The winds of transformation are fiercely sweeping through our Sonoran desert as I write to you today on this New Moon in Scorpio. During these sacred days surrounding the final harvest celebration, Samhain and All Souls, we enter a very special time of the year:
Orange sunset over the Tucson Mountains in Arizona.
For the Northern Hemisphere this marks the time when the fields are turned in preparation for the winter frost. The days are getting shorter as we move towards darkness, hibernating animals have prepared for the long winter sleep and the seeds of next year’s harvest lie dormant in Mother Earth. This is the time when growth stops in order to gain strength for next Spring. It is the time of death and rebirth. Let Mother Earth be our teacher.
On the eve of Oct 31st, many of us celebrate the age old Gaelic festival known as Samhain, which marks the halfway point between the Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice. On this magical holiday, while children are scurrying through dark streets in mystical costumes collecting treats and inhaling the exhilaration of the night, others are making altars and fires to celebrate the spiritual new year.
As we enter the darkest quarter of the year, we find ourselves in the most liminal time of our seasonal cycle. Here the veil between the worlds is thin, which is why we also mourn, remember, and celebrate loved ones passed on All Souls Day and Dia De Los Muertos.
The altar at Kate's Magik Natural Perfumery to honor loved ones passed.
Although I outlined rituals and traditions that can be done on specific days, this potent time continues over the coming weeks. Before the Winter Solstice (Dec 21) we want to evaluate where we are in life, it’s an opportunity to ask ourselves:
What have I accomplished since last Samhain?
What is working?
What is not?
What changes need to be made in order to move towards my next stage in life?
And we must always remember to have gratitude for our blessings!!
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