Samhain (pronounced sow-ain) is a sacred time of the year when the veils between worlds are thin and the lines of communication with ancestors and spirits of the otherworld are open. Samhain celebrates the dark goddesses Keridwen and Sheela Na Gig, She who represents that which is unknown and unseen. She is the keeper of the cauldron of transformation, She is ancient wisdom.
Samhain is a time to honor the wise women, crones, witches, medicine women, and the ancient ones within ourselves. The pagan origin of Halloween, it is simultaneously the ending and beginning of the Celtic Wheel of the Year. As the earth lets go into autumn and the trees are shedding their leaves, we are supported in releasing that which no longer serves us. Traditionally, November 1st is the time to plant seeds of intention for the year ahead, while the earth energy is cycling inward. Once we reach January 1st, the energies of the earth are still and the ground is cold or frozen; this is not the ideal time for rooting down and creating resolutions as the winter is a time for rest and quietude.
Together we will journey to meet the wise women within, listen deeply to our inner guidance, release into the cauldron of transformation, and set intentions to be incubated during the winter months that may blossom in the springtime. We will work with the dark goddesses Keridwen and Sheela Na Gig, experience the Priestess art of divination, sing, dance, and enjoy warm apple cider. Please wear black!
Blessed Samhain and Blessed Be!