January 2018 – The Goddess Hekate

Since January is in the time of YULE as the Wheel of the Year goes, I’d like to feature the Goddess Hekate.
Hekate is in the Crone stage of the Triple Goddess representation.

MY PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH HEKATE

There have been many instances in my life where I feel I have hit the ‘end of the road’. But in every circumstance, there are always two directions to take. This is where Hekate has come in for me. Most of the time these two separate paths depict two very different layers of surface. One path may be straight and smoothly paved, where the other path may be filled with twists, turns, potholes, dusty and unpaved. Since Hekate stands at the Crossroads, I always ask her for Guidance. Lo and behold, the path she most recommends for me will be the most difficult traveled one. I believe this is because in the scheme of life we learn more lessons and feel the most empowered when we set ourselves on a challenge and overcome the odds.
I call on Hekate because it is through the challenges that she is walking with me, guiding me and supporting me.
I give Hekate much Gratefulness and Appreciation because she is always there with me when I am performing my Magick and Witchcraft. She assists me with invocation, intention setting, and manifestation. Just that extra boost of Magick.

FACTS ABOUT HEKATE

Hekate is the Goddess of Magick and Witchcraft, Gatekeeper of Crossroads, plus the Patroness of all Witches.

Correspondences:

Colors: Black, Orange, Silver
Herbs: Belladonna, Mandrake, Willow
Crystals: Onyx, Black Tourmaline, Smokey Quartz
Element: Water

– Crone stage of the Triple Goddess
– Greek culture
– Yule Sabbat
– Depicted with sacred dogs
– Lives in the Underworld
– Ability to see in several directions at once
– Travels with a following of ghosts
– Will give protection when you are walking at night
– Works with the process of death and the process of new life
– Reminds us of the importance of change
– Tells us to release the past
– Aids us to let go of the familiar and embrace what is not in our comfort zone
– Carries torches to light our way down a darkened and uncertain path
– She is the Gatekeeper and she holds keys. We ask her for direction. Once we decide the way, she gives us the key.
– Brings prosperity and abundance
– Knowledge of the use of herbs
– Fiercely Protects when called upon to do so

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