30 Days of Sobek: Day 11 – Festivals, Holy Days, and Sacred Times

It’s a good thing I’ve already done this work, so this is just a lazy matter of copypasta. That said, beyond the calendar, my own UPG associates Him with winter, and Heru with summer. Sobek brings the winter rains that quench the thirsty land after the summer. He brings fertility and life to the land. He is the winter storms and the cold air, and the warmth of snuggling up in bed.

See, winter here in Western Australia isn’t snowy. It never gets that cold. It’s just wet and stormy and cold. So Sobek’s energy works really well for this time of year, and in some ways, makes up for the fact that I celebrate Wep Ronpet in the middle of summer, because that’s the only way I can get the calendar to work down here.

I also tend to think of the winter/summer split in terms of which one is here, and which one is busy in the otherworld. And winter is the time of the Mysteries, and Heru is busy taking care of His dad, so that’s why He’s far away in winter. In summer, Sobek has to take care of Wesir, and so that’s why He’s far away. They have this sine wave cyclicity.

I suspect the deeper I delve into those cycles, the more clear I’ll be able to be at explaining it. I have often thought about Sobek and Heru together as the night boat and the day boat, where Heru carries Ra through the sky during the day, and Sobek carries Ra under the earth at night. Which reflects some of the Book of the Faiyum mythology. Zep Tepi is all about renewal, how the sun keeps rising, how each new day is a little first moment of creation. That sense of cyclical, spiralling time I sort of nicked from Dinotopia, but it makes a lot of sense in terms of how the world works, and how time works, I think.

But this isn’t an entry about Theories About Time, so have a calendar list. I’m copypasting here for completion more than anything else, or I might just lazily link to the list I’ve already done. But there you go.

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Progress is being made

So, a few things. Mostly, things are going okay. I think the shrines have settled down into a configuration I’m happy to work with for the time being, so I’ll get on to the State of the Shrines post this week, just so that’s one less thing I need to worry about.

I’ve been posting my #domagick stuff over at the grimoire, in case anyone wants to read about my daily experiments with fire magic and self-transformation. Also decluttering. It seems to be going well so far. I’ve got about a month left or so until I’m done. It’s the only place I’m doing daily blogging right now, so feel free to head over and see what I’m doing.

I’m still working on the Shedety daybook, though I have now made a book for it, so all I need now is the calendar. I’ve started on the list of Wesir and Aset-Renenutet festivals, and once they’re done, I’ll begin combining them all, and putting the final calendar together. Then it’ll be revisions, and formatting, and once it’s all done, writing it all into my book. I’ll show it off once it’s done.

Finally, the Covenant of Hekate are running another creative project for the next month or two over on FB, and this project is to create art, to draw Hekate as you see Her. I am sorely tempted to attempt to draw, at last, the Isis-Hekate(-Mary) statue I have had stuck in my head for the past four months or so, since I have no other ideas. And it would at least stop nagging at me, so. That’s one other thing that may turn up here, or at the grimoire idk. But we’ll see. I might end up drawing something else entirely.