Dates: 24 October – 22 November
Appearance: Female form with either cobra head or crown (or a cobra entwined around a papyrus stem). Can also be represented as a lioness
Symbols: Cobra, Uraeus, Papyrus stalks, lioness
Principle: Sovereignty (backed up by a superhuman force of destruction)
Function: Procreation Power to bring forth or to beget.
The power or energy dynamic to sow (to plant)
To introduce semen, (male to female of specie).
Myth: Wadjet is represented as a cobra, rearing up to strike with lethal force, any enemy of the king. Her name is said to mean ‘Green One’ or ‘To be Green’ – a reference both to the colour of the serpent and to the papyrus swamps which she is said to have created in the Delta. To be green in this instance is said to; mean ‘to flourish like the papyrus marshes.’
The form of a rearing cobra on a crown is termed the Uraeus. The sun-god Ra also wears the Uraeus which envelopes his solar disk within its coils, here Wadjet is Ra’s agent of annihilation, especially of the hostile snakes of the underworld which might threaten the sun-god on his nightly journey.
According to the Pyramid Texts the god Geb awarded the cobra to the king as legitimate holder of the throne of Kemet. More than any other symbol, the uraeus marked out royalty in ancient Kemet, and was worn on the crown or forehead of the pharaoh.
In the myth of the upbringing of Heru the son of Ausar and Auset; she is said to be the nurse. Wadjet /Buto was nurse to the infant Heru and helped Auset, protecting him from his uncle Seth when they took refuge in the swamps. In some myths Wadjet is a form of Nekhbet or Hathor (who is the female aspect of Ptah and in western astrology represent the opposite sun signs of Scorpio and Taurus).
The major shrine the ‘Per-nu’ is under her protection. The serpent shaped Uto/Wadjyt was patron goddess of Lower Kemet; her home there was Buto. She and Nekhet, the vulture goddess of Elkah, are the “two ladies” thought to protect the king, embodied in the crown of the two lands that he wore. She can also appear as a lioness in her role as Eye of Ra. Compare also to Sekhmet and Tefnut
Logical and calculating mind – (they will formulate plans)
Excellent timing (patiently waiting to strike)
Find practical solutions to problems where others have failed
Great Dancers / love music
The have a mesmerising almost hypnotic quality
Thrive in hot climates
Passionate and sensual
Can be unforgiving
Do not handle break ups (relationships) well
Functional/metaphysical faculty = Reproductive/Generation
Month Epiph / November
Planet Mars or Pluto?
Element Water (liquid)
Gemstone Tourmaline, Serpentine, Varisite- turquoise
Tree Date Palm
Colour(s) Green, black, lilac
Yoruba Deity Oko
Excel in financial careers – like detailed or complex calculations.
Eye for detail: proof-reading, design, research, teaching.
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Wadjet, The Serpent Goddess
by Catherine C. Harris
Often shown as a cobra, or as the head of the cobra, Wadjet can be seen rearing from the forehead of the rulers. Evidence of her protection is most notable upon the funerary mask of Tutankhamen. Occasionally, she has been shown in the guise of her “eye of divine vengeance” role, as a lioness. In later years, the royal crowns were often decorated with two or more depictions of cobras in deference to her role as protector.
While Wadjet was sometimes depicted as the lioness-headed goddess, she was often seen in the image of a mongoose, represented on the funeral urns. The mongoose was revered as her sacred animal. Along with the shrew mouse, they were mummified and entombed in statuettes of the goddess. It is believed that the mongoose, and the shrew mouse were representative of the day and night cycle. The mongoose representing daylight, and the nocturnal shrew mouse representing night.
Wadjet was linked to the fifth hour of the fifth day of the month. Interestingly enough, December 25th was considered to be the “going forth of the Goddess, while April 21st was her feast day. The many days when Wadjet is honored culminate during her month, Epipi, the harvest or summer month.
Wadjet was the daughter of Atum, the first NTR of the Universe. Her purpose was to search the Universe for Tefnut and Shu. Wadjet did find them, and Atum was so happy to see them that he cried. It is said that those tears made humans. As a reward, Atum placed Wadjet upon his head in the form of a cobra. There she would be feared and respected by all the gods and men. Wadjet has guarded the royal kings and their treasures for over 3000 years.