According to the Cairo Calendar, adjusted for the changes in our modern sky as Sirius, the Sothis Star, rises in August rather than mid-June in Ancient Times, today is the feast day of Sekhmet Bast Ra.
We therefore reflect upon the 164th Chapter of The Book of the Dead in which prayer and homage is made:
Homage to Thee, O Sekhmet-Bast-Ra,
Thou Mistress of the Gods, Thou bearer of wings,
Lady of the crowns of the South and of the North,
Only One, Sovereign of Her Father,
Superior to whom the Gods cannot be,
Thou Mighty One of the enchantments in the Boat of Millions of Years,
Thou who art preeminent,
Who risest in the seat of silence,
Mistress and Lady of the Tomb,
Mother in the Horizon of Heaven,
Gracious One, Beloved,
Destroyer of Rebellion,
Offerings are in Thy grasp,
And Thou art standing in the bows of the boat of Thy Divine Father to overthrow the Fiend.
Thou hast placed Ma’at in the bows of His boat.
Praise be to Thee, O Lady,
Who art mightier than the Gods,
And words of adoration rise to Thee from the Eight Gods of Heliopolis.
The living souls who are in their chests praise Thy mystery.
O Thou who art Their Mother, Thou Source from whom They sprang,
Who makest for Them a place of repose in the hidden underworld,
Who makest sound their bones and preservest Them from terror,
Who makest Them strong in the abode of everlastingness,
Who preservest Them from the evil chamber of the souls of the god-of-the-terrible-face who is among the company of the Gods.
‘Utchat of Sekhmet, Mighty Lady, Mistress of the Gods’ Is Thy Name.