It’s been a good week, spiritually. Tuesday was of course the secular (for me) celebration of Christmas, but it also coincided with a Kemetic festival – Establishing the Celestial Cow – or what we at HoN have coined as “moomas.” It is a celebration of Hethert-Nut becoming the sky. In addition to the Dua, we also had a Naming ceremony for the round of recently divined Remetj that decided to take the next step and become Shemsu. It’s the first Naming ceremony I’ve attended since my own (honestly not even sure that others have been Named since mine, that’s how out of the loop I was!).
I’d like to take a moment to recognize those Named, and offer my thanks to Netjer for my new brother and sisters in the faith.
Pazemwesir, son of Wesir! His name means Wesir’s help.
Iakhu-Itui, daughter of Set and Ra! Her name means Radiance of my two Fathers.
Mesutetamunra, daughter of Amun-Ra! Her name means Amun-Ra’s daughter.
For the Dua I chose to offer Hethert-Nut some orange/yellow flowers, clementine slices, a cup of sangria, and three chocolate chip cookies (because the chips make me think of stars in the sky! )
We also performed a bit of heka in Her honor, something invented by Hemet (AUS), and I’d like to share it now, and you’re welcome to perform it on your own if you wish. (:
On a clean white sheet of paper take a blue writing utensil (black if you can’t get blue, but no red!) and draw the hieroglyph for the five-pointed star:
Make it big, reaching almost to the edges of the paper – but leave room at each point for a few words. Starting at the top point, and moving clockwise, write the following at each point. First point – Loved Ones. Second point – Sebau. Third point – Leaders. Fourth point – Those Who Need Help. And finally at the fifth point – Me.
Now, starting again at the top point, send out prayers to Hethert-Nut for your loved ones. Move around clockwise once more, saying prayers for each group. You can place the paper in your shrine if you wish, along with your offerings to Hethert-Nut. (:
Don’t forget, if you’re part of HoN and available on Friday, there’s a repeat of Wednesday’s Dua, and one more Remetj to be Named. 3pm central time, 4pm EST!