One year is ending. We celebrate the lives of those who have passed beyond the veil, and we welcome them back for a visit. The veil remains thin until the new year beings at the winter solstice, so keep your eyes and ears open! It couldn’t hurt to keep a place on the altar for your ancestors during this time. When the sun rises on Yule, you can bid them farewell until next Samhain.
We have a lot to think about right now, what with the hurricane affecting so much of the U.S., the upcoming elections, wars on women, science, common sense, and so on. It is very important, then, to continue focusing on what gives us strength, on our personal light.
As we look forward to the rebirth of the sun, we can also work on the rebirth of ourselves. I am working on that through my “fast”, and hopefully more meditation and Tarot practice. These are things I’ve been wanting to work on for a while. This is my cocoon phase, and I’m a little apprehensive about it. Still, I hope that the solstice sun will shine upon my new wings.
Blessed Samhain. Hail the ancestors. Happy Halloween. Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!