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Nephthys 287   Leave a comment

The origin of the goddess Nephthys is unclear but the literal translation of her name is usually given as “Lady of the House,” which has caused some to mistakenly identify her with the notion of a “housewife,” or as the primary lady who ruled a domestic household. This is a pervasive error repeated in many commentaries concerning this deity. Her name means quite specifically, “Lady of the [Temple] Enclosure” which associates her with the role of priestess.

“Ascend and descend; descend with Nephthys, sink into darkness with the Night-bark. Ascend and descend; ascend with Isis, rise with the Day-bark.”

Pyramid Text Utterance 222 line 210

Jessica Levai notes, ‘while Nephthys’s marriage to Set was a part of Egyptian mythology, it was not a part of the myth of the murder and resurrection of Osiris. She was not paired with Set the villain, but with Set’s other aspect, the benevolent figure who was the killer of Apophis. This was the aspect of Set worshiped in the western oases during the Roman period, where he is depicted with Nephthys as co-ruler.’

It is Nephthys who assists Isis in gathering and mourning the dismembered portions of the body of Osiris, after his murder by the envious Set. Nephthys also serves as the nursemaid and watchful guardian of the infant Horus. The Pyramid texts refer to Isis as the “birth-mother” and to Nephthys as the “nursing-mother” of Horus. Nephthys was attested as one of the four “Great Chiefs” ruling in the Osirian cult-center of Busiris, in the Delta.

Nephthys was also a beer Goddess and this may go somewhat to explaining her title of Lady of the temple as beer was often drank at festivals and rituals.  Nephthys is a goddess who gives the Pharaoh power to see “that which is hidden by moonlight.” This fits well with more general textual themes that consider Nephthys to be a goddess whose unique domain was darkness, or the perilous edges of the desert.  Nephthys was considered the unique protectress of the Sacred Phoenix, or the Bennu Bird. This role may have stemmed from an early association in her native Heliopolis, which was renowned for its “House of the Bennu” temple. In this role, Nephthys was given the name “Nephthys-Kheresket,” and a wealth of temple texts from Edfu, Dendera, Philae, Kom Ombo, El Qa’la, Esna, and others corroborate the late identification of Nephthys as the supreme goddess of Upper Egyptian Nome VII, where another shrine existed in honor of the Bennu.

the Bennu was a self-created being said to have played a role in the creation of the world. It was said to be the ba (soul) of Ra and enabled the creative actions of Atum.  It was said to have flown over the waters of Nun that existed before creation, landing on a rock and issuing a call that determined the nature of creation. It was also a symbol of rebirth and was therefore associated with Osiris.

Nephthys in the natal chart is associated with nurturing potential, seeing what is unseen i.e. potential talents and gifts still undiscovered and hidden from view that just need time and practice to develop and ripen where Isis creates Nephthys nurtures to fruition.

Nephthys in aspect to Sun indicates strong nurting nature and patience in dealing with children especially.

Nephthys in aspect to moon indicates strong intuitive understanding and empathy for others

Nephthys in aspect to Mercury indicates a strong sense of inner wisdom and intuitive insight

Nephthys in aspect to Venus indicates deep unconditional love for others may be used as a source of healing

Nephthys in aspect to Mars indicates strong intuitive abilities and drive to develop talents

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Posted August 2, 2014 by neptune's Aura Astrology in Egyptian Asteroids

Ptah 5011   Leave a comment

Ptah conceives the world by the thought of his heart and gives life through the magic of his Word. That which Ptah commanded was created, with which the constituents of nature, fauna, and flora, are contained.

  • Ptah the beautiful face
  • Ptah lord of truth
  • Ptah master of justice
  • Ptah who listens to prayers
  • Ptah master of ceremonies
  • Ptah lord of eternity

Ptah in the natal chart indicates our creative nature and birth of ideas, invention, creativity and expression as well as our strength of belief in justice, truth, compassion and altruism.

Ptah in aspect to the sun indicates strong creativity and expression, strong sense of ethics and justice and a feeling of connection to the divine

Ptah in aspect to Moon indicates strong connection to ancestral beliefs, traditions and customs as well as a deep sense of compassion for others

Ptah in aspect to Mercury indicates great inventive and creative talents and creative writing and speaking in particular may be gifted

Ptah in aspect to Venus indicates strong connection to the natural world and a continued sense of awe and wonder as well as deep compassion and love for humanity

Ptah in aspect to Mars indicates strong creative and healing energy and a passion for the natural world, also indicates a crusader ready to defend others.

