Taweret is a monster made of a hippopotamus head, lioness body, and crocodile tail. These were the most dangerous animals in Egypt, and this creature was made of all of them for the purpose of protecting newborn babies at the moment of birth. Taweret asks you if you have a new idea or project that needs assistance and protection? Have you protected your work and sought out legal protections for it, if applicable? Use your intuition to scan those who want to work with you for integrity and honesty. Place your trust in yourself and God first, before you entrust your creation to anyone else. If you are expecting a new birth yourself, or into your family, pray to God for protection and a blessing upon your new family member.
This glyph is Aker, the hieroglyph for time. The symbol shows a horizon of two hills and the sun resting between them. It shows the now in which we live (the sun), which is supported by the past and the future (the two hills). The Aker asks you, what are you doing with your time? Eternity is infinite time, but we do not have that in our lives here. If you are living in the past, or waiting for the future, you are not fully here in the now, where life takes place. Treasure every moment you have on Earth and wake up to the mission you chose to fulfill in your lifetime.
Ausar, otherwise known as Osiris, is the husband of Auset and founder of both Egypt as a nation and civilization as a way of life. He invented agriculture and government, both essential features of every nation. Ausar's special symbol is the crook and flail he holds in his hands. The crook is the tool of the shepherd, and the flail is the tool of the farmer to separate the wheat from the chaff. Ausar asks you what you are shepherding? Are you helping someone along in life, teaching and mentoring them? Be sure you show them how to use the flail to separate out the wheat from the useless chaff. You may even need to sift the facts to find what is truth and what is misleading or false. If you are the person in charge when a confusing set of facts presents itself, seek out the truth using the knowledge of others involved, always sifting their comments along with the other facts. Being a ruler is a continual balancing act.
Khnum is the divine potter. Khnum's sigil is a pot for dispensing anointing oil. Khnum was viewed by the ancients as being the creator of each person's physical body. Expectant mothers would pray to him to have a handsome son or beautiful daughter. Khnum also fashioned the eternal body, based on how you led your life. Khnum asks you to examine the principles you live by and test yourself to see if you are living up to them. Eternity lasts forever. Your eternal presence, or light body, is literally in your hands now as you live and breathe here on earth. Khnum, and your belief system, are here to help you as you are the potter of your future life.
The Menat is the counterweight worn to balance a heavy collar necklace worn by pharaoh, his wife, and the gods. This Menat is a symbol of joy, expressed in music and dance, because it is hollow and has chips of seashell in it like a rattle. It is also one of the symbols of the goddess HetHer (Hathor) whose love of music and the dance is legendary. The Menat asks you about the dance that is your life. Are you in rhythm? Are you filled with joy and share it by dancing with others? It is never too late, nor is there so much sadness that a little dancing won't cure.
This card is Serket whose symbol is the scorpion. She is both the goddess of healing and of childbirth. You can learn about Serket from her signature animal. The scorpion has a poison which can be deadly, or when used by a trained doctor/healer, in tiny amounts it can heal. If you are needing a healing, especially a physical one, Serket can be a symbol for you to contemplate. Or if you are led to work in the health industry, this card could be a definite yes answer. Finally, Serket reminds you that you are your own best healer. Not only should you take good care of your physical body, but you should also look to your emotions to be sure you are in a good place. Too much stress or anxiety can lead to physical problems. And your spiritual health has an impact on your body as well. Like Serket, look at the whole picture and make sure you are in control of your health and your life.
Tefnut is the goddess of water. She is a lioness wearing a blue water pot on her head, both symbolic of the power and cleansing force of water. Without water, life would not exist on earth. Water is also linked with spirituality through the rite of baptism, signifying a spiritual rebirth. Tefnut asks you to be mindful of your use of water, being thankful always in every time you drink or cleanse yourself. Water is also symbolic of the flow of spirit, which is not limited to being in any one place at a time, always moving and changing. Tefnut advises you to be fluid and flexible, allowing change to come and bending with the flow.
HeruWer (Horus the Elder) is represented by a flying winged falcon holding the shen in its talons and a sun disc over his head. This deity, like Merlin in the Celtic tradition, is the respected elder. In Ancient times, elders were respected for their wisdom andexperience. These same elders were advisers to pharaoh in peace and in war. HeruWer's emblem was worn by pharaoh into battle, where wisdom is the source of strategy and overcoming all enemies, and into eternity, where he continued to protect Egypt as another Re in the heavens. HeruWer asks you to be thankful for the elders in your life. Recognize experience and wisdom as the gems that they are. And know,if you are not already, that your experience and wisdom can teach others and is needed.
Geb is the god of Earth, the land we live upon. Geb's symbol is a goose and his name is the sound geese make to greet each day. He supports the ground we walk on and gives us food to eat and trees to shelter us. Geb asks what you are doing in support of the Earth? Are you mindful of the resources you use and conserve for future generations? Do you take time to bless your meals, going all of the way back to the people who farmed the food and those who transported it for sale? If you are wanting to start a large project for the betterment of mankind, Geb reaches out to help you in this task. You will need a stable foundation and it must be well-connected with the earth.