Things are settling here after our summer of transition getting Niko off to college and purging the nest of much stuff, taking our first steps into Empty Nestdom and embarking on our partnership in the media business. It has been a journey for sure- and I can happily report that the efforts have been more than successful, and beyond what I had hoped for!
I've wanted to write and check in with you for sometime, and have carved out this Sunday afternoon to do so. I seem to have the beginnings of a sore throat and muddled head to wrestle with (!) and will be scooting out to see Niko's last marching band performance shortly, but I won't let the day go without putting this little something out to you.
I hope you are making your way into the fall with an eye to enchantment and magic. On my end, I wish you a blessed Samhain for those who celebrate. We know it as our New Year and of course, time to convene with our own ancestors as well as the Ancestors. A time to spend opening to whatever forms of divination for the year ahead that we prefer, and to commune with our loved ones in spirit and those who came before who watch over us.
I ran across a new book by Raven Grimassi, Communing with the Ancestors that I'm intrigued by and want to let you know about- in case you may be of a mind to take in some new perspectives on the Ancestors. I'm finding it quite different than what currently is out there. My own ancestors have my attention these days and we are putting together plans to do a pilgimage back to my own roots later in 2017. I know they are leading me by the hand each step of the way. It, I sense, will end up being one of the journeys of a lifetime. But more on that as it develops.
When I divine this Samhain, I will be using my trusty Part the Veil Sacred Mist Spray to aromatherapeutically set the tone for riding the hedge, walking between the worlds and aiding me in holding safe and sacrd space to welcome the Ancestors/ancestors in. This mist and everything in the Magic Apothecary is 20% off to celebrate Samhain (with the code ONEYEAR at checkout) so you can stock up on your magical supplies now and for the year coming.
If you work with cards, I, of course, suggest The Wildwood Tarot by John Matthews and Mark Bryan. We use it weekly as one of our guides in Circle Magica's weekly online Tarot study class and private membership, Magical Monday Musing. We are enrolling for November right now if you are hankering for a supportive group to learn with.
May you stay open to the magic and mystery of the season and avail yourself to input and guidance from your loved ones in the Otherworld as the Celtic year comes to a close. May you, however you celebrate Halloween/ Samhain, know that you are never alone and connection is there for the asking.
Blessings of the Green & Wild on you and with love,