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Invoking the Great Goddess Hecate, Now More Than Ever

Hecate with Her hounds

We call upon Hecate today, to help us in this time of deepening darkness. Let us vow to stand beside Her on behalf of the forgotten and the powerless. Continue Reading

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Standing at the Crossroads, We Invoke Blessed Hecate

Hecate with Her hounds

The last day of the month is dedicated to the Goddess Hecate. Today, at the Crossroads, may She bring us light, and protect those in need of Her care. Continue Reading

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Farewell to the Season of Beltane; Blessings of Lughnasadh Eve

The Wheel of the Year turns once again, and we bid farewell to the season of growth and fruiting, and prepare for the first of the harvest sabbats. Blessed be. Continue Reading

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On This Last Day of the Month, Let Us Invoke Mighty Hecate

As we end the first half of what may be a watershed year for our civilization, may mighty Hecate gift us with Her clear sight and vast experience. Blessed be. Continue Reading

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The Last of September: Honoring Hecate

Lady of the night bring us your hoarse whispers and ancient songs, Like deer bones tapping and clicking, calling the dead, calling winter home. from Poem to Hecate, by Corinne Boyer Today is the last day of the month and so it is sacred to the great Goddess, Hecate. Although Her day was once theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Calling Upon Hecate

As you may know, on the last day of each month, I give honor to the Goddess Hecate. UPDATE, July 1: I continue this call, past Her feast day: In response to the ominous decision made by the United States Supreme Court today, and the ongoing corruption of the most fundamental principles of our democraticContinue reading Continue Reading

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On the Edge of Magic and Transformation

There, at the foot of the tree, belonging to no man, A silver apple falls. There, amongst the branches, the mother sits. Weaver of dreams against the weft of the wood, Insight falls like gentle rain on a moon-bathed garden. ~ Song to Hecate, by Alison Jones Now let us make ready for the greatContinue reading Continue Reading

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Solar and Lunar Magic for New Year’s Eve

A collection of tidbits from my posts in years past, with heartfelt thanks to Waverly FitzGerald, who is a faithful, invaluable Priestess of Time. ~ Beth Out with the old and in with the new! There’s magic on New Year’s in all that you do! ~ Beth We stand at the crossroads of a newContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Samhain To the Living and the Dead

I am the hallow-tide of all souls passing, I am the bright releaser of all pain, I am the quickener of the fallen seed-case, I am the glance of snow, the strike of rain. I am the hollow of the winter twilight, I am the hearth-fire and the welcome bread, I am the curtained awningContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Last Day of the Month, Halfway Through the Year

… Hecate whom Zeus the son of Cronos honored above all. He gave Her splendid gifts, to have a share of the earth and the unfruitful sea. She received honor also in starry heaven, and is honored exceedingly by the deathless Gods. ~ Hesiod, The Theogony (circa 750 – 650 BCE) As you may know,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Hecate’s Gifts

Today is the last day of the month, and so is sacred to the great Triple Goddess, Hecate. Although our ancestors designated Her day as the last day of the lunar calendar, I believe it is still appropriate to honor Her at this time in the modern solar calendar, as Queen of the Night andContinue reading Continue Reading

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The Days of Imbolc

There, at the foot of the tree, belonging to no man, A silver apple falls. There, amongst the branches, the mother sits. Weaver of dreams against the weft of the wood, Insight falls like gentle rain on a moon-bathed garden.    ~ Song to Hecate, by Alison Jones Now is the time to get readyContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings to Hecate

Today is the last day of the month, and so is sacred to the great Triple Goddess, Hecate. Although Her day was once the last day of the lunar calendar, I believe it is still appropriate to honor Her at this time as Queen of the Night and the Goddess of Witches. Hecate is aContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Samhain. All Hail to the Ancient Ones, the Ancestors and Mighty Dead.

Samhain Blessings to All! Today is the Great Festival of Samhain (pronounced SAH-wen, or SOW-wen), which marks the third and final harvest and summer’s end. This is the ancient Celtic New Year and also the New Year for many traditions of modern Pagans and Witches. This is the midpoint between Autumn Equinox and Winter SolsticeContinue reading Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday – The Last Day of the Month Belongs to Hecate

I am she that is the natural mother of all things, mistress and governess of all the elements, the initial progeny of worlds, chief of powers divine, Queen of heaven, the principal of the Gods celestial, the light of the goddesses: at my will the planets of the air, the wholesome winds of the Seas,Continue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings to Hecate

As you may know, on the last day of each month, I like to give honor to the Goddess Hecate. Hecate is a Greek Triple Goddess of magical crossroads and the three realms of Earth, Sea and Sky. She is a guardian of the household, protector of everything newly born, and the Goddess of Witches.Continue reading Continue Reading

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The Edge of Transformation

A silver apple falls. There, amongst the branches, the mother sits. Weaver of dreams against the weft of the wood, Insight falls like gentle rain on a moon-bathed garden. – Song to Hecate, by Alison Jones Now we make ready for the great festival of Imbolc, sometimes called Candlemas or Brigid. In many places, theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wishing You a Blessed Samhain

Sparks from the hearth Of the Queen of Death and Life Swarm through the dark, Dance through the Night. by J. Robin Gall from Second Chants, Serpentine Music Productions This is the Great Sabbat of Samhain (pronounced SAH-wen, or SOW (rhymes with cow) -wen), and is the third and final harvest, marking Summer’s end. ItContinue reading Continue Reading

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Leaving the Ninth House

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. ~ Helen Keller I  realize I haven’t spent as much time examining the ins and outs of the Houses this month.  And that’s too bad, in a way, because the Ninth House is soContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday Part 2 – Blessings to Hecate

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