8 Seshew and 41 Nuit

08SeshewIconSeshew, the kit of the scribe which represents the art of writing, and Nuit, the goddess of the night-time sky who is the heaven where the ancestors abide as the golden stars on her belly, bring you the thought that receiving messages from your ancestors is possible. The Ancients were very aware of their lineages and paid great attention to the funerary temples of their pharaohs, knowing they had become gods in the heavens. Your own personal ancestry is important in many ways. Beyond knowing the genetics, you should also know their accomplishments because they are the foundation upon which you can build your own future. Take some time to interview your elders or look them up in a genealogy database. What you learn might surprise you.

 

2 Djed and 47 Sema

 

Djed

Djed

Today brings two Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. The Djed pillar stands for uprightness and stability while the Sema joins two plants to create something new, a union of two ideas that makes a third idea out of the combination. The two plants joined together are the papyrus (writing and creativity) and the lotus (meditation and spirituality). When you bring writing together with spirituality, you have a journal of your spiritual life. When you use your spirituality as the basis on which to stand every day in your outward life, you have a solid foundation.

11 Anpu and 46 Aker

 

Anpu - Anubis

Anpu – Anubis

Anpu (also called Anubis), the jackal-headed Ancient Egyptian god who guards and guides eternal souls to the Light brings you the Aker, the hieroglyph for time. The Aker shows two mountains with the sun disk between them. Each mountain represents the past or the future while the sun shines in the present. Anpu wants to tell you that the present is the only time where you have any power to make a choice. The past was what you walked yesterday and the future is the path you will do tomorrow. Be sure you are living in the present to give yourself the power of choice and create your own destiny.

3 Ankh and 42 Ptah

 

Ankh

Ankh

Today Ptah, the Ancient Egyptian god of craftsmanship and engineering, brings you an Ankh, the symbol of life. This symbol can be used as a key to understanding the secrets the ancients knew. When the Ancients walked the earth, they were people much like you today. Their society and culture was not electronic, but they had connections that were better in some ways. Ptah tells you that all the ways the ancients used are still possible. What you need to do is study and apply what your elders teach you. If you are the elder yourself, your wisdom must be shared with the young for them to carry on with the tools you worked so hard to achieve.

9 Seshat and 36 Khnum

 

Seshat

Seshat

Two gods from Ancient Egypt bring you a message. Seshat, the goddess of writing and measurement joins with Khnum, the ram-headed creator god who is a potter. Both gods are creators, one through words and the other through working with clay which is shaped on a wheel. Because you are also a creator, these two want to assure you that you have the tools you need, both in training and experience and in physical tools as well. Seshat encourages you to draw plans first and to measure every step in your progress, while Khnum tells you to put yourself into your work up to the elbows. He has plenty of water to help you clean up afterward.

19 Shenu and 50 Apep

 

Shenu - Cycle

Shenu

Today brings two glyphs from Ancient Egypt to help you on your spiritual path. The knotted loop of rope, Shenu, is a symbol for eternity, much like the infinity symbol we use today that looks like an 8 on its side. Apep, a wavy snake, is the glyph for destruction and disintegration. They appear to be complete opposites: one a circle and the other a wavy line. When you put them together you see that the principle behind Apep is one part of a cycle (a circle that repeats itself). There is a time for planting and a time for reaping. Take a look at your own life and determine which cycle you are in. If you are repeating the same lessons over and over, it may be time for you to get our your harvester and complete the lesson so that you may go on to something new.

5 Sekhet and 30 Wadj

 

Sekhet - Journey

Sekhet – Journey

Today’s Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs are Sekhet, the boat of Re, and Wadj, the papyrus staff which represents spiritual power. All those who choose to take the quest after their own Holy Grail, the spark of God within, find that the journey itself becomes the destination. Like the boat of Re which sails every night to take the great sun god through the perils of darkness toward the light of a new day, your quest might have begun in darkness as well as you sought the light of understanding. The papyrus, which was the first material ever used to make both paper and the brushes used to write as well, suggests to you that your journey should be recorded in a journal. You do not have to use just words. Little poems, drawings, doodling or even pasting in pictures with a description of what the picture means to you will make good reading later on. You just might find that you pass by the same point, again and again. When you recognize it, it is your choice to do the dance again or to say to yourself that this particular lesson is already completed. You are the pilot of your own Sekhet boat.

21 ReHoremakhet and 51 Renenutet

 

ReHorEmAkhet

ReHorEmAkhet

Today we have two deities from Ancient Egypt. ReHoremakhet is the great sphynx that guards the Giza plateau. Renenutet is the goddess who symbolizes the fertile black soil of the Nile valley, who carefully guards and guides every child born in Egypt. Both are known for their vigilance. Both are watchers. If you are in a unclear place in your life, you may need to be more watchful like these two gods. Watch everything around you. The God of your understanding will send you signs and messengers, so be sure to watch your heart as well. Keep your conscience clear and master the feelings in your mind. You may find by doing this that what was once unclear is now easy to see.

6 Aton and 15 Sekhmet

 

Aton

Aton

Today brings two gods of Ancient Egypt. The first is the Aton, the one and only sun god of Akhenaton. The other is Sekhmet, the lioness goddess of the noon day sun and the element of fire or light. Both bring great power to you. The first is very democratic, because the Aton was shown to touch all life equally. The second is a raging lioness, showing the power of the sun at its zenith. When you contemplate the God of your understanding, take time to feel the power that is there. This power has the ability to create as well as to destroy. You, a part of the creation of your God, have a spark of this power within you. Be sure you use it wisely.

7 Taweret and 16 Udjat

 

Taweret - Protecting the Innocent

Taweret – Protecting the Innocent

The goddess Taweret who protects newborns and the innocent has come today with Udjat, the eye of Re. Udjat is often seen as an amulet to bring the wearer Vision, the ability to see more than what meets the eye. Since Taweret is here to protect those who are unable to protect themselves, she needs this ability to be able to see what is coming just over the horizon. If you are here to protect someone else, this is the ability many mothers and school teachers have to detect what is in the mind of the child. If you are the one needing protection, those who care for you have more than the usual ability to anticipate your needs.