The turning wheel of the year reaches the 31st October and …
a second full moon for this month and Samhain/Halloween as well … are you ready to enjoy, and delve into, the turn of the season?
Samhain / All hallows eve / halloween … the 31st October is the festival of the world sleeping. We are in the darkest of time at this point in the turning wheel of the year and, we know, about to go into the coldest. This festival marked the last time for this year that our ancestors could safely travel before closing doors to keep warm and dry.
It is traditional to place a lit candle in the window for travellers to see and to know that a warm welcome will be waiting.
Now-a-days a lit pumpkin in a window will offer that warm welcome to trick or treaters – although movement around streets is different this year.
However the symbolism and deeply held memories are still there and so a lit candle brings in that sense of loving friends and families uniting.
Another tradition for this time is to lay an extra place at the dinner table. Again this is a part of the warm welcome given to travellers seeking refuge and also an act of remembering those that are now in the spirit world.
And this brings me to the phrase ‘the veil is at its thinnest at this time of the year’. Insights and messages. Seeing beyond the real. Working with the imagination. As we are encouraged to be indoors and ‘inside’ so the inner world and all that we have within beckons to be heard.
Scrying – possibly one of the most ancient and beautiful ways of giving the imagination permission to roam. Whether you light a fire or a candle the art of scrying is one of those ‘remembering’ parts of who we are.
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And we’re here at the astrology part!
The Full Moon (31/10/2020 at 14:48 London) at 8º Taurus and conjunct Uranus. The Sun will be at 8ºScorpio and making a special trine with Neptune. Just this aspect creates a wonder-full (and welcome) pattern in the sky for inspiring independent thoughts. Are you dreaming a lot? If so be gentle with them and allow the deeper insights to slowly appear. Draw or doodle away to your hearts content as the imagination offers a light for the path ahead.
In addition (!) Venus opposite Chiron brings an awareness of making sure we consider our ‘self’ from a healing point of view together with the planet. Venus is the goddess of love, beauty and art. Chiron the centaur bringing healing to wounds.
Is there a part of your self that would love to create something? Or nurture and nourish?
And my final ‘snap shot’ insight for this particular chart of the heavens would be that it has a strongly cardinal and earth weight to all of the aspects. Opportunity for us to be who we really are and to allow time for the deep changes that are coming to really unfold in their magical and beautiful manner.
I’m reminded of a card I have on my shelf from St Julian’s Church in Norwich with the words of the Anchoress Lady Julian
thank you for reading and for being here alongside me on our journey together. I would love to hear from you – keep well, safe, warm, and go gently walking forward.
As always, with love from Alison x
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As always, with love, from Alison