Bat is a very ancient Egyptian deity revered as a celestial goddess and goddess of fertility. Her worship began during the Predynastic period of Egypt and extended up through the Middle Kingdom, a period of over 1000 years. As a celestial goddess in her cow form, she was associated with the Milky Way. Bat also … Continue reading Bat, the Goddess of Two Faces
The Cairo Calendar is a 19th Dynasty Egyptian almanac and horoscope calendar that lists feasts, mythological events, favorable or adverse days, forecasts, and warnings. It includes over 40 references to the "going forth" of deities. According to researcher Patricia Hardy, dates of the "going forth" coincide with astronomical events, the movements of stars and constellations. … Continue reading Hymn to Thoth and the Rising of Alphekka
In Ancient Egypt, and up until 1970, the Nile inundation would begin just after the Summer Solstice. The high water with natural nutrients and minerals would annually enrich the fertile soil along the Nile Valley making this area ideal for agriculture. However, the natural flooding varied, and high-water years could destroy the whole crop, while … Continue reading Anuket the Nile Goddess
Taweret was an ancient Egyptian goddess of maternity and childbirth, protector of women and children. She was known as "The Great Female," a fierce demonic fighter as well as a popular deity who guarded the mother and her newborn child. Tawaret was thought to assist women in labor and scare off demons that might harm … Continue reading Tawaret, “The Great Female”
Our Full Moon Ceremony, during the Harvest Moon, this last week was particularly special. We began the evening with an opening processional by ringing the ceremonial bell; this was followed by the banging of our rather large gong, and then carrying our small singing bowls as we walked the Ankh Labyrinth. After completing a quiet … Continue reading The Harvest of the Full Moon
According to the Ancient Egyptian horoscope calendar known as the Cairo Calendar*, today is a very favorable day. Horus hears your words in the presence of the gods and goddesses. Everything you say and see shall be in goodness. Horus speaks: "I am life rushing on, born from the egg of the world, born from … Continue reading Horus hears your words…
Over five thousand years ago Ancient Egyptians celebrated the re-birth of the sun at this time of year. The midwinter festival celebrated the birth of Horus, son of Aset. The feast days were for 12 days, to reflect the 12 divisions in their zodiac sun calendar. Ancient Egyptians decorated with greenery and especially with 12 … Continue reading Solstice, the Re-Birth of Horus
The last moon phase of the year is the Long Nights Moon in December, also called Raven or Big Winter Moon, depending on where you live. This is often a time of introspection and self discovery, as you evaluate the trials and tribulations that you've endured over the past year. This is a time to re-evaluate where you want to go and who you want to be in the coming twelve month; this is a season of adaptation and change. Full Moon/Mirror of Hathor scrying magic can be very helpful to see the possibilities.
Visualize the goddess Hathor standing before you holding Her mirror, reflective side out. Go outside imagine Her in a sacred natural space. She is protecting your space with Her sacred mirror.
As we look to the sky during this time of year, we see the constellation Orion directly above at midnight. Orion was to the ancient Egyptians (and to many of us) the most distinctive of all the constellations in the night sky. It rises directly before the adjacent star Sirius. Orion was imagined as being … Continue reading Orion’s Belt, Sothis, and the Pyramids of Giza