Happy Samhain as the wind blows the cobwebs away!

Today is Samhain:  All Hallow's Eve, so happy Sahmain everyone.  "Sahmain" means the end of the summer an d is traditionally celebrated on 31 October.  It is the end of the agricultural season and the beginning of the Celtic year.  Traditionally it is the festival of the dead when the majority of the herd were butchered, providing food for the winter months.  Slaughter, barren earth, and decreasing daylight made the concept of death an ever-present reality.  For this reason, Samhain has always been considered a time when the veil between the worlds was thin, a night of magic, charms and divination, when the dead could easily be contacted.

On a personal level this is the time to rest and re-evaluate your life and goals.  Rather appropriate time for retreating and consideration of dreams and hopes, perfect for those of you going to Herm this year.  Now is the time to get rid of any negativity or opposition that may surround your achievements or hinder future progress.  Keep the energy high, don't lose hope, keep believing in yourself, stay grounded, gracious, humble and mindful.

So happy Samhain one and all, I hope you enjoy the energy of the evening, the wind is certainly blowing away those cobwebs!!

Ross DespresComment