Hekate & November

Hekate & November October 30, 2018

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.

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About Cyndi
Cyndi Brannen is a witch and spiritual teacher, a trained energetic healer, psychic and herbalist. Merging together her training in shamanism, Tarot, past life work, meditation and psychology, she teaches and writes about better living through witchcraft. Keeping Her Keys: An Introduction to Hekate’s Modern Witchcraft explores Hekate from her ancient origins to modern understanding through magic and personal development is available now for pre-order from Moon Books. True Magic: Unleashing Your Inner Witch uses the magic of the elements and the three realms to activate your true witch powers and will be available later in 2019 from Moon as well. Connect with her on Facebook or at to learn more about her teaching and writing. Cyndi lives in rural coastal Nova Scotia with her two sons where she can often be found wandering the cliffs or wild foraging plants. She lives what she teaches: fierce love, emotional courage and true magic. You can read more about the author here.
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