Archive | October 30, 2017

Big News – The Daily Drawing Returns

A New View and Outlook

The Daily Tarot Meditation Drawing Returns November 1st, 2017

It’s been a long year of struggle, challenge and change. From health issues to moving to a new home in a new state, we’ve been on a roller coaster ride this year. I think things have finally settled down and improved on all fronts.

I believe the only constant in the Divine Universe is that things change. How you allow those events to impact you is totally up to you. You can fight them tooth and nail, and often make things worse. Or you can allow the Universe to push you where you need to be and guide the flow as best you can. We’ve been guided to the foothills of North Carolina and a healthier environment with a much better outlook for the future.
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Merry Samhain & Happy Halloween 2017

Image from: Megan Granata

Image from: Megan Granata

Merry Samhain

Samhain is a Gaelic word that literally translates to  “Summer’s End”. It’s pronounced as sow-en, sow-ween, and yes, for some the Americanized Sam-hain really is acceptable. The holiday reminds us that things change and that includes the words we use, how we use them and even how we say them.

For the Celts, it marks the new year and the renewal of the Wheel of Life. We remember that the only constant in the Divine Universe is that things change. How they change depends on you.

At this time of the year, it’s also a time for many to report on the History of Halloween. Most reports focus on the early Christian influences for All Hallows Eve and All Saints Day. Some really do try to explain the evolution of the early Pagan practices that evolved over time to modern secular celebrations of the scary American observances for kids and adults young at heart.

Today I read an article from one of my favorite magazines, The Old Farmer’s Almanac about the “Origins of Halloween Traditions“.  It’s a nice overview article and does have some good information. But like many similar articles, it skims over the Pagan influences. I get that. A lot of people really don’t want to link the modern holiday and American celebrations with Pagans. That might anger some Pagans out there. But I approach the issue in a “pick your battles” sort of way. Continue reading