Posts Tagged ‘Samhuin’
First of the Four Celtic Fire Festivals
The Celtic Wheel begins at sunset Oct 30 with Samhuin,
the first of the four fire festivals,
and traditionally lasts three days and nights.
The harvest is in , and it is a time of beginning decay.
In the northern hemisphere, the cold winds come and the fields turn fallow.
Farmers assess the livestock and decide who to slaughter,
and who might last the winter months.
There is plenty, but preparations are underway for the austerity of winter.
This is also a time to honor the dead.
Those who died in the previous year in particular,
and all the ancestors.
A time to feast,
remembering to feed those who walked the Earth before you.
The veil is thin,
and this is a time when you are most able
to connect with
your loved ones on the other side,
known and unknown,
and send them gratitude.
You may need assistance from them,
and asking for them to help you gives them great pleasure
as they are invested in the successes of their descendants on Earth.
These “Days of the Dead” also serve to remind us that there is more than what meets the eye,
and that there is life after life.
There is a natural tension between that which we want to leave behind,
and that which we we want to bring forth and manifest in the coming year.
Choose carefully, so that in these days of deep magic your heart’s desire will be called to you,
and your fears will fall away.