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, 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
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!
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.
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 got the Oracle of Seshet by Rev. Normandi Ellis and Amy Auset Rohn a few days ago. Here is a post of my initial impressions.
This deck is gorgeous. Each card has a photo of a hieroglyphic term, name or concept from ancient Egypt with the name of it written in English below the photo. Amy Auset Rohn’s photos are gorgeous, clear and easy to see.
The cards themselves are firm, good quality and easy to shuffle despite the small size. The cards are smaller than I personally would have liked. I prefer larger cards, but that’s just my personal preference. The cards are easy to read, see and use. I did find a possible error though. The card with the cartouche on it did not have a word written on the card (Unless that was done in purpose. I don’t yet have the companion book to tell).
Nine of the cards are also advertisements for both Rev. Normandi Ellis and Amy Auset Rohn’s other work. On the one hand, I understand why they did this (in case you don’t get the companion book, you still get to know about their work) and on the other hand, I wish they had added more cards to the deck instead.
Some deity names included in this deck are Seshet, Set, Wadjet, Djehuty, Amun, Heru, Nut, Ra, Khepera, Ptah, Het-Hor (Hathor), Anpu (Anubis), Asar (Osiris), Ast (Aset) and Nebhet (Nebet Het). (Yes, Nebet Het’s name is spelled Nebhet on the card. I wish it had been spelled Nebthet instead.) I was very happy to see these many deities in the deck. On the other hand, I wish there had been more gods included like Sekhmet or Mut or Bast or Tefnut and Shu.
Much of the deck consists of concepts (some god/concepts too) such as Heka, Sia, Ma’at, Sekhem, Akh, Akhet, Hu, Ka, Ib, Hotep and Sahu.
The deck does come with three keycards with the list of the cardnames and some keywords so you know their basic meaning. I loved that this was included especially if you haven’t yet gotten the companion book (Hieroglyphic Words of Power by Normandi Ellis) yet. I have not gotten the companion book yet so this is just based on the cards.
Overall, I would recommend this deck to those who love ancient Egyptian deities, concepts and oracle decks.