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