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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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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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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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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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Honoring 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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Queen of Many Names and Virtues

Hail Juno, for whom this month is named! Our story begins, not with Juno, but with the Goddess Hera. Once upon a time, before the warring patriarchal tribes of the north invaded, the Goddess Hera was the highest Greek divinity. A Queen of the Skies, Her name simply meant, “Our Lady,” and may not haveContinue reading Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: The Graces

Give me a look, give me a face, that makes simplicity a grace; Robes loosely flowing, hair as free — Such sweet neglect more taketh me Than all the adulteries of art: They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. ~  from Epicæne; Or, the Silent Woman by Benjamin Johnson (1572-1637) If you have beenContinue 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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Departing the Sixth House

Hope is a thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings a tune without words And never stops at all. ~ Emily Dickinson As you have probably noticed, this journey through the Houses is a much more loosely focused theme than others we have examined in past years.  There is lots more weContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings to Hecate

Remember that this is the last day of the month, and is sacred to the Goddess Hecate. Hecate is the psychopomp, who shows the way to those crossing to the lands of the dead.  As such, She is the Guardian of the Crossroads (specifically, all mundane road crossings as well as the crossroads between realms).Continue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings to Hecate

I am Hecate of the Ways, of the Cross-Ways, of the Darkness, of the Heaven and the Earth and the Sea; saffron-clad Goddess of the Grave, exulting among the spirits of the dead; Perseia, lover of loneliness; Queen who holdest the Keys of the world… — from The Woman at the Cross-ways by Fiona MacleodContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings to Hecate

Sparks from the hearth Of the Queen of Death and Life. Swarm through the dark, Dance through the night. – Sparks, © J. Robin Gall from Reclaiming Second Chants, Serpentine Music Productions On Samhain, we mark the transformation of the Goddess to Her Dark Mother and Crone aspects. We give thanks for the many giftsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings of Lughnassadh Eve

When in still air and still in summertime A leaf has had enough of this, it seems To make up its mind to go; fine as a sage Its drifting in detachment down the road. — Howard Nemerov, Threshold This is the eve of Lughnassadh, also called Lammas in the Christian revision of the PaganContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings to Hecate

I was unable to post this earlier today, but I would never forget to mention that today is is the last day of the month and so is sacred to blessed Hecate, Queen of the Night and mighty Guardian of the Crossroads. It is the Triple Goddess Hecate who protects women and those who areContinue reading Continue Reading

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Hail to Hecate

Let us not forget that this is the last day of the month, and so is sacred to the great Triple Goddess, Hecate. On this day, we honor the Her as Queen of the Night and the Goddess of Witches. Hecate is a protector of women, mighty advocate for the disenfranchised, and She who guardsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Happy Aphrodite’s Day!

Do you not see how mighty is the Goddess Aphrodite? She sows and gives that love from which all we upon this earth are born. — Empedocles ca. 490-430 BCE Instead of honoring the various Christian martyrs named St. Valentine on this date, let us celebrate what we REALLY want this day to be about:Continue reading Continue Reading

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Fate and Transformation

© Rasa Van WerderThere, 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 JonesToday is a day laden with ancient magic and destiny.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Sunday Inspiration: The Star Thrower

The Star Throwerfrom the story by Loren Eiseley I awoke early, as I often did, just before sunrise to walk by the ocean’s edge and greet the new day. As I moved through the misty dawn, I focused on a faint, far away motion. I saw a youth, bending and reaching and flailing arms, dancingContinue reading Continue Reading

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