Friday, November 13, 2009

Hecate's waning moon

I'm one with the Goddess
and open to Her Wisdom."

27th Day of the 11th Lunar Cycle
Ruled by Hecate
Lunar Tree Cycle ~ Gort/Ivy
Celtic Tree Cycle ~ Ngetal/Reed
Moon Phase: Balsamic

Moon rises: 3:42AM EST
Moon sets: 2:32PM EST
Moon in the Cardinal Air Sign of Libra
Ceridwen's Cycle of the Moon
Lunar Meditation: The wandering
path of the soul.
Sun in Scorpio
Sunrise: 7:03AM EST
Sunset: 5:05PM EST
Solar Question for the Day: "What
is the source of your inspiration?"
Samhain (Calan Gaeaf) Quarter of the Year
November 13th, 2009

~The goddess Hecate is revered at intersections, where three paths meet.

If you're faced with a decision and are undecided, ask Hecate to help you ~

Hecate Cerrydwyn

Dark Mother, take us in
Hecate Cerrydwyn
Let us be reborn

How to Draw a Hecate Labyrinth
To the ancient Greeks, Hecate was one
of the pre-Olympian deities ousted by Zeus,
with whom she alone shared the ability of
granting or withholding anything she wished.
It is thought that her worship was pre-Greek, originally Thracian. Hecate is also
known as Queen of the Night and is the third aspect, or Crone, of the Persephone-
Demeter triple Goddess. She is both a Lunar Goddess and an Earth Goddess,
ruling the spirits of the dead. As Queen of Death she held magickal powers of
regeneration, and could release or hold back the spirits of the dead.
Hecate is Goddess of the Crossroads, guarding all ways, and offerings
were made to her there. It was said she could see 3 ways at once, and
she was sometimes depicted as having three head; those of a serpet,
a horse and a dog.

 In other depictions she is a beautiful, if severe,
woman riding a horse accompanied by an owl and a large black dog.
She was also said to walk the roads of ancient Greece, accompanied
by her Sacred Dogs and carrying a torch.  She is a Goddess of household
protection, with her image being placed at the side of the door, and offerings
of food left to her on her feast nights. Hecate suppers were held in her honor ,
and magickal knowledge was exchanged at these gatherings, for Hecate is a
Goddess of Witchcraft, sorcery, and all things magickal and she was thought
to confer these talents upon her followers. Public feasts were also held in her
name at which sacrifices of black lambs and honey were made.

My tribute to my Patron Goddess: Hecate, AKA The Crone, The Triple Goddess, Goddess of the Crossroads, The Night Queen, Goddess of Ghosts and the Paranormal, Protectress of Women and Children.
From L'impératrice Nocturne's photostream

1 comment:

mxtodis123 said...

Great post. I love this picture.