Posted August 2, 2014 by neptune's Aura Astrology in Egyptian Asteroids

Sekhmet 5381   Leave a comment

Sekhmet means the powerful one and was an Egyptian Lioness Goddess. Just as Jesus was called the Lion of Judah, in Islamic traditions Ali Ibn Abu Talibis called the “Lion of God” (Asadullah) by Shiite Muslims, Hamzah, the uncle of Muhammad, was also called Lion of God. The Lion symbolises strength of conviction, bravery and power but it also in conjunction with Goddesses shows a strong maternal instinct and protective nature.  The duality of this asteroid between the holy man and the brave warrior is understood in the sense of power that both have to change lives of their people for the better by the strength of their conviction.

Sekhmet in aspect to Sun denotes a powerful personality and strength of moral conviction.

Sekhmet in aspect to moon denotes strong protective and maternal instinct as well as strength to nurture and protect their community from harm.

Sekhmet in aspect to Mercury denotes a powerful thinker with gifted philosophical abilities

Sekhmet in aspect to Venus denotes the individual may have strong healing capacities and strong protective instinct

Sekhmet in aspect to Mars denotes a powerful and brave warrior prepared to take a stance alone if necessary in fighting injustice

Posted August 2, 2014 by neptune's Aura Astrology in Egyptian Asteroids

Anubis 1912   Leave a comment

Anubis the Jackel headed God welcomed souls into the next life and weighed their hearts before welcoming them into the land of the dead.  Anubis in the natal chart is all about weighing up our actions and deeds, considering the consequences of our behaviour on others and taking responsibility for our actions.

Anubis in aspect to the sun indicates a strong moral and compassionate outlook on life and a considerate nature.

Anubis in aspect to the moon indicates a strong sense of duty towards others especially family and a responsibility to guide future generations

Anubis in aspect to Mercury denotes great ability to reason different courses of action and their likely outcomes and effects on others

Anubis in aspect to Venus indicates strong compassionate and loving nature

Anubis in aspect to Mars indicates a strong sense of morality and desire to fight for justice

Anubis in aspect to Jupiter indicates strong faith in justice

Anubis in aspect to Saturn indicates a strong sense of responsibility and duty

Hathor 2340   Leave a comment

Hathor is an ancient Cow Goddess of Egypt along with Isis she is said to be the mother of Horus and her name means the mansion of Horus.  Hathor is associated also with the Nile and childbirth in particular, when the waters break in labour it was seen as symbolic of Hathor.  Hathor also welcomed the dead into the new world, death was seen as a rebirth and it was very natural for Hathor to be connected as the Goddess of Birth.

The Cult of Osiris promised eternal life to those deemed morally worthy. Originally the justified dead, male or female, became an Osiris but by early Roman times females became identified with Hathor and men with Osiris.

Hathor in the natal chart is about the birth of ideas, creative expression, invention, nurturing, bringing joy and living in accordance with moral convictions.

Hathor in aspect to the sun denotes strong character and morals as well as a love of art and creative expression

Hathor in aspect to moon indicates strong maternal instinct and nurturing nature

Hathor in aspect to Venus indicates love of music, art , style and flair in clothing and decorating

Hathor in aspect to Mars indicates a strong protective maternal instinct and a strong drive for fairness and justice for all.

 

Horus 1924   Leave a comment

In archaic Egypt both Horus and Set were associated with royalty.  However the invading Hykos associated Set with their God and adopted him as their symbol of rulership in Egypt.  Horus therefore not only began to represent royalty for the Egyptians but notions of identity and heritage.  Horus came to represent what it means to be Egyptian, their heritage, culture and unity of the people under one symbol.

Horus in the natal chart represents our sense of identity, heritage and culture as well as our connection to traditions and ancestors Horus is a symbol of creativity and prosperity through our connection to the land and guardianship of it.

Horus in aspect to the sun denotes much creativity and strength of cultural / national identity.

Horus in aspect to the moon denotes strong sense of family heritage and connections to ancestors and the land.

Horus in aspect to Mercury is a love of folktales, mythology and traditional stories and ability to connect with themes and ideas contained in them.

Horus in aspect to Venus shows a strong connection to the land and a strong sense of the history of ancestors being contained within it, also indicates green fingers

Horus in aspect to Mars shows a strong passion for nature and an ability to be revitalised and rejuvenated by it as well as a strong sense of national identity

Osiris 1923   Leave a comment

Coppicing is an English term for a traditional method of woodland management which takes advantage of the fact that many trees make new growth from the stump or roots if cut down. In a coppiced wood, young tree stems are repeatedly cut down to near ground level. In subsequent growth years, many new shoots will emerge, and, after a number of years the coppiced tree, or stool, is ready to be harvested, and the cycle begins again.  Coppicing maintains trees at a juvenile stage, and a regularly coppiced tree will never die of old age — some coppice stools may therefore reach immense ages. The age of a stool may be estimated from its diameter, and some are so large—perhaps as much as 5.4 metres (18 ft) across — that they are thought to have been continually coppiced for centuries.

