Monday, September 7, 2009
This is Solus one of Brian Froud's fairies. He is my image of the God. Well him and HImself the two are interchangable as the God. I keep the card next to my bed, his image is my screensaver and I am even thinking of having him tatooed on me some place. The first time I have ever thought of having a tatoo. Something about him is very, very comforting to me. Sometimes when I stare at the picture I see him smile. I am sure this sounds very silly, but I feel a deep connection with Solus and had to share it.
Gypsy Magic: "Hecate is the Goddess of the dark of the moon, the black nights when the moon is hidden. She was associated with deeds of darkness, the Goddess of the Crossways, which was held to be ghostly places of evil magic, an Awful Divinity,
'Hecate of hell
Mighty to shatter every stubborn thing.
Hark! Hark! Her hounds are baying through the town.
Where three roads meet, there she is standing.'"
Friday, September 4, 2009
This spell is from Llewellyn's 2009 Spell a day Almanac. I have done this spell twice and both times it has worked like MAGICK!!!!! The spell book calls for a picture to represent what you want to get rid of but I have just used words, names, a things but no pictures. I wrote them down on a sheet of paper, laid the paper on a sheet of aluminum foil, folded the foil with the paper on it seven times. Seal the package with wax from a melting/burning black candle. I have used purple when I did not have black. While you are sealing it say. "No longer can you enter my life, no longer can you cause me strife, on ice you go. on ice you stay, go you now away this day. Then place the package in the back of your freezer knowing it is done. Leave the package there.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Since I have recently started a new relationship with the Goddess Hecate I have been looking for spells and information about her. I found these at Llewellyn and actually started this blog as a way to keep them in one convenient place. I only recently learned who Hecate is and it was like meeting an old friend, it just felt right. I especially like how she is like the Goddess of 'endarkenment' I get so sick of hearing about becoming enlightened, everything needs its break from the light. Things grow, are nurtured and developed in the dark. Seeds, babies, ideas all come from a place of nurturing darkness.
Hecate Crossroads Spell
Color of the day: Yellow
Incense of the day: Coriander
As we travel we are all faced with choices. Hecate is the goddess of the crossroads. Go to her if you need to make a decision in matters having to do with travel or life opportunities. Take three apples and go to a crossroads that is not busy with traffic, ideally at night. Cut each in half so the pentacle formed of the seeds is showing. Thinking of your choices, place one-half of an apple at each intersection. Then make your wish and place the last two halves where the roads join. Ask for Hecate’s help in making your decision. Go home and eat an apple or drink an apple beverage before bed. Dream of possibilities. Save the seeds to plant in the crossroads area next spring, and ask again for Hecate’s blessings.
By: Nancy Bennett
Color of the day: Yellow
Incense of the day: Bay laurel
The thirtieth of each month is the sacred day of the triple goddess of crossroads and the patroness of Witches, Hecate. Hecate had many names and titles: Hecate Trevia, “of the three ways”; Hecate Phosphoros, “the light bringer”; Hecate Nykterian “of the night”; and Hecate Basileia, “Hecate Queen.” On this night of the waning Moon we have a perfect opportunity to work with this goddess and ask for her blessing to illuminate our darkest times, and grant us her protection.
Hecate, goddess of the crossroads, hear my cry,
Protect and guard me under your midnight sky.
Hecate Phosphoros “she who brings the light,”
Hecate Trevia bless me with your wisdom tonight.
By: Ellen Dugan
Moon of Hecate Spell
Color of the day: Orange
Incense of the day: Poplar
The twenty-ninth day of each month is known as the Moon of Hecate, regardless of the Moon cycle at the time. Hecate, Greek goddess of the underworld, is sometimes misunderstood and aligned with dark forces. Hecate is actually a symbol of empowerment for many women. Her image is represented as a woman who faces three directions, expressing the Triple Goddess of maiden, mother, and crone, whose wisdom can also see in all directions. Today, two days before Samhain, invoke the energies of Hecate to uncover secrets that are hidden from you, or to help find an answer to a question you need to have answered. Speak these words:
Come help me unfold,
What has remained untold.
With your vision help me see what remains unseen by me.
Meditate and allow thought to flow freely, taking note of whatever enters your mind.
By: Emely Flak