Written By Hypatia
For Coven Life
Isis, Lady of the Holy Cobra
The serpent throughout history has endowed us humans with much power usually reserved for Gods, Goddesses, Kings and Queens.
In ancient Egypt it’s symbolism adorned the crowns of the most powerful Kings and Queens, especially that of the Cobra. Cleopatra from the Ptolemaic blood line in Alexandrea is often depicted with such a powerful serpent on her crown, as so were other Kings and Queens in her blood line thought to be descendant from the Gods themselves.
The Cobra is a symbol of not only mysticism, magick and majesty, but also one of great and infinite or eternal power, something the Egyptian Kings and Queens found very alluring.
It is the connection between life and death and one that represents the afterlife that links the Cobra to mysticism and the occult.
Cobra Familiar is certainly NOT for everyone, a mystical animal that usually attracts the advanced magickal practitioner, or devout students of the magickal arts, allowing them to see through the veil, assisting them to connect with chthonic Gods and other spiritual beings.
It is important that such a familiar is accepted with a pure heart, a clear mind and a ready nourished soul, as the Cobra can offer alluring prospects just to test and throw you off your path. Beware of the Cobra’s hypnotic gaze.
Once this is mastered and understood the Cobra is a profound inner teacher. As a spiritual teacher the Cobra teaches us how to pause, wait and be patient. It can be a fierce protector, teaching us how to be wise and humble.
Cobra brings out your full potential and power. It can be very empowering and somewhat intoxicating seeing this, therefore it is important that you understand that all power is to be respected and used with utmost care and for the good of all. Learn to tame your beast.
When the cobra energy is out of balance it can become egocentric and egotistical. Self illusions and delusion of power and grandeur. Many ancient Kings and Queens have fallen in this trap.
If the Cobra Familiar does appear in your life, ask yourself if you are ready to become a student and unlearn all that you have learnt only to learn all over again.