October 31 – November 2 is considered All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day (The Triduum of All Hallows). This holiday is a magical representation of the suspension of time when the thin wall between earth and the Otherworld is lifted.
This is a most powerful day to communicate with spirits, ancestors and departed loved ones. This time marks the end of the pastoral year and the beginning of the next year’s cycle. In Ireland, it was the celebration of the fermentation of grains and the consumption of alcohol.
Bonfires were built on the hill of Tlachtga, to honor “the crone”, the first funeral site which honored divination and the time to honor the dead and the “wild hunt” of the fairies that would ride the land and wreck havoc and mayhem.
Celebrated all over the world and in different cultures including the festival of All Hallow’s Eve (Ireland, Galic, Britain) Halloween (US) All Saint’s Day (Christian) Day of the Dead (Mexico)
When: October 31 – November 2
Season: Cross Quarter : (Mid-way point between the Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice)
Represents: “Summer’s End”, 3rd Harvest, Death and New Beginnings and the The New Year.
Virtues: Divination, Intention, Intuition
Symbols: Cauldron, Protection Charms, “Dumb Cakes”, Pumpkins, Ghosts, Candles
Gemstone: Agate, Copper, Flint, Obsidian, Onyx, Selenite, Clear Quartz
Color: Black, Orange, Indigo
Essential Oils: Cinnamon, Clove, Pepper, Pine, Patchouli, Vetiver
Remedies: Cinnamon, Garlic, Ginger, Marjoram, Oregano, Pepper, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage
Flowers: Aster, Chrysanthemum, Gerber Daisies, Dahlia, Marigold, Roses, Statice, Sunflowers, Zinnia, Dried Leaves
Life Event: Divination, Harvest
Lunar: Harvest Moon or Hunter’s Moon
Body Healing: Instant Calming
Mind Healing: Divination
Spirit Healing: Sacred Spirit
Samhain Meditation: Awareness
Samhain Connections: Resin Incense, Celtic Candles, Essential Oil Blends, Celtic Amulets, Celtic Crystals, Celtic Astrology