The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir

Friday, October 31, 2014

All Hallows Eve

Written during a waxing moon in the sign of Aquarius on a day ruled by Venus

Next Full Moon - November 6, 2014

Lady of the night bring us your hoarse whispers and ancient songs,
Like deer bones tapping and clicking, calling the dead, calling winter home
-Corinne Boyer 

It's a brisk morning here.  There is talk of snow around these parts in the next couple of days, but not likely by the shore.  It is a classic Autumn.  One of my family members lives in a place where there is minimal seasonal changes, and I can't imagine the sameness of that.  By the middle of one season I am dreaming of the next. 

Halloween was my favorite holiday as a child.  Sadly this is because I could wear a costume and be disguised as someone else.  Later I would realize the truth - I was someone else, someone quite unlike whatever others believed me to be.  As my life went on I would prove this, by my bravery and my achievements -  to the surprise of quite a few people.  The moral here, and oh so appropriate for Halloween is this : Beware.  You never know who is behind the mask.  No mask for me on Halloween anymore, but a broom and a pointy hat.   :) 

Of course, it is also time to honor the dead,  a very important and sacred part of my path.  I will spend some time thinking of the ones that I knew in life and those I did not, those of my blood, those of my craft, those of the land upon which I live.

Hope you all have a wonderful evening.