Life As The Witch – Recognizing Our Goddess, HEKATE (Hecate)


Hekate: A Modern Implications

These days, Hekate is often still seen as the Goddess of Witchcraft and Dark Magick, a Dark Crone, because of her connection to the line between life and death. Her chthonic roots are attributed to her aspects as a Death Goddess, but in truth she is not solely death aspected. Her nature is one of transformation, and though change can be terrifying and damaging, it can also be beatific. To think of Her only as a chthonic, Underworld Goddess is to ignore part of her nature.

These days we too often see things in terms of diametric, opposites (light/dark, masculine, feminine, God/Goddess, as if the vast universe is written in binary, nothing more than ones and zeros. While these dichotomies play a role in the nature of the universe, they are also simplified depictions. Deity cannot be contained in the use of dichotomy, because deity transcends those terms.

Hekate is neither light nor dark; she is the very scale of graduation, present at the exact point at which one type of gray becomes another, between every gradient and at either end of the spectrum. Each change is her territory, and there are billions of transformations every day.

Hekate’s connection to magic is another aspect of her nature. Through magic we take what is only potential and pull it into reality, imprinting the mundane world with what could be. And this is one of the biggest changes of all, the transformation for which Hekate has always been particularly revered. Magick is transformation, and it’s from this that Hekate’s association with it is.

In invoking Heckate we can learn to accept changes in our lives, both positive and negative, and we can also create change in our own worlds. She aids the completion and manifestation of spells and when called for divinatory purposes she can help to reveal the truth more readily. She can part the Veil, to allow clearer vision or communion with the dead. Hekate is a protector of children, especially when they walk hard paths, but also in the journey into adulthood.

Hekate guards the crossroads, both those that line our physical reality and those that mark our passage through life, through our spirituality, and through the journey that is existence.

Reference:

Excerpt from:”The Transformative Nature of Hekate”

by Marion Sipe

Llewellyn’s 2012 Magical Living Companion

August 28th Daily Divination Journal

Tarot

All of today’s tarot cards come from the reproduction of the original Rider Waite Tarot Deck.

All Readings

From TarotX

Knight of Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles represents the work, effort, and responsibility after the Page of Pentacles has set its dreams. This Knight sat on a large horse in the middle of a field. He holds a coin in his hand and his eyes reflect thought and consideration. Knight always takes the necessary effort to fulfill his dreams. He is building the foundation for his dreams and goals.

The detailed description of the Knight of Pentacles

On the positive side, Knight once he has made up his mind taking action, he would not give up. He persistently pursues his goal and has great endurance and ability to devote as a diligent warrior. He completes each job to the final detail. Besides, he is careful, never neglected, always realistic, and says no to the false promises.

On the negative side, the Knight of Pentacles is somewhat stubborn and slow. He has no sense of humor. He always gives first priority to work, tends to lack flexibility and easily obsesses by small details, is stubborn when making mistakes, refuses to give in even if he is not right, and will never admit that he is wrong. He does not like change or risk and his views are often negative.

Rune

The Rune Site – Younger Futhork

Ur

Sound: “u”, “o”, “y”, “w”
Stands for: Drizzle (or Slurry)
Casting meaning: This rune represents how some things can develop from nothingness. Like the fertile soil that can be created from volcanic ash which in turn with a slight amount of water and sunlight can spawn growth.

Witches’ Rune

Harvest

The most positive stone of all, the Harvest Rune indicates the spirit of protection and good fortune.

This is a time when doorways open and obstacles are lifted. Expect an increase in all areas of your life.

Look for an opening which sets you on the right path, as well as all manner of fortunate events.

Now is the time when many of your cherished dreams will finally be realized.

The Harvest Rune promises gains and fulfillment

Look for guidance from the wise and learned.

Ogham

From Ogham Symbol Gallery

Straith/Straif

This symbol, used for the sound St, is Straith (sometimes seen as Straif), the Blackthorn tree. A symbol of authority and control, the Blackthorn is connected to strength and triumph over adversity. Blackthorn is a tree (although some might argue it’s more of a really big shrub) of winter, and its berries only ripen after the first frost. White flowers appear in the spring, and the bark is black and thorny.

