egyptian chakra wisdom with tarot spread

Egyptian Chakra Wisdom (with Tarot Spread)

egyptian chakra wisdom with tarot spread

The Chakra system is of Vedic origins but similar concepts are found through many ancient cultures. While there is no official and approved, ‘correct’ system of chakra correspondences mentioned in ancient Egyptian energy healing, I recently found one system on YouTube that resonates.

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During my Sekhmet Reiki studies, we briefly looked at another system based on the Egyptian Tree of Life. However, I find the subtleties of that system too complex. The teacher also pointed out that additional resources are necessary for learning about the Egyptian Tree of Life. So I will stick to the system that resonates more for now. But there is an addition of my own in the text below. I feel some of us can do with a Neter guide for the Heart Chakra so I have added Hathor. The linked video simply has the Ab (aka Ib) for the Heart Chakra.

My Personal Solar Plexus Chakra Healing Journey with Sekhmet

In a previous post, I shared about healing and balancing my solar plexus chakra. Since I started working with Sekhmet last summer, the healing journey has become more direct. In some ways, it intensified but most of my issues at that level of my energy system are now non-issues. I’m essentially just waiting for my physical body to catch up.

I find that I can tap into the healing energy of Sekhmet without being on a Kemetic Pagan path. Essentially, I believe her energy (and that of the other Neteru) to be universal. Hence, working within an Egyptian/Kemetic framework does not seem necessary. However, I believe it can be extremely beneficial to those of us who have past lives in Ancient Kemet.

Whether you work with these deities in an archetypal manner or see them as separate beings, it is important to show respect. Even if you are ‘just’ working with your subconscious mind, you are working with powerful forces.

Check out this short TikTok video to help you memorise the chakra correspondences.

Egyptian Root Chakra Correspondences – Seth

The Root Chakra is associated with grounding, stability, and basic survival instincts. In Egyptian Energy Healing, this chakra finds a unique correspondence with the Egyptian god Seth.

Seth is a complex figure who embodies the necessary chaos that leads to change and transformation. His animal head combines features of aardvarks, donkeys, and jackals. Seth’s desert realm can be harsh and unforgiving but it teaches us survival and adaptation. Likewise, the Root Chakra is the base from which we secure our survival needs.

A Seth Root Chakra Altar

You can create an altar that honours the traditional Kemetic correspondences for this powerful Egyptian deity. Here are some items you might consider placing on your altar:

  • Red stones or crystals: Consider using red stones like Red Jasper or Garnet, which can enhance grounding and stability.
  • Statuettes or images of Seth: Featuring depictions of Seth can help you connect with his energy. This might be in the form of amulets, statuary, or drawings that portray his unique animal form.
  • Symbols of deserts and storms: Because Seth is the god of deserts and storms, you can include objects like sand, desert stones, or images of storms and lightning.
  • Ankh: The ankh is a symbol of life in Egyptian iconography. It represents the life-giving aspect of Seth and balances his chaotic side.
  • Offerings of bread and water: These are traditional offerings to the gods in Kemetic practice. They symbolise sustenance and the basics of survival, aligning with the Root Chakra’s association with our foundational needs.
  • A bowl of salt or soil: Representing Earth, a bowl of salt or soil can help with grounding. As the Root Chakra is the most ‘earthly’ chakra, this element is an essential addition to the altar.
  • The scent of dragon’s blood or patchouli: Use incense or essential oils such as dragon’s blood or patchouli to connect with Seth and to ground your energy.
  • Light of a red candle: Finally, light a red candle to represent the fire of Seth’s desert.

Sacral Chakra – Anubis

The Sacral Chakra relates to creativity, sexuality, and emotional balance. In Egyptian energy healing, the connection with the Egyptian deity Anubis offers another layer of depth to this chakra’s properties.

Anubis, the jackal-headed god, is the protector of graves and the guide to the afterlife. He oversees the mummification process and the weighing of the heart ceremony, which determines the soul’s fate in the afterlife. Anubis’ role as a psychopomp and his associations with transformation and the mysteries of life and death interweave with the Sacral Chakra’s focus on creation and manifestation.

The Sacral Chakra serves as a vessel for creativity and the seat of our deepest emotions. Anubis’ understanding of life’s continuity beyond the physical realm highlights the chakra’s association with sexual energy—the vital force behind birth and creation. In the Tarot, the correspondence for this Neter is the Death card which resonates with the Scorpio energy of regeneration, death and transformation.

