Eve, Feast of the Dead, Feast of Apples, Hallows, All Hallows.
Oct. 31st. Astrologically, 15 degrees into scorpio..near Nov. 6th.
New Year. The beginning and end of the Wheel of the Year. The
year come in and the Goddess prepares for her winter sleep. It begins
of the year when the God rules. This is also the final harvest
of the year
the very last of the crops are brought in and put up for the winter.
any crops that were not harvested by Samhain, were left for the
or fairy folk. To do otherwise was considered very bad luck.
It was the time
year where animals were slaughtered to thin out the herds--storing up meat
use during the harsh winter months, and thinning the herds out so
survive the harsh months as well. It is a time for planning for the
is a time for disposing of weaknesses and undesired traits. It is
a time for
for remembering and looking within. It is a time to remember friends
loved ones who have died and passed beyond the veil. On this night,
separation between the physical and spiritual realms is thinnest (also
the opposite side of the wheel). It is for this reason, the Priestess
through the veil, collecting up the spirits of those who died and making
that they find their way through to the other side of the veil.
is traditional to leave plates of food outside for the souls of the dead.
candle in the window will help to guide them to the lands of eternal summer.
apples feeds them on their journey to the Summerland.
beets, turnips, apples, pears, corn, harvested fruits and nuts,
grains, gingerbread, cider, mulled wine, pumpkin, meats, root crops.
wormwood, hazel, thistles
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