I feel very fortunate to have recently connected with a group of queer Wiccans, Pagans, and Heathens. Because I just threw out four words that may cause a jolt to some of my readers, those so affected may follow the links below for definitions of each if they like.
- A post explaining the groups “queer” is used to describe can be found here.
- Definitions of “Wiccan” and “Pagan” can be found here.
- I’m afraid I don’t know how to properly define “Heathen,” so I’ll refer interested readers to their favorite search engine.
Yesterday I was having a difficult time maintaining focus long enough to meditate. My mind kept wandering…and worrying. Suddenly I saw an image of an older woman with salt and pepper hair wearing a black cloak. She was walking toward me with a silver sickle in her left hand the shape of the last sliver of the waning moon. She wasn’t menacing or threatening in any way. Her face was wise but not haggard or wrinkle-ridden. She simply said, “All has come to a head. Now is the time to complete what you know you must.”
I had no idea who this woman was before last night – I guess I assumed she was a guide. I usually don’t share the details of my meditations with anyone, but felt safe doing so with the folks at the LGBT wiccan/pagan/heathen group I attended yesterday evening. Blackcat and his partner Jim were there and shared information on the goddess Hecate, whose appearance seems to coincide with the woman I saw and whose qualities matched the feelings I had when seeing Her. She seems to represent the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess, heralding transition – what must die to enable rebirth.
I came across this article when searching “goddess Hecate.” It provides a lot more detail on the Goddess than I have here.