We've got quite an exciting alignment of events happening this full moon! This moon is a rare Blue Moon that is also falling on Halloween/Samhain. It is truly the season of the witch! The moon will be in Taurus, the true opposite of Scorpio, the current sun sign. Taurus is the Mother Earth archetype. She thrives on stability, practicality, materialism, and is highly ambitious when it comes to bringing in abundance. Scorpio is the archetype of the Witch, with her focus on the unseen and the Underworld. She also embraces change and recognizes that transformation is essential in order to step into one's highest power.
This has no doubt been an incredibly tough year for us all. Our lives have changed dramatically and we continue to shed more light on things that are demanding change. I'm sure that many of us are feeling worn out by the unpredictability of 2020 and are deeply craving some stability in our lives. However, it's important to remember that there is no expansion or growth without change. With the two signs opposite one another in the sun and moon, Scorpio's desire for transformation may be a challenge for the stubborn and stable nature of Taurus. This full moon will ask us to define our wants versus our needs and embrace the change we need to undergo in order to expand and transform.
This full moon is unique because it's also falling on Samhain! In Celtic pagan traditions, Samhain marks the end of the harvest season and the midpoint between the autumn equinox and winter solstice. It also marks a time during the year when the thresholds between worlds can be more easily crossed. This day is typically spent by remembering those who have passed, honoring the underworld, and ringing in the start of the darker half of the year. Many of our modern-day Halloween celebrations are deeply rooted in Samhain traditions. Whether you observe Halloween, Samhain, All Saint's Day, or Día de los Muertos, the theme is the same: honoring those who have passed on to the underworld. Here are some easy ways to celebrate:
Low Key Ways to Celebrate Samhain
- Honor your deceased loved ones - spend some time enjoying something that they loved in their lifetime. This could be enjoying their favorite food, beverage, music, art, etc.
- Light a candle in their honor
- Cook family recipes
- Drink hot apple cider or mulled wine
There's really no right or wrong way to celebrate. If none of these ways resonate with you, that's okay! Go with your instinct and your ancestors will be proud. I'll be doing a post tomorrow about my Samhain plans, but I would love to hear what you have in store for this night! Leave a comment below!
Samhain Blessings / Happy Halloween!