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.
Two Ancient Egyptian gods greet you with a message. Khnum, the ram-headed potter, and Hapi, the personification of the Nile River, combine to tell you that water, meaning flexibility, is essential in everything you do. Khnum takes the dry clay which is like dust and mixes it with water in order to make a pot or jar. While it is still moist, the design and shape can be changed. Once it is fired, the pot becomes hard and can be brittle. If you are in the process of making changes in your life (and who isn’t?) – you must be like the moldable clay, so that you can change to be your best.
How can you tell who is telling the truth? The Ancient Egyptian Goddess Mayat brings the guardian of the Giza Plateau, the Great Sphinx, to give you an answer. The truth is best seen when it is observed from afar, objectively. Be sure that the words alone are not what you look at to determine if someone is fabricating or being truthful. Instead, the actions that precede or follow the words is what will tell you if the words are right or not. From the other side, make sure that you act out what is important to you, so that your actions will tell those you care to impress that you mean what you say
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.
Min, the Ancient Egyptian fertility god, brings you the hieroglyph, Nebu, which stands for gold. When you work in the earth as a farmer, you may feel far away from the riches owned by those in the great cities. However, the cities would fail if there were no farmers to raise the crops to sustain the lives of people and their animals. So not all gold is made of metal. It is what you value most, and might seem to be the simple things in life.
Two gods from Ancient Egypt come to you with a message of hope. Both represent the fertile soil, which is why they are portrayed with black skin. Renenutet is the fertile soil and is shown with her child, the god of grain, upon her lap as a loving mother sustaining her child. Min, the god of male fertility, is shown with a flail in his hand to thresh the grain. Together they tell you that going from an idea to a fully developed creation takes a lot of work. The work of a mother is easily as hard as that of a farmer tilling the soil. Whatever it is that you want to create, you will start with an idea, but you will work for it to succeed.
Djehuti – also called Thoth – the scribe of the gods brings Tefnut, the goddess of the element of water to let you know that keeping track of your feelings by writing a journal is a way to self enlightenment. One’s feelings are never logical and can be like a river – at times low and slow and at other times swift and changeable. When you write your feelings, you can see their patterns and their source. Like a riverboat captain, you will know where the dangerous shoals are and where the safe harbor is located.
Today brings us two gods, Set, the god of storms, and Tefnut, the goddess of water and moisture. While it may seem logical to pair the two, as many storms consist of water being moved around rapidly in great quantities, water can be a calming force. Set is know for his unrestrained passion, something that challenges each of us at times. Tefnut, or water, represents the fluid qualities of spirit. When one is dwelling in peace, centered in spirituality of your choice, the likelihood of your being taken by storms of passion is less likely. Anything that takes you out of your center, where you are at peace with yourself and with your concept of God, puts you off balance. Like a sailboat without a sail, you are at the mercy of the emotions within you and within others. When you are centered, the flow of spirit is gentle and touches those around you with peace as well.
The duo for today is Re, the Ancient Egyptian sun god, and the Int fish, a hieroglyph that represents the Tilapia, a pilot fish. These two cards may seem to be unrelated at first look, but the myth of the passage of the sun through the dark underworld every night brings them together. Re rides a boat through these dark waters filled with danger and the little pilot fish assists him on his way to the dawn of a new morning. If you feel your life is like the dark journey of the sun at night, take time to look for the little details, seemingly unimportant, that may lead you to your new dawn of a happier time in your life.
Anpu (also called Anubis), the jackal-headed Ancient Egyptian god who guards and guides eternal souls to the Light brings you the Aker, the hieroglyph for time. The Aker shows two mountains with the sun disk between them. Each mountain represents the past or the future while the sun shines in the present. Anpu wants to tell you that the present is the only time where you have any power to make a choice. The past was what you walked yesterday and the future is the path you will do tomorrow. Be sure you are living in the present to give yourself the power of choice and create your own destiny.