Was, the Ancient Egyptian scepter of spiritual power, joins with Sema, the hieroglyph for Unity, to tell you that spirituality joined with a heart for your community is a winning combination. Not only will you be a great gift and a builder of your world, but also you will gain great knowledge and spiritual gifts from all of the prayer and works that you do. We are not just encouraging you to partake of charitable efforts, but to make this a lifestyle. When you breathe and share with all around you the love and compassion that comes from the God of your understanding, you flood your neighborhood and more with the love that God has already placed there.
Today’s cards are Ptah, the god of craftsmen and engineer to the gods, and the Aker, the hieroglyph for the present time shown as the horizon with the sun resting between two mountains. Ptah is here to point out to you that timing is very important in the planning, constructing, and maintenance of any project. Not only do you have the present time, which is where we live, you also have the past (what you are building upon) and the future (what you are going to do next and on along the chain of events). Something done at the wrong time creates problems that may spend more time than you can afford having to tear down and re-do that stage of development. So pay attention to your plans, adjust them to meet present circumstances, and be exact in your actions.
HeruWer, the elder of the gods of Ancient Egypt, brings you the hieroglyph Nefer, the symbol of all that is good and beautiful. When you are young, there are many counterfeits that can fool you as to what is good, much less what is beautiful. How you can learn to tell the difference is to watch what is the result of choosing something that seems good. Impetuous seekers of beauty will not be as rewarded as those who take their time to let the drama unfold. Is it just a mask, or is that beauty going beneath the surface where it is of real value? Patience and time will tell.
The Eye of Re (Udjat) combines with the Mnevis bull, the messenger to the gods, to tell you that your prayers and thoughts are being carefully watched by the God of your understanding. If you have no personal belief system or faith, the God which you do not know is still watching, as you are part of the great experiment that is the unfolding Creation. Why not take an active part and get to know the God that created the universe and ask for the part that you were created to take in this work? Blending your mind with the Divine Mind will give you a completely different perspective on life itself. May God’s blessing be upon you!
Aton, the sole sun god of Akhenaton, comes with Hapi, the god of the Nile River to tell you that cycles of change are upon you. If you think about it, the sun in our solar system has seen a lot in its time, lighting all of the planets that swirl around it. Just like the elders in your community, the sun has seen it all many times. The Nile has also seen and given life to the many people who have lived on her banks for thousands of years. If you are adrift in your own life, not knowing where you are going or having any sense of direction, find yourself an elder to mentor you. They have been in this very same condition, perhaps many times already. Let them share their wisdom with you. And if you are the elder, share that wisdom that you have because the young ones all need guidance, whether they know it or not!
Djehuti (Thoth), the Ancient Egyptian scribe of the gods, comes with Neith, the warrior goddess who is also a huntress, to tell you that research is a valuable tool for the warrior or hunter. Research can inform you of cycles, patterns of behavior, and opportunities as well as dangers. He who goes boldly into battle without knowing his enemy has a severe lesson ahead of himself. What should you research? Any blind spots that you have. When you are informed, you can make informed choices.
Mut, the mother goddess of Ancient Egypt who protects her people, joins Heru, the hero god who is represented in person by every pharaoh. Together Mut and Heru tell you that whatever it is that you have to do to change your life, you have all that you need within you and that is backed up by the God of your understanding who has given you the exact gift that you need to accomplish this change. Whether you lack courage or you do not seem to have enough resources, these things will come to you as you progress forward. When you work with your God, there is no task too great or too small for the two of you together to do.
Amun, the invisible god of the wind in Ancient Egypt, joins Serket, the scorpion goddess of healing and childbirth, to tell you that all great works begin in the invisible realm. Just as a new child begins in hiding, as a tiny speck in his mother’s womb, so all great ideas, works, and inventions begin with just a little thought. Each time you revisit this thought, it grows and you add to it what you learn from the world and what the God of your understanding whispers to you. When you have such an idea, check it for the effect it will have on others or on the world. If that effect is only to the highest good, feed it and help it to grow. You just may change the world for the better!
Seshew, the writing kit of the scribe, and Shenu, the symbol for eternity, combine to tell you that what you write lasts forever. You might think that a grocery list or a text on your cell phone is of no consequence. Have you ever sent off an e-mail in haste and then regretted it? These two Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs tell you that every writing is important, even when they are not chiseled into stone. Think before you write and think twice before you punch SEND.
HetHer (Hathor), the Ancient Egyptian goddess of beauty and luxury brings you the hieroglyph, Hetch, the precious metal, Silver. Silver was once used to create mirrors, for the ruling class only, because of its cost. The mirror is a useful tool. Not only do you see what you look like to others, but you also see it in reverse, making the mirror a tricky thing. HetHer reminds you that other people are also your mirror. In their eyes, you see how you look (how you present yourself) to that person. If you are unsure who you really are, HetHer suggests you take some time with all of your mirrors, the ones on the wall and the ones in your life. They have a lot to show you that you might have overlooked.