Asteroid 100 Hekate is a large main belt asteroid, who orbits as part of the Hygeia asteroid family, even though her consistency sets her apart from the rest. She was discovered on July 11th, 1868 (a Cancer) by astronomer J.C. Watson and takes just over five and a half years to orbit the Sun, spending roughly six months in each sign – retrograde and orbit dependent.
In Ancient mythology, Hecate was a Greek/Roman Goddess of magic, witches and ghosts. Her keywords are quite impressive and I will pilfer directly from wiki:- She has been associated with childbirth, nurturing the young, gates and walls, doorways, crossroads, magic, lunar lore, torches and dogs. She is claimed to be the warden of the gateway between the living and the deceased, the crone figure in the worship of the triple Goddess and a deity, similar to Selene, Artemis, Luna, Phoebe, and Diana, much used for invocation in the worlds of sorcery and witchcraft.
To locate asteroid 100 Hekate in your natal chart, head over to astro.com and input the number 100 in the additional objects field. Keep your aspects major:- conjunction, square and opposition, and your orbs tight, within 1 degree.
In your natal chart, asteroid Hecate indicates a natural affinity for the practice of witchcraft, which also includes alternative healing and natural outlets for spiritual expression – eg:- candle making, poetry, gardening, even beading and the like. It indicates a deep, inner connection with the cyclic flows of the Universe and seeks ways of earthen and celestial expression. Hekate also indicates a strong connection with the ‘afterlife’ with possible medium-ship abilities, strong prophetic dream experiences and heightened intuition.
Possible Keywords:- magical talents, interest in the occult, natural healing, connected with nature on a spiritual level, medium-ship ability, prophetic dreams, heightened intuition
Artwork – Luis Royo
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