On a medicinal level, Blackthorn berries–sloe berries–are brewed to make a tonic (this is what Sloe Gin is made from). The tonic can be used as a laxative and/or diuretic, as well as a skin astringent. In folklore, the Blackthorn has a fairly unpleasant reputation. An English legend refers to a devastating winter as a “Blackthorn Winter.” It also represents the darker side of magic and witchcraft. Because it’s a plant that becomes hardy when all around it is dying, it is associated with the Dark Mother, the Crone aspect of the Goddess, particularly the Cailleach in some parts of Scotland and Ireland. There is also a strong connection to the Morrighan, because of Blackthorn’s association with the blood and death of warriors. In fact, in early Celtic culture, the Blackthorn was popular for its use in the cudgel shillelagh.

Straith Correspondences

Mundane Aspects: Expect the unexpected, especially when it comes to change. Your plans may be altered, or even destroyed, so plan to deal with it. The appearance of Straith often indicates the influence of external forces.

Magical Aspects: You’re at the beginning of a new journey, and there will be some surprises–possibly unpleasant ones–along the way. Overcoming these obstacles will give you strength. Realize that you–and your life–are changing.

Numerology

From Kasamba.com – Numerology

Seven

If your life path number is 7, your life will be predominantly influenced by your mind. Whether it’s intellectual pursuits, philosophical discourses, or a deep spiritual/meditative life through your 7th chakra, you are made for it. You would make a great professor, philosopher or a guru. Because you are too much in the head, you may find yourself alien to matters of the heart. It isn’t easy – you just don’t get the clues, or don’t know how to give them out. You avoid emotions, and if your partner feels them naturally, you may blame them for being hysterical, when in fact they are being just natural. If the digits of a date add up to number 7, know that it’s a wonderful time to cook up ideas, to write a paper, to post on social media, or meditate.

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

From Uni Guide – Goat

Goat

Goat meanings and symbolism include sure-footedness, desire, creative energy, revelry, tranquility, aspiration, and faith. The goat (along with the dog) was the first domesticated animal. Thus, people from a wide range of cultures are familiar with goats. In addition, wild goats, such as the mountain goat, the ibex, the markhor, and the tahr (a relative of the goat), live in the mountainous regions North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. So, the goat is a figure in the mythologies and folklore of many cultures. In addition, the goat spirit animal is an important power animal for people who feel a special kinship with goats or who have an astrological connection to them.

In this post, you’ll learn about goat meanings, symbolism, and mythology (including mountain goats.) Plus, you’ll learn about the goat spirit animal and more.

 

August 28th Daily Correspondence Digest

Daily Horoscope

To read your daily horoscope

Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Taurus.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today you might have clever, even profound ideas about how to improve your health, your job or something related to your pets. These ideas might be quite ingenious. Perhaps this is why a close friend or partner is surprised by you – or in turn, they surprise you?

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

A pleasant encounter with a work colleague or someone who has something to do with your health might please you today. (It might also be unexpected.) This surprise might be related to something that you own, or a financial matter, or a spontaneous purchase?

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is a restless day for you. You might be excited in a hidden way at a subconscious level about something that’s going to take place. This could relate to your family or something going on at home. It might even relate to a promising home improvement? (Stock the fridge – be ready for anything.)

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

A friend will surprise you today. Alternatively, you might meet someone who is a real character. Meanwhile, your daily routine will not unfold as predicted. There will be unexpected changes – hopefully pleasing – that send your day in a new direction. Be alert! Stay flexible!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You are high viz. today, which is why people notice you more than usual. Meanwhile, you might be surprised by something connected to a possession you own or your money. Perhaps you will buy something unusual? You might have a clever, moneymaking idea?

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Travel plans might change today. Ditto for plans related to publishing, the media, medicine and the law. You might meet someone unusual from another culture. Meanwhile, you can also attract money or gifts to you today. Bonus!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Expect little hiccups and tiny detours today. Meanwhile, although you might wish to keep a low profile – it’s an excellent day to shop for wardrobe goodies for yourself. You like to look good. (Did you know that the sign of Libra rules haute couture?) This is what gives you your good taste.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Someone close to you might surprise you today. They might introduce you to someone who is unusual because it looks like you’ll have a lively discussion with a friend or a member of a group. In fact, some of you will be involved with a secret love affair.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Something unexpected could impact your job or something to do with a pet today, so be aware of this and be vigilant. Meanwhile, a discussion with a boss or someone in a position of authority will go well because you are so convincing in an intelligent way.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Because you have such strong feelings about certain issues today, people will listen to you. Meanwhile, social plans might be cancelled or changed. Likewise, sports events will hold a few surprises. (Note: Parents, be extra vigilant with your children to avoid mishaps.)

