It's the most auspiciously supernatural time of the year, but sometimes I'm haunted by the ghosts of Samhains past, reminding me of times of being spiritually unmoored and vulnerable to energetic predation. My thoughts turn to being in all kinds of ritual circles when living in San Francisco, many anchored in the all-you-can-eat new age buffet with the main event the annual Spiral Dance.
The Spiral Dance was culturally lifted from a European tradition whose remnant can still be seen in the Chain Dance of the Faroe Islands. Also, here's an image from the Netherlands circa 1939 of what's called the Serpent-Labyrinth dance.
While not a tradition that lines up with Samhain in the Faroe Islands, the tradition shows what likely used to be widespread in Europe and involved the whole community. Just imagine the energetic power, the currents moving through as ballads are sung that tell the story of the folk.
Super and Natural
For those that love the time of the thinning veil and all things mysterious, this upcoming Taurus Full Moon looks set to deliver. Smack dab on the 31st, it's beckoning those of us that want to find something authentic beyond all the election triggering and doom and gloom of the mainstream death cult. The fork in the road or bifurcation is real - some seem to be succumbing to the delusion while others are seeking to live outside it. The choice is between the natural and the artificial, as it has been for some time. The other choice seems to be between some sense of health and chronic dis-ease.
What's notable is that the scrambler or genius-striking planet Uranus will be aligned with the Moon and that means directly opposite the Scorpio Sun. In my dreams, people spontaneously shake off the artificial rules being imposed from the top-down and realize the urgent need to authentically re-root in nature and its cycles. For each person, it could be taking steps to create natural abundance or realizing there's a path of freedom (also a Uranian theme) beyond some kind of hold on the psyche (Scorpio).
I also think some might see the image in the mirror change with Mercury in Libra (still retrograde). It seems like a fine time to clear the air in a relationship and change together. Or the events of the past could be seen in a new light, which helps with the letting go which happens this time of year to make room for the new.
I had made a recording for this post, but realize Spreaker charges for more storage, so I will take that as a sign to take a breather from making audios. Thank you to those that listened, and I wish you a wonderful Halloween / Samhain.