Month: June 2020
Sekhmet Poem: Cast Aside
This is Sekhmet
I am the one who made the whole world
We are joined here
as this is the form of Sekhmet you follow
and this I say to you:
Do not cast people from My House
My temple is for all of My children
Am I not the Goddess of Justice?
Where is your justice?
Where is your integrity?
How dare you bring this bigotry into My House,
Women’s empowerment does not begin by dis-empowering others
Do not tear someone else down to build yourself up
That is not a strong foundation
Do not bring this bigotry and hatred into My Home,
My Shrine, My Temple!
Do not cast people away from My House
My Temple is for all who come to Me
Trans Men, Trans Women
and anyone else who wishes to
Everyone is welcome at My Shrine
Everyone is welcome in My Temple
Everyone who earns it is welcome as My Priest or Priestess
These are all of My children
How dare you cast them aside!
Do not cast My children out
or I will cast you aside
Festival Names: Procession of Aset, the Bright One, Mother of God a.k.a. Aset Luminous
Day: 4th Shomu, Day 2.
On my calendar this festival falls on July 2.
This festival commemorates Aset’s nightly search by torchlight for Her husband Wesir. Candles, lamps and torches were lit for the Goddess. Papyrus boats were launched in temple lakes. The boats had prayers written on them with a light source to guide the way.
Ritual for Today
This ritual is what we do for this festival in the House of Netjer.
On Aset’s shrine you could have: an image or statue of the Goddess, a source of light from candles, lamps, LED candles or electric candles and offerings.
You will need paper and a pen or pencil or marker (not red). You will also need a tealight and a lighter.
Write a letter, asking Aset for things you are thankful for. Then on the other side, write a letter to Aset asking for things you need. This paper later gets folded into the boat (start folding: thank you side up).
After the paper boats are made, fill a bowl, bathtub or sink with water. A tealight is placed in each boat and they are put in the water. The tealights are lit and the boats float on the water until the candles burn out. (Please keep fire safety in mind).
Thank You/Gratitude Letter Ideas
- Other Things She has helped you with
Ideas of Things You Need
- Vaccine for Covid 19
- Good Health
- Healing from Grief
- Fortitude and Strength
Remember to eat the offerings when you are done. And extinguish the candles.
Aset is a goddess of sovereignty, kingship, magic of all kinds, life-power, personal power and authority, writing, words, gaining knowledge, honoring one’s ancestors, ancestral lineage and traditions, dreams, family relationships, self-love, alignment of the souls and healing. She is also a goddess of Heaven, starlight, the night sky and the star Sopdet (Sirius).
For offering ideas, go here: Offerings of Aset.
I channeled this message from Aset about this festival.
(This is included in my book, Queen of the Road)
Aset Luminous (Aset, the Fiercely Bright One)
What are you doing for Her festival?
What will you do today for the Fiercely Bright One?
Light candles or lamps? Sing a hymn? Perform ritual before Her shrine? What will you offer to the Lady?
What will you do today for the Mother of God? The one who gave birth to Heru in the Marshes? The sole Mother who took care of Her son?
What will you do for Aset, the Fiercely Bright One? The One who leads the way in the darkness, dispelling shadows with Her light? The stellar and solar goddess of the dawn.
What will you do today? What will you accomplish? What will you profess?
What will you ask Me in your letter? What prayers and hopes will the boats carry on the water, with My light guiding the way?
What will you ask Me to dispel in your lives? What will you ask Me to cultivate?
What will you do for the Fiercely Bright One? What will you ask of the Brightest of Stars? What will you ask of the Solar Goddess?
I am the Mistress of Magic. I am the Goddess Who Knows Her Spells. What I speak comes to pass.
Do not worry, child. I will take care of you.
Who am I? Am I not the Goddess who knows Ra’s Name? Am I not the wisest and cleverest of Gods? Am I not the Goddess of all magic, all heka, all life-power, all kau?
So what will you ask Me on My festival day?
The words you speak and write have power. What I speak comes to pass. What you write is your heart’s desire.
For what you do, what you say and what you write will become.
Birthday of Aset (Isis), Nepherses, Thrice Great Goddess
On my calendar, today begins the festival The Birthday of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne, Thrice Great Goddess. This is a 19 day festival, lasting from June 26-July 14. The Neferset/Nepherses epithet is associated with oracles, divination and dreaming. Have a blessed holiday!
- Give Offerings
- Light Candles
- Dream Incubation
- Chocolate Milk
- Birthday Cake
- Pasta, Rice or Cereal
- Beef, Chicken or Vegetable Stir fry
- Beef, Chicken or Vegetable Dumplings
- Beef, Chicken or Custard Buns
Today is a sacred day within the Northern Tradition. Blessed Midsummer! Blessed Summer Solstice!
Frigga (Frigg) is the Germanic Goddess of the home, hearth, family, childbirth, weaving, spinning, craft-work, artisans, wisdom, folk magic and fate. She is the Queen of Asgard, First of the Goddesses, Mother of the Gods, Queen of Heaven, Wife of Odin, and Mother of Baldr. She is a seeress as well and is the only one besides Odin himself who can sit on Hlidskjalf and see throughout all the Nine Realms.
She is also the Goddess of the Ancestral Mothers (Disir) and Norns. She weaves the clouds and thus, the weather. She is the Goddess of the Orion’s Belt.
- Apple Cider
- Apple Juice
- Pink Roses
- Riesling Wine
I have published an anthology for Frigga which can be found here: Queen of the Hearth: An Anthology for Frigga
Summer Solstice: Departure of the Wandering Goddess
There are many Eyes of Ra celebrated at this time of year: Aset, Nebet Het, Nit, Sekhmet, Mut, Sekhmet-Mut, Bast, Bast-Mut, Hethert and Tefnut just to name a few. An Eye of Ra is a title of many ancient Egyptian goddesses who protect the sun god, Ra with magic, weapons and flame. They are the solar goddesses whose journey reflects the shortening and lengthening of days of the seasons of the year. This is the time of Their departure.
So light candles and lamps. Offer water, milk, beer or wine. Offer food and drink to the Goddess as She goes to Nubia.
Let there be light, laughter, reverence, love, strength and peace throughout this time of year. To all the F words: Faith, Family, Friendship, Forgiveness and Forever.
Have a blessed holiday. Blessings of the Goddesses to you all!
I have books on many ancient Egyptian goddesses:
For several Goddesses:
For Aset (Isis):
For Nebet Het (Nephthys):
Black Lives Matter
The ancient Egyptian religion is an African religion since Egypt is in Africa. The ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses are African gods and goddesses. They are black deities.
Social Justice is a part of doing ma’at in the world. Please support African-Americans and blacks all around the world in their struggle against racism, police brutality and inequality.
Black Lives Matter and Defend Black Voices.
Here are some organizations to donate to: