Asteroid Hecate – the Queen of the Witches – is in Taurus. Neptune nears the South Node in Pisces, evoking so many echoes.
Granite and marble, chert and miscellaneous sedimentary deposits. Rocks that once leaped and flowed when the world was born in fire. And do you see the cobbles on the streets? Surely every single one of them, at some time, has had blood on it. Everywhere you look, stone and rock. Everywhere you can’t see, stone and rock! Can you imagine what it feels like to reach down with your bones and feel the living stones? And what did we make from the stone? Palaces, and castles and mausoleums and gravestones, and fine houses, and city walls, oh my! Not just in this city either. The city is build on itself, all the cities that came before. Can you imagine how it feels to lie down on an ancient flagstone and feel the power of the rock buoying you up against the tug of the world? And it’s mine to use, all of it, every stone of it, and that’s where witchcraft begins. The stones have life, and I’m part of it.
— Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight.
Asteroid Hecate Rules The Realm Of Feminine Life That Is Post Chiron Return
Actually, the Devon Witches were sadly not the last to be executed. Imagine for a moment the hell and hypocrisy of living in a land like that. People – particularly females – routinely sought out natural healers – known as “cunning women” – for all sorts of reasons. They took the potions to bring on a period or help an ailing child. They listened to advice gleaned from astrology and divination. And they knew these women were not evil. Yet when the time came to sacrifice them to the toxic patriarchy they did. The bulk of the people executed were single women. To be an independent, post-menopausal female was particularly dangerous.
Hecate is the Crone Goddess, ruling the realm of feminine life after maiden and mother. After Chiron Return. Or perhaps that style of consciousness, at any age. As with Saturn, her wisdom is that which can only come with time and experience. The word ‘crone’ comes from chronology, or time itself. Hecate is at crossroads and moonrise, associated with ravens but really the ultimate cat lady.
Asteroid Hecate in astrology is not so important by the sign itself. There are many other astrological witch points. A strong presence in the part of the galaxy known as the Via Combusta, for instance. Asteroids add an extra dimension when you look at their tight conjunctions.