December 29, 2009

Look up!

Posted in Festivals, Netjeru, The Wild Sky at 2:14 pm by

This morning, before getting in the car to go to work, I paused outside the garage to look up. Above the branches of the pine tree across the road, silhouetted against the gradually lightening sky — a pale swath of delicate cloud veil and a single star, golden and startlingly bright.

Later, during the drive, I looked up again, out the car’s window. The dawn sky was filled with clouds in serried ranks, as if marching from the east, advancing across the land. The Gods are in procession, I thought, on this day of festival, as the Divine Cow raises up the sun.

Today is a holy day, the day that Ra establishes His place in the heavens. Look up!

Dua Nut, Mother of the Gods! Dua Ra in Your rising! Nekhtet!