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Sekhmet Poem: Cast Aside

Cast Aside

by JewelofAset

This is Sekhmet

I am the one who made the whole world

as Mut

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,

My Temple!

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

Men, Women

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

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Aset Luminous

Shrine of Aset with statues and lit candles
Shrine of Aset

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

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Pets
  • House/Apartment/Condo
  • Food
  • Health
  • Job
  • Other Things She has helped you with

Ideas of Things You Need

  • Vaccine for Covid 19
  • Good Health
  • Prosperity
  • Love
  • Self-Love
  • Healing
  • Healing from Grief
  • Fortitude and Strength
  • Job

Remember to eat the offerings when you are done.  And extinguish the candles.

About Aset

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)

by JewelofAset

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.

 

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Birthday of Aset (Isis), Nepherses, Thrice Great Goddess

Shrine of Aset
Shrine of Aset

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!

Activities

  • Give Offerings
  • Light Candles
  • Divination
  • Oracles
  • Dream Incubation

Offerings

  • Water
  • Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Birthday Cake
  • Chocolate
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Pasta, Rice or Cereal
  • Beef, Chicken or Vegetable Stir fry
  • Beef, Chicken or Vegetable Dumplings
  • Beef, Chicken or Custard Buns
  • Strawberries
  • Pastries

 

Frigga, Goddesses, Solstice

Blessed Midsummer!

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.

Offerings

  • Apple Cider
  • Apple Juice
  • Cakes
  • Mead
  • Milk
  • Pastries
  • Pink Roses
  • Riesling Wine

Frigga_Cover_Andrew_Final_PDFI have published an anthology for Frigga which can be found here:  Queen of the Hearth: An Anthology for Frigga

 

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Summer Solstice: Departure of the Wandering Goddess

flaming_lioness_kindle cover

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):

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Simple Ways to Honor Gods and Goddesses

Some may find it hard to go into shrine right now.  Or maybe you just want something simple to do outside of shrine.  If you are looking for inspiration to honor Them outside of shrine, I have a few ideas:

1) Find them in the nature around you.  Shu, Nebet Het and Aset are associated with breath.  The Eyes of Ra manifests in the sunbeams or starlight.  Nut is the night sky.  Go outside and spend time with Them.  Breathe and think of Their Names.

2) Say a prayer before you eat, offer your meal and  then eat it.

3) Can you wear jewelry?  Wear something you’ve dedicated to them, like  a necklace, ring or bracelet.

4) You could wear clothes with colors that remind you of Them.  (Blue or purple for Aset, black or purple for Nebet Het, white for any of the Netjeru).

5) Is there a Netjeru over  your profession?  Offer your workshift to Them.

6) Do creative projects.  Call on Seshat or Djehuty for writing, call on Aset or Hethert for arts and crafts.

7) Do something you love and invite Them.

8) Offer to Taweret, Aset, Hethert, Mut or Bast and clean your home.  Offer to Bes or Bast or whomever to protect your home.

9) Breathe.  They are There.  Gods and Goddesses of air and wind are with you when you breathe.  So breathe.

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Books Update

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  • Solar Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Sekhmet (Ready to Send to Formatter)
  • Mother of Nine: An Anthology for Oya (almost done)
  • River, Star and Sky: Poems for the Egyptian Gods.  (Work in Progress)
  • Lady of Magic: Honoring Aset Today  (Work in Progress)
  • Queen of Kings/Creation Mother: Ancient Hymns for Mut (working title) is going to take longer as I’m hoping to be able to include  the Crossword Hymn to Mut in it. (Work in Progress)
  • Lord of the Ways: An Anthology for Wepwawet (Work in Progress)
  • Water Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Tefnut (Work in Progress)
  • Lord of Eternity: An Anthology for Osiris (Work in Progress)
  • Two Horizons:  Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Gods.  (Work in Progress)
Frigga, Goddesses

Honor Frigga on Disablot

Disablot

February 2

The Hearth Goddess Frigga is honored here along with the Disir and other female Holy Powers.  Within Urglaawe, the Hearth (place where Frigga’s fire is kept) is cleaned and Frigga is honored as a goddess of creative power as well as a defender of the home and hearth.[1]  In these modern times, the hearth can be in the fireplace, kitchen or just a candle on a shrine.

