Are you ready to ride with Hekate? I am. About 6 months ago I was getting a lot of feelings that either late 2019 or 2020 were going to be watershed years for me. Was my intuition kicking into overdrive? Was it a psychic happening? All I know was that I kept getting unseen clues making me feel uneasy. As 2019 ended, the feelings escalated.
There were some major transphobic comments coming from very public figures recently. Was that it? That was part of it, but it went much deeper than anything to do with my trans world. I pondered, should I write about it? Then I had a long talk with Selena Fox, my mentor, teacher, pagan minister, and friend about it.
She reminded me right after Circle Sanctuary’s Longest Night Event that I helped staff, that it was not a good time for any article like that. Yule is for peace, love and community. I agreed not to fan any more flames about those public remarks during Yule. But Yule is over, and I must write what I feel. But I do agree, we absolutely need more peace, love, community, and justice in the world.
I kept getting more uneasy every day and night leading into New Year’s Eve and Day. What’s going on? What was going on was an accumulation of almost everything that was happening not only in the United States, but around the world. For many years. More and more hatred against marginalized people. Major climate change. More wildfires out of control in many parts of the world. Political strife. It seemed to me that greed had overcome so many of our world leaders.
As a U.S. Air Force veteran in most all of the 1960’s, it’s been reminding me of when I was stationed overseas during Vietnam. A very stressful time in my life, and for all of us, no matter if we served or were anti-war demonstrators. Are we as a civilization totally out of control? I believe we are.
When world leaders choose greed over people’s lives, it matters to me. I couldn’t protest the Vietnam War, being in the military. After I left the military, and started my business with a lot of very conservative clients, I had to stay silent to maintain that business. Do I regret it now? Yes I do. But what was in the past lives there, not here today.
Lately there has been so much dissension, racism, misogyny, and outright hatred in the news and on social media, including Twitter and Facebook. When will it end? When is enough, enough? I had a great chat with my fellow blogger, mentor, teacher and friend, Cyndi Brannen, about a lot of that the last Sunday night of 2019.It was after that conversation that Hekate gave me a lot of inspiration. The feeling I received was simple. Get ready to ride. A couple of days after that feeling I had, Cyndi wrote a wonderful blog article, 2020 is the Year of the Witch.
Yesterday afternoon I drew a card from The Wild Unknown Archetypes deck, that I had received from a good friend. I had already been thinking about writing a poem for this article. The card I drew was Poet. Today I received a text from my good friend letting me know she drew the same card in her The Wild Unknown Tarot deck. Coincidence? I don’t think so as we are both Hekatean witches.
Last summer I wrote an article that was an indication of what might come to pass. It was about adapting symbols and words to 21st century witchcraft from some of the ancient PGM Prayers. I like reading what a lot of authors wrote about way back then of events that were to come in the future. I think that time has come to pass again.
Welcome to 2020 witches, we’re in for a fight
And following Hekate we’ll do it right
We’ll have no more limitations
And proceed with sincere incantations
So away through the night
Up with all of our might
Up in the sky riding our brooms
Fighting against impending dooms
We are the rebels, the outlaws, the witches
Fighting injustice right in the ditches
We are Hekate’s chosen, who will win in the end
Rising up against tyranny, we will transcend
Breaking the chains that others try to enforce
So in the end there will be no remorse
Only peace to all who worship our Great Mother,
Hekate for me, no other.
I’m ready to ride. Are you? Will you ride with our Queen, Hekate?
So until next time, with Her, I’ll see you…in the future!
Mighty Hekate, Queen of the Witches,
Blessed am I,
To call myself one of Your chosen.
(Above used with permission from Cyndi Brannen..with many thanks and love)