Part 19: Samhain
Dated 23 November 2020
Our ceremonies also reflect more down to earth practical feelings experienced during these times, seemingly having matched nature in our parallel ways:
Winter Solstice; Entering a new year anticipating lengthening and sunnier days, with hopes and expectations stretching away.
Imbolc; Seeing our hopes germinate into plans, commencing during those warming days.
Spring Equinox; Implementing those plans in the lengthening days, watching projects take root ready to expand to fruition.
Beltane; Relaxing whilst looking over our project’s completion, dreaming of their usefulness, congratulating ourselves on our resourcefulness.
Summer Solstice; Enjoying the long days, utilising the completed works and appreciating the closeness of the sun where all forms of nature are abundantly displayed.
Lughnasadh; Reaping the benefit of labour, digging the first potatoes to proudly present with dinner.
Autumn Equinox; Walking the forest trails, harvesting the extensive wild strawberries, blackberries and raspberries, to refresh on the journey
Samhain; Now, once again, the garden is tidied, shed closed up and lawn-mower clean & oiled……
Time to write
Time to reflect, to think and give thanks
Time for resting through the short and dark days to come
Log fire burning, crackling and waving
Comforting feeling ‘till Sun turns again.