On the eight day of my trip to Egypt we went to visit the Esna and Luxor Temples. This is going to be the shortest of my posts although it was one of my favorite days. I do not have a single picture to share of Esna or the Temple there so I must have forgotten to take my camera that day. I did love that Temple. It was a smaller one, and another that was right in the middle of the city where you would never think to find it. The people of Esna are known for their talent and skills when it comes to weaving so we had a wonderful time looking at all of the lovely scarves and cloth being sold by the vendors that we walked by. We also went to a wonderful place where a kind gentleman was walking and pushing a huge pestle around in an enormous mortar full of herbs in order to crush them and use them to make various oils. It was an ancient process and so much more personal and charming than anything that a factory could possibly produce.
Fortunately, I do have pictures of the Temple of Luxor to share, so I must have had time to retrieve my camera before we went there. This was one of the few (if only) temples that we had the pleasure to visit at night. Not only that, but we were also blessed with a huge full moon that evening. The way that they light up the temple and with that big beautiful moon overhead…well, it was just magical. I am going to let the pictures of this site speak for themselves.
Of course, the Tarot card that I choose to associate with this day is The Moon card. It represents magical and mysterious things and what could be better? As I walked through this temple looking up at the enormous and lovely statues with the moon looking on, I did feel like I was in rather a dreamlike state. I love the image of The Moon card in the Nefertari deck with the moon peeking out through the clouds over the pyramids. The Moon card also has a lot to do with finding balance in your life. The contrast of the white and black pyramids and protective canine Gods, Anubis and Wepwawet are a reminder of this. Lastly it represents your subconscious mind. You must earn passage through the shielding pair of Egyptian Deities in order to gain passage to all the mysteries that lie beyond.
Rev. Kennedy Turner is the owner of The Cat's Meow, Tarot and Talismans, LLC in Louisville, Ky. She is a Psychic Medium, Professional Intuitive Tarot Card Reader, and Certified Healing Reiki Practitioner. She also designs and blesses jewelry for use as protective personal talismans and charms, tailored to meet your individual needs.