Well.. Samhain has come and gone... Samhain marks the end of the Pagan year, a time when the harvest comes in, and in olden times, that was the end of the season, a time for reaping the change of the season to prepare for the long rest rewarded to those long seasons of work. While we no longer break our backs over acres and acres of our livelihood (well, most of us, anyhow), we do work through the seasons, on ourselves and Samhain gives us time to reflect on that. We can reap the benefits of our hard work, and resew the the "bad crop" that we didn't nurture to fruition. It's a time to celebrate change, a time to start a new year fresh and clean. It's also a time of guidance, a time when the veil of the spirit world grows thin, when we can ask for help and receive it. A time when we can simply say "Where do I go from here?" and the images we are given suggest to us a path to take, or a danger we may have missed, or a blessing in disguise. It's a time of reflection, a time of thanks, a time of togetherness, a time of fun, and a time of self.
Welcome to a new year everyone. May it bring you new challenges, new peace, new happiness, new sorrow, new life, and experience. May it be all you hope and all you need. May it be so.