Today Set, the Ancient Egyptian god of storms and chaos brings with him the hieroglyph Was, the staff of power. Set wishes to tell you that all storms within your mind come from your own feelings. He cautions you to look into those feelings before acting without thinking. Today we know that once you punch the “enter” key, a post cannot be taken back. Life is like that too. Once you have spoken something out loud, you can only apologize and ask for forgiveness, as it never can be taken back. Set hands you the Was, the staff of power, to show you who is really in control of your feelings and your actions – it is you!
Today’s cards are Ptah, the engineer god who created the earth by separating it from the water by a dam, and the hieroglyph, Sema, or unity, represented by a lotus and papyrus plant being tied together. Although Ptah created the dry land upon which we live through the principle of separation, most of his other achievements had to do with bringing things together. His city, MenNefer (Memphis), the city of white walls, was known for its beautiful temples and for being the first capital city of a united Egypt. The city had to be well built against the power of water, because it was situated in the Nile delta, and was a famous port. Anyone who has been involved in a large building project knows that it takes many people working together, from the planning stages all of the way through building to maintenance. Without unity, there can be no large buildings. Ptah is here to let you know that you must work with others on the important parts of your life. You do not live in a cave like a hermit, you are connected to many different people every day through many different ways. Ptah suggests that building relationships is a sure way to a successful life.
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.
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!
The Sekhet boat of Re brings you the Mnevis bull – the sacred messenger to the gods of Ancient Egypt. The boat is famous for its ability to bring Re through storms and dangerous shoals to reach the dawn of a new day. The Mnevis, as a messenger, is here to transport your questions, hopes and prayers to the God of your understanding. Mnevis reminds you that prayers offered sincerely are always heard and answered. Be sure to be clear and focused in your requests.
Today’s gods are Seshat, the goddess of writing and measurement, and Ausar (Osiris), the father god who invented the arts of civilization, agriculture, and rulership. When you put them together, you see that the ability to keep accurate records is necessary for any organization, down to the personal level where you are being the ruler of your own life. Seshat lets you know that not only records, but accurate measurements are needed at times. Examples are making your own clothes, building kitchen cabinets, or working on your retirement plans. Ausar uses these measurements as he is making his plans and carrying them out. You have to have an accurate picture of what is in place before you can move forward on any project.
Two gods from Ancient Egypt bring you a message. Seshat, the goddess of writing and measurement joins with Khnum, the ram-headed creator god who is a potter. Both gods are creators, one through words and the other through working with clay which is shaped on a wheel. Because you are also a creator, these two want to assure you that you have the tools you need, both in training and experience and in physical tools as well. Seshat encourages you to draw plans first and to measure every step in your progress, while Khnum tells you to put yourself into your work up to the elbows. He has plenty of water to help you clean up afterward.
Today we have Heru (Horus), the young hero who is the prototype for the pharaoh, and the hieroglyph for goodness and beauty, Nefer. While a spiritual and political leader is expected to be good, this is not always the case. Life has been known to bring forth temptations that could pull a leader off-center, enticing him or her to choose to say and do the wrong things for the wrong reasons. What this combination tells you is that leadership, in and of itself, does not confer righteousness upon the leader. If you are in a leadership position, you will constantly have to guard against being deceived or tempted to do something you know in your heart is not right to do. If you are dealing with a leader who has gotten off-path, your example and prayers for their success – as a leader – are very important.
When we put the invisible god of the wind, Amun, together with the god of male fertility, Min, we get a mystery. Just like the creation of a new life for a human being, what takes place in secret eventually comes out into the open, growing into a real person whose life impacts many other lives. You were once an un
known being, before being brought to life from your mother’s womb. What these two together tell you is that you have all of the potentials possible to create a life that will not only make your parents proud, but will have a positive effect on many others. When you do not know where to turn, go within and find the spark of life that your God has placed within you. Like a seed, your attention to it will cause your connection with God to grow and, like a watermelon vine, touch many others in ways you cannot now imagine!
Today’s pair of gods are the divine potter, Khnum, and the scribe of the gods, Djehuti (Thoth). Khnum creates by adding water to dry clay and shaping it into a person. Djehuti’s job is to record your life while you are living it, so that you may study it later when you return to eternity. Together they work behind the scenes so that you will have help in creating what you have to do here, and will give you access through your intuition to the vast storehouse of knowledge that has been built up for generations in your family and culture.