Hecate. Where to begin? This mysterious feminine figure is the Goddess of Witches, the torch-bearing illuminator of pathways and dreams. She is a guide in the dark, a sight for sore eyes at the crossroads and wisdom on the path to discernment. She is a Greek goddess, the daughter of Perses and Asteria.
She is the high priestess of transition and liminal landscapes. She is the quiet herald of the soul, a go-between goddess whose power is revered and honored.
Hecate’s strengths are discernment, decision-making and soulsight. Her intuitive nature gives us insight into what has been, what is and what could be. Her triple goddess nature points to multiple paths. She sees far and sees much. With this sight, she is able to guide us toward right action and our soul’s desire. She is able to illuminate our choices in sacred ways.
Hecate is a goddess of the dark spaces, though she is a psychopomp and can travel anywhere. She is of the feminine and is one of the many faces of Wild Woman. She and her hound sense the paths that we cannot see in the light of day. She pulls the knowledge and wisdom from our dream worlds and deep within our psyches. She brings this wisdom to us in the form of symbols, intuitive knowings and archetypal direction.
Hecate is also often seen as the Statue of Liberty. Her torch lights the way for personal freedom. Liberty is the antithesis of freedom. It is the freedom of choice. Intuitive decision-making leads to freedom. It releases us from the bondage of paralyzing uncertainty. We defend our liberties. When we do, we are defending our dark, mysterious crossroad queen. She is the goddess who guides us when we do not know, or do know but need reassurance. Her light makes it clear.
The moon, dead, ghosts and witchcraft are things associated with Hecate. She is often depicted with a key. As a psychopomp, she can take you where you want to go. She opens doors that otherwise stay locked. A hound that sniffs out the right decisions for us, and guides us to right action also flanks her side.
If you would like to know Hecate better, ask her to present herself to you before bedtime. Provide an altar for her attendance with a key, moonstone, a large candle or something depicting the crossroads. Hecate will come. She is waiting to help you already. She is ready to help you decide and act in ways that are of soul.
My name is Dawn Champine and I am the Creatrix of The Goddess Diaries. I am very passionate about helping women remember their REAL GODDESS selves.