Time for another CardSpot! Again, I’m delayed in posting it, due to neighbours partying till 2am Sunday morning resulting in my calling the police to at least have them turn the music down and a severe lack of hot water in the house due to the element going poof in the cylinder! The electrician came late yesterday afternoon, a hot shower was had this morning, ergo I feel human enough again to attempt coherency in a blog post! 😀
Again, I’ve opted to use the Sacred Scarabs, for divination and personal power by DeTraci Regula & Kerigwen. And again, the scarabs knew I didn’t really have a particular query in mind, because the first one out of the bag was….
Who knows how old this ancient wonder really is? Heck, we’re still finding out about how it’s constructed and wondering who exactly did so. Was it once representing a particular ruler? Or is it an image of the lion-headed Goddess Sekhmet? One particular myth/legend pertaining to Sphinx is that it communicated in a dream to a man named Thutmosis that it wished to be swept clean of sand and revealed. The man did so, and subsequently ascended to the throne of Egypt as Pharaoh. (You can read more of the story and the theories as to why Thutmosis IV in fact related his dream for posterity here.) Crowned with a sacred cobra, the Sphinx harnesses the energies of the ruler(s) and two of the Eyes of Ra – Sekhmet and Uadjet. But, as always with Sphinx; there’s no answer available or revealable just now. Or…maybe questions will be answered in their own good (and long?!) time.
The Lord of Becomings, the one who becomes. Kheper in the Egyptian language is one of the key root words, with many meanings dependant on how it’s used. Overall though, it means to become, to create, to make. Kheper (one of the word’s derivatives) represents spring or the spring equinox – quite appropriate for the time of the year really. Khepra was the original beetle-headed sun deity of Egypt, who was eventually replaced by Ra. Khepera is also associated with midnight and the rites performed for the Gods at that time, as well as the messages of initiation and of receiving hidden or protected knowledge.
The scarab beetle itself made a popular ingredient in ancient and modern magical spells – usually for good luck or fertility (harken back to the spring thing!) or blessings from the great-grandfather of the Gods.
There’s divine intervention going on, and trusting gut instincts/feelings is the best way to continue the journey.
Sacred space was announced as soon as one passed through the great pylon gates of the temples. The temples were the physical representations of Pharaoh and his divine relations, the Gods and Goddesses. This scarab has a few meanings, so I’m going to give an overview of them rather than choose one.
1. A time of ‘temple service’ – esoteric duty time. It won’t be a long thing, if taken in the context of the usual Egyptian temple service being one month out of every three or four before returning to everyday life.
2. ‘Sacred enclosures’ such as home or workplace need to be examined to ensure that you’re looking at the spiritual as well as the everyday aspects of things.
3. It may be a reminder to take a break and focus on your soul/spirit. Work to live, not live to work.
4. Temple can also represent established organisations (companies, churches, schools etc). Either interacting with such an organisation or forming one.
What do I get from the reading? Something divine and ageless this way comes. It’s going to be something that imparts some kind of knowledge or wisdom that I know instinctively is right. It may mean a time to step back, take a look at what in my life isn’t nurturing my spirit/soul and working to correct it by getting actively involved somewhere, someway…