An Anubis Sacral Chakra Altar

To align with the energy of Anubis and enhance the Sacral Chakra, consider creating a dedicated space that encompasses traditional attributes linked to this deity. Here are suggested elements for your altar:

  • Orange stones or crystals: Stones such as Carnelian or Orange Calcite can be used to promote creativity and emotional well-being.
  • Statuettes or images of Anubis: Include representations such as statues, amulets, or artwork that depict his jackal-headed form.
  • Symbols of the afterlife or transformation: Objects that signify rebirth or life cycles, like the scarab beetle amulet, can encapsulate Anubis’ role in the transcendence of souls.
  • A bowl of water: Water is the element associated with the Sacral Chakra. This offering is purifying and supports emotional and creative flow.
  • The scent of jasmine or ylang-ylang: Incorporate these fragrances through oils or incense to help stimulate sensual and creative energies.
  • Light of an orange candle: The warm glow from an orange candle can symbolise the nurturing light that the Sacral Chakra requires to promote growth and emotional connection.

Solar Plexus Chakra – Sekhmet

The Solar Plexus Chakra is the centre of personal power, confidence, and the ability to manifest intentions into reality. This chakra’s energy resonates strongly with the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet.

Sekhmet, with her lioness head, embodies the fierce and potent power found within the Solar Plexus Chakra. Known as the ‘Eye of Ra,’ she is a warrior goddess and a protector. Her name means ‘the Powerful One.’ Her fiery aspect aligns with the chakra corresponding to the Element of Fire. In mythology, Sekhmet’s breath forms the hot, fierce desert winds.

Like the sun itself, the Solar Plexus Chakra serves as an internal source of power and light, guiding us through darkness and igniting the will to create one’s destiny. Sekhmet’s dual role as a destroyer and healer mirrors the Solar Plexus Chakra’s potential for both assertive force and the compassionate expression of power, corresponding with the Tarot Tower and Chariot respectively.

A Sekhmet Solar Plexus Chakra Altar

To invoke the strength of Sekhmet and engage the Solar Plexus Chakra, crafting an altar with symbols connected to the lioness goddess can be highly beneficial. Consider the following elements for your altar composition:

  • Yellow stones or crystals: Embracing the chakra’s colour, yellow gemstones such as Tiger’s Eye or Citrine enable empowerment and clarity of purpose.
  • Statuettes or images of Sekhmet: Representations of Sekhmet, depicting her formidable lioness form, invite her protective strength into your space.
  • Symbols of the sun or fire: Items like sun discs, candles, or images depicting the fiery orb celebrate Sekhmet’s solar associations and enhance the chakra’s fiery nature.
  • Eye of Horus (Wadjet) amulet: This symbol harmonises with the safeguarding energy of Sekhmet and the chakra’s theme of personal strength.
  • Offerings of red beer or bread: Aligning with an ancient tale where coloured beer quelled Sekhmet’s rage, these offerings can help us balance any Fire that is out of control.
  • The scent of cinnamon or sandalwood: These scents can enhance the chakra’s warmth and vitality, aiding concentration and strengthening willpower.
  • Light of a yellow candle: This candle’s light embodies the brilliance of the sun and the chakra’s luminous essence. It helps us focus on self-assurance and the radiance of personal power.

You can find a Guided Healing Meditation to connect with Sekhmet HERE.

Egyptian Heart Chakra Correspondences – Hathor

The Heart Chakra is the centre of love, compassion, and connection. In Egyptian Energy Healing, the Heart Chakra is beautifully resonant with the energy of Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love, beauty, music, and joy.

Hathor embodies the nurturing aspect of love as well as the bliss that comes from harmony and the appreciation of beauty in all forms. She is a cow goddess with horns that cradle the sun disk, symbolising her role as the Eye of Ra and a source of nourishment for the soul. Her representation as the “Lady of the West” welcomes the souls into the afterlife, providing a loving embrace at the end of their earthly journey.

The Heart Chakra is the bridge between the lower chakras, which relate to the material existence, and the higher chakras, which connect us with the spiritual realms. Similarly, Hathor bridges earth and sky, human love, and divine ecstasy, representing union and the rejuvenating power of love.

