14-Days of Samhain: Day Six

At the Heart of the Matter

October 30.2022

The work that you choose today will set the stage for how you will navigate the accumulated thought forms of traditional Samhain (aka. Halloween). I am returning to a staple post that I have used consistently on October 30th and that of standing at Hecate’s crossroads.

The Gnosis of A Courageous Heart

Today’s intention is held in the space of heart and the deep awareness that is available to you as you dive deeply into the nexus of your knowingness. I invite you to stand in the healing waters of these declarations:

I am cradled in the courage of surrender to my highest heart

I am carried on the tides that ebb and flow in truth, illusion and the polarized lessons of each

I willfully engage that which I am most uncomfortable with

I clearly see that which is the resolution of my creative heart


My spirit arises as the seas of time undulate and the undercurrent pulls

Me into the depths of my own Divine abyss

On this most sacred of days there is limitless potential to begin the journey of path back to a heart of intelligence, grace, judicious action and connection to the heart beat of all Beings-past, present and future. Courage is the buzzword and when we falter in moving forwards, the tsunami of unproductive emotional dross rises as Hecate’s hounds move with purpose….

Hecate’s Hounds Nip at Your Heels

The Hounds nip at my heels as I move through 
the dark veil of Samhain Night.

I breathe deeply feeling the pain of sharp teeth and 
hot breath as grateful reprieve comes as winged 
feet take flight soaring and carrying me upward.

Time pulls at my back drawing me down 
into a descent of shadow and light. 

I breathe deeply and feel the strain of 
forward momentum gaining speed and clarity 
shatters the fetters of illusion.

Thoughts gather and commune in
my mind each measured by scale of
will and intent as the breath of death
and decay swirls around me .

The Hounds nip at my heels
still running at fevered pace
my breath coming in shortened
gasps and heart that beats
like syncopated drumming.

The Hounds nip at my heels
coming closer still until
I offer up my dues and surrender
to the renewal of rebirth
returning to manifest life
with Hounds laying
obediently at my feet.

The Hounds of Hecate nip at your heels as you step with courage onto the liminal space of the crossroads. In this instance I would metaphorically use “hounds” as a representation of the depth of doubt and barrier that have been created within your own space of intuitive gnosis. Regardless of whether you embrace these bit(e)s of emotion the gift of your innate knowingness is ever present. These are the hounds that move you from the inertia of comfort in stagnant waters of your making and drive you onto the paths of the crossroads, where the true magick of your transformation occurs.

Breathe into these dark spaces and enter with courage and a heart of pure intent. All that we wish to gain mastery over rises to the surface as shadows and specters swirl about us; probing, prodding and pushing us towards our goals of release, wisdom and celebration.

The darkness crowds in and what we believe to be true is opened like the center of a rare and succulent fruit; awaiting the delight and sensual pleasure of consuming. The light flashes and we see the beauty of what awaits our transformation and we arise from the weight of our doubt to embrace Samhain’s gifts as the hounds nip at our heels…

A Meeting at the Crossroads

Now that we have faced the hounds, it is time to stand with courage and strength at Hecate’s crossroads. Call to all those parts of self that will support, uphold and be witness to your stepping into your power…

How will I open myself to the wisdom of the unknown?

How can I actively integrate my fears into these lessons of choice?

How will I create a purposeful resonance between the physical and etheric forms of my being?

How will I cultivate an intelligence of the heart that speaks to who I AM?


How will I honor the Spirit of my Heart in my future endeavors?

I invite you to join me in a pathworking on the Crossroads.

Click here to access this visual pathworking on my YouTube channel-Journey to the Inner Chamber:

A Meeting at the Crossroads

Tomorrow’s Post: Happy Halloween From All That I Am

About themagickalpen

Robin Fennelly is an Elder within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and also serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path. Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and theWestern Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice. A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers. Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition. As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work. Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally. She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented. She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience. Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings. She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 43-year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education. Robin's esoteric writings can be found on her blogs.
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