My how quick the wheel turns!
Getting ready for Samhain Celebrations/Ritual, its my favourite time of the wheel/Year.
It's where I feel most comfortable. With The dark Mother, and ancestors past.
The veils are thin as we feast with our kin.We honour their footsteps that echoed through time and if you listen carefully are still walking beside us. We remember what the year had brought us and say goodbye to what no longer serves.
We Feast, We remember,We Honour and Let go.
Southern Hemisphere Date : April 30/May 1st
Northern Hemisphere Date: October 31st
Also known as All Hallow's Eve, Halloween.The Pagan year begins (and ends) with Samhain. It is a time of reflection, of looking back over the last year.
This is the time when the boundary is thinnest between the worlds of living and dead; the powers of divination, the Sight, and supernatural communication are strengthened on Samhain night, and it is considered a powerful time to communicate with lost loved ones. Samhain is as an acknowledgment that without death, there can be no rebirth.
At Samhain, the darkness increases and the Goddess reigns in her powerful aspect of the Crone. The God passes into the underworld to become reborn of the Goddess again at Yule.
It is a time to honour those who have gone before us and it is a poignant co-incidence that Australia and New Zealand's day of Remembrance for their fallen in war, ANZAC Day on April 25, should be so close to the southern Samhain.
Source : http://spheresoflight.com.au/index.php?page=sabbat