Updated: Mar 7, 2020
Serket is an Ancient Egyptian Scorpion Goddess. She rules not only over the healing of venomous bites and stings but also fertility, nature, animals, medicine and magic. A scorpion’s sting leads to paralysis and her name actually means She Who Tightens the Throat but it can also mean She Who Causes the Throat to Breathe. Thus, we have two aspects of the Goddess, the one who strikes down the unrighteous with her sting, as well as the healer who cures venomous bites and stings.
In a story of Isis hiding with her infant child Horus from Set and being under the protection of Serket, there is an incident when Serket’s six manifestations, the six scorpions who comprise Isis’ bodyguard, lash out with all their combined venom and hurt and innocent instead of the person who enraged the Scorpion Goddess so much in the first place. These scorpions stand for our own venom and anger, some of it is necessary to cure, to find the strength to stand up for ourselves. But when we don’t know their root cause, thus being able to control them and draw the venom out, healing a sting, we cause considerable damage, hurting not only ourselves but also the people around you, especially the innocent who are dependent on our protection, care and nurturing.
When Serket comes into your life, it is time to heal anger and to learn to stand up for ourselves without lashing out blindly but to channel the power of this anger and venom in a controlled and constructive manner in order to facilitate healing, empowerment and self-assertion in a healthy and constructive manner. To learn more about this Goddess and use her energy in your meditation and self-reflection, click here: