Sekhmet the sacred rage that keeps us protectedSekhmet represents the sacred rage that keeps us protected and reminds the world of the pure strength of female power.Sekhmet is an Egyptian warrior goddess depicted with the head of a lioness and the body of a woman.The lion was considered the fiercest hunter in Egypt and a sign of protection.
She is the daughter of the sun god Ra. The red solar disk that she wears indicates that she is a solar deity.
She is known as The Powerful One, The Red Lady, She Who Mauls, and The One Before Whom Evil Trembles.
The ancient Egyptians held rituals at the end of war and at the beginning of each New Year to tame the wrath of Sekhmet.
They would play music, drink beer that was stained with pomegranate juice, and dress all of the Sekhmet statues in red.
It was believed that the inebriation would lull the goddess into a stupor and end her destruction.
Sekhmet was a powerful guardian and protector of the Pharaoh. She was called on during times of war and considered to be a goddess of divine retribution.
When your soul selects her card:
Holy rage, sacred anger, and positive aggression– these states of being are crucial aspects of the divine feminine.
It’s the female power that ends wars, that brings home missing children, that seeks justice for the earth and for those who can’t defend themselves.
The brilliant artist and mystic William Blake relates that, “The voice of honest
indignation is the voice of God.”
The feminine has for too long been disassociated from rage and anger.
If we can’t embody the fiery emotion of anger, it often festers or expresses itself in subversive, manipulative ways.
Or it leaves us anxious, and frustrated. Positive aggression, acting with love on behalf of what breaks our heart or enrages us, is
what allows us to become agents of change to better our lives and the world around us.
Sekhmet wants us to come face to face with our true strength.
Power doesn’t come from passive aggressive behaviors.
We don’t have to fear expressing our anger directly to an institution or a person that is acting unjustly.
Sekhmet wants us to see that anger is an essential emotion.
And Sekhmet is the sacred call to move that anger from pure emotion into conscious action. She wants us to act with conviction and from love. She wants us to create the healthy boundaries we need so we aren’t injured again and again. Or so that we can free ourselves from a destructive pattern it’s time to end.
We have a divine right to draw a sacred circle around us at all times.
The protection we invoke for ourselves helps move us from feeling helpless to taking loving action. “
– Excerpted from “The Divine Feminine Oracle” by Meggan Watterson, illustrated by Lisbeth Cheever- Gessaman (SheWhoIs)