Maya del Mar's Daykeeper Journal - May 2006: Astrology, Consciousness and Transformation
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BastBast (or Bastet, or Pasht) was the Egyptian goddess who appeared in cat form. The Egyptians highly revered cats; the word for cat, mau, also denoted light and was cognate with the word for mother.

The cat is a lunar animal and also a solar animal representing the power of the sun as reflected in nature. Since the cat is an earth animal, Bast is also an earth mother goddess, a giver of life and abundance. In touch with her wild, instinctual nature, she also is a protector of women during childbirth.

Like a cat, she is fiercely independent and belongs to no one but herself. Bast is one of the more joyful goddesses; her elaborate festivals in the town of Babustis were renowned for their joyful dancing. Embodying a cat's gentler aspects, Bast is a personification of life and fruitfulness. The quintessential life-affirming mother, she reminds us to be playful and relaxed like a cat and to find occasions to celebrate life.

Susan Eleanor Boulet Trust.
Text by Michael Babcock.
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May 2006
Table of Contents
May Daykeeper Home
Immigrants' Rights, the New Revolution
Happy Birthday, NYSE
Alex Miller Mignone: Eclipse Notes
Crystal's Moon Meditation:Find Your Answers in Dreams
Daily Success Guide
May 1 through 31
Monthly Astrological Influences, May
General Sun Signs,
May 2006
Skywatch—2 Comets Kick Off the Month
Retrograde Watch: Chiron & Neptune Retro
Movies: The Celestine Prophecy Movie
Goddess of the Month: Bast
Sign of the Month: TaurusMaya's Sun Sign Archives

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