MA'AT

¨She who embodies the Ancient Egyptian Seven Principles of Ma'at: Truth, Balance, Order, Harmony, Righteousness, Morality, and Justice.¨


From Skye Alexander's ¨Your Goddess Year¨Book:

Dates for Inviting Her: October 23-29


During the first week of the sun's ingress into the zodiac sign Scorpio, which astrologers connect with death, transformation, and the afterlife, we recognize the Egyptian goddess Ma'at. This goddess judged humankind posthumously and decided where souls ended up after they left the physical world.


She who decides whether or not a soul gets into heaven wields tremendous power indeed. For the ancient Egyptians, that power lay in the hands of the goddess Ma'at. When someone died, she placed the person's heart or soul, by some accounts-on one side of a set of cosmic scales. On the other side, she laid an ostrich feather. If the heart weighed in lighter than the feather, meaning it was free of sin and corruption, Ma'at allowed the soul to enter the afterlife. Otherwise, she tossed it to a lion god named Ammit to eat. No one, not even the pharaohs, escaped the goddess's judgment. Ma'at's responsibilities extended into other areas of life as well. She embodied truth and kept order in the universe. On earth, she governed the cycle of the seasons. In the skies, she held the celestial bodies in place and guided their orbits. And, like a divine manager, she balanced the relationships.



between our planet and the heavens, This goddess also presented a code that instructed the Egyptian people in matters of ethical conduct and correct action. Thus Ma'at represents righteous living, harmony, truth, and justice in this world and in the great beyond.


Legends often depict Ma'at with feathers. Not only does she weigh the heart/soul of a deceased person against an ostrich feather to determine its worthiness; artists' images often show her with feathered wings or wearing a single feather in her headdress. The Egyptian hieroglyph for “truth” is a feather.


This goddess of truth and justice can assist you in any sort of legal matter -she'll shepherd you through the process and help you get fair treatment. Ma'at can come to your aid in other areas where you seek equity too, in your workplace or personal life. If you feel a relationship lacks balance, ask the goddess to intervene and right the situation. If you sense someone isn't being honest with you or that something suspect is going on beneath the surface, let Ma'at show you how to ferret out the truth.


When you need to make an important decision, Ma'at provides insight

and enables you to see what's in your best interest. If your life seems chaotic or you want more harmony, Ma'at can help you establish order. This goddess of the afterlife also offers clarity and support to people who have lost loved ones or who may be facing their own deaths.


According to mythology, Ma'at had a divine protector, the fierce lion goddess Sekhmet (July 24-30). In ancient Egypt, the term ¨ma'at¨ also referred to the system of law and order on earth.


To Invite Her:


Invite Ma'at into your life by making this good luck talisman that will help to make a decision in your favor when you feel that you may not be judged fairly or that the odds are against you. You'll need:


Cinnamon incense

An incense holder

Matches or a lighter

A piece of paper

A pen, pencil, or marker that writes gold ink.

3 bay laurel leaves

A white feather

A piece of hematite

A clear quartz crystal

A box large enough to hold these objects but small enough to carry

easily

Blue-ribbon


1. Fit the incense into the holder and light it.


2. On the piece of paper, write a request to Ma'at, expressing the outcome you desire. Frame your request in a positive way.


3. Fold the paper three times and place it in the box.


4. Put the bay leaves, feather, hematite, and crystal in the box.


5. tie the box shut with the blue ribbon, making nine knots. Each time you tie a knot, envision yourself achieving your objective in a way that is just and fair.


6. Let the incense finish burning down and thank the goddess for

her assistance.


7. Carry the box with you or set it in a place where you'll see it often.


Photo credit: Wonderment ByAnnia


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