A Hathor Heart Chakra Altar

To cultivate the qualities of the Heart Chakra and embrace the spirit of Hathor, creating an altar with elements correlated to the goddess can activate the heart’s capacity for love. Here’s what you can include in your altar:

  • Green or pink stones or crystals: Stones like Rose Quartz and Green Aventurine correspond with the Heart Chakra’s energy. These crystals attract love and promote emotional healing.
  • Statuettes or images of Hathor: Depictions of Hathor can help align with her loving energy and draw nurturing strength.
  • Symbols of music and dance: Since Hathor is associated with music, musical instruments or notes, and imagery of dance could be used to amplify joy and the vibration of love. The sistrum is her primary instrument.
  • Lotus flower: The lotus is significant in Egyptian symbolism. It signifies the opening of the heart, much like the blossoming of the lotus petals. Including it can resonate with spiritual awakening.
  • A bowl of water with rose petals: Water is cleansing and reflective, while rose petals symbolise the gentleness of love.
  • The scent of rose or hibiscus: Floral scents like rose or hibiscus incense can evoke Hathor’s nurturing presence. They soothe the heart, fostering openness and warmth.
  • Light of a green or pink candle: The flame of a candle in hues corresponding to the Heart Chakra can represent the warmth of love’s flame.

Egyptian Throat Chakra Correspondences – Thoth

The Throat Chakra is the centre of communication, self-expression, and the truth that resonates within us. It governs our ability to express our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions clearly and confidently. In the context of Egyptian energy healing, the Throat Chakra relates to the Egyptian deity Thoth (aka Djehuti), the god of wisdom, learning, and writing.

Thoth is depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him. He is the scribe of the gods, the inventor of writing, and the keeper of divine records. As a deity of knowledge and communication, Thoth embodies the highest ideals of truth. He also relates to the articulate conveyance of ideas, both of which are the essence of the Throat Chakra’s expression.

Thoth plays a vital role as the mediator between good and evil, order and chaos, ensuring the universe remains in balance. He is The Magician in the Tarot, depicting the connection between inner and outer forces. Similarly, the throat Chakra is where our inner truth is balanced against the external world. When in balance, we have authentic self-expression in our communications and interactions.

A Thoth Throat Chakra Altar

To connect with the energy of Thoth and empower the Throat Chakra for effective communication and insight, crafting an altar with items that symbolise this deity and the chakra’s essence can be incredibly potent. Consider incorporating the following into your sacred space:

  • Blue stones or crystals: To mirror the Throat Chakra’s colour, use Sodalite or Blue Lace Agate, which facilitate clear communication.
  • Statuettes or images of Thoth: Figures or pictures of Thoth invite his presence and the grace of eloquence and wisdom into your space.
  • Symbols of writing and knowledge: Items such as papyrus, pens, ink, or books can represent Thoth’s domain.
  • Ankh: The ankh resonates with Thoth’s enduring legacy as a healer as well as a scribe. It can also enhance our charisma and diplomacy, concepts related to the throat chakra.
  • Offerings of honey or dates: Sweet foods like honey or dates may sweeten your words.
  • A bowl of clear water: A bowl of water can serve as a mirror for honest self-expression and introspection.
  • The scent of eucalyptus or peppermint: These fresh scents may stimulate the mind and enhance concentration.
  • Light of a blue candle: Lighting a blue candle symbolises a harmonious flow of communication.

Third Eye Chakra – Isis

The Third Eye Chakra is the centre of intuition, foresight, and inner wisdom. It allows us to see beyond the superficiality of our daily existence and to tap into deeper truths. In the pantheon of Egyptian deities, the goddess Isis is a fitting embodiment of the Third Eye Chakra’s multidimensional perspective.

Isis (aka Aset/Auset) is the Egyptian goddess of magic, motherhood, and fertility, but her wisdom extends into the realms of the afterlife and the esoteric. Her Tarot embodiment is The High Priestess. She is often depicted with a throne atop her head, signifying her status as a queen, and with wings spread in a protective embrace. Isis’ mastery of magic and her role in the resurrection of Osiris illustrate her profound understanding of life’s cycles, both seen and unseen.

Isis represents the Third Eye Chakra’s visionary aspect, providing an inner sight transcending time and space. Her deep connection to the mysteries of life conveys the chakra’s alignment with higher consciousness and the ability to perceive the interconnectedness of all things.

