Today’s cards are the Udjat, the eye of Re or Heru (Horus) that is more than a watchful eye – it is an active principle that can either create or destroy. The other is the god Amun, the powerful creator god that is invisible like the wind, and took Egypt to the height of her empire in the ancient world. Watchfulness and unseen power combine to make things happen in unexpected ways. If you are seeking change in your life, pay attention to what is going on around you. If there is a way to put your energy into the situation you want to change, do so carefully, after researching the possibilities. If you are unable to physically do anything towards change, you are always free to use your mind and heart to pray about it to the God of your understanding.
Seshew, 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.
Ptah, the Ancient Egyptian god of builders and architects, brings you the hieroglyph Shenu, a symbol for eternity. When Ptah created the city of MenNefer (Memphis), he did so for eternity. The remains of this city are near Cairo and many of the buildings in Cairo have stones “quarried” from MenNefer to use as building materials. Ptah counsels you that you too are building for eternity. Your actions and words are recorded and will last far longer than you can imagine. When you plan ahead, and build carefully, you will be proud of what you have built.
Today’s hieroglyphs combine to give you this message. Ankh, the symbol for life, and Sema, the glyph of Unity, tell you that life is lived together with others, not alone. The main purpose in coming here to live as a human being is to learn to get along with and to love others. If this purpose has eluded you so far, take time to consider who is your greatest ally. Who is the person who always steps forward when you have a need or to give you a lift with their wisdom? Realizing how great this person’s influence has been on you, now look at yourself and see who it is that you should mentor? Pay it forward and the return on your investment of time and effort will be priceless.
Nesu Bit is the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph for the office of pharaoh, who was Egypt in one person. While pharaohs as a rule were males, there were some famous exceptions, such as Hatshepsut. The mythology of the story of Ausar (Osiris) put Auset (Isis) into the position of being both a regent and protector for the infant Heru (Horus). Whether you are male or female, life can give you a position or title. Wearing this title is more than just having a name tag on while you are at work. You have a responsibility and a delegated authority while fulfilling this role.
Two symbolic gods of Ancient Egypt combine to bring you this message: Aton, the life-giving sun, and Apep, the terrible serpent that destroys everything in its path are here together to let you know that everything has a time and a season. There is a time for planting, a time for tending, a time for reaping, and a time for lying fallow. When you are planting and tending, there is a lot of work without much return. When you are reaping, there is a harvest proportional to your efforts and the blessings of nature. When you are lying fallow, as in the dead of winter, there seems to be no activity at all. If the forces of Apep are foremost in your life right now, know that it will pass, and another season of planting will begin a new cycle.
The Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph which is the closest to the concept of infinity is the Shenu, which is a rope tied into a circle. All of the names of the pharaohs are encircled by this rope, which is also called a cartouche by the archaeologists, because it means Pharaoh X, may he live forever! The other glyph is Nebu, the hieroglyph for the precious metal gold. The pharaohs were also surrounded by gold during their lives because they were considered to be the son of the Sun, and gold is solidified sunlight. When you consider the heaven that is described in your own belief system, is it said to be paved with streets of gold? Instead of waiting until you become an eternal being on the other side of life, take time now to see all that is here already upon Earth that is heavenly. The more you appreciate the present, the more you will appreciate eternity because it will be filled with your earthly memories of all that is good.
Two gods of Ancient Egypt come together to give you this message. Kheper, the god of new beginnings, and Auset – or Isis – the goddess who ruled Egypt as a regent, mother and healer of the son of Ausar, combine to tell you that you are looking at a new dawn for a major project that you have come here in this life to do. Whether it is to found a dynasty (be the elder of your own family) or to heal or help one or many people, you have been given all the skills that you will need to carry out this commission. Check often with the God of your understanding, to be sure that you are on track and that you will receive any help you need.
Today’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.
Today we have the first card of the deck, Shu – the god of the element of air – and Ausar – the god who invented agriculture and civilization. When both ends of a continuum of development meet, we are at the beginning of a new round, another cycle of development and growth. What you may be starting out with, air, might seem like nothing at all. But without air, there is no breath and no life. Follow the dream in your heart and let your words speak out before you what you want to create in life.