Join the January Goddess Full Moon Group for a meditation and discussion of the Egyptian Goddess NUT on January 31. This is a potent and powerful Full Moon that is also a Lunar Eclipse, Super Moon, AND Blue Moon! The Full Moon on 1/31 with be at 11°37′ of Leo and occurs at 8:27am eastern time.
Brandi Auset and I lead the Goddess Full Moon Group just about every month, as well as some special Goddess Wheel celebrations, and it includes discussion of the featured Goddess, a guided meditation, and a chat with Q&A after the meditation. This is free to sign up!
I started devoting to Nut, the Starry Night Sky, when I was three years old. I would lay in the yard and my Dad said I told him that I was talking to the Lady in the Stars. This evolved into a regular practice of Star Baths. The stars are individual fires in the belly of Nut and it is said that each represents an incarnated soul. Each day she births the sun and each night she swallows the sun.
She is the canopy of our World, our above. And each night, we can simply walk outside, lift our faces, bathe in her light, and return to our seeds within her vast womb.
The Goddess Nut is the great cosmic mother. Her form is the Milky Way bending over the Earth. Each night she swallows Ra, the Sun and gives birth to him again each morning after his night passage through her body. She is thus a symbol of death and rebirth. The ancient Egyptians depicted her body full of 5-pointed stars, representing her human children as star seeds born to Earth and destined to return to the divine home she holds for us. She is said to receive all her children back into her body when death occurs and is depicted on coffin lids and tomb ceilings across Egypt. Nut is the mother of Nepthys and Set, Osiris and Isis, who brings the inundation. The ancient law of As Above, So Below, is perfectly expressed in the relationship between Nut and the Nile. The ancient ones believed the Nile was the reflected body of Nut on Earth, spreading out across the desert lands of Egypt, bringing life, as Nut spread out across the sky, giving life to her children and receiving them back into her body when the journey was over. from How to Create Sacred Water: A Guide to Rituals and Practices by Kathryn Ravenwood published Inner Traditions – Bear and Co. 2012
RESOURCES FOR NUT
NUT Goddess Mist from Red Wholistic
Feasts of Light by Normandi Ellis
The Great Goddesses of Egypt by Barbara S. Lesko
Egyptian Mythology by Geraldine Pinch