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Festivals of Aset for September

2nd Akhet/Paopi/September

3-Feast of Weret Hekau
6-Feast of Aset and Festival of Aset, the Great, Lady of the Two Lands
6-Aset places the Amulet upon Herself for She is Pregnant with Heru-sa-Aset
15-Feast of Aset
20-23-Festival of Aset (Greek/Roman)

Here are some suggestions on how to honor Aset on these festivals. Please feel free to use them or discard them as you see fit. If you have any suggestions of your own, please add them in the comments.

3-Feast of Weret Hekau

This is a festival celebrating Aset as the Weret Hekau (Great of Magic or Magician). Honor Her today with magic, being mindful of your speech (for words are heka) and making offerings.

6-Feast of Aset and Festival of Aset, the Great, Lady of the Two Lands

Since this is a double whammy, you can cook a feast or a meal for the goddess. Offer Her your meals today for the Feast of Aset. Celebrate Aset as Lady of the Two Lands today. The “Two Lands” is another name for Egypt.

6-Aset places the Amulet upon Herself for She is Pregnant with Heru-sa-Aset

Aset is both a midwife and a mother. Offer to Her today as the goddess who will give birth to her son and who who protects Her unborn child. She also protects pregnant women. Donate time or money to doulas, hospitals or maternity wards. Give stuffed hippos (for Aset as Aset, the Hippopotamus) to pregnant women for protection and blessings of the Goddess.

15-Feast of Aset

Cook a meal or offer Her meals today.

20-23-Festival of Aset (Greek/Roman)

Herodotus mentions this festival as a cleansing festival where the temples and statues were washed and cleaned. Clean your shrines and/or homes today.


Aset Festivals for the rest of August

1st Akhet/Thoth/August

19-Procession and Purification of Aset, of the Beautiful Arms (Isis Nephremmis) and Heru-sa-Aset (Harpokrates)
20-Festival of Aset, Heru-sa-Aset and Sobek
22-Words Spoken by Weret Hekau
25-Festival of the Birth of Aset
26-Feast of Aset, the Eldest Sister/Shemsety
27 of August-Festival of the Birth of Aset/Amesysia
28 to 30 of August-Festival of the Birth of Aset

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Lychnapisa-Festival of Lights

Today is the Lychnapsia or the Festival of Lights of Aset (Isis). This is a later festival possibly a Roman adaptation of the Festival of the Birth of Aset. Candles were lit for the Goddess on this festival day.

Light candles for Her today in Her shrines. May the Lady of Light, the Brilliant Goddess, the Fiercely Bright One bless us this day.

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Aset the Shapeshifter

I had a dream last night where I saw Aset’s image in a book about the King. It seemed to be about another King. I’m not sure, but for some reason If felt insulted and through the book back down on the table.

I walked away feeling completely insulted on Aset’s behalf. Then I felt ashamed at my reaction. I was told “Aset is a shapeshifter.”

Then the dream ended. Aset can appear however She wants to whomever She pleases. She will be whatever They need. Some people need Her as the Mother of Heru and other people need Her as the Great of Magic or the most knowledgeable of the Gods. She is a Mother and can be compassionate and kind. She may not be The Mother as Hetharu is within the Kemetic Pantheon, but She is a Mother Goddess as She is the Mother of Heru who raises Her son alone as a single mother.

She appears as She needs–whatever the task, whatever needs doing–She will do it to accomplish Her goals. With personal experience, it is different for everyone. People are different. People need different things in different ways. As the shapeshifter and cunning woman, She will appear in whatever form, in whatever guise in order to get that message across or have that communication happen.

Personal experience is just that. Personal experience. One’s own personal experience does not negate another. Just as we are different people with different people, so too are the Gods to some degree.

Scholarship, on the other hand, we get to argue about, debating back and forth about what we know so far and what are the most plausible theories and what the physical evidence from archeology and other sources tell us about Her. There is good scholarship and bad scholarship and just sloppy scholarship too. This we can measure. We can say X is when She appeared in this guise or in this hymn or in this way. We can find this and point to it. It is tangible and quantifiable and just there.

We can’t do that with personal gnosis or personal experience. We can only go off of our own experiences and how She appears to us. We can’t say,”That’s not true.” or “That’s not correct!” This isn’t a classroom. There is no right or wrong answer here (with caveats and within reason). She will appear as She needs. I do not get to decide what others need. You do not get to decide what others need. We do not get to decide what others need. She does. She is the Lady of Manifestations, Countless Names and Forms. Stop putting Her in a box. Because all you think you know and all you think you’ve seen, there is so much more to this Goddess than your own musings. We do not get to define who She is or what She does. She is the one who decides.

At the end of the day, Aset is always Aset. She will appear as She needs to Her followers. If they need a mother, they will get one either as the mother of Heru or the Mother of the King, or even as the Classical Isis, the Mother of the World.

I will appear as I need
to whomever calls to Me
You need Isis, if you honor Me in the classical way
But you, dear child, you do not need Her.
You need Aset, the Egyptian Goddess with Egyptian sources that honor Me.
This is your task.
Make Me a shrine of Egypt.
Make Me a ritual from Egyptian sources.
Make a Way for Me to come into people’s lives as an Egyptian Goddess.
This is My task for you.
For this what you need.
I am Aset, the Lady of the Two Lands.
For you and for all that need Me in this way.
I will come to all who need Me.
All who call out My name, I will answer.
I will appear as you need.
Why are you so angry?
Why are you so angry, dear child?
Everyone will understand Me differently.
I am Aset for some.
I am Isis for others.
Does that mean We are the same Goddess?
Yes and No.
I am Aset without Isis.
For you.
For those who call upon Me in My Egyptian form.
By My Egyptian names.
They will get Me this way.
They will get Me this way.
As you do.
As you do.
And you will show them the way.

I need the Egyptian Aset and others need the Classical Isis. And yet others need Aset this way and Isis this way. And that’s okay.

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Birthday of Aset

Today is Aset’s Birthday!

I cooked chicken scampi for Her! I seasoned the chicken with cilantro, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. I boiled pasta and stir fried some green peppers, red peppers and onions (they came in a bag). I added a little cream to make the sauce. It was amazing!

For the rest of the day, I’m going to do Senut (Kemetic Orthodox daily rite), say a prayer for Her birthday and go to the grocery store. I may also work on some projects for Aset.

Hail the Goddess of the Dawn!
Hail the Fiercely Bright One!