The Eye of the Horus

On your way up, from time to time you need to stop and enjoy the view for a moment. Reflect on your rights and wrongs, pat yourself on the shoulder. Dissect the wrongs cold and pragmatic. Make amends. And again keep moving, forward. It is a long-lasting process, not the kind that promises any type of accolade. But in fact, gives more than that.

Sometimes things happen in a way that you cannot predict the consequence. Sometimes with your best efforts, you fall short. Sometimes it hits you so hard, you think you almost died. Or sure feels like dying. Feels like it because it is death; death of the part of you or a version of you that no longer serves, no longer fits. Show no resistance. Farewell to the old you, it is the time to go separate ways. Respectfully. The sacrifice needs to be traded for healing. It happens to me so often I think I became an expert on this subject.

The Horus (the falcon, “the one who is above”) was a dearly beloved God in the mythology of Ancient Egypt. The son of Osiris – King of Egypt, the God of resurrection and regeneration, and Isis – Goddess of love, magic, and healing. The time of their rulership was the time of prosperity, peace, and thriving of the culture.

In the epic battle, Osiris’s brother Seth, the God of the desert, envy, and trickery, killed Osiris to claim his throne and brought chaos to Egypt. Not only did Seth kill Osiris, out of jealousy of his brother’s kingship, but he also wanted to keep him from entering the underworld. He cut his body up into many pieces and scattered them across the land. According to the ancient royal custom, to enter the underworld, the body had to be intact, embalmed, and entombed. Isis and Horus went on a quest to collect the pieces of Osiris and then she resurrected him with the power of magic and love. That enabled him to enter the underworld and he became the God of death, resurrection, and eternal life.

Young man Horus went on a mission to avenge his father and reclaim the throne. This heroic fight has become a metaphor for the battle between order and chaos and illustrates the eternal struggle between the virtuous, sinful, and punishment. Once Horus gained the throne, he restored Egypt to prosperity and progress and earned the title God of War. During the fight between Horus and Seth, both the gods sustained heavy injuries. Seth was defeated and Horus lost his left eye. Horus offered the eye to his deceased father Osiris, and its rejuvenating power sustained Osiris in the afterlife. The Eye of Horus is considered to be a symbol of sacrifice, protection, and healing.

After Horus lost his eye, it was restored magically by the Thoth, God of the Moon. Waxing and waning of the Moon represent the process of loss and healing. It was the great sacrifice be it that the symbolic meaning of an eye stands for the gateway into the soul, the “second sight” (psychic sight), light, moral conscience, the truth. Because it was selflessly offered, the eye was divinely (“magically”) restored.

Ancient scriptures, myths, science, rituals, and knowledge are altogether subconscious of the collective. A crypt that holds all the memories and experiences humankind ever had, preserved in riddles. I find them to be the universal archetype, powerful and magical. Primordial. Essentially relatable.

I am all about moving forward. I only look back when my subconscious holds the answers that I seek. It is all already there. The key to healing and the map for the road ahead:

Saturn return

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