At the end of October we celebrate Samhain also known as Halloween or All Hallows Eve, a very important date in the pagan year a time when the veil between the earthly world and the spirit world is at its thinnest, it is the start of the Celtic new year. A time to honour the ancestors and remember those that have passed over also a time to look to the future and think about plans for the coming year. This is the final of the three harvest festivals and we give thanks to the goddess earth in the hope that we have enough harvested food to sustain us during the cold dark winter days to come.
Celtic Tree Calendar
30th September - 27th October is Ivy month. Ivy people are restless, sociable and good-natured. Cheerful, expansive and magnetic, they win friends easily and dislike offending others. Although often indecisive, they are not weak willed and tackle difficult tasks with infectious optimism. Ivy people must not get too caught up in others problems or they can suffer disappointment and betrayal.
Butterfly symbolizes Faery faith.
Rose Quartz or White Opal.
This is a time to banish the negative from your life. Do workings related to improving yourself, and placing a barricade between you and the things that are toxic to you. Ivy can be used in magic performed for healing, protection, cooperation, and to bind lovers together. Carve pumpkin lanterns to ward off negative spirits.