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Invocation to Bast

Merry Meet All,

Black cats are a famous symbol of Halloween. But cats are also at risk at this time of year. It is imperative that you protect your frisky felines. Here is a meditation for you to try to invoke the Egyptian Goddess Bast. I performed this meditation at my altar at Samhain. I am going to write it like how I experienced it, but you can rewrite it and alter it to your preferences.

I entered a temple. In the temple, were lots of cats- no surprise, and the Egyptian Goddess Bast. The temple was dark and the hall was dark. I walked down a long hallway, fragrant with incense. On either side of me were beautiful cats watching me as I stroke down the corridor. I reached the end of the hall, which opened into the main room of the temple. The cats kept watching me. At the head of the room, across a huge pool, was a woman and a cat. I assumed it was Bast. I bowed and implored Bast to protect my cat Lady Shadow. I bowed again, left an offering, and exited the temple.

In China, the tiger is considered the king as opposed to lions. The tiger is associated with Tsai Shen Yeh, the Chinese God of wealth. Asian lore portrays the tiger as the guardian of the dead. The tiger is sometimes seen in graves for protection, ensuring peace for those who have passed away. The symbolism of the Chinese Tiger is power, energy, royalty, protection, generosity, illumination, and unpredictability. Tigers are associated with yang energy and are a solar animal which corresponds with the solar symbols of the sun, summer, and fire.

Meditate on the Chinese tiger if you wish to honor one who has passed on. If you want to attract wealth to your life, concentrate on wealth and copper coins.

I hope your cats stay safe this Samhain.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

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