This year Samhain – the Witches’ New Year – falls right after a new moon, making it the perfect time for a fresh start.
Samhain is all about endings, death, honouring where we have been and where we came from – all necessary if we’re to move forward with grace and purpose.
Sunday 30th October 2016 – new moon in Scorpio
Monday 31st October 2016 at sunset – Samhain Eve
Tuesday 1st October 2016 at sunset – Samhain ends
Samhain is my favourite time of year. Scorpio – the sign of mystery, the arcane, darkness and occult pursuits – is in charge. Don’t forget, if it’s your birthday around now, it’s also your own personal new year, making this an extra powerful time for you.
We all embrace the dark side at this time – even muggles are no exception! By dressing up, we embody our fears or secret desires. We celebrate death. Even watching a scary movie is a way to confront fear and acknowledge its place in our lives.
Astrologically, this Samhain is a great time for psychic and intuitive work.
‘The Sun involved with a trine to Neptune ensures more accurate psychic impressions, lucid dreaming, and clear vision into the future for making plans.’
I love reassessing at Samhain. Making New Year’s resolutions on January 1st, for me, is a bit like starting a diet on a Monday morning. It never works – and, it’s not sustainable or attainable. Instead, I choose to let go of what isn’t serving me now, to dream a new way of being and plant the right seeds for the year to come.
May all your seeds bear fruit.
Astrology King. (2016). New Moon 30 October 2016 Dreamtime – Astrology King. [Accessed 27 Oct. 2016].