This week in our Earth Listening Circle, we will be celebrating Samhain, which is also known as Hallowe'en or Hallowmass.
There are 8 Celtic Festivals, which include the two Solstices, two Equinoxes and the four cross quarter days that span those four festivals. Samhain is traditionally celebrated on October 31st and is the most important of the Celtic Festivals, being the Celtic New Year. It is a Festival of Remembrance where those who have recently passed over are remembered and honoured, as are all our ancestors. Traditionally it is a night of mysteries and divination, a time when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, a time of affirming rebirth in the midst of darkness. The leaves are falling off the trees and birds are migrating showing us it is a time of forced adjustments, which once accepted reveal a new set of possibilities.
Become aware of moving in to a new phase. What have you learnt from the old year? What do you wish for yourself for the new year? Honour loss, grief and death as part of life. This is the time to feel yourself deeply connected to everyone and everything in the natural world, becoming one with the Earth and all Her Children.