In many ways I feel that the festival of Samhain has been written about to death. Though it is my favorite holiday marking my favorite time of year, and though it carries much symbolism and has great energetic significance, this year I can’t help but feel that there must be something different to explore. I… Continue reading A Deeper Look at Samhain
This article was originally published in the October issue of Moon Glow, which you can access here October 31st marks Halloween, otherwise known as Samhain and the Third Harvest. Most people in America today celebrate Halloween as a secular holiday, with a nod to it's ancient origins in ghost and ghoulish décor and dress. Samhain is… Continue reading From Samhain to Halloween: The Witch’s New Year
In autumn we engage in an environment that is dying. We experience the mystery of this preparation, this shedding to become bare and essential as something outside of ourselves to witness. We recognize on some level it's symbolism. We are given the chance to know death as a giver and we celebrate what it gives us.
I've already written about the process of setting new moon intentions, which you can review here. Today I'm writing about the specifics of the new moon taking place at the end of this month. This month, the new moon falls on October 30th at 12:39PM and it's in the sign of Scorpio. I noted in my… Continue reading October 2016 New Moon
Samhain (pronounced Sow-een) is a Celtic holiday celebrating the last harvest of the year. It's also a time to celebrate and honor our ancestors, and it's known as the witch's new year (and the Celtic new year). I love Samhain. I love dressing up, I love having pumpkin carving parties with friends while watching horror… Continue reading Samhain (Halloween)