The story of Osiris is one of coppicing where we are cut down and torn to pieces only to be reborn and form new shoots of life.  It is a story that is familiar to us all for it is the story of rebirth through trial, that strengthens our roots and gives us a strong foundation from which to start again.  Osiris in the natal chart represents growth and strengthening through trial and tribulation.

Osiris in aspect to the Sun will denote many trials in life that will make the person develop a strong character and powerful sense of identity.

Osiris in aspect to the Moon denotes much emotional upheaval and creation of a deeply compassionate and empathic understanding of the pain and suffering of others.

Osiris in aspect to Mercury denotes the ability to understand trials and trauma as a learning experience and to take on board any lessons from these events.

Osiris in aspect to Venus also denotes much emotional upheaval and creation of a deeply compassionate and empathic understanding of the pain and suffering of others.

Osiris in aspect to Mars denotes strong ability to grow and develop through trials and trauma with a determination to overcome and succeed in life.

Isis 42   Leave a comment

Isis is connected to the flooding of the Nile, which fertilised the Nile delta by depositing nutrient rich soil.  In the mythology of Isis, Osiris and Horus there are various themes, Isis gathers all of the parts of Osiris this gathering of the parts is a symbolic reunification of the Egyptian people themselves and Egypt which at various points in history has been invaded.  Isis reunites and creates a whole nation once more the birth of Horus is a rebirth of Osiris, Egypt and its people and represents a renewal of strength and purpose.  Isis and Osiris are both connected to funerary rites, where the message of rebirth and regeneration were important themes.

Isis therefore in the natal chart exerts an influence of renewal, rebirth, fruition and  the nurturing of creativity, talent, family, community and the environment especially the natural cycle of birth, death and regeneration over which she rules.  Isis also symbolises the milk of human kindness which when shared unites us all as one human family as well as faithfulness, consistency and determination.

Isis in aspect to the Sun will indicate a strong nurturing and creative nature as well as loyalty and compassion for others.  These individuals are likely to be peacemakers.

Isis in aspect to the Moon will indicate a strong tie to the family and community in which they play a strong nurturing and supportive role working for the good of all.

Isis in aspect to Mercury will convey a strong understanding of the natural world, a creativity in speaking or writing as well as an attraction to altruistic ideals.

Isis in aspect to Venus will indicate a strong emotional connection to ideas of universal love and compassion for all, this also denotes emotional rebirth throughout life as the person rises anew from past traumas learning to trust once more in the fundamental goodness of humanity.

Isis in aspect to Mars denotes a strong drive to make a fundamental difference for good in the world and an attraction to environmental concerns and human rights issues.

Isis in aspect to Jupiter denotes faith in spiritual rebirth and rejuvenation of ideals and values throughout life.

Isis in aspect to Saturn denotes a strong connection to the earth and nature, and a stable nurturing figure that many see as reliable and there in times of crisis.

Kleopatra 216   Leave a comment

Asteroid Kleopatra is named after the famous Queen.  A key point in understanding Kleopatra is the chart is understanding that to the Egyptians Kleopatra was not queen of Egypt but Queen of all as other races were considered less, this meant she had absolute authority and was considered a Goddess in human form that was sent to rule the world.  This asteroid therefore on a basic level represents where we see ourselves as infallible Gods or Goddesses and struggle to see our flaws.

However there is much more to Kleopatra than this, Kleopatra was co ruler with her brother they took opposing sides with Kleopatra taking the view that the best position was to form an alliance with Rome and her brother believing they should fight for independence. This lead to Kleopatra committing what some would consider as treason in order to gain control of the throne.  However her sister Asinoe almost killed Caesar and he had to swim for his life before returning to Egypt with a larger army.  Asinoe was chained and dragged to Rome where she was meant to be killed in front of the Roman crowd for entertainment.  This backfired and the crowd were enraged Caesar then quietened the crowd by having her imprisoned in the temple of Artemis in Ephesis where she could claim sanctuary and be safe from harm but could not leave.  However after Caesars death Kleopatra broke the sacredness of the sanctuary by asking Mark Anthony  to drag her out of the temple and have her murdered.

In short Kleopatra gives great strength and charisma where ever it is placed in the chart, however it makes us blind to our faults and flaws which can lead us to breaking moral and legal codes and laws in order to fulfill our own ambitions in life regardless of the effects on others.

In aspect to the sun it creates a strong, magnetic and dynamic if somewhat ruthless personality capable of charming others.

In aspect to the moon it indicates a strong maternal influence from which the individual shares a lot of character traits and perspectives.

In aspect to Venus the individual may be very charming but capable of manipulating others easily and they may have many lessons in their life where they reap the unintended consequences of such actions.

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