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Saturday, October 1, 2011

October First

The Wheel of the Year

Can you hear the Wheel slowly turning towards the end of the Witch's Year? Shortly, we will be observing Samhain (pronounced sow-wen, "sow" rhymes with "cow"). Symbolic of death, dying, endings. We acknowledge that death is as important as life; we honor our ancestors, we give thanks for the gift of food from fertile fields and gardens that are now at the end of their usefulness for this time. Reflections on the year just passed and the year that will soon begin.

But right now it is just the first day of October. The leaves are turning colors. Pumpkins need plucking from the field, apples are perfect and the air smells fantastic. A wonderful time for festivals and autumn celebrations.

And let's not forget that the kiddies are choosing their costumes for the Halloween parties and Trick or Treating and all the fun to be found at this time of year. When a true Witch can be out and about and no one will give it a second thought.

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(Well, Sisters and Brothers, you may want to watch when and where you fly!)

So welcome to October and a month long celebration of all things autumn, Samhain, Halloween, Witchy, Ghostie, Ghastly and Ghoulish.

Click on the Countdown to Halloween 2011 at the top of my sidebar to find plenty of fun during the whole month of October.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm glad you switched to white print against your coloured background -- much easier on the eyes to read! And thanks for reinforcing the proper pronunciation of Samhain. It's one of my pet peeves when people pronounce it the way it's written -- eeeeek!

Sus said...

Happy Oneth of October!!!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Great beginning to the month...thanks for your post. Oma Linda

Spiritartartist said...

Let the fun fall festivities begin!!

Jeanne said...

Happy October! :0)

Lady Caer Morganna said...

LOVE the new blog background and colors. You are so innovative with a good eye! ;)

Happy October 1st to you my sister! What an awesome month ahead of us!

Brightest Blessings,


Anonymous said...

The leafs are falling down from the tree branches and we have no holiday to look forward to, October is not a month I look forward to :-) :-) For me its just a long wait till December :-)

Have a great day!

Jason said...

Great pictures within the post! Excellent to look at! Keep up the great work because you're excellent at it!

Lili said...

You have me curious of what types of celebrations the countdown to Halloween involves. Guess I'll have to stay tuned. I just love this time of year! ~Lili

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin Great post ;o) Happy October 1st ;o) Oh, and I am happy you changed the colour of the print ;o) Much easier to read! Have a great day ;o)

Gail said...

Well said. Death is always a part of life, we see in nature every day...the fallen tree where freshly hatched insects feed on mushrooms and the culinary treasures found in the tree itself. They feed until the tree is reduced to soil and the soil grows a tree again.

Happy Autumn!

Mina said...

What a wonderful start to October, Robin!