Samhain - Halloween
The text on the back of this card is as follows:
Major events in the Celtic year are celebrated by Eight Festivals, four of which record stages of the Earth’s revolution around the Sun; Summer and Winter solstices, when the hours of daylight are at their longest and shortest, and the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes, when hours of daylight and darkness are exactly equal. Four Cross-quarter festivals fall half-way between the solar festivals and their celebration marks the start of each season,
Much imagery associated with these festivals is both spiritual and natural as the progress of the seasons reflects the life cycles of those who live on this ancient land.
If you seek them out, Earth spirits may share their joy and magic with you as you celebrate life’s mysteries within the Eight Festivals.
The year is nearly ended, nights are long, the moon is dark and for the Seer Crone it is time for reflection, of taking stock of what has been achieved during this turn of the solar wheel. Our Iron Age ancestors crafted beautiful polished bronze mirrors which many have been used for scrying; shamanic journeying to other worlds in search of wisdom, and by reflecting light into dark places, gleaning knowledge or communicating with the dead.
Now is Halloween, feast of the departed dead, but death and decay is not the end, as toadstools and fungus feed on the remains, they recycle death back into life.
Blank inside. 21cms x 11cms