Tuesday, November 4, 2008

True Samhain: November 7th

Since Jason on the Wild Hunt Blog linked to last year's post on True Samhain, I thought it would be a good idea to post here with this year's update. True Samhain, or the time when the Sun enters 15 degrees of Scorpio, the true cross quarter, is November 7th.

So those of you who want to follow up your Hallowe'en celebrations with a more somber, calmer observance apart from the high-energy (and undeniable power and cultural passion) of Hallowe'en, you now have another day to do so, nearly a week later!

Blessings to you all in this season of reflection, harvest, and anticipation of darkness.

(image from lunasisters.com)


Chas S. Clifton said...

An "inner" and "outer" Samhain? I have thought much the same thing, with the parallel, in our society, being Christmas and Yule.

Peg said...

Nice way to look at it...although for some, of course, Christmas has a religious connotation as well.

I think, for me, it is more about the fact that the cross quarter days tend to fall several days (or up to a week) after the "traditional" dates for these holidays. This makes it more acceptable for some practitioners to schedule rituals with more flexibility and still feel they are within the scope of that holiday's energy...