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.

Bastet

Bastet

Bastet

Bastet is having a fun day today. She is the mistress of affection, yet also has quite a reputation for being a trickster. She heard there was a wonderful day in the modern world where she could have more fun than usual. Be sure to check for her little paw prints to see if she has visited you and perhaps played a little trick on you. After all, today is April Fool’s Day!

32 Heqet and 51 Renenutet

Today brings two goddesses, Heqet, the frog-headed goddess of prosperity and multiplication, and Renenutet, the goddess that represents the fertile soil and the gifts the land brings us. Putting these tow cards together, there is a mothering instinct that watches out for all children, your own and all others. These goddesses were known for their huge number of children, making them the mother of all. They ask you what you are doing for the children of the world today? Do you remember them when you make choices that affect the ecology? Do you think about future generations when you speak to others, making sure you do not say harsh words that you cannot take back? Do you encourage the youth, by words and by example, to be the best they can? Heqet and Renenutet both remind you that you are one of the children that they have raised (prosperity and harvests) and ask you to remember the children in all that you do.

Heqet

Heqet 

Renenutet - Fertile Soil

Renenutet – Fertile Soil

17 Mut and 21 ReHoremakhet

Today’s pair is Mut, the vulture goddess who is the mother of Ancient Egypt, and ReHoremakhet, the great sphinx that guards the Giza Plateau. Both of these deities are watchers. The mother watches over her children from above, having eyes perhaps better than those of the eagle. The sphinx guards the great pyramids, the last standing wonder of the ancient world. Both wait until they are needed, not interfering in the everyday lives of the people. Their advice to you is to watch into your near future. Perhaps you are a parent or teacher of young people, and have to guard them without interfering. Perhaps there is something coming that you don’t expect. Instead of worrying about what the future may bring, just wait. Patience is a great virtue while worrying is a drain on your resources in the present.

Mut

Mut – Mother

ReHorEmAkhet

ReHorEmAkhet

17 Mut and 21 ReHoremakhet

Today’s pair is Mut, the vulture goddess who is the mother of Ancient Egypt, and ReHoremakhet, the great sphinx that guards the Giza Plateau. Both of these deities are watchers. The mother watches over her children from above, having eyes perhaps better than those of the eagle. The sphinx guards the great pyramids, the last standing wonder of the ancient world. Both wait until they are needed, not interfering in the everyday lives of the people. Their advice to you is to watch into your near future. Perhaps you are a parent or teacher of young people, and have to guard them without interfering. Perhaps there is something coming that you don’t expect. Instead of worrying about what the future may bring, just wait. Patience is a great virtue while worrying is a drain on your resources in the present.

Mut

Mut – Mother

ReHorEmAkhet

ReHorEmAkhet

19 Shenu and 40 Bastet

Today’s cards are Shenu, the hieroglyph for eternity that looks like a rope tied in a circle, and Bastet, the cat goddess of affection, merriment, and playfulness. Taken together we see that the playful nature of the cat, which was worshiped by the Ancients for her healing powers, is something we all need to participate in throughout this new year, and our entire lives. City dwellers especially have so many high-tech gadgets to watch that they are not looking at life, or participating in it fully. So remember to take time to just be yourself, the playful and joyful part of life belongs to your soul, not your electronics.

Bastet

Bastet

Shenu - Cycle

Shenu

HeruWer (Horus the Elder)

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Today’s card is HeruWer (Horus the Elder) represented by the winged falcon holding the shen in its talons and a sun disc over his head. This deity, like Merlin in the Celtic tradition, is the respected elder. In Ancient times, elders were respected for their wisdom and experience. These same elders were advisors to pharaoh in peace and in war. HeruWer’s emblem was worn by pharaoh into battle, where wisdom is the source of strategy and overcoming all enemies. HeruWer asks you to be thankful for the elders in your life. Recognize experience and wisdom as the gems that they are. And know, if you are not an elder already, that your experience and wisdom can teach others and is needed.  

 

What happened to Egypt Cards

The scribe is currently out in the field – literally. I am at a festival in a rural location and the wifi at the park has been cut off. I can’t get out by cell phone and I do not have a smart phone. So I feel like I am literally in the 19th Century, which is what we celebrate here. I will return with more cards on Nov 11. Thank you for your patience (and my friend for letting me borrow his netbook with wifi enabled).