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|The Goddess Sekhmet has many
qualities. She is known
as the Goddess of fertility, war, death, protection, strength, and
willpower. She can be a powerful ally and can help you to develop
specific characteristics about yourself. Given that Sekhmet is
considered to have great power, it is advisable that one establish a
relationship with her before working with her. This page will provide
you with some insights into how to begin such a relationship through
the use of prayer, ritual, and magick.
Spells for Sekhmet typically work best under a full or a waning moon. If you choose to light a candle for your spell, you may use one of Sekhmet’s traditional colors (red, orange, or yellow) or you may use black, the traditional candle for banishment. I have always used black and found it to work very well.
Some sample rituals for working with Sekhmet can be found online. This ritual, called, “A meeting with the Goddess Sekhmet,” (http://members.aol.com/MahesBast/Rituals/Sekhmet.htm), gives you detailed instructions for engaging in a meditation designed to help introduce and connect you with the Goddess. A second online ritual can be found here: http://moonpathcuups.org/rituals/lammas02.htm. This ritual is designed for those seeking Sekhmet’s help in making transitions in life.
Sekhmet can also help you in developing your masculine self. Qualities of the masculine self include understanding and accepting your ego, acknowledging that you love yourself, expressing your own charisma and essence, and being assertive (http://www.astrologymatch.com/woman7.htm). Sekhmet embodies many of these qualities and can therefore assist you in developing them yourself. Therefore, I have designed a ritual intended to help you connect with Sekhmet for these purposes.
1 Sage incense
3 Candles (red, orange, or yellow). You should use as many as you would like. I don’t recommend black for this ritual since you are not banishing.
4 Statue or symbol of Sekhmet
5 Prepare in advance the quality that you would like to develop. Write this out on a piece of paper.
6 Burning dish
Outline of Ritual
1 Begin by cleansing yourself and your ritual space with sage incense.
2 Place your candles around the edge of your circle.
3 If possible, turn off all other lights in the room.
4 Cast the circle
5 Light your candles
6 Invite Sekhmet to join you. You might say the following:
“Goddess Sekhmet, I ask you to join me this evening7 Pause for a moment and spend some time in silence. You may wish to meditate on the quality you would like to develop or you may simply sit and focus on your surroundings. I have found that this moment of silence helps me to recognize the presence of Sekhmet. It is possible that she may present herself to you in a different manner.
I respectfully request that you lend me your wisdom, guidance, and support.”
8 When you are ready, present your paper to Sekhmet. Read it aloud. An example of it could be:
“Goddess Sekhmet, I respectfully request you assistance in helping me to become9 Burn this paper and release the energy you have put into your writing to Sekhmet.
more assertive in my life. I ask that you provide me guidance and support in learning
how to develop this quality in such a way that it is beneficial to me, but harms no one.”
10 Pause again for a moment of silence/meditation. Ask Sekhmet if she can provide you with one way to begin developing the quality you have requested. You may hear the answer in your head, it may come in a dream that evening, or it may appear over the next several days. As you meditate, visualize yourself enacting this new quality in a positive, beneficial manner.
11 Thank Sekhmet for attending your circle. My experiences suggest that Sekhmet is a very busy Goddess. She will show up for the meat of the ceremony, but when the significant part is over she may leave. You should thank her even if she has left.
12 Take down the circle.
References from the web