What could asteroid Hecate mean astrologically? Our first thoughts would tend to associate it with witchcraft. If we look deeper into Hecate’s mythology, we find much more than just the stereotypical wart witch! As we shall see, this metamorphosis occurred over thousands of years.
Hecate may even come from the midwife goddess Heket in Egyptian times. Heka means “Magic Speech” in Egyptian. Otherwise, today’s Hecate rules intersections, torches, portals, passages, the night, the use of herbs and poisonous plants, necromancy and divination.
First some astronomical information; The asteroid Hecate 100 is a large main belt asteroid. It’s in the same room as the Hygiea family, a group of dark, carbonaceous asteroids that include Artemis. Hecate is actually too easy to belong to this family and is classified as an intruder.
JC Watson discovered Hecate on July 11, 1868. It takes her 5.4 years to orbit the sun. Hecate was the 100th asteroid discovered and named because Hecaton means one hundred in Greek.
The Hecate Myth
Hecate’s magic grew dull over time. Originally she was the daughter of Nyx and a primordial goddess. Later she becomes the daughter of Aster and lights the way out of the darkness with her sparkling star crown. We see no trace of the shady, curved, old torchbearer, who crawls along dark sidewalks with her demonic, screaming dogs
“Hecate, whom Zeus honored above all…. To this day he calls on Hecate when one of the people on earth makes rich sacrifices according to custom and prays for favor … she gives him wealth; for the power is surely with her. “ 
Later on, Hecates three heads turned into those of a dog, a lion, and a snake. Now we see how their light fades and the animal side takes over. Similar to Medusa. Hecate’s evolution from threefold goddess to witch over time is interesting.
Hecate grew more and more terrifying with the realization that if a woman can give life, she can also take it away. The triple goddess clearly shows the process of flowering (virgin), impregnation (mother) and spreading (crone). The first two stages are now forgotten.
Hecate served as a guide for Ceres. Help her find her lost child Persephone. With Persephone as the virgin, Ceres as the mother and Hecate as the old woman, she was fragmented and transported to the underworld forever. But she can’t do magic there!
The purpose of Hecate is to stand at the crossroads, at the thresholds of life. From there she is all seeing and all knowing, she can see all ways and possible results, she is threefold goddess, past, present and future. That is why she is the oracle, she switches between dimensions and receives messages from all three.
Potions & Poisons
Hecate is gifted with herbs and potions. Poisons can also change and enlighten the mind, they can open portals to other dimensions and the occult knowledge stored there.
The other interesting side of Hecate is her relationship with dogs!
This includes the virgin / huntress symbolism of the 1st moon face. Much like Hecate’s neighbor Artemis (another moon goddess who is accompanied by dogs), Hecate is sometimes shown with the three-headed dog Cerberus, who guarded the gates of hell.
Hecate’s dogs are black, and we sometimes call depression thatBlack Dog’. Hecate’s other symbol is the cross, which represents the cross and the trinity of the triple goddess. When we find ourselves at a crossroads, we need guidance so that the supernatural and divine side of Hecate becomes important.
We consult an oracle when we have no idea which way to go. Sometimes we fall into Black Dog depression because we don’t want to make a decision; We are stuck in the balance between the realms and cannot move forward.
Asteroid Hecate Discovery Chart
Hekate’s discovery map is dominated by a square. We can’t know the time of discovery for sure, but it is likely that the moon was near Jupiter / Uranus square. Jupiter and Uranus in aspect is a “Acceleration”.
This confirms the feeling of being on the threshold of a new experience. Moon Conjunct Jupiter is a gambler and a brave Alpheratz. “Philosophical or religious spirit, benefits from professional men, ecclesiastical honor and dignity, favorable for profit.” The sun-bound Mercury is in the ball of Pollux. “Magic Words” of their Egyptian importance. Marketing and Promotion.
Dog stars everywhere. Sun on Adara and Mercury on Procyon in Canis Major and Minor respectively “Occult interest, subordinate position of management under the government.” Reflects their status as an oracle back to those in power. Moon square Uranus, a visionary who finds it difficult to put down roots. Mystic Osho had that aspect.
Uranus is on Super Shiny Sirius in Cancer Decan 2, the brightest star of them all. Hecate’s torch! This star brings fame, honor and fortune from prophecy. The ability to shine a light out of the dark and illuminate the way for others.
Venus is also in Canis Major, on Aludra in the tail.“Should give good qualities, charity and a faithful heart, but violent and dangerous passions.” Tail stars have a tendency to beat and are unpredictable. There is this feeling of insecurity and worry when one is on the threshold of a new experience. Mars on the royal star Aldebaran gives success in business, but also the risk of falling.
Hecate can inspire you to take risks then. After all, Hecate’s position is obviously linked to Black Moon Lilith !. The Sabian symbol for Hecate’s position of discovery is “A train entering a tunnel”. The dark tube is reminiscent of the birth canal, the strange feeling of being rushed through the darkness and then suddenly back into the bright daylight.
Consulting an oracle is like taking a shortcut, getting to the point, and trying to take decisive action to move closer to fate. Advice from Hecate can keep us from hesitation, but it can also push us through a black, scary tunnel.
Hecate on your chart
The most obvious manifestation of Hecate, highlighted on a birth chart, is found among those who make a living doing divination. Traditional fortune tellers, tarot readers, clairvoyants, and even gamblers. I don’t think Hecate is an herbalist in an alternative health sense.
However, it is likely that a hecate person will prescribe you an entheogen to transport you to other dimensions! Hecate is quite shamanic, but with low vibration she could be a common drug pusher. Otherwise, if other factors in the table indicate this, Hecate could denote someone who enjoys experimenting with drugs to gain access to other dimensions, such as: B. a psychonaut. Hecate would not indicate addiction problems unless viewed strictly.
Hekate could be a counselor, a psychologist, or an agonizing aunt. With Jupiter or Venus in the 2nd or 8th, she could be a financial advisor, someone who is good at speculating. People who lead focus groups, spot trends, or are involved in marketing could also have a prominent hecate. In relationships, Hecate is a loner, she may prefer not to get married or have children, but to have lots of dogs!
As with all asteroids, I would only really consider Hecate important if it brings the map ruler, the ascendant, the sun, the moon, or the angles together. So men with Hecate on their offspring? Watch out for these witches!
Find Hecate on your chart
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