This is a few days delayed because I’ve been sick, but here’s this moon’s message from Bast and Sekhmet:
You’ve come a long way in your spiritual and creative growth, and that cycle is coming to completion. Turn your attention now to more mundane matters, for a time. You are struggling, and it may be because you are attempting to achieve impossible perfection, failing to see the whole mosaic as you search for the perfect shard of pottery. You may be working hard, but unless you’re making progress, it isn’t useful work. It could be that the big picture is overwhelming for you right now, but you need to confront that fear and face it in order to prioritize. Have faith in yourself and your work. You’re building important foundations for the coming season.
Here where I live near DC, December 5th is the first day of the first month of Peret, so the Kemetic season is about to turn. Peret will last through the 3rd of April, here, and then Shemu will begin on the 4th.
The next Bright Moon will be December 22nd, and I’ll post an omen in the days following it.
Before that, I’ll be celebrating the first part of the Holiday of the Wandering Eye, which replaces the Sailing Holiday I’ve celebrated in previous years. On I Peret 19-21 (Dec 23-25) I will say good bye to Bast and Sekhmet, and pack up my shrine as The Eye Wanders. If I feel well enough to do so, I will do some sort of fast* the first two days and make preparations, and put away the statues and close my shrine on the third day at sunset. The second part of the holiday, The Eye is Led Back, takes place on I Peret 28 – II Peret 4 (Jan 1-7) and I’ll welcome them back and re-open the shrine on the first day, feast them, and give daily offerings for the next few days. I’d love to try to begin at dawn, but I don’t think that’s realistically going to happen. We’ll see!
* Because of my chronic health issues, I will probably only fast from meat, dairy, and sweets, because it’s not generally safe for me to do stricter fasts, but I do also try to eat somewhat less food than normal as well.