The Wheel of the Year: Samhain

(October 31)

Samhain (pronounced sow-inn), also goes by the name Halloween. This is our time of endings and our time of beginnings, so at Samhain, we celebrate the New Year.

This is a quieter time, a time when the secret veil between worlds is thin and the spirits may pass more easily.

At Mabon, the God Lugh died in order for us to live through His abundance. During the intervening time, He has gathered the spirits of those that have died over the year and waits for this night so that they may pass through the gate to the other side. Read more