Sekhmet (Sagittarius November 27-December 26)
is fiery, intense, passionate and hard to control! She challenges us to
alter our course when we least expect. She is very loving yet
demanding, she can not stand by to watch us fall, with out the will to
change! Sekhmet is the Goddess of change, she is the force that is
within us when action is needed. Do not fear her, embrace her!
Sekhmet is one of the oldest Lioness
goddess in the Egyptian pantheon. She is most often portrayed as women
with the head of a lioness. Her name means "POWER", or "FEMALE Powerful
one". Her breath was said to cause the desert winds; flames would spew
from her mouth. She was the Goddess those feared and appeased. She was
known to transform into a lion and wreak vengeance for Ra when his
children displeased him.
Sekhmet lost her control on her rage and
began to see red, she eventually lost herself in her own lust for blood.
When Ra realized this he commanded bear to be made and dyed red, then
he spread it throughout the lands. Sekhmet thought it was blood and
drank it, she became very drunk and disoriented allowing herself to be
carried away so humanity would be spared.
Their is another Aspect of her, she was
known as a fierce loving MOTHER. Her protections and blessing were often
called upon. The duality in the nature of Sekhmet is that she is both
fiercely protective and yet an adoring mother. The association of the
sign Sagittarius comes from the fact that we are getting the bigger
picture, we are learning our place in the world. Sagittarius is the
ruler of politics, law, religion , and philosophical concepts.
Sagittarians are passionate, larger then life people, and portray
themselves as fiercely protective. They are ruled by Jupiter, the one
who helps expand everything. Jupiter is ruled by Horus the protector of
the sky's. It was only fitting that Sekhmet would be the Goddess of the
winter months, she carries all the aspects of Sagittarians, Jupiter and
She protects, loves, fights, and expands your souls purpose when we are heading in the wrong direction!
Glorious Sekhmet, The Almighty Goddess,
with your flying golden mane and flashing green eyes; your fiery
countenance causes all who meet you to lower their eyes and bow their
head. Fierce compassion lives deep within your big lioness heart as you
demand the truth from all those who dare to meet your gaze. Your great
power and energy catalyzes the fires of transformation within the hearts
of all who call out your name. You come when we are ready, and you come
when we are not-but, in the truth, you always come when the time is
right for change! No one is ever the same having felt your hot breath
upon their face and received your mercy and love. Where will you lead us
now? Warriors of love, and what new adventure will bring us? Great
Lady, will you help us quiet the fearful voices of doubt. while cooling
the reckless passion of impulsive? We humbly ask that you reconcile the
duality within us, merging the opposing forces into the grounded wisdom.
Show us how to stand in the fire of our own soul's truth!
Ritual to call in and honor Sekhmet.
Safely, create a fire. It may be in a fire
place or a pit, smudge bowl or cauldron. If it isn’t possible to build a
fire, light some candles and sit near them. Sit close enough to the
fire so that you can safely feel its heat.
Stare into the flames. Breathe deeply,
center, and connect with your heart. Read the invocation to Sekhmet.
Imagine that the great lioness is with you, breathing her hot breath
upon you. She is looking at you intently, inviting and expecting you to
make the change you know you must do. Reflect on what the change is-make
a phone call, write and email, gather your things together or leave
that job, relationship or area. Whatever it is, allow yourself to feel
the heat pressing upon you---Over coming your fears, insisting that you
take the first step toward change. Write a prayer of supplication to
Sekhmet asking for her assistance. As her to bestow upon you fierce
compassion so you can do what needs to be done. Convince her of your
willingness. End your prayer by sating. “I will do thy will”. Say your
prayer out loud and burn it in the fire. Journal about your
experience------and most importantly, ACT ON IT!
Gods/Goddesses- Hera, Apollo, Zeus, Juno,
Vesta, Jupiter, Isis, Neith, Osiris, Thoth, Inanna, Lugh, Apollo,
Helios, Hyperion, Phoebus, Apollo, Sol, Horus, Ra, Inti, Tezcatlipoca,
Tonatiuh, Bel, the Dagda, Lugh, Bran the Blessed, Nuada, Horus, Khepera,
Menthu, Osiris, Ra, Bast, Sekhmet, Huitzilopochtli, Apu Ponchau, Inti,
Color- Gold or Pale Yellow
Incense/Oil- Camommile, Marigold, Mistletoe, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Bay
Spirits- Phoenix, Cats
Stones- Topaz, Yellow Diamond, Yellow Jacinth, Chrysolite, Goldstone, Zircon, Pyrite
Plants- Laurel, Vine, Ash, Camomile, Centaury, Marigold, Rue, Mistletoe, St.Johnswort
Tarot Cards- Four Knights, Four Sixes
Magickal Tools- Wands
"Rituals- Honor, Power, Life, Growth,
Money, Healing, Understanding the Deep Mysteries, Intuition, Energy,
Favor, Promotion, Success, Friendship, Hope, Prosperity, Confidence,
Strengths: witty and highly adjustable in hard times.
Weaknesses: impatient, impetuous and quarrelsome.
Jobs assumed: teachers, lecturers, writers, announcers, investors.
Other: Blood, menstruation or menopause,
red wines, the sun, wilderness, the desert, snake, lion, heat, red
clothing, sexual passion, healing, trance and altered states, solar
plexus chakra, willpower