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your home routine will be interrupted today because of an interaction with a parent or a surprise family discussion. Perhaps someone has unexpected news? Very likely, these discussions are intense but revealing. “The game, Mrs. Hudson, is on!”

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You will be unusually persuasive and convincing in all your conversations with others today, which makes this a powerful day for those of you in sales, marketing, teaching, acting and writing. People will listen to you! Meanwhile, your daily routine could hit a speedbump. Prepare for this by giving yourself extra time for everything you do.

If Your Birthday Is Today

Singer Shania Twain (1965) shares your birthday today. You are a kind and genuine person. You are playful, youthful and independent. An idealist, you are also an excellent organizer and problem solver who is a persuasive negotiator. Stay light on your feet and flexible this year because it’s a time of flux and change. Be open to meeting new friends because they might introduce you to new opportunities.

Birthday Horoscope

Zodiac Sign Is Virgo

To read anyone’s birthday horoscope

AUGUST 28 birthday horoscope predicts that you are a humble person. You seek the simpler things out of life but can be critical at the same time. Your zodiac sign is Virgo – The Virgin. You are very down-to-earth and enjoy life when it is not complicated.

This Virgo birthday person is usually very conservative, practical, and smart. Additionally, you are fun and interesting people. Mainly, you want to be loved for who you are.

If today August 28th is your birthday, then you are hard workers with a no-nonsense style and approach to maintaining a certain lifestyle. To reach your full potential, you feel you may have to make compromises and could be useful in the service or caring profession.

The August 28th birthday personality are restless individuals; you are always doing something to satisfy your nervous energy. Generally, you can wind up in a frenzy if not active and productive. Perhaps you could learn better how to deal with idle moments more conducive to promoting inner peace.

A good start would be to stop worrying and obsessing over things usually not in your control. Accept things for what they are and quit looking for underlying problems or solutions. Otherwise, this will only give you stress and tension.

Your friends and family say that you are very talented. Normally, you look for people who are a source of support and have the same interest as you. It is natural to want to share your experiences with someone who understands.

Typically, you are not in a hurry to settle down with a family, but when you do find that special someone, you will make and keep that commitment. First and foremost, you should find a friendship with your lover. This usually makes for a lasting relationship, forecasts the August 28 birthday astrology.

The August 28 horoscope also predicts that you are playful and mischievous. This is a sure sign of your happiness. While you are cautious, you are good at trading or making deals that are to your advantage. You are creative, and on occasion, you can be impulsive. On the other hand, you like things to stay the same as opposed to change.

Choosing a compatible career can be hard for someone born with this August 28 zodiac birthday. Career options range from teaching, counseling and because of your love and interest in holistic health care, a healer.

August 28 astrology predicts that you are quite passionate and understand the needs of others. You like being in the spotlight at work. The August 28 personality brings out the best in their co-workers, friends, and family. You may have a talent for helping people realize their dreams and be a motivating factor for them.

It is normal to find someone with this August 28 birthday in early retirement. This can give you the opportunity to indulge in what is of interest to you and could be profitable as well. With still a lot of determination and drive, you work hard to produce top-notch results. Usually, good is not good enough for you. You want to go beyond what is average.

What your birthday says about your health is that it will be pretty good. Typically, you do not have to watch what you eat, but you are careful about what goes into your body. It is not likely that you follow a diet plan, but rather eat foods high in protein and fiber because you simply like those particular foods. Moreover, you work out. You like what you see when you look in the mirror and strive to maintain that look and feel.

The August 28 zodiac shows that you are a Virgo who can be shy and practical. You can be restless as you tend to stay busy doing something mostly productive but sometimes, you can get into a mess.

