AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) Have you been having problems with someone, either in person or online? If things have been rather tense, now's the time to swallow your pride and start communicating and compromising.
CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19) Are matters involving home, family, domestic arrangements, parents or property dominating your thinking? Things will gradually improve, as long as you stay centred and keep an open mind.
CANCER (June 21 - July 22) Work projects are favoured, as you make the most of the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus visiting your career zone. Creativity and motivation are high but try to keep a sense of perspective.
LEO (July 23 - August 22) Party-loving Lions are keen to socialise and circulate; mix and mingle; imagine and create; as you let your hair down and have some fun. But it's Equinox day so try not to overdo things!
PISCES (February 19 - March 20) You're thinking about a financial, business or work project as today's planetary patterns help you tackle tasks with extra energy and enthusiasm. But things won't happen overnight!
GEMINI (May 21 - June 20) Open and honest communication is the secret to success at the moment. There'll be plenty of opportunities to expand your peer group. But don't neglect your long-term friends in the process.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20) The planetary patterns give tired Taureans a welcome energy surge today. The stars also favour some quiet contemplation, as you use your intuition to help you solve a current problem.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21) You're in the mood to help a loved one through a rough patch, or cheer up a close friend who is down-in-the-dumps. If you get drawn into a fiery discussion, strive to be balanced and fair-minded.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 21) Scorpio is the sign of extremes, and you can have trouble relaxing. As we celebrate the Equinox - when day and night are of equal length - strive to bring more balance into your busy life.
LIBRA (September 23 - October 22) It's time to get talking with your nearest and dearest about subjects you may not necessarily feel comfortable about. Try to be fair and balanced, as you view things from differing perspectives.
VIRGO (August 23 - September 22) Business ventures are brewing at the moment, as you combine common sense with intuition to achieve a positive result. Don't be impatient though. Your dreams will take a while to manifest.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19) Are you being too subjective about a current issue? Take a step back, adjust your focus, and strive to view the situation from a much broader and wiser perspective. Balance is the key.
I have done a bit of research on deity offerings. I have provided a bit of info below, I hope it helps you decide on an offering.
On a side-note, I would meditate on this matter and see what comes to you. What do you feel would be most suited as an offering to your deity? I work with Bastest, personally, and through mediation and communing with her, I've found that anise, lavender, catnip, and rose are things that she likes. They feel very appropriate as offerings, perhaps I should put it that way.
The following list are general offerings if you don't have a specific deity you worship. These are all associated with the God form and the qualities that he (or they depending on your belief) represents.
Offerings Associated with the God:
All fiery and airy herbs. These include: basil, chrysanthemum, snapdragon, clover, lavender, pine, sunflower, pine cones, seeds, cacti, thistles, orange, cedar, and Juniper. Any flowes or herbs associated with Mars or the Sun can also be used.
Crystals and Gemstones associated with the God:
All orange and red stones; stones associated with the Sun, Mars, fire, and air. These include: carnelian, ruby, garnet, orange calcite, diamond, tiger's eye, topaz, sunstone, bloodstone, and red tourmaline.
The following list are offerings specifically for Ra.
Ra: frankincense, myrrh, and olive
Sources: Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner -> by Scott
Re: Egyptian Ra By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Jan 14, 2013
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One traditional offering to any of the Egyptian Gods was cool water. Think of it...in a desert country water is a precious thing as all life depends upon it. You might also use frankincense, myrrh, or kyphi incenses as burnt offerings.
I personally, would assist him. The interesting part of Kemetic practices, is that the religious ones often are to assist our netjeru.
A good way to thank Re is simply by creating a small clay or other image of Apep, spitting, stomping, cutting, and generally destroying Apep as you shout at him to die and not rise again, to be cut and not fight against Re, to be destroyed and to not delay Re in his journey. If you can, throw it into a fire as you chant over it.
You can also make or read aloud hymns to Re as the sun rises, calling him strong and powerful, saying he will defeat his enemy (it benefits not to mention Apep here), and generally flattering him.
You can also build an altar or shrine, place an image of Re on it (it can even be simply a printed piece of paper), a bowl for water, a bowl for food, a place for incense, and a place for candles. If you are old enough, a place for libations of alcohol. If not, juice or tea makes a fair substitute. The reason for both water and a libation is that water was an agent used to cleanse, and not something to drink from. Their beer was actually rather weak, but they used it due to the fermentation process ensuring the beer was safe to drink.
If you want to remain traditional, you will also want to purify yourself before going before him; however not all Kemetic paths are traditionally inclined. If you do, check out my post on natron, and also avoid anything that would alter your ability to communicate with him; such as sex, drugs, and illness. These are things that are considered offensive and counterproductive to your goal traditionally speaking.
You can also do something as simple as sending your energy to him with a thank you note attached, but that is less traditional in scope.
If you are interested in any of the traditional aspects, feel free to hit me up for answers, I love to discuss my path.