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Happy October Minions!!
What is there not to love about this most awesome of months.
Not only is it my wedding anniversary, but with the month of October comes cooler weather – usually just about right for hoodies, thin sweaters, some cool neck scarves, warm booties, leggings ….
As the seasons change – so do the colors of foliage around the country which paint amazingly brilliant landscape creations.
Some critters begin a journey to warmer climates – but we know they will be back. Others begin to emerge a bit more often in search of winter groceries for their pantries.
Colors of birds seem more vibrant against the background of darkening browns and pale greens. And they are starting to fluff up for the impending winter – so they seem a bit fatter!
It’s a nice time for cozy fires to help take off the chill – as well as curl up with fuzzy fleece blankets and cups of apple cider or hot chocolate.
It rings in the thinning of the veil between our world and the realm of those passed. We are more able to communicate with spirits of ancestors and things of a darker nature. The Celts, as well as many Native American and South American cultures use this time for divination, fortune telling, and overall enhanced communication with the spirit world. Did you know that many Halloween origins actually began with the Celts? The Druids celebrated this time of year over 2,000 years ago. It was often a time to celebrate and feast – the wheel of the year was turning, harvests were concluding, celebrations to remember the Dead. In fact, the Druids were said to have constructed enormous bonfires in order to offer sacrifices to the numerous (well over 500) Celtic deities.
The month builds to a crescendo that culminates on the last eve of the month – Samhain, Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, Allhallowe’en, All Saint’s Eve – just to name a few. It’s observed by Western Christians, and most non-Christians, around the world! It’s the first day of Allhallowtide which is a three day celebration which includes All Hallow’s Eve, All Saint’s Day on November 1 and All Soul’s Day on November 2.
Well, whatever your beliefs, your culture, your preferences…. All should enjoy this time of year! Be thankful of the blessings that were bestowed up you and yours during the previous months – and don’t forget to honor your ancestors.
Enjoy, my lovelies – the best time of year is upon us!