“As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a whisper whispering.
I heard a whisper whispering,
Upon this fine fall day…
As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a laugh a’ laughing.
I heard a laugh a’ laughing,
Upon this fine fall day…I heard this whisper and I wondered,
I heard this laugh and then I knew.
The time is getting near my friends,
The time that I hold dear my friends,
The veil is getting thin my friends,
And strange things will pass through.”
– The Veil is Getting Thinner
Autumn is always a reflective season for me and October is really when the Autumn Season comes home. I am so blessed to be here in Delaware to get the full effects of Gaia’s most spectacular show of the year. The boisterous, sunny energy of summer is yielding to softer moments; leaves are bleeding from green into vivid, Autumnal rainbows, and crisp winds bring the promise of winter.
Foods and eating habits are shifting too – pumpkin is a weekly adventure along with other gourds of the season. I am so ready for more soups and stews and roasts and harvest plates. Check out FEAST – Autumn and Winter to really embrace seasonal food magic!
Samhain approaches and with it the remembrance of those who have passed on and thoughts of ancestral ties. As the veils thin, we naturally seek to tap our roots. The altars will be adorned this week to invite and welcome the Ancestors and the Dark Goddesses who will carry us through winter.
Did I mention how much I love October especially?? Please join me starting TOMORROW for October Magic – FREE photo prompts to celebrate the whole month! Participate on Facebook and Instagram and make sure to use the hashtag #octobermagic so I can see all of your glorious October posts!
Our Goddess Full Moon Group is going to be doing a special Samhain call on Friday the 13th (we could not resist!) instead of Full Moon – Calling the Ancestors. Join Brandi Auset and me for a discussion of Ancestral rituals and traditions and how to connect further in your own practice.
The Goddess Calendar this month is full of ancestor celebrations, times to honor the Dark Goddesses who are stepping forward, and the Festival of Lights in honor of the Goddess Lakshmi! If you are interested in prompts and practices that explore the Feast Days of October – you can sign up for Rhythms of the Goddess and truly connect to the Goddess Year.
Have you seen the MotherHouse Goddess Shop? Come over and browse. New items are being added weekly as we populate our new site for the holidays! Looking for something that you don’t see? Drop me a note!
Welcome October and THANK YOU for blessing us with your presence in our community!
Nourished Autumn – free prompts and practices to welcome Autumn
Rhythms Autumn Journal – Season of the Witch is open and ready to lead you through seasonal Goddess celebrations, practices, and ideas for ritual over the next few months.
October 1 – October Magic FREE photo prompts starts! Join anytime!
October 3 – Bacchanal Celebration to give thanks for wine and grape harvest
October 5, 2017 – Full Moon in Aries at 2:40pm
October 7 – Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary
October 7, 2017 – Beginning of Jewish Sukkot
October 7 – Day of the Egyptian Goddess Maat
October 8 – TARA DAY
October 8 -Wisdom Roman Goddess Minerva’s Day
October 9 – Canadian Thanksgiving
October 10, 2017 – Jupiter enters Scorpio
October 11 – Thesmophoria – The Mourning of Demeter begins through 10/13 (approximate)
October 12 – Day of the Virgen de Papopan – Our Lady of Expectation
October 13 – Feast Day for the Greek Goddess of Health Hygeia
October 14 – Winter Nights of Norse Goddess Freya to mark her withdrawal
October 14, 2017 – Venus enters Libra
October 15 – Feast Day of Santa Teresita who is syncretized to the Orisha Goddess OYA
October 17, 2017 – Mercury enters Scorpio
October 18, 2017 – Beginning of the Bengali celebration of Kali Puja for Diwali
October 19, 2017 – New Moon in Libra at 3:12pm eastern
October 19, 2017 – Beginning of the Hindu celebration of Lakshmi for Diwali – Festival of Lights
October 22, 2017 – Mars enters Libra
October 23, 2017 – Sun enters Scorpio
October 24 – Feast Day of the Archangel Raphael who is syncretized to the Orisha Inle
October 28 – ISIA – Mourning of the Goddess Isis
October 28 – November 24 – Celtic Tree Month of Ngetal – Reed
October 30 – Feast Day of Our Lady of Monserrat who is syncretized to the Orisha Goddess Yewa
October 31 – SAMHAIN
October 31 – 11/2 – Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead
October 31 – Descent of Inanna to the Underworld (approximate)
November 1 – All Saints Day
November 2 – All Souls Day
November 2 – Fete Ghede – Festival of the Dead in Haiti
Check in with the new classes for October at Mystery School of the Goddess – we have lots of new things coming for Fall and Winter!
New Courses & Courses Starting Soon:
32 Days of Durga with Laura Amazzone
Between the Worlds – Goddess Hekate Activation Course with Brandi Auset & Kimberly Moore
FEAST – Autumn and Winter with Kimberly Moore – early bird discount before 10/2!
LET GO – An Autumn Meditation of Surrender and Release with Renee Starr – opens 10/8!
Meeting the Dark Goddess with Brandi Auset and Kimberly Moore
Nourished Autumn with Kimberly Moore – free!
Righteous – The Light of Sekhmet with Brandi Auset
Sacred Samhain – Getting to Know the Sabbat with Susan Harper – sign up anytime!
Sisterhood of the Antlers Free Community with Jude Lally
The Alchemy of the Stars with Renee Starr – starts 10/14!