Today’s card is the goddess HetHer (Hathor), whose name in hieroglyphs shows that she is the daytime sky, the Home of Heru (Horus). HetHer was a goddess from early times, but was particularly favored by the famous Cleopatra VII, the last of the Ptolemys to rule Egypt. HetHer is the perfect hostess, not only beautiful herself, but surrounding herself with beauty, goodness, music & dance, and luxury. She is here to ask you what you love to share with others? What do you offer to your guests when they come to your home? How do you make them feel welcome and are they happy to return to see you? HetHer gives you this hint: that luxury comes from the resources that you have within yourself.
Today’s card is the Sekhet boat that carried the sun through the underworld at night. This boat went on a perilous journey to deliver the sun every morning to the horizon for another day. The Sekhet asks you to be careful in your own voyages. Take time to prepare and bring companions if need be. Knowing your route and how you will get there assure you of reaching your destination. While you are on a journey, stay connected to the spirit within you for guidance. Everyone using a GPS today knows not all the data in it is correct or updated. Use your own spiritual guidance and enjoy your trip.
Today’s card is Nebu, the hieroglyph for the precious metal, gold. Because of it’s color and sheen, the ancients thought of gold as sunlight in solid form. It was the skin of the gods and covered the earth with the life-force of Re. In all time periods, it is the basis of wealth and the measure of prosperity. Nebu would have you look at what you treasure most. Is it a person? Is it a quality you have or a skill you have mastered? Is it an ethical way of life passed down to you by your elders or your culture? Once you know what it is, look at it closely and see if there is anything that can take it away? Unlike money, which can disappear quickly, a true treasure will last and gain in value over a lifetime.
Today’s card is the Aton, the sole god of Akhenaton, the pharaoh who revolutionized his country’s religion to worship only one god. The Aton is a sun disk with many rays coming down, each with a hand giving life to the earth. When the royal family is shown, there is an ankh in the hand being placed just under the nose so that life will be breathed in. The Aton is here today to ask if you have been receiving life from the god of your understanding? Are you understanding that God is the source of all, including you? Do you know that this God is also the life force for everyone and everything around you? If you do not feel this way, the Aton suggests that you look into your beliefs and decide for yourself who or what is your one true source? Your answer to this question will clear the life path before you.
Today’s card is Ausar (Osiris), the Father of Civilization. It was he who invented both agriculture and government. His skin is green because he represents the crops that feed both animals and mankind. Ausar asks you what you are doing for your community? Do you take time to help an elder or the little ones? Are you active in community organizations? Everything that you do contributes to the greater good for all people. Each healthy community begins to heal the communities surrounding it. Ausar lets you know the secret that you have in your life the power to make the world a better place. He encourages you to use it!
Today’s card is HeruWer (Horus the Elder) represented by the winged falcon holding the shen in its talons and a sun disc over his head. This deity, like Merlin in the Celtic tradition, is the respected elder. In Ancient times, elders were respected for their wisdom and experience. These same elders were advisors to pharaoh in peace and in war. HeruWer’s emblem was worn by pharaoh into battle, where wisdom is the source of strategy and overcoming all enemies. HeruWer asks you to be thankful for the elders in your life. Recognize experience and wisdom as the gems that they are. And know, if you are not an elder already, that your experience and wisdom can teach others and is needed.
Today’s card is Ib, the heart. To the Ancients, the heart was the most important part of the body as they considered it to be the center of ethical and moral thought, while the brain was a useless organ that only brought trouble. At the final judgment, the person’s Ib was weighed against the feather of Mayat, the goddess of righteousness and truth. The Ib asks you to consider your thoughts and actions. Thoughts never carried out may seem harmless, yet they bring energy to an idea which eventually is either spoken or enacted. Thinking with your heart, the spark of God within you, is far safer than rolling along not thinking at all.
Today’s card is Hetch, the hieroglyph for the precious metal, silver. Silver is associated with the pale light of the moon, thus with dreams. Hetch is also considered to be the bones of the gods, thus giving structure to those who are made of pure energy. Hetch is here to pose you a riddle: how are you to make structure out of the mists of a dream? Do you keep a journal of your dreams? Do you study symbols to add to your vocabulary in learning from dreams? Have your dreams taught you things, or revealed interactions that were not obvious in the light of day? Hetch suggests you pay attention to your dreams as they are from your spirit and are messages for you to live the best life that you can.
Today’s card is Djehuti (Thoth), the god of writing. Djehuti was the divine scribe who recorded the history of Egypt over thousands of years. He recorded Pharaoh’s public actions, worship in temples, results of wars, and plans for buildings of stone. He wrote both on stone walls and papyrus scrolls. Djehuti asks you if you know your own history? Do you know the genealogy of your ancestors and what they did to make way for you? Do you know the history of your religion and what is behind your way of worship? Do you know the secrets to living a good life on Earth? Djehuti has recorded all of these things for you to read and ponder. Be sure you record your own history as well, to pass on to the generations that will follow after you.
Mut, the mother goddess of Ancient Egypt, wife to Amun, and protector of her people, is here to show you her caring concern over your life. The Ancients believed that the vulture, with its wide spread wings, drifting on unseen currents of air, high in the sky, was the perfect mother who watched over her children and protected them to her death, if needed. Mut is here to let you know that she is also watching over you. Are you treading in uncharted territory? Do you need assistance in making life choices? Are you a mother yourself, or like a mother, responsible for a child or someone unable to care for themselves? Whatever your worry, Mut is watching, as is your own concept of God. You are never alone and all you have to do is cry out to call the caring watchful mother aspect of God.