November is Hekate’s month. There are two nights honoring her, Night of Hekate of the Underworld and Night of Hekate of the Crossroads. The long nights provide her witches’ with much darkness in which we can work our magick and honor our queen. This is the time of the year for death walking, whether as a guide assisting the restless dead on their way or through exploring the parts of ourselves that long to be let go. The season of her poisons that banish and bless. Gone are the flowers of the sun, herein remain the eternal poisons of aconite, foxglove and more. This is the time for dedicating oneself to Hekate or performing a self-initiation ritual as one of her witches. Hail the Hekate of November!
November is the month where I feel the most at home. Here on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, the trees are barren, the ocean moans and the darkness comes early. I roam the night, enveloped in the fog’s velvet embrace. This is where I find my Hekate. At this crossroads between the everyday world and the unknown. To me, November is Hekate’s Holy Month. I know that some of you don’t care much for the word “holy,” but to me this time of enduring darkness is. Not surprisingly, there are two special days dedicated to my favored goddess during November. Hekate’s chosen are her witches and the marginalized. Honor her well by helping those shunned by society during this month or anytime.