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The Witches’ Creed
And “Do What You Will” be the challenge
So be it in love that harms none
For this is the only commandment
By magick of old be it done.
Moon Phases, Sun Cycles & Pagan Sabbats
The Moonth of November 2017 CE3
Full Moon in TaurusNov 3 10:23pm Waning Half Moon in LeoNov 1012:36pm
New Moon in ScorpioNov 18 3:42am Waxing Half Moon in PiscesNov 269:03am
Moves into SagittariusNov 21 7:05pm
Samhain - Summer's End - Hallowe'en
For this witch, it seems fitting that Samhain be celebrated when both the Dark Moon and the Sun are in Scorpio.
Scorpio is the sign that rules life and death. Scorpio is ruled by the planet Pluto—named after the Roman God of the Underworld, known as Hades by the Greek.
The Dark Moon sees the end of the Moon’s light. We experience letting go, reach our watery emotional depths, as the Moon wanes to Dark then No Moon. This happens every moonth, but can be more intense as we face the Underworld, and the beginning of Winter.
The Sun will be at the exact cross-quarter (half way between Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice) at 15 degrees Scorpio, on November 8.
No matter whether we choose Dark Moon Scorpio, the cross-quarter, or the calendar date of October 31, there is no denying that this time of year represents a powerful ending—Samhain (pronounced sow-in), Summer’s End in Gaelic. We only have to look out to our gardens to witness death.
And in that find solace. Death is just another change, a constant in life. One day our bodies too will die, but the Sun & Moon always return.
So mote it be.