I am so excited to speak about the goddess Auset and the ways in which she can assist in supporting your journey to sovereignty.
Auset as many myths associated with her such as role in the resurrection of Osiris after he was sacrificed by their bother Set.
Auset highlights how we can still release and experience change through being the container. The resting place of the energy. Whereas Inanna went to the underworld in part to pay respects for Ereshkigals’ husband who died because of Inanna, but also to integrate with her shadow, Auset continuously faces her shadow in life. She represents how we experience loss but continue to persist.
Auset never physically dies but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually she undergoes death through the loss of her partner Osiris. Interesting that Inanna found Demuzid carrying on as usual with no remorse after Inanna almost died in the underworld. Isis continued to mourn, search, and heal Osiris despite his having been killed twice by their brother. What does this say of Ausets’ energy? Auset’s path is not a journey to meet the shadow that was hidden but a journey to integrate the shadow that we know, that we live with, that we love.
Inanna did not belong in the underworld without her sister, but Osiris is the ruler of the underworld and the dead. He returned to his place of power with Isis to continue to support him, raise their son, and remain a powerful goddess. The differences in the results of these stories are significant. We see both Isis and Inanna on their own in the end. Isis with her son Horus the younger and Inanna with her faithful handmaid. Each learns to connect with their shadow in different ways.
Auset also focused on creation. Auset not only moved to heal the son of the Queen to make him immortal, she brought Orisis back to life once, and when she could not find all of his parts to bring him back a second time she brought forth new life with him. She is a mother, lover, healer, and goddess. The secrets of life and death are known to her through her family and her relationships.
Isis shares with us the mystery of sustaining life. We’ll explore more of her stories as we move through the summer.