It stormed here last night. We’ve had several rainy evenings this week, but this was an especially lovely rain.
(What do I expect after writing for Tefnut yesterday, right? 😉 It’s kind of A Thing. Two summers ago when I was making the statues for my Neteru altar it was very dry…but every day that I worked on Her statue, it unexpectedly rained when it wasn’t forecasted. Since then, any time we really needed the rain I could handle her statue and/or light incense before it and every time it’s rained within 72 hours and all but once or twice before nightfall.)
Unlike the previous rains, there was even some thunder and lightning and lots of wind this time. It’s exactly the sort of storm that’s my favorite, so I sat outside on the porch with it for a few hours.
And unexpectedly, I felt this overwhelming nudge to collect some of the rainwater. I’ve never collected storm water like this…and honestly I’m not really sure why or what I’m supposed to do with it. For now I’ve just sealed it up in a special jar and I guess I’ll find out. 🙂
I feel inspired today to write this short poem of praise:
Hail Great Tefnut
Goddess of Moisture
Humidity, Dew, and Rain
For truly you have blessed
Beyond measure or reason
This land, my mortal home
Seriously, Tefnut should be recognized as a patron Goddess of the Southeastern US–or at least of our weather anyway. Haha 😛 😉
Since today is the longest day of the year, it seemed an apt day to honor and make offerings to the Eyes of Ra, those among the Neteru who have been given the authority of Ra to act upon His behalf and to manifest all the power of the visible sun. I’m sure there are Others, but among Those I’ve met and honored, They are: Wadjet, Bast, Sekhmet, Het Heru (Hathor), Tefnut, and Anpu (Anubis). [Fun fact: He was one of the earliest ones given the title and the only One to my knowledge who is not a Goddess–yay for deities who bend gender roles!]
I only realized afterward how much it looks like They’re posing for an awkward family photo… 😛
I also lit candles and made an offering to the Gods of Asgard that have come into my life: