Well, it turned out that I mostly ended up doing a very short meditation on the deity in question on the day-of, after queuing most of the shrine images and the “about this deity” posts on my kemetic tumblr in advance. Then I pulled a single card from my Lo Scarabeo Egyptian Tarot deck, as a message from the deity. If you want to see those posts, check out this link. The messages were overwhelmingly about hospitality and working together, so I think I’m going to be working a bit more with the Kemetic pantheon in the coming year.
I didn’t manage to see the star rise, unfortunately, because it was cloudy, but I was awake and I did my brief meditation at that time or a little after. I did the execration on Wep Ronpet itself, because rain made our other plans for the afternoon and evening somewhat delayed, and by the time we had eaten and everyone had written on the pot, I was much too tired. So the next morning I donned my whites (my casual whites – I decided a nice white tank top was a better idea for camping than my new white dress), took the pot, declared it to be isfet, and offered its destruction to Bast and Sekhmet, Eyes of Ra! Then I handed it to a friend who has some serious things she needed gone, to smash because I was still not quite energized enough to really slam it. But she slammed it. Gods did she ever. And then a bunch of us picked up the pieces and tossed them in the trash where it belongs. Good fucking riddance, isfet.
Then Glasreo and I headed home from our lil druidy camping trip, and the next day I had a New Year’s bath in honor of Bast and Sekhmet. I used a “yoga” Bath bomb from Lush – that’s in the posts from the link above, too. I realized that my original oath of service to Bast has expired… I am due to re-oath myself, this time to both of them, and I did, briefly, but I need to write out a more formal contract sometime soon, to honor my role as an oracle-priestess-in-training. And I may need to figure out an Egyptian phrase for that.
All in all, it was a very excellent first holiday, and you can expect more Kemetic holiday celebrations getting written up here in the future.