My favourite time of the year and it isn’t just because October includes Samhain…honest! I love the autumn, the crisp fresh air, the crunch of leaves under foot and the beautiful colours of the trees and fields. Oh and of course sitting indoors on a dark evening, curtains closed, sofa, blanket and a good book having just scoffed a big bowl of casserole and dumplings…bliss.
To me this is a time to work on your inner self, a time of hibernation. Take the time out to spend with YOU.
Meditate and work with your divination tools. Take a look at what worked for you over the past twelve months and what didn’t, do a personal MOT check. Take a good look…what is in your reflection?
With the arrival of Samhain comes the thinning of the veil between the worlds, a time to remember those that have passed over and raise a glass to our ancestors.
There is a theme of death at this time of the year.
The last harvest is taken in and the plants start to wither and die but what they are actually doing is taking shelter to conserve and rebuild their energies to store them over the winter so that they are ready for the spring to be reborn.
Goddess to work with:
A powerful sorceress and to be honest a bit power hungry she used any means she could to get what she wanted. She is often associated with the Lady of the Lake in the Arthurian legends and said to have escorted Arthur to the Isle of Avalon at his death. She can work with you in sex or couples magic and also to warn us about using manipulation…
A Roman goddess of water, fire, fate, divination, protection and balance she was often associated with wells and fountains. She can be called upon also to help put out emotional fires. Work with Juturna when using smoke divination.
A Greek goddess of the underworld and the river Styx she is one of the Titan generation of Okeanides. She is associated with hatred. The river Styx flowed forth from the underworld with corrosive waters.
Communicating with ancestors and departed loved ones is easy at this time, for they journey through this world on their way to the Summerlands. It is a time to study the Dark Mysteries and honour the Dark Mother and the Dark Father, symbolized by the Crone and her aged Consort.
October is a good time to work magic for:
Planning new projects
Honouring your ancestors
Excerpt from Arc of the Goddess book