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Aset Luminous: Procession of Aset, Mother of God

Festival Names:  Procession of Aset, the Bright One, Mother of God a.k.a. Aset Luminous

Day: 4th Shomu, Day 2

This festival commemorates Aset’s nightly search by torchlight for Her husband Wesir.  In modern times, paper boats are made (with written petitions on them) and they are placed in water with a tealight on top.

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 Chelsea Bolton

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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Aset’s Magic: Anger Management

I got this heka from Aset.

Items Needed

  • Image or statue of Aset or Sekhmet
  • Offerings
  • Paper
  • Pen (not red)
  • Bowl of water
  • Salt

Pray to Aset and/or Sekhmet-Mut to help you with your anger.

Give an offering.

Write down what you are angry about.  Crumple the paper and put it in the water.

Sprinkle salt over it.

Pray to the Goddesses to relieve your anger.

Pour out the water outside and throw the paper in the trash.

Take the trash out as soon as possible.

Thank the Goddesses and eat the offerings.

 

 

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So, I have thinky thoughts

So, I’ve been thinking about festival cycles and how to come up with a good cutic practice for Aset.

Obviously there are Feasts, Festivals and Processions of Aset. But there are also cycles. Yearly cycles. I’ve been looking at the worship of the Virgin Mary recently and she has feasts year-round and a monthly feast on the 21st of each month in the Coptic Orthodox Church. And these feasts are all about her life (birth, temple, immaculate conception, Theotokos, her mourning of Jesus etc).

This got me thinking about the yearly cycle of Aset life I did here: Aset’s Yearly Cycle and how I could build something from it.

She has tons of holidays and some of them are more low-key celebrations like for Feasts of Aset you could offer Her a feast or for Processions they could be oracle or divination times (unless they are specifically for Wesir, maybe). But Her Mythic Cycle is the point. Her stories are the point. These are Her Mysteries.

I think the holidays that need to have a separate festival ritual done for them are only a few times a year. Looking at Her divine relationships and Her stories and Her cycles, I’d have to say Her High Holy Days could be:

Natural Cycles
1-New Year (Sopdet appears and inundation)
12 to 24-Festival of Roses/Rhodophoria
20-Procession of the Goddess of Heaven Goes South to the Road (Sopdet; half-way point)

Her Mythic Life Cycle
4 to 21-Aset, Mother of God Gives Birth to Heru-sa-Aset
8 to 16-Festival of the Marriage of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess
9 to 26-Entering the Temple of Aset-Shentayet (not sure if this is redundant as the Mysteries are in the same month)
18-30-Mysteries of Wesir
26 of 3 Shomu to 15 of 4 Shomu-Festival of the Birth of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess (and a ritual can be adapted to be used for the other Birth of Aset festivals throughout the year)
2-Aset Luminous: Procession of Aset, the Brilliant, Mother of God (searching for Wesir; bright goddess festival)
Extra Day 4-Birth of Aset

I’m not sure what to do with these either. They aren’t Her Myth cycle or natural phenomena, but Her stellar and solar aspects and light aspects are very important.

Bright Festivals
Her Various Birth Festivals Throughout the Year
5 to 6 of March-Navigation of Aset/Isidis Navigium
21-Sacred Festival of Aset of Pharos (Isis Pharia)
25 of April-Sacrifice to Aset of Pharos (Isis Pharia)/Sacrum Phariae
26 of 3 Shomu to 15 of 4 Shomu-Festival of the Birth of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess
28-Appearance of Sopdet
30-Burning the Widow’s Flame
2-Aset Luminous: Procession of Aset, the Brilliant, Mother of God

Here is a link to the festival calendar if anyone wants to see it: Aset Holidays.

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Prayer to Aset During Menses

Prayer to Aset During Menses
by TahekerutAset (JewelofAset)

Here is a prayer to be said when a woman is on her menses. To begin the informal rite, light a candle, offer incense or scent of any kind and give an offering of food or drink to Aset.

This prayer is for people who would like a little more structure to their religious life during menses. Some temples and some devotees observe a blood taboo which includes barring menstruating women from performing formal rituals such as Priest rites or formal daily rites. (for more on why see this post: Menstruation Taboo).

For this reason, you may want to create a small informal shrine to perform this rite.

During an Oracle session with Aset the Goddess shared with me that the menstrual cycle is the renewal of the ka of the person which mirrors the renewal of creation such as the sun rising and setting, the monthly phases of the moon and the appearing and departure of the Distant Goddess and the star Sopdet.

Bathe and dress in clean clothes of any kind and go before Aset’s shrine. Light a candle, incense or essential oil and place an offering on the shrine.

This is the Mystery of the Ka
This is the Mystery of the Mothers
I come before You, Great Aset, Mother of God
I come before You with offerings
Of flame, fragrance and food.
So that You may grant me
Health, Blessing and Renewal
May I be renewed
As Ra is renewed
As Sekhmet is renewed
As Wesir is renewed
As Earth and Heaven
are renewed
As You cleanse the ka with Your tears and flame
So too am I
Renewed
During this time.
Kheperu.

Thank Aset and give the offerings. Blow out the candles and incense. Eat the food offerings afterwards.