I have abnormal working hours due to my job, and so it happens I have decided to celebrate the Appearance of Bast of Ankhtawy a couple of days early! Perhaps this early write-up can provide some sort of inspiration for your own festivities.
After I settled down into the hotel and got myself together, I set up my little Bast-Mut icon at the windowsill to enjoy some sunlight. This was Her “Appearing,” as she was in the window and visible to those who could see her. That was one offering to Her, the warmth of the sunlight and a prime sitting place to watch both me and the world outside.
I put the beautiful scent of potpourri next to Her as well as my rattle in which I was going to do a little bit of singing and noise making to welcome Her forth.
In the fading sunlight, I walked across the street to Subway to get some food, which I offered before eating myself, as well as a cookie to present to Her as I offered some written prayers to be granted. After my offerings, I took my rattle and did a little song and dance, with the window still open mind you, because this is Her Appearance and while I’m dancing and singing for Her, I’m also not to be hiding myself.
With all said and done, I reverted the cookie and closed the curtains so that She could still watch over the world before I put the icon and items away before my bedtime.
All and all, even though it was short and sweet and simple, it was a pleasant little celebration and I was happy to do take part in this for Her.