HECATE AT THE CROSSROADS:
She has mysterious origins. According to scholars, She has different origins than that of the archetypal Grecian gods' mythological pantheon. She is older than that, a chthonic earth goddess who is omnipresent and omnipotent. She is strange, weird, different, scary, and enduring.
Her magic extends into the ancient realms and reaches forward into the realms of the future. She is a bridge and when She stands at the CrossRoads, she is a LIMINAL Goddess.
She stands guard at those places where we make life-changing choices. She is the Holder of Torches and the Keeper of the Keys. She opens the way forward, or not. According to what is most appropriate for the moment in-between moments when a choice is set in motion.
As a death goddess, She eliminates indecision, indecisiveness, hesitation, doubt, and vacillation. She ensures safe passage to those who acknowledge magic and Mystery’s existence. She brings Her devouring powers to bear on the shadow aspects that are destructive illusions at their core.
She is the Queen of the Witches, recognized at the Delphi oracular temple. She teaches us magic. She shows us who we are when we are aligned with the sacred mysteries, illuminating the secrets of nature and its cycles of evolution.
She is the Mistress of Poisons, who teaches us about the Darkness. She shines a light of clear understanding on those who work with Her mysteries. She is a powerful ally and a dangerous foe.
She contains the Power of Wyrrds, the spell-magics that create worlds. Her gifts are as multitudinous as the stars in the night sky where She reigns. Her titles are many, representing Her unlimited powers.
During the month of October, I am more directly connected with Hecate's energies, gifts and lessons than any other time of the year. This full moon brought Her Presence into full force as I prepared for Her ritual body posture circle at the end of October.
I am keenly aware of Her triple-aspect as Maiden/Mother/Crone-Wise-Woman at this Turning. I am sensing this layered, multi-dimensional energy within my understanding of Her gifts.
I have worked with Hecate for as long as I can remember. At first, She showed up in the exploration of my childhood’s reading choices in stories as the Old Witch, scaring children and adults, alike.
Now, She appears as a shape-shifting Goddess of Mysteries, Witches, and the Night.
Her gifts are many and they are ancient. Her powers stretch across cultures and time, keeping Her alive through the centuries. No small feat in our fast-paced world today.
Her Ancient Magics have only increased in power. Today we can find evidence of Her endurance easily. A Google search is proof of this with pages of references for researching, exploring, and ritual.
Tonight we are focusing on Hecate-at-the-CrossRoads. This incarnation of Hecate reveals Her powers of illumination, guidance, wisdom, power, insight, and magic. She stands at the CrossRoads of our Lives, shining Her light on the converging paths before us. Her silent presence waiting patiently for our offering.
In this form, She is the Queen of Witches as Opener of the Way Forward. She also is Keeper of the Keys of Magic & Mysteries. We innately understand the power of this opportunity for clarity and discernment as we gather the information She reveals to us in our Journey this evening. <3