Like Lilith, Hecate is a Dark Moon Goddess & deals with the more shadowy aspects of our lives. Especially secret woman’s biz. She is sometimes considered a Crone goddess (Crone comes from Chronos, for time) and sometimes a Virgin goddess…but generally she is a Goddess of magic, ghosts, storms, the night, dreams, cross roads and wild animals. She is able to see into all worlds and guards the border between this world and the spirit world.
She is considered the Goddess of Trivia which sounds stupid until you remember that trivia comes from the Latin “tri via” or three streets. A retired Roman soldier was posted at each such junction and was supposed to be able to answer any question at all…no matter how trivial, lol. Hecate has similarities to Hermes and to Isis along with others. One of the titles was The Distant One and it was her who rescued Persephone when she was taken to the Underworld.
Hecate rules in this time – the Dark Moon & she is who you are meant to call upon when crossing a MAJOR border in your life, to aid in dream messaging and divination or during dark times…If you have a prominent Hecate in your chart, all these themes are infused into your everyday being. She is Asteroid 100 and you can add her into your chart using the Astrodienst Extended Chart Options. This statue of Hecate is in the Vatican City. Ancient, of course, but nobody knows who did it.
In fact, you could see her as a kind of Lady Pluto when interpreting her in your chart…Go ON have a look! And this is cool too…
“..Lucius Apuleius (c. 123 – c. 170 CE) in his work “The Golden Ass” associates Hecate with Isis:
‘I am she that is the natural mother of all things, mistress and governess of all the elements, the initial progeny of worlds, chief of powers divine, Queen of heaven, the principal of the Gods celestial, the light of the goddesses: at my will the planets of the air, the wholesome winds of the Seas, and the silences of hell be disposed; my name, my divinity is adored throughout all the world in divers manners, in variable customs and in many names, […] Some call me Juno, others Bellona of the Battles, and still others Hecate. Principally the Ethiopians which dwell in the Orient, and the Egyptians which are excellent in all kind of ancient doctrine, and by their proper ceremonies accustomed to worship me, do call me Queen Isis…” From Wikipedia
Image: Hecate – William Blake