“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
October is here! This is my favorite month with the boisterous, sunny energy of summer yielding to softer moments; leaves bleeding from green into vivid, Autumnal rainbows; and crisp winds heralding the promise of winter. Pumpkins and gourds are popping up everywhere along with pumpkin spice scented everything.
The pull of the Ancestors and the Beloved Dead is getting stronger as we wind our way to Samhain. 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.
I am delighted to unveil a new offering from MotherHouse – The Goddess Blessing Box. These boxes will be released in a limited quantity each season, beginning with our inaugural Dark Goddess Blessing Box just in time for Samhain! Check out the Dark Goddess Blessing Box – we are only releasing 25 so get your order in now! Our next box will be for Winter 2018.
The Goddess Calendar this month is full of ancestor celebrations, times to honor the Dark Goddesses who are stepping forward, Durga Puja, and more! 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.
Wishing you ALL the blessings of October and our Goddess HolyDays!
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 – WELCOME OCTOBER!
October 3 – Bacchanal Celebration to give thanks for wine and grape harvest
October 4 – Feast day of St. Frances of Assisi – syncretized to the Orisha Orunmila
October 5, 2018 – Venus Retrograde in Scorpio
October 6 – Day of Marian Devotions
October 7 – Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary
October 7 – Day of the Egyptian Goddess Maat
October 8, 2018 – New Moon in Libra 11:47pm eastern
October 8 – Indigenous People’s Day
October 8 – TARA DAY
October 8 -Wisdom Roman Goddess Minerva’s Day
October 8, 2018 – Canadian Thanksgiving
October 10 – 19, 2018 – Navaratri Begins! Durga Puja
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 12 – Day of Our Lady of Aparecido (Black Madonna, Brazil)
October 12 – Fortuna Redux – Return of the Roman Goddess Fortuna
October 13 – Feast Day for the Greek Goddess of Health Hygeia
October 13 – Runic Half Month Wunjo (Joy)
October 14 – Winter Nights of Norse Goddess Freya to mark her withdrawal
October 15 – Feast Day of Saint Teresa of Avila who is syncretized to the Orisha Goddess OYA
October 17, 2018 – Durga Ashtami – Most sacred day of Navaratri honoring the Goddess Durga
October 23, 2018 – Sun moves into Scorpio
October 23 – Feast of the Egyptian Scorpion Goddess Selket
October 24, 2018 – Full Moon in Taurus at 12:45pm eastern
October 24, 2018 – Lakshmi Puja in West Bengal
October 24 – Feast Day of the Archangel Raphael who is syncretized to the Orisha Inle
October 28, 2018 Mercury Retrograde Shadow Begins (Mercury Retrograde is 11/16 – 12/6)
October 28 – ISIA – Mourning of the Goddess Isis
October 28 – Runic Half Month of Hagalaz (Ice)
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 30 – Day of the Egyptian Netjert – Goddesses of Weaving and Fate
October 30 – Night of the Scottish Nicneven (also 11/10)
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
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