An Isis Third Eye Chakra Altar

To attune yourself to the energy of Isis and the insights of the Third Eye Chakra, consider creating a sacred altar that honours these profound correspondences. Here’s what might be included on your altar:

  • Indigo stones or crystals: To resonate with the Third Eye Chakra’s colour, incorporate Lapis Lazuli, which is also historically linked to Isis. Amethyst, known for its properties of enhancing intuition and spiritual awareness, is another good option.
  • Statuettes or images of Isis: You invite her protective and insightful presence into your space by placing figurines or images of Isis.
  • The Eye of Horus (Wadjet) amulet: This powerful symbol, closely associated with Isis and Horus, represents protection, royal power, and good health, which encompasses the vision-like aspects of the Third Eye Chakra.
  • Symbols of the moon: As Isis is often linked to the phases of the moon, items representing the moon can be included to reflect her influence over the subconscious and the intuitive faculties of the mind.
  • Offerings of milk and honey: These offerings relate to nurturing and the sweetness of life, relating to Isis’s maternal qualities and the nurturing of our intuitive skills.
  • A bowl of water with essential oils: Incorporate a bowl of water with a few drops of sacred lotus oil to symbolise clarity and the opening of psychic abilities.
  • The scent of frankincense: Burning frankincense can serve as a portal to higher states of consciousness and can aid in evoking the presence of Isis and the awakening of the ajna chakra.
  • Light of an indigo candle: The flame of an indigo or purple candle will focus your meditative practice on the Third Eye.

Egyptian Crown Chakra Correspondences – Horus

The Crown Chakra is the pinnacle of the chakra system and represents spiritual connection, enlightenment, and unity with the divine. It’s where individual consciousness merges with the universal consciousness, transcending the limitations of the ego. Horus, the sky god, serves as a powerful embodiment of the Crown Chakra’s transcendent qualities.

Horus is often depicted as a falcon, or as a man with the head of a falcon, signifying his dominion over the sky. His eyes represent the sun and the moon, encompassing all states of being, and his flight across the heavens symbolises the all-encompassing nature of the Crown Chakra. In essence, Horus is the connection between heaven and earth, mirroring the fundamental essence of the Crown Chakra as the bridge to the cosmos.

The mythology of Horus includes his battle with Seth, representing the duality of existence—light and dark, order and chaos. The triumph of Horus symbolises the awakening and the unity of all, harmonising with the Crown Chakra’s role in overcoming duality to achieve oneness with the greater whole.

A Horus Crown Chakra Altar

To honour Horus and enhance your connection with the Crown Chakra, building an altar that incorporates elements symbolising this divine connection can be deeply meaningful. Consider the following components when creating your altar:

  • Violet or white stones or crystals: Use Clear Quartz to symbolise the Crown Chakra, facilitating higher consciousness and spiritual connection. Another good option is amethyst.
  • Statuettes or images of Horus: Including representations of Horus can remind you of the divine connection you hold with the universe.
  • Symbols of the sky and cosmos: Objects such as feathers, images of the sky, stars, or planets can symbolise the vastness of the universe and our connection to it via the Crown Chakra.
  • The Eye of Horus amulet: This symbol of protection, royal power, and good health corresponds with Horus and represents spiritual vision and illumination.
  • Offerings of incense and myrrh: These scents can facilitate the transcendence of physical boundaries and elevate spiritual awareness.
  • A clear bowl of water: Water can represent the calm, reflective state of the mind when connected to the divine.
  • The scent of lotus or lavender: Incorporating these scents through essential oils or incense can assist in creating a peaceful atmosphere conducive to meditation and spiritual pursuits.
  • Light of a violet or white candle: The flame symbolises spiritual purity and the light of consciousness.

Embracing the Essence of the Neteru

Whether one chooses to honour the Neteru as distinct beings with their divine personas or as archetypal symbols representing universal human experiences, the essence remains unchanged. The crucial aspect lies in embracing and embodying the qualities these deities stand for. By doing so, we allow their archetypal energies to harmonise with our personal development and healing journey.

The practice of aligning each chakra with a corresponding deity offers a rich framework for exploration and connection. This framework functions as a guiding metaphor for the inner transformation, regardless of one’s interpretation of the deities themselves.

By working with the Neteru, we engage in powerful soul alchemy that can lead to profound insights and personal growth. These practices become a means of harnessing the highest attributes of each chakra that are crucial for our holistic well-being.

