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.
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, telling Aset 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
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).
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!
Mothers’ Night (Modranecht) is a holiday celebrating the Mothers, a group of ancestral, prosperity and abundance-giving goddesses called the Disir or Matronae. This celebration was on the eve of the Winter Solstice.
Frigga (Frigg) is associated with the Disir/Matronae and is honored on this night. (Freyja can also be honored here too, but this is about Frigga, so).
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.
I highly recommend Rev. Dr. Tamara L. Siuda’s book, The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook. This book has many prayers, invocations and hymns for specific Kemetic deities (including Set!), prayers for holidays, children and certain situations. This book also has a daily ritual called the Senut which is the main daily rite for Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer. Siuda also has another book about Kemetic Holidays which is also excellent, The Ancient Egyptian Daybook. (Her books are also available through Amazon).
Richard Reidy’s book is very dense and extremely traditional. Many Kemetics use his daily ritual from this book in their daily practice. A link to his book is here: Eternal Egypt. His companion book to this one is here: Everlasting Egypt.
Kerry Wisner is the Head Priest of the Akhet Hethert (Hathor) temple. He has three books out about the Kemetic faith: Eye of the Sun (for beginners); Song of Hathor (intermediates); and Pillar of Ra (about festivals). These are great books to add to your library especially if you love Hathor.
There is a Procession of Nebet Het/Nephthys in a larger festival of a Procession of Khnum-Ra from the Temple of Esna on Nov. 1-6 (on my calendar).
The Procession of Nebet Het/Nephthys starts today! The Sister of Set, the Mourner of Wesir, the Sister of Aset, Lady of the Temple, Lady of the Underworld, Lady of the Tomb, Sun Goddess, Who Dispels Darkness, Kind and Full of Love.
She is Merkhetes (She Whose Flame is Painful) and Kherseket (She Who Wipes Away Tears). She is both a mourning and protection goddess. May Her names be known and may Her blessings flow.