Hecate is the Goddess who can see the past, present and future all at once. Her special wisdom knows where you are coming from, and where those two daunting paths ahead may take you. You know this archetype as you pay attention to your dreams or unusual happenings, draw upon your knowledge of the past, and then let your intuition decide which way to go when you reach a crossroads in life. When you can link patterns from past relationships and situations, and see how they are affecting the present circumstances you find yourself in, using intuition can be a great aid. Hecate’s wisdom is born from experience, and helps us learn lessons from them as we grow older, and hopefully, wiser.
Sometimes an event happens in life that is so serious we know without a doubt that things will never be the same again. You cannot continue onward as before, but you do not really know how to proceed. You could let your emotions take over and carry you onto a course of action without much thought or consideration. But a more mature person realizes that their actions may affect other people for whom they are responsible. It is time to just stop right there, before acting, because what you do at a crossroads really matters. Read more about Hecate Greek mythology You must call on your inner Hecate to help you see the bigger picture, and stay at the crossroads until you are really feeling clear about the right path to take.
There are also times where you may find yourself at a significant fork in the road because your psyche, or inner self, is nagging at you that it is time to make some changes. Maybe you are at a point where whatever you are doing does not interest or fulfill you anymore. Hecate is the Goddess at the threshold of all major transitions. She is there to help when there is a birth, whether of a life or a creative activity. She is there when a person needs to change outmoded attitudes, roles or friends who have been outgrown. It is time to draw upon those inner reserves or inner Hecate when the activities we are undertaking in our lives are no longer life-affirming. These are changes called metaphorical deaths, when a person may make so many changes they seem to be reinventing themselves. Sometimes they must, in order to be happy in life.