Festivals of Aset for December

1 Peret/Tybi/December

1 to 8-Feast of Aset
1-Festival of the Foundation of the Temple of the Goddess Aset, of the Beautiful Arms (Isis Nephremmis), the Great
7-Coming of Aset from Phoenicia
8-Festival of Aset of Pharos/Isis Pharia
14-Weeping of Aset and Nebet Het
19 of 1 Peret to 4 of 2 Peret-Festival of Navigation of Aset to Isheru
22-Feast of the Two Goddesses (Aset and Nebet Het)
Winter Solstice-Seeking of Wesir
25-Establishment of the Celestial Cow, Descent of the Dove
25 of December-Rites of Aset/Kikellia

Feast of Aset

Offer a feast to Aset. Cook your favorite meal for Her or offer Her your favorite take-out.

Festival of Aset of the Beautiful Arms (Isis Nephremmis)

This is a festival for the Foundation of a Temple of Aset from Soknopaiou Nesos in the Fayyum. Set up, clean or maintain your shrines today.

Coming of Aset from Phoenicia

This is from Plutarch’s work On Isis and Osiris. This may be a procession festival.

Festival of Aset of Pharos/Isis Pharia

In Alexandria, Egypt, Aset/Isis was the tutelary Goddess of the Lighthouse on Pharos Island. Light candles for Her in memory of the lighthouse. Light candles to dispel darkness in your life or the lives of others. Seek or grant refuge to those who are suffering or lost.

Weeping of Aset and Nebet Het

Read the Lamentations of Aset and Nebet Het today. Give offerings to the Two Sisters.

Festival of Navigation of Aset to Isheru

Aset (and Her retinue) are taken out in procession to the temple lake called Isheru. It is here that the raging goddess is pacified with the cooling waters. Aset is called upon as the Lady of the Primeval Ocean and the Lady of the Solar Disk.

Feast of the Two Goddesses (Aset and Nebet Het)

This festival is from Medinet Habu and Thebes. It may be a local name for the Lamentations of Aset and Nebet Het, but I’m not sure. Offer to the Two Sisters today. Read the Lamentations of Aset and Nebet Het.

Seeking of Wesir

During the Winter Solstice, Aset is out seeking Wesir in the form of a sacred cow.

Establishment of the Celestial Cow, Descent of the Dove

Celebrate Aset as the Celestial Cow. She is the Heavenly Goddess of stars and the night sky. She is the Queen of Heaven, Ruler of the Stars and the Mother of the Sun. There is also a syncretic form of Aset as the celestial cow (Aset Mehet Weret) as the Queen of the Ancestors and the Queen of the Primeval Waters.

There is a myth of how Ra rode on Nut’s back to separate the Gods from humanity too which you could incorporate if you wanted to honor Aset-Nut or Aset alongside Her Mother.

Rites of Aset/Kikellia

This festival is a procession of Aset as the Great Cow Goddess seeking Her husband Wesir.

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Inner Work

So I have been doing a lot of hard internal work the last couple of months. I’ve done execrations. I’ve been writing fiction. I’ve been reading manga and watching anime (only those that feed my soul so viscerally that I grin like a fool; currently this is Sailor Moon Crystal and the classic anime; the Sailor Moon manga as well as the Sailor V manga series). I am no where near done with this work, but it’s a start.

Part of honoring Aset will involve facing your inner demons or shadows. She had to do this when She lost Wesir. Wesir died and transformed and changed into the King of Underworld.

But that experience also changed Aset too. She was no longer a wife alone. She was a widow. And a single mother. And this changed Her. She went through her own period of death as well. Her grief, her flood of tears is her own crisis. Her rage was burning as brightly as Her star and the sun itself. And this is Her own crucible. This is Her own death. Because a apart of Her died when Wesir did. She had to remake Herself and reform Herself. She had to put Herself back together just as She had to re-member Wesir.

She had to raise Her son alone while protecting Him from all sorts of dangers. That could be a post in itself.

But Aset went through this and came out the other side. She was whole.

So this is Her charge to those who ask:

To live is to die
To die is to live
Many will ask to change
What about you, dear child?
What about you?
You try to change and yet you do not
You are still fickle
And you are still angry
And yet and yet, you try
You work on it
This is all We can ask of you
You are doing your best, dear child
You are doing your best
And that is enough
That is always enough
Do not be so hard on yourself
You are doing the best you can
That is all We ask
And at the end of the day
You gain footing,
closer to the falcon
Closer to your True Self
But remember, in order to be reborn
You must first die
And dying is a process of tears and flame
Of sorrow and soul-fire
You have tried and failed
and you have succeeded
You have cried the lengths of the Nile
You must now nourish your inner flame
Yellow, white, orange and red are the colors of the solar and stellar Goddess
Blue is the color of flame as well
This fire, this light is the beginning of re-birth
Discover who you are, dear child
Discover who you are
And let your soul shine brighter than any star

Reminder: Festivals of Aset and Nebet Het for November

4th Akhet/Koiak/November

1 to 3 of November-Festival of Aset Rejoicing/Isia
1 to 8-Feast of Aset
6 to 9 of November-Festival of Aset/Isia
8 to 17-Festival of the Marriage of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess
9 to 26-Entering the Temple of Aset-Shentayet
10-Birth of Aset
13 to 16 of November-Festival of Aset/Isia
14-Procession of Tayet
18 to 30-Mysteries of Wesir
20-Cleansing Festival of Aset
26-Sarapia
28-Procession of Hatmehyt in Busiris
29-Rites of Aset/Kikellia

4th Akhet/Koiak/November

1 to 6-Procession of Nebet Het of Per Meru (Komir)
18 to 30-Mysteries of Wesir
28-Festival of Nebet Het, Sister of God