When is serious doubt, send a card, flowers, food, but by no means say anything stupid.
Samhain is a festival of death as it is the death of the year and of the waxing Sun. It is also the death of the earth when Plants, seeds, and acorns are now slowly descending underground to ready themselves to be reborn in Spring. Animals will start to hibernate, and the earth will appear Barron as it sleeps through the winter months.
Earth energies are being pull inwards at this time, this is the time we should also be looking inwards at ourselves. Contemplate the year we have had and what lessons we have learned, whether they were good or bad, what can we take from them and use in the future.
Although a time of death Samhain is also a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. It is a time of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ To start looking forward and to our future.
On Samhain we should light a fire as this is primarily a Celtic fire festival where the villagers and towns folk would light giant bonfires to say goodbye to the God of the waxing Sun and to thank the Goddess for her harvest of gifts bestowed upon the earth. There would also be big feast with stews, corn and breads and we would give thanks for people in our lives and show gratitude for all that we have, and we give thanks to the people who are no longer with us and invite them to join us at the feast.
Light a candle tonight and put it at a window facing West, to light the way for our lost loved ones and invite their spirits to visit us.
Today is a great time for divination, for doing tarot reading and looking to the future and asking ourselves how we can improve our lives and move forward for the coming year.
Have a Blessed Samhain.
“Death never pierces the heart so much as when it takes someone we love; cleaving the heart they held with their passing.” ―Brandon M. Herbert
*In Memory of my Uncle. Ti amo con tutto il mio cuore.*
“They say that a part of you dies when a special loved one passes away. I disagree. I say a part of you lives with your loved one on the other side.” ―Daniel Yanez
Я люблю тебя всем сердцем.
Ya lyublyu tebya vsem serdtsem.
On The Death Of…
“On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.” ―Henry David Thoreau
*In Memory of a family member that passed away last night. I just got the news… I’m saddened and stunned, and I don’t know how long it will take for this to sink in.*
The Top Causes…
“The top causes of death are all stress related.” ―Leslie Dean Brown