Selket protecting treasures in the Tomb of Tutankhamun (1341 BCE to 1323 BCE), Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt. Photo by Fred Maroon

Selket is an Egyptian Goddess of protection, healing, magic and the underworld. She is also known as a Scorpion Goddess and rules over poisonous creatures, protecting you from their sting/bite and she is normally depicted with a scorpion on her head or  sphinx with a scorpion tail.

Selket is a dark Goddess who will help you with shadow work. She protects the souls of the dead and the living, but she can also be dangerous. She has the power to slip in and out of both the worlds of the living and the dead and will be brutally honest in her answers if you ask her questions regarding your path/life. However she will help you find yourself once again if you truly wish to. Helping you become whole once again, letting go of what no longer serves you, delving deep into your soul and becoming reborn again a new. A transformation to become the true self.

Selket Correspondences


Black, Red, Orange


Scorpions, Ankh, Was Sceptre, Canopic Jar, Poisonous animals such as snakes


Stibnite, Tourmaline, Black Moonstone, Labradorite, Apache Tears, Golden Healer Quartz, Citrine, Rainbow Moonstone, Chrysocolla, Shungite, Amethyst


Black Pepper, Cypress, Frankincense, Myrrh, Patchouli

Meditation to connect with Selket

Laying or sitting down, take three deep breaths, relaxing your whole body. Hold your intention in connecting to Selket. You could say this in your head three times, ‘My intention is to connect with Selket.’

Imagine you are in front of an Oak Tree with an opening in the trunk. Before you step through the opening, you call to an Animal Guide to come join you. What animal comes to you? You then enter the Oak and go down a spiraling staircase. Going deeper and deeper into the earth. After some time you see a light ahead of you and you walk through it. You have now entered the Underworld. This is where you will find Selket. Your Animal Guide, takes you to where she will be. She will either appear to you or you will hear her. She may give you a message, you may be able to ask her questions.

After some time connecting with Selket, you thank her for connecting and your Animal Guide takes you back to where to came from. Once you are back at the Oak Tree, take three deep breaths and come back to the room.

Write down your experience. What was she like? Did she appear before you? What did she look like? What was her message? Did she answer your questions? What was the Underworld like? What was the animal that came to you? Did your animal give you a message?

Meditation to connect with Selket
Selket as depicted in the 19th dynasty tomb of Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, western Thebes. Photo from

How to connect with Selket

Here are a few ways you can connect with the Goddess Selket.

Meditation/Drum Journey

Use the meditation above or take a journey with a drum. To do this, either use your own drum with a fast beat or find a recorded drum journey, imagining you are at a big Oak Tree with an opening in it. Step into the Oak and set your intention to meet Selket. Then make your way down into the ground below the Oak, going deeper and deeper, faster and faster until you arrive in your lower world. Here you will meet the Goddess. Go with the flow. When you have finished meeting Selket, make your way back the way you came, back into the Oak Tree.

Shadow Work

If you are ready for shadow work then you can connect with Selket to help you. There are different methods on how to meet your shadow, which I will not go into here as it requires quite a bit of explaining and understanding and sometimes help, especially if its your first time. But if you wish to start this, then research about shadow work first and then try to connect with Selket through meditation or journey to help you.


Give an offering in honor of Selket.


Craft something in honor of Selket, such as a figurine, a painting etc.

Bronze figure of Selket. Picture from Michael Carlos Museum.

How Selket will help you

Selket will help you with your deepest issues, your shadows, but only if you truly wish to do so. As this can be scary and once you start you need to see it through. She will help you through it, to face your fears and the unknowns. To help heal you and to become your true self. Transforming you and giving you a new life. Selket, although a dark Goddess can be loving and supportive. She will protect you too, but she will also be brutally honest with you and you must be ready to face your truths.

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Continued Reading and Resources

Goddesses for Every Season by Nancy Blair

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