Samhain, a time to remember and honor those who have come before. The veil between the land of the living and that of the dead is thinnest, spirits come to call and sit with us a while should we choose to let them in. This is a time for introspection and reflection; a time to rid ourselves of the negative and invite in the positive as the wheel of the year begins anew.
The Earth is beginning to slumber as the days grow shorter and the air colder. The light wanes as we bid farewell to the Lord of the Sun, Darkness rules this half of the wheel. Cailleach, the Queen of Winter steps up to take Brighid's place, amidst the swirl of dead leaves caught in a chill breeze. The harvest is ending and Winter will soon be upon us.
My spirit wishes to worry not for winter just yet, wanting only to celebrate the lives of the dead and dance with the Fae amongst the last rays of the fading sun. To carve jack-o-lanterns to light the way of peaceful spirits and ward off those that would cause harm. I will cast off the old and welcome the new as the wheel renews its endless cycle, beginning my third year on this path. I welcome the Crone and the darkness where I have always been quite comfortable.
May all the blessings and renewal of Samhain be upon you and yours as the days grow cold and dark. And despair not, for Spring is only half the wheel away.