Halloween, also referred to as All Hallows Eve, is upon us. It is when the veil between the living and the dead is most thin, leading up to the celebration of All Soul’s Day at the start of November. This time of year is meant for the commemoration of our dearly departed. The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos in Mexican culture) is when we commune with spirits that wander the Earth to conjure great power from our deceased, and prepare for the long dark night. It is a time for reckoning – we come face to face with what lurks in the shadows for redemption. Whether that be a hidden fear, a painful history, or a country's shameful past, our guardians can be invoked for absolution.
Taurus is earth. Taurus is foundation. Taurus is conservation. Taurus steadily builds to preserve our natural resources. This sign represents abundance and earthly pleasures. But when the earth becomes barren, we become starved of nourishment. That is why we call on our ancestors for protection during this time of year. Their cultures, traditions, and resilience have kept us alive for millennia. The Life/Death/Life cycle of Scorpio enhances our ability to connect with what has long been buried, including the dead. And so, as the Moon grows full, may our heritage continue to keep us grounded and thriving. As we cultivate some of our most dark and barren soil, may we spring forth in the light of dawn, abundance and peace restored.
Rosalee, Ruth, Monroe and William were my grandparents. I celebrate them on All Hallows Eve, and beseech their blessings, strength, and divine gifts.
Check your horoscopes to see what’s in store this week ahead, and don’t forget to read for your Ascendant sign, too.