When to honor Wepwawet:
- Ask Him to open the Way to new opportunities when you are seeking a job or place to live.
- Carry a token of His with you when you need luck – in a casino or while playing games of chance.
- Offer to Him to open the way for words and creativity when you are facing writer’s (or artist’s) block.
- Pray for His blessings on your travels when you have a journey to make.
- Go to Him to facilitate communication between you and someone you have difficulty speaking with.
- Ask Him to shut out harmful influences from your life.
- Pray to Him before other gods or spirits to open the way between the Seen and Unseen for clearer messages.
- Offer to Him before divining to open the way for divinatory answers from the Unseen.
How to approach Wepwawet: Light a candle and some strong incense (cedarwood, patchouli, musk, amber). Present your offerings – simple ones are fine – and pray in your own words, from the heart. Divine for His message for you if you wish. Keep your eyes open for His presence in your life afterwards, as He will often make Himself known through chance or coincidence.
5 thoughts on “Ways to Honor Wepwawet”
This is nice. While on the one hand I don´t want to be reductionist and assign to each netjer only topics that are related to their fields of expertise, this can be helpful for those who are just getting to know these deities and wish to establish a relationship. This inspires me to make a similar post for both Bast (my parent) and Seshat (my Beloved). Thanks for the idea!
Have you heard of the idea that in common practice the god to which the layman dedicates himself to becomes their “all god,” to the point of transcending gods of city, region and state in importance and personal practice? I can´t remember now which text it was, but there was one in which a layman was exalting their netjer as a One above all, though in the mythology this netjer wasn´t necessarily one of those.
Thanks! That’s really why I typed this up; I don’t want to pigeonhole the gods, but I wanted to put this out there for anyone who doesn’t know Wepwawet well and wants to find a jumping off point, so to speak. Hopefully someone will find it useful!
I have heard of such a practice in passing – I want to say in reading one of Barbara Mertz’s books, but I could be wrong. It’s definitely something I’ve read (and in all honesty, it’s something I kind of do *sheepish*)
Hey, right there with ya! 😉 I think there’s a reason why I was only divined with one Parent. It’s not at all unconsistent with monolatry, nor with my personal spiritual experience.