It is within ourselves that the divine qualities of the Egyptian pantheon find resonance. Through personal interpretation and application, the chakras are nurtured. This, in turn, empowers us to manifest our highest potential in both the earthly and the spiritual realms.

Egyptian Chakra Wisdom Tarot Spread

This Tarot/oracle card spread can help you balance your chakras with the help of the wisdom of the Egyptian Neteru. Feel free to use an Egyptian-themed Tarot or oracle deck for working with this spread. Each position in the spread correlates to a specific chakra and the corresponding Egyptian deity. While shuffling your deck, focus on bringing balance and insight into each chakra.

Egyptian Chakra Wisdom Tarot Spread
  1. Root Chakra – Seth (Stability & Survival)
    What areas of my life need grounding? How can I foster stability and survival instincts?
  2. Sacral Chakra – Anubis (Creativity & Emotions)
    How can I unblock and harness my creative and emotional potential?
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra – Sekhmet (Power & Confidence)
    In what ways can I enhance my personal power and confidence?
  4. Heart Chakra – Hathor (Love & Compassion)
    What can I do to open my heart more and cultivate love and compassion in my life?
  5. Throat Chakra – Thoth (Communication & Truth)
    How can I improve my communication and express my truth with clarity?
  6. Third Eye Chakra – Isis (Intuition & Wisdom)
    What insight is my intuition currently offering me? How can I foster inner wisdom?
  7. Crown Chakra – Horus (Spiritual Connection & Enlightenment)
    What steps can I take towards greater spiritual awareness and connection to the divine?

Reflect on the cards drawn for each position, allowing the energies of the deities to guide your interpretation. Journal your findings.

Sample Egyptian Chakra Wisdom Tarot Reading

1. Root Chakra – Seth (Stability & Survival)

The King of Pentacles signifies a strong foundation and mastery over the material aspects of life. This card suggests that your life needs grounding through practical means and a focus on your financial and physical well-being. Embrace stability by channelling Seth’s connection to survival and resilience. Cultivate discipline and responsibility in your environmental and material concerns.

2. Sacral Chakra – Anubis (Creativity & Emotions)

The Queen of Swords represents clear thinking, independence, and direct communication. This card in the position of the Sacral Chakra indicates a need to cut through emotional fog and use your intellect to understand your feelings. Engage Anubis’ transformative power for emotional balance. Open your channels for pleasure and creativity through honest self-reflection and articulation of personal truths.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra – Sekhmet (Power & Confidence)

The 8 of Wands is a card of speedy action and rapid movement. For your Solar Plexus Chakra, which governs personal power and confidence, this suggests an upcoming period of accelerated growth and activity. Harness the power of Sekhem, take swift action on your goals, and trust your ability to manifest your intentions confidently.

4. Heart Chakra – Hathor (Love & Compassion)

The Moon card is often associated with illusion and the uncovering of things that are hidden. This appearance in the Heart Chakra position points to emotional uncertainties or confusion in matters of love and relationships. Look to Hathor’s nurturing essence to navigate through these murky emotional waters. Find joy and stability in the music of life and the beauty of loving relationships.

5. Throat Chakra – Thoth (Communication & Truth)

The 8 of Swords suggests a feeling of entrapment and victimhood, particularly relating to expression and communication. To align with Thoth’s wisdom, it’s essential to remove self-imposed limitations and fears that hinder your ability to speak your truth. Seek the courage to free yourself from the bonds of silence and to articulate your thoughts with clarity.

6. Third Eye Chakra – Isis (Intuition & Wisdom)

The 6 of Pentacles denotes generosity, sharing resources, and the balance of give and take. When connected to the Third Eye Chakra and the energy of Isis, this card invites you to trust your intuition in the act of giving and receiving wisdom and support. It’s a reminder that by opening your inner vision, you can achieve a balanced perspective on the resources available to you and how to use them for growth.

7. Crown Chakra – Horus (Spiritual Connection & Enlightenment)

The Queen of Cups represents compassion, intuition, and an emotionally stable presence. With its connection to the Crown Chakra and Horus’s expansive skyward view, this card encourages you to seek a deeper spiritual connection through empathy and understanding. This suggests a nurturing approach to your spirituality, where emotional maturity and intuitive insights guide your path to enlightenment.

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