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HekateHekate was a Greek goddess associated with the wisdom of age, healing, medicinal and herbal knowledge, women’s mysteries, sorcery, witchcraft and necromancy. She was a guardian of the crossroads, doorways and other liminal spaces, and had the power to grant knowledge of the future. Sometimes depicted as a triple goddess, in aspects as maiden, mother and crone, Hekate was most commonly identified with old age. In Athens she was revered as a chief domestic goddess, protector of the home. In the Middle Ages, she was demonized as a goddess of witches, one of few classic deities to maintain a potent presence after the Hellenistic world disappeared.

Astrologically Hekate relates to far-seeing, prophecy and ceremonial magick; the wisdom accrued by age, intuition; protection and guidance, especially during crucial life passages such as puberty, childbirth and menopause.

Alex Miller is a professional writer and astrologer, author of The Black Hole Book, detailing deep space points in astrological interpretation, and the forthcoming Heaven on Earth, a comprehensive study of asteroids, both mythic and personal. Alex is a frequent contributor to “The Mountain Astrologer”, “Daykeeper Journal”, and NCGR’s Journals and “Enews Commentary”; his work has also appeared in “Aspects” magazine, “Dell Horoscope”, “Planetwaves”, “Neptune Café” and “Sasstrology.” He is a past president of Philadelphia Astrological Society, and a former board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of NCGR.

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