Today’s duo is Bastet, the cat goddess, and Menat, the necklace that embodies joy and dancing. Bastet is possibly the most popular of the goddesses for her affectionate and playful nature, but she has a serious side in which she is the protector of Pharaoh and destroyer of Apep, the god of destruction. Anyone who has played with a kitten or cat knows that moving an object back and forth is so tantalizing that the cat can’t resist pouncing and trapping that object. When you dance the joyful dance of life, you are being like Bastet. She encourages you to be joyful in all that you do and lets you in on her secret, that joy is the weapon that overcomes fear. So dance forward, trampling the the things that you fear under foot. Show them who is boss!
Today’s cards are Mut, the vulture goddess that represents motherhood, and Ib, the hieroglyph for the heart, which is considered to be the seat of the conscience and moral thought. Mut is one of the two protectors of Pharaoh and of the land of Egypt. In both cases, she is as protective as a mother, watching everything that happens and spreading her wings in protection if she sees danger coming. The heart is the most important part of your body, for it is considered to be where you make your choices for good. The ancients believed their hearts would be weighed in a final judgment before they would enter heaven for eternity. Mut is here to remind you that you always have a choice. It is not always clear which is best, so look to the feelings and promptings of your heart to make your choices.
Two goddesses from Ancient Egypt come together to bring you this message. Mayat is the goddess of Truth and Righteousness, while Serket is the goddess of Writing and Measurement. They suggest to you that the best tool to track your spiritual growth is to keep a journal where you record your questions, the answers you have found, and the results of making changes in your attitude and your life. The measurement factor comes from reading your own journal at a later time. Read and search for patterns. Watch the time that elapses between making a change and the result that follows from that change. This information will guide you in your future choices to make the best possible choice.
Heqet, the Ancient Egyptian Goddess of prosperity whose totem is a frog, and Kheper, the Ancient Egyptian God who pushes the sun over the horizon to create a new day every day have combined to tell you that prosperity is possible every day. If yesterday was not good for you in any way, today you have a new day. Do not keep the sadness or frustration you felt yesterday, for it is done. Instead allow yourself to see new opportunities and find a new attitude that will show you things you may have missed in the past. Face today like an explorer and treasure what you find out about yourself and the world.
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.
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.
Two Ancient Egyptian gods tell you that watching alone is not enough, you must also contemplate in order to learn and to be part of any situation. Djehuti, also called Thoth, is the scribe of the gods, credited with inventing not only writing, but also magic (the ability to manipulate energy). Mut, the great mother of Egypt and wife of Amun, is the guardian of all her children due to her keen eyesight. When you put vision together with contemplation, you have inspiration. Let the world of people and of nature teach you all that you need to know to live an honorable and complete life here on Earth.
Two goddesses of Ancient Egypt bring you this message. Seshat is the goddess of writing and measurement and Tefnut is goddess of the element of water. Whatever you are tasked with recording by writing, Seshat encourages you to be accurate, making as many drafts as it takes to get it right – whether it is a report for your business or a personal letter. Tefnut adds that writing is like water, you must get into the flow and the words will come in a stream from some part of you that you did not tap into before.
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.
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.