Like the little Int fish, which is the guide for the Barque of Ra, the scribe for Egypt Cards is swimming upstream. We plan to return to our postings in September and hope you will tune in. Your comments and questions are always welcome. Em hotep
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.
Anpu, the jackal-headed god of Ancient Egypt, brings a Bennu Bird as a message that what you are seeking is a safe place. Anpu was known as the way-shower, a guide who would walk before you on the perilous journey to the Duat, the land of eternity. The Bennu was part of a creation myth where the primeval waters were separated from dry land, to make a place for human kind to live. If you are in a place where things are not going well for you, one option is to seek dry land, a place free from worries and tears. This can be a place for you to spend time, like in a place of worship or a public park, or it can be a place for you to live. Whatever you choose to do, make the God of your understanding part of your quest for a safe place. Prayerfully ask for guidance and allow your God to show you what to do next.
HeruWer, the elder of the gods, brings you the glyph Udjat, the eye of Heru or of Re. HeruWer is known for his wisdom, gained through much experience over a long life. What he has seen and comprehended can be shared with the younger generations to help them avoid pitfalls and to take advantage of opportunities they did not recognize were available to them. If you are needing such help, ask the God of your understanding to give you an intuition to help you understand what you need to do. If you are the elder, take time to share your wisdom with others. No matter their age, your wisdom can help them attain the knowledge they seek.
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.
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.
Today Ptah, the Ancient Egyptian god of craftsmanship and engineering, brings you an Ankh, the symbol of life. This symbol can be used as a key to understanding the secrets the ancients knew. When the Ancients walked the earth, they were people much like you today. Their society and culture was not electronic, but they had connections that were better in some ways. Ptah tells you that all the ways the ancients used are still possible. What you need to do is study and apply what your elders teach you. If you are the elder yourself, your wisdom must be shared with the young for them to carry on with the tools you worked so hard to achieve.
Sekhmet, the powerful daughter of the sun god, Re, joins Ausar, the god who created civilization and agriculture and who rules the afterlife. Together Fire or Light (Sekhmet) joins in the ultimate creation (humanity on Earth). Your part in this, as a child of the God of your understanding, is to be consciously aware of your ability to make positive changes as this creation unfolds. God is not through with creating yet, and you, as are all other people, are his agents. What you live, do and say does make a difference!
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.
Today brings two Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the Wadj – a papyrus staff that signified spiritual leadership, and Kheper – the scarab beetle who symbolized a new dawn or a new birth. Taken together, the message is that the spiritual path offers each of us a new way to look at the world and our life in it. If you are burdened by life’s challenges and see no way out, the suggestion is to take a spiritual journey wherein you will find capabilities and companionship you never knew were available to you.