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.

Offerings

  • Apple Cider
  • Apple Juice
  • Cakes
  • Mead
  • Milk
  • Pastries
  • Pink Roses
  • Riesling Wine

Frigga_Cover_Andrew_Final_PDFI have published an anthology for Frigga which can be found here:  Queen of the Hearth: An Anthology for Frigga

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1]   Schreiwer, Robert.  A Brief Introduction to Urglaawe.  (PA:  Die Urglaawisch Sippschaft vum Distelfink, 2009), 14 and 29.

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Happy Brigantia! Happy Imbolc!

Brigantia of Nothern England.

Happy Brigantia!  Happy Imbolc!

Brigantia–Her name may mean “Exalted” or “Queenly”.  She is the tutelary deity of the Brigantes and is a Romano-British deity who has similarities to Athena/Minerva and Brighid.  Her only titles were left in Roman inscriptions on altars.  Her titles are Goddess, Heavenly, Nymph-Goddess, and Imperial Guardian.  Her symbols were the crown, spear, helmet and shield; a globe, wings of victory and the head of a Gorgon on her brooch.  She is a goddess of nature especially water and trees; a protective war deity; a goddess of artisans and their crafts, a lady of sovereignty, a goddess of knowledge, a healing goddess and a heavenly Queen.  She may have been a goddess associated with oracles.  Like Brighid, she is the goddess of the hearth and home.

Offerings to Her include:

  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Mead
  • Fruit

Celtic/Roman and English Epithets

  • Caelestis (Heavenly)
  • Dea (Goddess)
  • Nymph-Goddess (Goddess of nature associated with waters, trees; healing and oracles)
  • Tutela Augusta (Imperial Protector/Guardian)
  • Victoria (Victory)

Here is one poem for the Goddess Brigantia from my book Divine Words, Divine Praise: Poetry for the Divine Powers.

The Lady Brigantia

Lady of Wales
Ffraid is Her Name
Lady of the Distaff
and the Spindle;
Weaving is Her trade.
In Ireland, Brighid is Her name
Lady of Hearths and Wells,
Lady of the Hearth-fire, Temples
and Sacred Writing;
These are Her spells.
Brigantia is the Lady of Great Britain
Queen of Heaven,
Lady of the Distaff
Lady of Victory and the Royal Guardian
These are My names.
And this is Who I am.
Hearth and Home
Distaff and Spindle;
These are the implements
when I am Goddess of the Home and Domestic Duties;
This is Who I am.
Warrior Queen, Bearing Arms
when I wear the helmet
and hold the spear and shield.
Lady who dons the Gorgon Head
as a brooch,
when I am Lady of War.
And this is Who I am.
This is Who I am.
For all those who ask for Me.
This is who I am.
I am like Athena, yes.
And Minerva too.
She has a cognate in My name
which is shared with Brighid of Ireland and Wales.
Brig is Exalted.
Brig is Lady.
Brig is Queenly.
And this is Who I am as
the Queen of My People.
The Brigantes.
The People of Great Britain, Wales and Ireland.
And any people who call upon Me today.
This is Who I am.
Lady of the Distaff and Spindle
Lady of the Hearth and Home
Queen of Heaven
Lady of Victory in War
Lady of Victory in Life
Lady of Sovereignty and Sovereign Lady
Lady of Artisans and Crafts
Lady of Knowledge and Power.
And I am Lady of Poetry and Bards.
And I was called Nymph and Goddess
by the Romans.
and Heavenly Queen.
And I am the Sovereign Lady 
of all natural forces;
including sacred springs and rivers
and healing wells.
Over trees that are sacred to Me.
I am a Goddess of oracles, yes,
but more of divination than of Divine command.
Sovereign Lady
This is Who I am
For all Who call upon Me.
And I will come to all those who call,
for I answer the prayers of all of My people.

Sources

MacGrath, Sheena.  Brigantia: Goddess of the North. Lulu, 2015.