#Hathor and #Sekhmet are two sides of the same Goddess. Hathor is Her gentle, nurturing and life-giving aspect, while Sekhmet is Her fierce and destructive side.
Hathor, the Holy Heifer, symbolises the entire heavens including the Sun, the Moon and the stars. She is depicted as a cow, which is a symbol of nurture and life and by extension represents civilisation. Hathor reveals Her origins through Her headdress which consists of a solar disc surrounded by two lunar cow horns and the ancient wise serpent symbol, the Uraeus cobra. Hathor’s cow belly is descibed as being full of stars, which connects Her to the Goddess Neit, who is the heavens.
Like Hathor, Sekhmet also wears the Sun disk and the Uraeus Serpent as Her headdress. She does not, however, wear the lunar cow horns, as She is solely linked to the Sun.
Sekhmet, the Mighty One, the destructive mid-summer Sun, is hot, fierce and dangerous. She is also called “Nesert”, the Flame, as the dry summer heat is often linked to destructive wild fires.
Although the fierce African sun is potentially life-threatening, in small doses it can be medicinal. All life on the surface of the Earth needs sunlight to thrive, so even in mid-summer the Sun has healing properties. Sekhmet is “the Great One of Healing” and Her priestesses were renowned for their medical expertise.
Seated figure of the goddess #Sekhmet on a throne #New_Kingdom 18th Dynasty Egypt 1332-1323 BC
Who was Sekhmet?
Sekhmet (Sakhmet) is one of the oldest known Egyptian deities. Her name is derived from the Egyptian word "Sekhem" (which means "power" or "might") and is often translated as the "Powerful One" or "She who is Powerful". She is depicted as a lion-headed woman, sometimes with the addition of a sun disc on her head. Her seated statues show her holding the ankh of life, but when she is shown striding or standing she usually holds a sceptre formed from papyrus (the symbol of northern or Lower Egypt) suggesting that she was associated primarily with the north. However, some scholars argue that the deity was introduced from Sudan (South of Egypt) where lions are more plentiful.
Sekhmet's main cult centre was in Memphis (Men Nefer) where she was worshipped as "the destroyer" alongside her consort Ptah (the creator) and Nefertum (the healer). She was also known as the "Lady of Pestilence" and the "Red Lady" (indicating her alignment with the desert) and it was thought that she could send plagues against those who angered her. When the centre of power shifted from Memphis to Thebes during the New Kingdom the Theban Triad (Amun, Mut, and Khonsu), Sekhmet's attributes were absorbed into that of Mut (who sometimes took the form of a lion).
Statue of Sekhmet .
The goddess Sekhmet was described in ancient myths as “the eye of Ra” or “the daughter of Ra”. Dangerous and destructive, she was sent by the sun god Ra to eradicate his enemies. She was associated with pestilence and had to be placated to ward off diseases. Priests of Sekhmet were probably physicians who practised conventional medicine as swnw-doctors, believing that appeasing the goddess would bring healing. .
To this day #Sekhmet is honored and respected as a symbol of the power of the feminine. While the stories tell of excess, the message is clear – women are powerful – and can be dangerous! Sekhmet, while a fearsome warrior, was also the patron of physicians. Even though she was powerful and a destructive force, she was a healer. Her priests were considered some of the best physicians of their time. In a way this is also power – showing Sekhmet to be a Goddess worthy of great respect.
Sekhmet’s name means “the Mighty One”. She got the title of “Lady of Flame” because it was said that her body takes on the bright glare of the midday sun. It is also said that her hot breath is the desert’s wind. She is the burning, scorching, destructive heat of the sun, a powerful force to be respected.
Sekhmet is usually depicted with the head of a lion and the body of a beautiful woman. Lions were very powerful beasts in southern Egypt. As the most powerful goddess of Lower Egypt, Sekhmet was viewed as possessing the strength and power of the lion.
Sekhmet is honored to this day. She represents the power and force that women can bring to bear when necessary. She gives strength and confidence to young girls. To honor her, and ask her blessings, use red crystals such as ruby, red agates, and garnets to appeal to her warlike aspect; bright yellow and orange crystals honoring her as “the lady of flame” such as citrine and orange calcite; and brown and tan colored crystals such as amber, topaz, and tiger eye honoring her association with the lion and its strength. Place these crystals on a small altar outdoors at noon to ask her for strength and power in your life.
Goddess Sekhmet ("She who is powerful") was described in ancient myths as the "Eye of Ra" or "The daughter of Ra". Dangerous and destructive, she was sent by the sun god Ra to eradicate his enemies. She was associated with pestilence and has to be placed to ward off disease. Priests of Sekhmet were probably physicians who practiced conventional medicine as swnw doctors, believing that appeasing the goddess would bring healing.
Statue in granidiorite, 1390-1352BC, Thebes.
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Each emotion has a gift. Anger can be particularly useful. You also don't have to experience a certain feeling all day long though. Understanding and listen to the message will tremendously help rebalance.
