Samhain- November 1, 2023- Astrology by Melody
Samhain marks the midpoint between the Fall and Winter Solstices. It is a time to start to prepare for spending more time in the darkness and embracing your shadow side. It is also a time to honor your ancestors and those who have passed on. This season of year is often described as the time the “veil is thinning”. This describes the thin boundary between the physical world and the spiritual realm. Spirit communication becomes easier and more obtainable during this time.
Here are some simple rituals you can do to celebrate Samhain:
- Create an ancestor altar.
- Leave offerings outside for those who have passed over.
- Share family stories, reminisce, and remember.
- Cook family recipes.
- Practice divination.
- Make a besom.
Let’s take a more in depth look at the overall astrological energies, attributes, and themes you can expect for Samhain, along with the major planetary aspects that the Moon will be making this day:
Moon in Gemini
With the Moon in Gemini, you will have a strong need to communicate your feelings. It is highly possible you will rationalize your emotions or allow your intellect to control your emotional life right now. Your home life will be stimulating right now and a center for learning and lively discussion.
The Moon will form a Square with Venus
This aspect will have you longing to have a good time. However, be careful because there is a high potential for you to over-indulge or act in an extra extravagant manner. Positively, right now you have high artistic potential, especially in painting, photography, or music.
The Moon will form a Trine with Saturn
Th energy of this aspect will influence you to have a practical outlook on life, coupled with a strong sense of responsibility, especially towards your family. Currently, you are considerate, responsible, and good at organizing. You will feel at ease in your own company and enjoy occasional periods in seclusion. However, you can be uncommunicative and moody from this energy.
The Moon will form a Square with Neptune
This energy will influence you to feel highly perceptive and sensitive to influences around you. You will be able to pick up on the feelings of others and the mood of the environment. You will be easily inspired and have a vivid imagination with the ability to tap into a wide range of creative talents, including music, poetry, painting, and photography. Your dream life is highly active now, and you will possess psychic sensitivity. However, do be alert to deceptive influences or undermining emotional currents now.
Samhain Magical Correspondences
Symbolism: The last harvest, honoring ancestors, preparing for the darkness.
Incense: Dragon’s blood, rosemary, patchouli.
Spells: banishing, blessings.
Symbols: Jack O’ Lanterns, besoms, cauldrons, black cats, ghosts.
Here is a list of some items you can include on your ancestor altar in honor of Samhain:
- Written letters
- Food offerings
- Crystal skulls
- Personal items
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