Hecate or Hekate (/ˈhɛkətiː/; ancient Greek Ἑκάτη, Hekátē)
Considered one of the ancient goddess, and in some tales, the only Titan allowed to retain her authority after the Olympians seized control, Hecate is a triple faced goddess associated with witchcraft, the underworld and its subsequent entities such as the dead and ghosts as well as being known for her maternal instincts and her ability to accept the strange nature of people.
Known also as a Moon goddess, Hecate was said to be Persephone’s consort during her seasonal time in the Underworld. Her ease in the underworld has also made her the goddess of liminal spaces such as crossroads and different spiritual planes. As a guardian she is often called upon for protection, especially over women.
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Sun in Scorpio from October 23rd to November 22nd.
With Libra’s balancing act at an end, it’s time to turn inward and explore our emotions — to look at what makes us tick, and to figure out what excites us and what doesn’t. And nobody does that better than steamy Scorpio Sun. That’s because this Pluto-ruled Sun has the ability to shake things up, tear things down, and leave us with little more than the bare bones of personal passion, instinct, and intuition. The actual leftovers aren’t really as important, though, as how we apply them. In fact, the application itself can mean the difference between personal demise or absolute victory in the months to come.
Scorpio can be described as “the Rambo of the Universe”, and there’s nothing that fits it better. It’s intense, passionate, and stubborn. It has a black and white sort of viewpoint, and never looks at the gray areas in between. Whether we like it or not, the Scorpio Sun brings basal instinct to the surface and tosses it right in front of our noses. And because it’s presented in the rawest form possible, we suddenly find lust and sex — and everything else that goes alone with them — staring us squarely in the face. That being the case, this period provides an excellent time to take a good, hard look at personal sexual issues: at what turns us on and what doesn’t; at what we truly need for total sexual fulfillment; and, of course, at the steps necessary to bring those things about. There’s simply no better time to confront these issues and bring them to resolution within ourselves and with our partners.
But that’s not all that Scorpio throws our way. He urges us to dig beneath the surface and find hidden truths in other areas, too. This makes it a good time to get to the bottom of issues hindering progress in the personal arena. (Career and lifestyle come to mind here, as well as general relationship interactions.) Look at the fine print in contracts, challenge interest rates, and find ways to get the most from your creditors. All forms of study are at the forefront, too. So if you’ve been thinking of taking a class or learning something new, now’s the time to set things in motion.
Even though Scorpio has a tendency to strip things down to near-nothingness, no other sign under the Sun brings magic to fruition quite like this one. In keeping with His “bare bones” type of energy, though, it’s best to rely on the basics when it comes to magic. And this means keeping things simple, and avoiding any frills, flourishes, or extras that might confuse the outcome of what you really want. With that in mind, this is the perfect time for any effort involving occult and metaphysical studies or skills, as well as those efforts related to past lives or karmic issues. Those efforts that concern metamorphosis or transformation, or even uncovering that which is hidden — especially the sources of current problems — meet with success quickly, too. And don’t forget about any issues that involve lust. With Scorpio’s basal instinct at the forefront, there’s no better time to deal with those problems — or work a little sex magic!
Because the festival of Samhain occurs during this period, we find ourselves looking at the lives of those who have gone before us, how they lived, and what they did to make their mark on the world. And with the birth/death/rebirth cycle looking us squarely in the face, we often have questions and thoughts we can’t reconcile with our current resources. Take a little time to commune with the dead. Since the veil is very thing just now, communications slip easily between the realms, and the chances of resolving related issues are very promising, indeed.
If the Blood Moon rises during this period, take some time to thank those plants, vegetables, and animals who sacrificed themselves that you might live. You may want to collect dry small bones, vegetable and fruit peels, and seeds for magical workings. If the snow moon rises instead, work on any issues that you’ve had on the back burner for a while. Write the appropriate spells, gather your supplies, and do whatever else it takes to get that magic off the ground and soaring toward the Cosmos.
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