You tend to investigate things that should be left alone. You want the best, so you work hard, and you would make a fine teacher or perhaps you would do well in a healing profession. Virgos born on August 28 want to love but may find it difficult to settle down.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On August 28

Jack Black, Johann von Goethe, Luis Guzman, Kyle Massey, Jason Priestly, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain

See: Famous Celebrities Born On August 28

This Day That Year –August 28 In History

1898 – A soft drink made by Caleb Bradham is renamed Pepsi-Cola
1944 – Ambon raided by aircraft
1962 – Hackberry, La holds the state record for rainfall at 55.9 inches
1963 – The “I have a dream speech” by Martin Luther King happened this day with 200,000 in attendance

August 28 Kanya Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
August 28 Chinese Zodiac ROOSTER

August 28 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Mercury that symbolizes quickness, witty, restlessness and always on the move to do the next thing.

August 28 Birthday Symbols

The Virgin Is The Symbol For The Virgo Zodiac Sign

August 28 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is Magician. This card symbolizes the practical and pragmatic approach in your life. The Minor Arcana cards are Eight of Disks and King of Pentacles

August 28 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Cancer: This relationship has the right balance of emotions and harmony to make it succeed.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign SagittariusThis relationship will need a tremendous amount of compromising to succeed.

See Also:

August 28 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number stands for your strong willpower and leadership qualities.
Number 9 – This number symbolizes your Karmic enlightenment and your soul purpose in life.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For August 28th Birthday

Yellow: This is a color that encourages us to learn new things and be more persuasive in life.
Blue: This color signifies responsibility, trust, loyalty, and spiritual intelligence.

Lucky Days For August 28 Birthday

Sunday – This day ruled by Sun and signifies a day to show your kindness and generosity to others and motivate them to achieve their goals in life.
Wednesday – This day ruled by the planet Mercury is symbolic of communication, rational thinking and persuasiveness.

August 28 Birthstone Sapphire

Sapphire is a gemstone that is symbolic of faithfulness, trust, and loyalty.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On August 28th

A toolkit for the Virgo man and a good cookbook for the woman. The August 28 birthday personality loves meaningful gifts instead of anything fancy and expensive.

Moon Goddess’ Current Phase 

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born. 

Witchcraft/Magickal

From A Magickal Path – Saturday

SATURDAY

Planet – Saturn

Spells/Magic – binding, debts, discovery, justice, karma, protection, longevity, endings, home

Magical aspects: longevity, exorcism, endings, apprehension, austerity, caution, and limitations.

Oils – Black Orchid, Hyacinth, Iris, Juniper,

Plants and trees – black helleborn,garden nightshade,blackthorn tree,cypress tree,hedge bindweed,hemlock.ivy,morning glory,mullein,snowdrop,marigold,Rosemarry,Rue,Rowan tree, yew tree, holly tree.

Stones – Obsidian, onyx,black pearl

Colours – black, grey, red, white, brown, blue

Metal -Lead

Energy Type – Female

Dieties – dedicated to the shadowy Anglo-Saxon god Saetere, the equivalent to the Roman Saturn, and the Greek Cronos. It is also associated with the Norns, the Norse equivalent of the Three Fates, and the Trickster-god, Loki.

Saturday is the best time to deal with such matters as: Binding, Patience, Stability, Neutralization, Material Gain, Protection, Karma, Death, Manifestation, Structure’s, Reality, Laws of society, Limits, Obstacles, Tests, Handwork, Real Estate, Dentists, Bones, Teeth, Farm Workers, Sacrifice, Separation, Stalkers, Murderers, Criminals, Civil Servants, Justice, Math’s, Plumbing, Joint Money Matters, Wills, Debts, Financing, Real Estate, Discoveries, Transformation and Relations with Older People.

Simple Healing Spell

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Goddesses Sirona and Kwan Yin

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Kwan Yin a.k.a Quan Yan is an oriental healing Goddess. Sirona is a Celtic healing Goddess. I wrote and have used this spell many times of the years with very good results from it. It is flexible enough for you to add whoever’s name and illness into the spell to make it personal for the person you are doing it for. It can also be used to charm a healing stone such as a Bloodstone to give to a person that needs something long-term to help their health improve.

Repeat spell three times always using the same wording. Where the () are is where you put in the person’s name and illness you are working the spell for. Also play around with the wording a little if you want to make the spell come more from your heart.

Kwan Yin, Sirona, Ancient powers of Air, Water, Fire and Earth;

Gather around (____) at their hearth.

Help heal the (____) that is keeping them down;

So they health returns and they feel up to moving around.

Copyright 2013 Lady Beltane