Today is Samhain, sometimes called November Eve, a Celtic holiday festival with ancient polytheistic roots and cross-quarter day that marks the final harvest. Samhain essentially denotes and means the end of summer and the beginning of the time of darkness and death, which is used to reflect back on the year that has just passed and to come to terms with our losses. For it was understood that in dark silence comes whisperings of new beginnings, the stirring of the seed below the ground. It is a magical interval when the mundane laws of time and space are temporarily suspended and the thin veil between the worlds is lifted. Communicating with ancestors and departed spirits is made possible through acceptance and invitation. It is a time to study the Dark Mysteries and honor the Dark Mother and the Dark Father, symbolized by the Crone (Hekate) and her aged Consort.
In traditional Halloween spirit can we enjoy ourselves and the customs and rituals associated with this festival in celebrations with others or simply having fun with the Moon traversing Leo until 11:51 pm EDT when she will ingress Virgo and we could be feeling that’s time to withdraw.
Tarot card of the day is the ”Queen of Cups”, representing a welling up of deep feelings, which are bottomless and may have been hidden or unacknowledged for some time or simply be an overflow of sentimentality. This card indicates the feminine principle working in a loving and nurturing environment through empathy, caring, nurturing and unconditional love when we respond with our hearts, not our heads. The interaction of imagination and action to create a balance within relationships is represented.