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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Honoring The Dog Days

Themes: Fertility; Destiny; Time
Symbols: Stars; Dogs
Presiding Goddess: Sopdet

About Sopdet: The reigning Egyptian Queen of the Constellations, Sopdet lies in Sirius, guiding the heavens and thereby human destiny. Sopdet is the foundation around which the Egyptian calendar system revolved, her star's appearance heralding the beginning of the fertile season. Some scholars believe that the Star card of the tarot is fashioned after this goddess and her attributes.

To Do Today:

The long, hot days of summer are known as "dog days" because they coincide with the rising of the dog star, Sirius. In ancient Egypt this was a welcome time as the Nile rose, bringing enriching water to the land. So, go outside tonight and see if you can find Sirius. When you spy it, whisper a wish to Sopdet suited to her attributes and your needs. For example, if you need to be more timely or meet a deadline, she's the perfect goddess to keep things on track.

If you're curious about your destiny, watch that region of the sky and see if any shooting stars appear. If so, this is a message from Sopdet. A star moving on your right side is a positive omen/ better days ahead. Those on the left indicate a need for caution, and those straight ahead mean things will continue on an even keel for now. Nonetheless, seeing any shooting star means Sopdet has received your wish.

Note: The dates for the dog days vary from year to year, and also from tradition to tradition. See The Dog Days for more information on dates. The dog days and the dog star Sirius are also associated with the Egyptian Goddess Hathor..

From: 365 Goddess

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