Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hecate - Day of the Crossroads

Today We celebrate Her...
She whose torch illuminates Our path.
May I remain humble in Her service
Yet May I always know My power
She who name is loved by those who know Her
She who is feared by those who do not understand
The Path to the Goddess is never simple
But for those willing to walk it
It brings Great Reward
I AM Your Daughter
I rise up with My Sisters
And Speak Your Name proudly
Great Mother

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving - Honoring the land

I'm reposting a piece I wrote last Year...

As a child in school I remember hearing
of the pilgrims & the "first" Thanksgiving...
Over the years I have heard much debate
over the origins of Thanksgiving.
Now, I am no historian but some things I do know.
I know that however it began,
Thanksgiving was a celebration of the harvest.
A Thank You to Mother earth for Her bounty.
A Thank you to God/Spirit for providing
I know that George Washington first declared it
a day of Nationwide celebration.

This is His proclamation,
"recommend to the people of the United States
a day of public thanksgiving and prayer,
to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts
the many and signal favors of Almighty God,
especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably
to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

Today there is separation of church & state.
Today we complicate things.
Today we often forget the roots of Thanksgiving.
For those early people, whether Pilgrim,
Native American, Canadian or Spaniard ;
they were grateful.
They honored the land, first and foremost.
They honored "God"
For providing through the Winter season,
For giving them a place to practice their religious beliefs.

For Me,
I am Grateful each day for the gifts of The Great Mother
I am Grateful for the land I walk upon
I am grateful that I can wear my pentacle publicly
& not fear religious persecution.
Yes, we as a people have far to go
But today, I am grateful.
I offer these words...
This Thanksgiving may we remember this truth
Mother Earth does not belong to us, we area part of the land.
"One does not sell the land people walk on."
..Crazy Horse, Sept. 23, 1875

Monday, November 21, 2011

There is a restlessness in the air.
The Dark Moon arrives today,
Followed by Mercury Retrograde,

A New Moon & a partial Solar Eclipse,
All within a matter of days.

Changes. Misunderstandings.
New beginnings.
A time of transformation.
Be mindful of what You say.

Don't take what others say to heart.
Take a good hard look at the months ahead &
Prepare for the necessary changes.

If You want transformation in Your life,
YOU must be the catalyst of change.
May You pass through the energies of change smoothly

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Triple Goddess, Great mother, Moon Goddess,
Dark goddess, Queen of the witches.
Day of the crossroads is a time to honor her.
Leave an offering at the crossroads for Hecate.
Give thanks to the Great Mother.

Offering to Hecate
After Sunset on Nov 30th, I go to a crossroadsand leave an offering.
My offering consists ofIncense, preferably Lavender.
A small dish of Herbs including Mugwort & Patchouli.

A plate of the following:
1 Apple sliced in half horizontally (pentacle showing)
Drizzle the following over the Apple -
A small cup of Wine or red Grape Juice

Yes, it is similar to the ingredients of Kyphi.
For me Hecate and Isis are one and the same,
so what could be more fitting?
Give Thanks, say your prayer or petition and walk away
WITHOUT looking back.

Devotion To Hecate

I am your daughter
In saffron & midnight sky
I kneel before The Great Mother
Three candles burn upon Her altar
Three stones I do wear
The stone of the Dark Mother
She who protects
The stone of Her Lifeblood
She who creates
The stone of Her Moon
She who is the light guiding our path
I am your priestess
I ask that I may walk the path of the ancient ones
Wise Ones
Priestesses who came before me
I ask that I may serve you with honor
To remain humble in thy service
I am your voice
For those who seek your guidance
I listen with my heart
To hear your words
For I am Your Daughter