Daily Angel Oracle Card: Bast, from the Anubis Oracle Card deck, by Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf, Illustrated by Kris Waldherr
Bast: “Holy Longing, Desire, Instinct, Sensuality”
“The sensual cat goddess Bast creates the compelling desire to be born into form from the disembodied ba (soul) in the realm of formlessness. Her instinctual holy longing is irresistible in its urgency to create new life. She shows us that birth is sacred and being born into form is a blessing, not a curse. She is our guardian through the birthing chambers each time we are ready to renew our form. As a fertility goddess, Bast represents the sacred side of lust and the discernment to know when to surrender to the holy longing, which is based in the desire to embody form and connect to the soft, warm, animal aspect of our human bodies.
Without her alluring promise of new delights, we would never have the impetus or courage to reenter the cosmic birth canal and be born over and over again. With each birth we celebrate the joy and the magic of our precious incarnation here on Earth. One of Bast’s functions is to help the birth mother distinguish and call for the new soul that is coming toward her during conception.
Every act of creation requires birth, whether it is the words that come from your mouth or the food that arrives at the table. If you have drawn this card, Bast is showing up as a guardian and guide to lead you to your heart’s desire and to bring your instincts and sensuality into alignment with your holy longing. Pay close attention to what you are now birthing into the world. Bast will help yo use and hold to the higher dedication and commitment underlying what you most desire to create.
Additionally, consider how cats are self-confident and self-contained and how they reflect for us a strong example of self-love and self-care. If Bast appears in your reading, make the time to settle in and pamper yourself. You deserve it.”*
~ By Nicki Scully and Linda Star Wolf
Passion, sensuality, deep connection; they are all imminent or on offer now. Creation, manifestation, inspiration and motivation are at an all time high. We can drink of the elixir of Love and watch it fill us with Light. Anything is possible now.
Take some time to do what you love. Enjoy the luxurious and tantalizing treats of the material realm; food, water, fire, music, art, self-care. Have a cat nap in a sunny spot. Have a sea salt bath by candle light. Have a massage. Do a salt scrub and nourish your body with a natural moisturizer. Take care of yourself. Enjoy being in your own skin; not focusing on the way it looks but for how it truly feels. Share this experience with someone you care about; or know that someone is coming who will want to be close to you and share this type of deep sensuality with you.
Indulge in some passion and pleasure, for that is the gift of being human… keeping in mind that when sensuality comes with true connection we are enriched. We can break free from the old ways and no longer allow ourselves to be slaves to the illusion that sex can be used as power or currency.