This is the 4th Extra Day within the Kemetic Orthodox calendar! Happy Birthday to the Fiercely Bright One; Mother of God; Clever of Tongue; Lady of Heaven, Earth and the Underworld! Happy Birthday to Aset!
This is the official Aset Oracle for the Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer.
ORACLE FOR YEAR 27 (given July 2019 for August 2019-2020; the year of Wepwawet)
Everything begins in the first moment. In lapis and black, water and sky – everything begins.
The way is opened and Zep Tepi comes again.
I am Aset, cleverest of Netjeru, She Who Knows the Secret Name and I say to you: begin. No matter your intentions, begin. No matter your support or opposition, begin. It is the day of the Opening of the Year and it is the day of beginning the year of transformations. It is a year of becoming and a year of beginning. It is your year. I give each of you My blessing in it.
All Netjeru are speaking, but one of us is first to come. This year is His. Walk with Him and you will prosper. Take His hand and you will not be left behind. Begin, and with the companionship and blessing of the Opener of Ways, all ways will be opened to beginnings, transformations, and Zep Tepi.
Challenge yourselves to service not only of your Netjeru and your family but of all beings. Bring Ma’at into the world. Make bright Her way among the shemsu and remetj and rekhyet. Eat of Her brightness and make a feast for everything Ra encircles. Make your devotion a work of love that grows.
There is much to be taught, and much to be learned, and these tasks also grow. Make your foundations as eternal as water and sky. Wisdom will be needed this year, and many years to come in generations beyond those you know. Gather your wisdom as you spread Ma’at.
I say to you: what have you united? What do you carry? What are your actions? Where are your journeys? How do you begin? The blessing of the Opener comes to you only as long as you begin, unite, and act. If you stand in terror or shame, and you do nothing, He will pass you by. Do you want your blessings to leave without you? Stop chasing. Walk with Him instead of behind.
Zep Tepi is come. You have much to do. We walk with you – do not be afraid. Know Our presence. Rise to Our challenge. Receive Our blessings. Listen to Our words. Directly and through the one united with the heart of Ma’at, you hear Us. Do not ignore any blessings you possess or teachings you receive. In His year, all things act as keys for doors unseen and unnoticed. Opportunities are everywhere.
No other words are necessary. Begin.
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This is a review of Auset Egyptian Oracle Cards by Elisabeth Jensen and Illustrated by Marie Klement. First off I have to say I love the art. The cards are gorgeous. The gods and goddesses are depicted in very traditional, ancient Egyptian styles and motifs. They are absolutely stunning! (I do prefer this art style, so I am completely biased here). The only card I did not like the image of was the Sirius card.
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)
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.
Here are the updates on my various books.
Lord of the Ways
An Anthology for Wepwawet
By Chelsea Luellon Bolton
This book is an anthology for Wepwawet (Upwawet, Upuaut; Greek: Ophois). He is a guide to the living and the dead, a warrior armed with a mace and a bow, and a standing Jackal on his standard with the Uraeus and shedshed. He is a scout, a guard, a guide and a warrior. He is a god of strength, a guide for travelers, a protector of Kings, a protector of cemeteries, a protector of Wesir (Osiris) and a son of Aset (Isis). He leads the way in war, ritual processions and the path of the sun’s journey and the path of the soul through the Underworld.
Contributors are welcome to explore:
Wepwawet in His various roles as the Way-Opener, the god of war, god of pathways, guardian of the cemetery, Lord of the Roads, guide to the living and the dead, the protector of gods and humanity or any of His other roles.
Wepwawet as the son of Aset/Isis and Osiris; as the son of Ra; as the son of Nut
Wepwawet and his relationship to Anubis, Anupet, Sed, Horus (son of Isis), Hathor, Wadjet, the Uraeus or any other ancient Egyptian deity.
Wepwawet and his relationship to his mother/consort: Aset/Isis or Hathor, Lady of Medjed.
Wepwawet and his syncretisms: Wepwawet-Anubis, Wepwawet-Ra, Wepwawet-Horus, son of Isis/Osiris, etc.
We are seeking submissions of:
• poetry and oracles
• devotions, rituals or magical practice
• academic or scholarly articles (with footnotes and bibliography)
• short fiction (5,000 word limit)
• artwork (300dpi; black and white only)
• translations of ancient works (must have permission of the copyright owner or translator if not translated directly from the hieroglyphs)
Deadline: January 7, 2020
Submission Formats: Word Document pasted within the body of an email or as an email attachment. Also please put Wepwawet Submission in the title of the email.
Rights: Worldwide, non-exclusive for print book and e-book formats (contributors retain all rights to their work); projected release date is Spring of 2020 through Amazon KDP Print and Kindle; Lulu PDF ebook,
Contributors: There is no monetary compensation for contributors. Contributors will receive a free PDF copy of the book for personal use and be able to purchase the book at a discount.
A permission to publish form will be sent out via email once all the submissions are received.