Today’s gods are Seshat, the goddess of writing and measurement, and Ausar (Osiris), the father god who invented the arts of civilization, agriculture, and rulership. When you put them together, you see that the ability to keep accurate records is necessary for any organization, down to the personal level where you are being the ruler of your own life. Seshat lets you know that not only records, but accurate measurements are needed at times. Examples are making your own clothes, building kitchen cabinets, or working on your retirement plans. Ausar uses these measurements as he is making his plans and carrying them out. You have to have an accurate picture of what is in place before you can move forward on any project.
Min, the Ancient Egyptian fertility god, brings you the hieroglyph, Nebu, which stands for gold. When you work in the earth as a farmer, you may feel far away from the riches owned by those in the great cities. However, the cities would fail if there were no farmers to raise the crops to sustain the lives of people and their animals. So not all gold is made of metal. It is what you value most, and might seem to be the simple things in life.
Today’s duo of goddesses from Ancient Egypt bring you tremendous energy. Heqet, the frog-headed goddess, is the mother of thousands of tadpoles every year, just wriggling with energy. Bastet, the cat goddess, is a playful protector whose energy is multiplied every time she takes a nap. Together they tell you that there is enough energy to go around for everyone. If you are feeling tired and worn down, take time to be silly like a frog or playful like a cat and shake off the doldrums keeping you from accomplishing what you want in life.
Nuit, the Ancient Egyptian goddess of the night-time sky, brings you the hieroglyph, Shenu, which is a symbol for eternity. Nuit is depicted as a woman with indigo blue skin, stretched out over the earth balancing on her hands and feet. Across her belly are many golden stars, which are your ancestors looking down at you as you sleep. She holds the Shenu to let you know that one day you will join your ancestors in eternity. While you are here, all is temporary. Be sure to fill your days and dreams with the good you can do for all those around you, for one day you will be looking down on your descendants watching them continue their lives following after the trail you have made for them.
Two Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs combine today to bring you a message. The Udjat, called the eye of Re by some, represents investigation and creating from the aspect of “what you see is what you get.” The Menat, a rattle that can be worn as a necklace, represents the dance and the rhythms of life itself. Together they tell you to pay attention to the joy in your life. Do you have enough joy? Instead of trying to find it, making it more elusive than ever, share the joy that you already have with others. In this way, you will find that joy is magnified and multiplied. Be in joy!
Mut, the vulture goddess of Ancient Egypt, brings you the hieroglyph Tyet – the buckle of Auset (Isis). Mut is the great mother who spreads her wings high in the sky and watches over her children as well as protecting pharaoh, who is Egypt in a person. She brings this symbol of birth and of magic to assure you that life itself is a mystery. All are born, coming seemingly from nothing, and all leave this life eventually to live in eternity. Mut asks you to watch all that goes on in your life as she does. Be careful of your words and your deeds. While they may not be written down in stone, their power touches the whole world through the internet and social media. What you speak, and what you capture in pictures, may last longer and go further than you would imagine.
Ptah, the great engineer who separated the water from dry land, comes today with Geb, father Earth who represents the land itself. The Ancients were very careful in their ownership of the land, and had to find ways to mark it for when it was covered by the Nile during the annual flooding. As you go through your life, remember that there are places that you have left your mark. This could be the home you lived in as a child, the school where you learned a trade, or the place you built for your own business. Whatever places you call your own, remember that you are merely the proprietor for a time. You will pass along and someone will come behind you. As you are the steward of what you consider to be your land, care for it well for the generations to come.
Today’s two cards are the hieroglyph Djed, which is a pillar signifying stability, and ReHoremAkhet, the great sphinx that guards the Giza plateau. The sphinx is a symbol of stability itself, having been on duty for thousands of years, watching over the pyramids and the land of Egypt. These two symbols of permanence are here to let you know that there are things that will last forever. One of these is your immortal soul. Your choices here in life affect the quality of your eternal life. Choose wisely, as the sphinx, and your soul, are watching. Em hotep.
Shu, the Ancient Egyptian god of the element air, and Mut, one of two goddesses who protect Ancient Egypt, come together to let you know that communication can bring protection. Air, or the sky itself, is the home of the vulture, the totem of Mut. Having eyesight as good or better than an eagle, the vulture watches from high above. Where communication comes in is this; you need to communicate with others so they will know where you will be, a form of human level protection. You must also communicate through prayer with the God of your understanding what you need to progress in life and in your spiritual path. Keeping God in your mind and heart as you grow in experience and wisdom brings a form of protection unavailable otherwise.
Today’s pair of gods from Ancient Egypt are Djehuti (also called Thoth), the scribe of the gods, and Hapi, the god of the river Nile. Djehuti is the record keeper for all that mankind does. He works with your dreams, both while you are asleep and while you are daydreaming. Hapi lets you know that all this creativity does not come easy. Like the Nile, there are times there is almost no flow, and at other times there is a torrent that floods the land. They both encourage you to take advantage of that flood of creativity when it comes, and store up ideas where it is a drought.