The Wadj is a papyrus scepter that denotes Spiritual Leadership and Powers. Primarily held by women, the Wadj represents their equal place in spiritual matters. Many lands today have opened their spiritual leadership positions to women, but this was not always so. While it is true that the basic nature of men and women is different, this does not mean that they are not equally valuable as leaders in spiritual matters. If you are a woman seeking your own spiritual growth, you will need teachers of both genders. Once you become a leader, you may be called on to teach men as well as women. If you are a male spiritual advisor and teacher, be sure you open your female students’ minds to all the possibilities that they have. When men and women alike are seen as spiritual teachers and mentors, all children will have equal access to what is already rightfully theirs: spiritual growth.
Sekhmet, the lioness goddess of the noonday sun, is here to tell you of the fire of intensity in your heart. When you have a passion that is of pure intention and for the best of those around you, Sekhmet encourages you to use that intensity to fuel your actions and words. If your passion is of a lesser nature, Sekhmet challenges you to hold that thought within until you can test it for purity and truth (Mayat). Be the master of your own passions and your life will be a shining example to others.
Hetch, the hieroglyph for Silver, is here to let you know that what you dream of is already true. Silver looks like moonbeams, and the moon is associated with dreams of all kinds, whether waking or sleeping. What Hetch wants you to do is to make your dream clear in your mind. What is your intention regarding this wish? What do you want to accomplish? How will this help others? What have you done to get ready for making it come to pass? Not all dreams come into this waking world because some are too hazy or will not be for the better good of mankind.
Renenutet is an ancient goddess worshiped in Egypt as being the source of life for all: crops, animals, and people. She is seen here with her son, the god of grain, and reminds us that life goes through cycles and seasons. Renenutet wants you to know that there is a time and a season for everything. All cycles will pass. If you are in difficulty, persevere because you will one day be in plenty again. If you are filled with prosperity, save up now for lean times when they return. Her one gift to you is that of rhythm – being synchronized with life’s cycles makes life less of a mystery.
Iaru is a well loved hieroglyph that you will see everywhere in Ancient Egyptian temples and tombs. It represents the favorite place of rest for all Egyptians: the banks of the Nile where there are cool breezes, beautiful waterfowl, and many fish to catch. If you look at the Temple of Philae you will see this glyph in stone, the pillars being papyrus plants. Iaru is here for you to contemplate your own heaven here on Earth. Where is it that you love to go to feel close to God? Is it a temple or holy place, or might it just be a place in nature where you feel so good you never want to leave? Once you see that holiness is not confined to any one physical location, you will begin to find heaven everywhere around you. Be sure and share this knowledge with others!
Djehuti (Thoth) is here to give you the scroll that you are writing with your thoughts and actions. What are you recording about your life yourself? If you take the time to write your thoughts, you can analyze them, not be taken on wild goose chases by them. Your thoughts are the seeds of your actions and the details of your path. Be your own master by mastering your thoughts – write them first!
Today’s card is Mut, the wife of Amun and great mother of the Egyptian people. Her totem is the great vulture that flies high above the desert, seeing everything below. Mut also protected her young to the death, making her the protector of pharaoh, who represented Egypt in one person. Mut is here to let you know that if you need protection, you already have it. Simply close your eyes and feel there is the god of your understanding, patiently looking over you in all that you do. You are never alone!
Neith is here today to talk with you about accuracy. Neith is a warrior and huntress, skilled in the use of bow and arrow. She reminds you that hitting your mark is the only point of using an arrow. Neith asks you if you have set your mark? What is your goal in life? Do you know where to aim? Until you have a mark, you do not have a clear path in life.
Today’s card is Seshew, the writing kit of the scribe. In Ancient Egypt, the scribe held an unusual position in society. He could read and write, something we take for granted today, but less than 1% of the population could do this in ancient times. Not only were they accountants, running huge estates for the nobility, scribes were also a class from which the priests were chosen. In addition to recording daily things, scribes would read, write, and co-create eternal history. So the Seshew hieroglyph is much more than an ancient computer, it is your entryway into higher realms. Do you read, and if so, what is the subject? Do you write, and if so, what is the subject? Being mindful of the great gift of literacy, read as much as time allows, and write to share your journey with others coming after you.
Today’s glyph is the Ib, or heart. The Ancients believed that the heart was the most important part of the body as it was the seat of the Conscience. The Ib had a way of telling on you at your final judgment, where your heart was weighed against the feather of Truth, or Mayat. The Ib asks you if you have been true to your heart? Have your actions matched what you believe to be right? Have your words been good or have they had a secret motive behind them that might harm others? If your heart is good, and lights the path of your life, your judgment of yourself will come out well. If not, correct your ideals to match those in your heart and change the steps you take for the better.