Egyptian Goddess Wadjet has powerful things to teach and remind us about our own innate creative abilities. As the patron Goddess of Lower Egypt she was seen as a source and force for life and growth. Connected to the land and symbol of the papyrus plant, she was revered as an integral aspect of creating the physical world in ancient Egypt.
The ancient Egyptians used papyrus to make paper, baskets, sandals, reed boats, mats, rope, blankets, tables, chairs, mattresses, medicine, perfume, food, and clothes. The papyrus was a natural symbol of life itself and the primeval marsh from which all life came. Papyrus pillars were also said to hold up the sky. Papyrus shaped columns common in many temples may reflect this double symbolism. All of this was and is linked to Wadjet, who supports us now is remembering our own innate life force energy.
In the broadcast linked with this post, I speak of Wadjet as reminding us of our own kundalini, serpent-like life force energy. She is the embodiment of this energy and she also a reflection of each of us. Should we choose to identify with her, we can awaken more fully to our own true power.
As I write this post, we are in the energies of the "Crystal Cycle of Wadjet" within the Cosmic Time Keeper, which is the 12th of 13 total cycles of time. (I will be publishing a new Cosmic Time Keeper in July 2019.)
The Mantra for this 12th cycle of time: "I am a creator and guardian."
The Meditation: Cycle 12 brings a new, more integrated, comprehensive and complex level of stability. Exactly like the wisdom of the crystal, where every element and aspect of the whole contribute to the facets that bring its synergistic power, the cycle of 12 dictates the universal nature of cooperation in co-creation. Every single being carries equal right, equal responsibility, and holds equal energetic place in the collective. The cycle of 12 invites us into a fully integrated collective, where every individual is nourished and supported by and every individual feeds the needs and aspirations of the whole. 12 represents the coherent formation of the sacred circle.
An excerpt from the Cosmic Time Keeper regarding Wadjet:
As the patron goddess, Wadjet was associated with the land and depicted as a snake-headed woman or a snake, usually an Egyptian cobra, a poisonous snake common to the region. Sometimes she was depicted as a woman with two snake heads and, at other times, a snake with a woman's head. Her oracle was in the renowned temple in Per-Wadjet that was dedicated to her worship and gave the city its name. This oracle may have been the source for the oracular tradition that spread to Greece from Egypt.
The Going Forth of Wadjet was celebrated on December 25 with chants and songs. An annual festival held in the city celebrated Wadjet on April 21. Other important dates for special worship of her were June 21, the Summer Solstice, and March 14.
The name Wadjet means "papyrus-colored one", as wadj is the ancient Egyptian word for the color green (in reference to the color of the papyrus plant) and the et is an indication of her gender. Eventually, Wadjet was claimed as the patron goddess and protector of the whole of Lower Egypt and became associated with Nekhbet, depicted as a white vulture, who held the same title in Upper Egypt. When the two parts of Egypt were joined together, there was no merger of the deities as often occurred, both beliefs were retained and became known, euphemistically, as the "two ladies”, who were the protectors of unified Egypt. After the unification the image of Nekhbet joined Wadjet on the crown. The ancient Egyptian word Wedjat signifies blue and green. the Pyramid Texts it said that the papyrus plant emerged from her, and that she was connected to the forces of growth. It was also believed that she created the papyrus swamps herself. I often see Wadjet as the goddess embodiment of kundalini energy; her depiction symbolizing and harnessing the serpent like energy that we each carry within our energy bodies.