24 HeruWer and 46 Aker

24HeruWer1Today’s cards are HeruWer (Horus the Elder), and Aker, the hieroglyph for the passing of time. All elders have seen many many sunrises, and have come to understand the repetitive patterns of life. If you are unsure of what you want to achieve in life, find yourself such an elder who can possibly see the patterns of your life that you are not seeing for yourself. Knowing this pattern will allow you to take charge of it and change it, should you need to.

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14 Set and 34 Ayehh

Set - Passion

Set – Passion

Set, the Ancient Egyptian god of storms, brings you the hieroglyph Ayehh, the symbol of the Moon in all of its phases. When the storms of life are upon you and they never seem to end, just remember that storms, like life itself, have cycles within them. There is the beginning, the full-blown storm, and it’s end, a return to peace. When you find yourself within a storm, don’t despair – just look at it and determine what part of the storm you are in. Then you will know how much longer it will take and what should be done about it. Just hiding in a corner will not resolve anything. Batten your hatches and prepare for the end of the storm!

12 Mayat and 26 Neith

Mayat

Mayat

Two goddesses for today are Mayat, the goddess of truth and righteousness, and Neith, the warrior goddess who is also a weaver. Mayat is the duty of every pharaoh, to make sure that his nation is filled with peace and order. Neith, much like her Greek counterpart Athena, is a warrior who uses the bow and arrow with great accuracy. When you put them together, you see that accuracy is essential when you are dealing with the truth. Any lawyer, politician, and teacher knows this, that incorrect or incomplete facts lead to errors and misunderstandings. Mayat and Neith both encourage you to watch your words, are they truly correct? Also, you must watch your actions, for they speak louder than words. Do not work on mere assumptions, instead reassure yourself by testing the truth of what is said and done around you. Your highest intentions must be backed by truth!

3 Ankh and 38 Hapi

The god of the Nile River, Hapi, has brought you the Ankh, the symbol of eternal life. The Ankh can be seen as a sandal strap, the loop being where your ankle goes and the long strap going between your big toe and the others. This sandal is the path you take through your life. Hapi, a blue man, reminds you that your life is also like a river, flowing at times, slow at others, and rapid when the spring rains swell the river. The ankh is a sandal that will never wear out, whether your life is full or you are stuck in the doldrums.

Ankh

Ankh

Hapi

Hapi

12 Mayat and 26 Neith

Two goddesses for today are Mayat, the goddess of truth and righteousness, and Neith, the warrior goddess who is also a weaver. Mayat is the duty of every pharaoh, to make sure that his nation is filled with peace and order. Neith, much like her Greek counterpart Athena, is a warrior who uses the bow and arrow with great accuracy. When you put them together, you see that accuracy is essential when you are dealing with the truth. Any lawyer, politician, and teacher knows this, that incorrect or incomplete facts lead to errors and misunderstandings. Mayat and Neith both encourage you to watch your words, are they truly correct? Also, you must watch your actions, for they speak louder than words. Do not work on mere assumptions, instead reassure yourself by testing the truth of what is said and done around you. Your highest intentions must be backed by truth!

Mayat

Mayat

Neith

Neith

Welcome to a New Year of Egypt Cards of the Day

AtonLike the Aton of Akhnaton, the sun shines down on us all equally, whether we are a small child or a very important person. At Egypt Cards, we want to share with you some of the philosophy behind the civilization of Ancient Egypt. Together we can learn about many of the aspects of God (each of the naturu can be seen as one concept of what God is like) and learn about ourselves in the process. We hope this year will bring some interaction from you, our readers. What are you looking for in your spirituality? And what do you need in your daily life? Our blessing to you in 2014 Ankh Udja Seneb (Life, Prosperity, Health)

2014-01-01 Hapi – Old Man River

Hapi

Hapi

Today’s card is Hapi, the god of the Nile River. Looking at the first day of the western calendar, Hapi points to life itself. Like the river that is sometimes docile and smooth, at other times tumultuous and fast, there are twin Hapis.  Just as the Nile brought life and prosperity to the land of Egypt, Hapi asks you what you deem to be the source of your life and wealth? Do you think your job or another person is responsible, or is it your own God? When your life becomes dreary (like a drought and the river is low) or too fast (when there is too much rain), do you feel helpless or do you trust in God who created the river of life in the first place? Hapi reminds you that every year brings its joys and its challenges. He encourages you to go with the flow and trust the One True Source: the god of your understanding.

Oct 10, 2013 Mut – Mother

Mut

Mut – Mother

Mut, the mother goddess of Ancient Egypt, wife to Amun, and protector of her people, is here to show you her caring concern over your life. The Ancients believed that the vulture, with its wide spread wings, drifting on unseen currents of air, high in the sky, was the perfect mother who watched over her children and protected them to her death, if needed. Mut is here to let you know that she is also watching over you. Are you treading in uncharted territory? Do you need assistance in making life choices? Are you a mother yourself, or like a mother, responsible for a child or someone unable to care for themselves? Whatever your worry, Mut is watching, as is your own concept of God. You are never alone and all you have to do is cry out to call the caring watchful mother aspect of God.

Oct 9, 2013 Sobek – encircling

Sobek

Sobek – encircling

Today’s card is Sobek, the crocodile god of protection. His fierceness in defending his young is most likely why he was chosen as the patron deity of the Ancient Egyptian army. His motto was “surround and protect” based on the crocodile’s penchant for gathering the eggs or young inside a circle created by putting nose to tail. Sobek asks you what you need to protect? Are you in any danger of losing a relationship, a job, a home? Sobek suggests that you pay attention to the goodness of what you already have. Let the power of your God fill you and your situation with trust and flexibility and watchfulness. Change happens. Some changes are hard. Flexibility allows you to go with the flow and be filled with goodness.

Oct 8, 2013 Shenu – Cycle

Today’s card is the Shenu glyph. It is a rope tied into a circle. It represents both eternity (the unbroken circle) and cycles of time (when you go around it, you come upon the knot once per cycle). The Shenu asks you to look at your life or your spiritual path. Are you stuck in a rut? Are you repeating yourself, over and over, with the same lesson? How do you jump off the merry-go-round? By being present in the moment. Take time to center yourself and acknowledge who you truly are inside. Live in the now and the past and future take care of themselves.

Shenu - Cycle

Shenu