The Wicca Book of Days for July 5
Day of the Jackal
In ancient Egypt, July 5 was dedicated to Anpu (known as Anubis), in association with the divine children of the sky and earth deities Nut and Geb: Osiris, Isis, Nepthys, and Set. One tale tells that Nepthys, although partnered with Set, once seduced Osiris, and that their union resulted in Anpu, the jackal-headed God of embalming who weighed the souls of the dead in Osiris’ Hall of Judgment. Set, being regarded as pure evil, was feared rather than venerated among humans, but finding favor with Osiris, Isis and Nepthys was considered a crucial prerequisite for resurrection.
Not only is this Cancerian day’s principle feminine, while the moon, its ruler places the emphasis on the home, but Nepthys’s name means, “Lady of the House.” Take this as a signal to set your house in order, be it literally by tidying and cleaning or metaphorically.