It's always a work in progress and life asks for growth and transformation continuously. And it's true that the deeper your understanding, the more willingness you have to look deep inside yourself: both the good and what's considered 'bad', it will free up so much. And contribute to feeling more secure and balanced.
Anger is interesting and useful. Many would love to suppress it. Fingers in ears and 'lalala' not hearing it!
It tells you of your boundaries. It tells you of issues of control. And most of all it highlights where you are dis-empowered in your life. Where (and to whom) you've given your power away. Especially if you are raging it tells you one thing: you've hit an old wound and it wants to be cleansed from within you. Hold onto it and it will become hate and destructive towards others. It can start wars and kill. Because it feels like THEY are responsible. And it should be retaliated, which as history tells us, is a sure recipe to never ending wars, feuds and deaths. And on top it: it remains unsolved. As long if you keep it within, you'll see it outside.
So when I encounter it, I thank anger and work with it. Because it shows me valuable lessons. It makes me reconsider and make different choices. Reclaim my power.
If it's inside and kept inside (like with all emotions) it will start yeasting. Composting. And it feeds the "shadow side"; the parts we would rather not look at in ourselves.
Emotions also stay in the body which means they hold a pattern and a frequency )which attracts similar stuff to you until you heal it). So I clear it up whenever ready. So that part is healed.
It's not a big deal. Everyone feels 4 core emotions and anger is part of that. It IS a big deal if you are not allowing it to be there and refuse the lessons anger wants to teach you.
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When you cease to feel aligned with anything that used to feed your spark, you're unraveling.
When you come to realize that your truth is so, so different than all the glamorized magick and insta-worthy witchy shots, you're recalibrating.
When you come to feel a complete detachment from the skin, the image, the idea of yourself that you've hung onto for dear life, you're waking the fuck up.
When you start to surrender to this calm that you're just now allowing to well up and consume you, you're taking your first step.
The time to hang out in that beautiful, mysterious void of you is now. The time to commune with your fierce inner child - your buried truth - is upon you. 'Tis the season. ''Tis YOUR season. 🔥
I'm almost at 2,000 followers (holy shit, when did that happen?!), and as a gift of immense gratitude for all of the insanely kind words of support and encouragement so many of you have left for me, I'm including a free Sekhmet ritual with each purchase of a single card reading from my website (link in bio). It's the perfect practice to infuse into this month of simultaneous burning and darkness; it carries strength, power, and the fierce energy that will support you during your purifying descent...and your magnificent rise ⚡️🖤⚡️
Ritual offer runs all month, in the essence of gratitude, fire, and the communal strength and support that will benefit us all immensely, right now. 🔥
Sekhmet è il simbolo dell’affermazione di sè, della capacità di combattere e di guarire allo stesso stempo. E’ la femminilità dentro di noi che ci spinge ad essere Regine della nostra vita. Sekhmet possiede una natura Leonina. Il Suo è un archetipo straordinario, che richiama in sé la femminilità, ma anche la forza e l’autonomia.
Sekhmet è la dea egiziana delle medicine e delle battaglie. Viene rappresentata con il corpo di donna e la testa di leonessa e il Suo nome significa “Dea potente”, Colei che detiene lo scettro, che distrugge il male e ciò che non ha stabilità. Sekhmet è strettamente connessa al Sole, capace di offrire la vita tanto quando pretende trasparenza e obbedienza.
Todays card is from the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards, by Doreen Virtue. 'Sekhmet - Be Strong.' You are most definitely stronger than you realize. Your inner strength is what has helped to get you where you are today. This card has a strong resemblance to the Chariot card in tarot. It also represents triumph over difficulties. A card of success! Don't underestimate or limit yourself. You have all of the courage, wisdom and strength you need to get you where you want to be in life. Sekhmet is an Egyptian sun goddess, whose name means "strong and mighty." So be bold and brave today. You've got this!! #goddessguidance#oraclecards#doreenvirtue#dailycardreading#sekhmet#bestrong
:: The Queen Affirmation Candle :: I love her because She is the first spiritual download I received in regards to the affirmation candles. I remember waking up at 4, not being able to go back to sleep. •
It was a full moon and my heart was overflowing. I felt the need to download, and decided to write it all down. •
Girl!!! Let me tell you! I've never experienced anything like it!! I received the oils to use, the underlying vibrations, the images, the emotions, the corresponding energy/deity... It was a very enlightening experience! •
It really changed the way I interact with the Divine. It taught me to trust that Divine would share its wisdom in the right time. And it also taught me to be more mindful of my thought patterns.
The Divine is waiting to flow through us, but it's for us to be open to receive. And you know what, it will take you on a journey that you can't even recognize!
Trust in your calling. Trust that you're exactly where you need to be. Trust that you have everything you need to grow into who you are supposed to be. •
And I can honestly say that the Queen candle assists you in just this. When I was in test phase, one tester said that instead of waking up with a load of negative self-talk, she woke up feeling light. The first words she said to herself were "I Love You".
♡☆ And this is what I'd like for you. I'd like for you to see yourself in all your beauty, in all your power. ♡☆