You are building a foundation upon which your eternal life will stand. Make your choices carefully, make your plans, and act in accordance with what your heart tells you is right to do. Ankh, udja, seneb (life prosperity health)
Today’s card is Sekhmet, the goddess of fire. Sekhmet is a lioness-headed woman to show her intensity, which is like the noon day sun when it is just overhead and there are no shadows. Sekhmet would let you know that there are times in your life when it is important to get everything out into the light. Are there any secrets you have been keeping from yourself? Are you putting things off by not looking at them intensely and making a decision about them? In the mythology, Re asked his daughter Sekhmet to destroy mankind for being loud and rude. If you look at yourself, are you polite and honest? If you are these things, you are as strong as Sekhmet, the keeper of the light.
Today’s card is Heqet, the goddess of prosperity through multiplication. Her totem animal is the frog, who is the mother of thousands of children every year. Her green color stands for youth, growth, and vigor. The hieroglyph of the tadpole is a number for 1 million. She also represents change. Her children grow up from a tiny fish-like creature to a full grown frog in just a few weeks, so the growth is rapid. Hequet asks if you need a change in your life? Is there something you have been putting off until … whenever? Then use the energy of Heqet in your life: rapid change, extreme growth, and huge results!
Serket, the scorpion goddess, is here to counsel you about your health. Serket is the consort of Heru, showing that healing is considered part of the duties of pharaoh. Just as a minute amount of poison can heal, so very small exposure to harmful situations, relationships, and ideas can actually strengthen you. The key is knowing how much is tiny? Serket advises you to pay attention to your inner voice from your heart. Does this new friend make you feel good about yourself, or is something just not quite right? Take your time and listen to your heart. Leave if your heart lets you know in some way that this relationship is toxic, or stay if your heart shows you that you are becoming a better person.
Today’s card is Ptah, the divine engineer who created the world by separating the primordial flood waters from dry land. Ptah is known for his precision and his beautiful city of white walls, MenNefer (otherwise known as Memphis, Egypt). Ptah asks you to look into your own city. Your home, whether it be a house or a room in a large building owned by others, is your domain. What plans have you made for your home? Are you tending to it as if it were a resting place of God, or are you simply placing your clothes there and sleeping there at night? Ptah reminds you that wherever you are, God is. If you tend your home like a temple, it is a temple. You take this temple with you in whatever you do or wherever you go outside of your home. Wherever you are, God is, and all is well.
Today’s card is HetHer (Hathor), the sky goddess who is the wife of Re. Her glyph shows a house with the falcon in it. HetHer is associated with all that is beautiful and luxurious. She asks you to look at yourself as a beautiful child of god. Do you take time to make your appearance breathtaking? When you enter a room, does everyone stop and look to see who came in? Do you live in a place you find beautiful? Take the time to put some thought and art into where you live and how you live. HetHer loves music, so she advises you to add music to your life. Do what makes your heart sing, and all the rest will come into place
Today’s card is the hieroglyph, Nefer. The glyph itself resembles a musical instrument, but it could also be a heart at the bottom with the windpipe up to the vocal cords. Nefer, beauty and goodness, tells us pictorially that we should speak from the heart. The ancient Egyptians valued their heart above all because it was the seat of their conscience. To speak from the heart meant to speak truth. Today, try checking what is in your heart before you speak. You may be amazed at the results you get! Em hotep.
Today’s card is the Ankh, the symbol for eternal life. This symbol has been embraced by many other cultures, thus still has relevance today. Back in the 1960’s with the hippie peace movement, the ankh sat right alongside the new peace symbol. The vision then was that everyone should be at peace with everyone else, no more war! Perhaps we should listen to the ancients of both times, Egypt and Peace-freaks. The Ankh is here to tell you that eternal life lasts a very long time. Not only do you have this life to live here on Earth, you also have eternity as an immortal soul. What you are doing here matters as it colors your eternal life. Are you seeking Peace? Are you at peace with yourself? With your understanding of God? Daily life should not obscure such deep questions that only you may answer.