This pair of goddesses bring you the message that your work will be fruitful. Seshat, the goddess of writing and measurements, joins Renenutet, the goddess of fertile soil, to let you know that you have the tools (the ability to write or otherwise create) and the resources (the fertile soil and the seeds to plant in it) to do what your heart desires. Make the most of it and begin today!
Today’s duo brings you advice on productivity. Seshew, the writing kit of the scribe, is joined with Hapi, the Nile River. Anyone who has tried to create a work of literature or of art knows the terrible challenge brought by the blank page. Where are you to begin? What are you to express? Why would you do this in the first place? Realize that once you put pen to paper, or touch the keys on your computer, you are beginning a work that will flow like the Nile River. Open your heart, that the creativity will be like the Nile in springtime when it is at its widest.
Today brings the goddess of truth and righteousness, Mayat, with the goddess of the element of water, Tefnut. Together they are telling you that truth is not as simple to detect as it may seem. More like trying to hold water in your hands and carry it somewhere, it is gone because it has dripped out from between your fingers. When you are seeking truth, especially when you are trying to decide what is right to do in a delicate situation, you have an ally to rely on that is with you always: your heart, the seat of your conscience. Listen to the promptings of your heart and you will know what to do.
Today Anpu (Anubis), the jackal-headed wayshower and guide, brings you the hieroglyph Sema, which represents Unity. Nothing is possible without the cooperation of others, and unity is necessary for building families and communities. Anpu is known for his guidance through treacherous territory, and he cautions you that the way to make it through troubled waters in this life is to create a network of family and friends, each willing and able to help the others so that all will not only survive, but will also prosper.
Today brings a pair of gods that are seemingly opposites. One is playful, Bastet, and the other is a cautiously precise engineer, Ptah. Together they tell you that there is a time for precision, and there is a time for open creativity. One cannot exist without the other.
Today’s cards are Menat, the necklace counterweight that symbolizes the dance and pure joy, and Sobek, the crocodile god of protection. It might seem odd that joy and fierceness would be joined, but picture in your mind Native American warriors dancing a war dance before going into battle and you will get the idea. There are times that it will be necessary for you to protect yourself, someone dear to you, or even an idea or a stranger. Whenever you make the decision to choose bravery, rejoice knowing that you are doing what you feel right in your heart and conscience.
Today’s hieroglyphs are Nefer, or beauty, and Ayehh, the moon in all of its phases. Nefer goes beyond beauty to anything that is pure and good. The moon, which is forever changing in regular cycles that affect the oceans and all women on the earth, lets you know that your life is also filled with cycles and seasons. It is all good: the preparation, the planting, the tending, and the harvest. Just be sure you are synchronized with the earth and with your own cycles to make the best of the opportunities that you have.
Today’s pair of gods are the divine potter, Khnum, and the scribe of the gods, Djehuti (Thoth). Khnum creates by adding water to dry clay and shaping it into a person. Djehuti’s job is to record your life while you are living it, so that you may study it later when you return to eternity. Together they work behind the scenes so that you will have help in creating what you have to do here, and will give you access through your intuition to the vast storehouse of knowledge that has been built up for generations in your family and culture.
This interesting pair follows yesterday’s pair of the Int fish and Apep in the dangerous journey through the darkness to the light. The Sekhet boat is the boat of Re, used every night to cross the darkness and get to the next dawn. The Udjat, or Eye of Re, is the eye of Re the sun god, which he is able to send out before him to make way for his coming. Sometimes the crossing of the darkness takes more than one hour or one day. Anyone who has had clinical depression knows that there are times where it seems they will never be happy again. These two cards are telling you that you have a safe boat (your belief system), and advance knowledge (your intuition), that together will get you through to the light once again.
Today’s pair is a watery duo. Int, the pilot fish for the boat of Re, is paired with Apep (Apophis), the serpent of the watery deep that attempts to swallow the sun and prevent it from rising. In a way, the one cancels out the other. Int’s job is to let the boatman know when Apep is near, just like a depth-finder lets a modern fisherman know where the shoals are and where the fish are schooling. When you are going through the darkness of the valley of troubles, know that the God of your understanding has placed within you a guidance system. Like the Int, your heart, the seat of your conscience, will tell you which way to turn in the darkest hour.