Thursday, October 1, 2009
Happy October 1st
"October, the tenth month of the current Gregorian calendar and the second month of Autumn’s rule, derives its name from octo, theLatin word meaning “eight,” as October was the eighth month of the old Romancalendar. The traditional birthstone amulets of October are opal, rose sapphire, and tourmaline; and the calendula is the month’s traditional flower.
October is shared by the astrological signs of Libra the Scales (or Balance) and Scorpio the Scorpion, and is sacred to the following Pagan deities: Cernunnos, Hecate, the Morrigan, Osiris, and the Wiccan Goddess in Her dark aspect as the Crone. During the month of October, the Great Solar Wheel of the Year is turned to Halloween (Samhain Eve), one of the four Grand Sabbats celebrated each year by Wiccans and modern Witches throughout the world."
- Secrets of a Witch
Ah...my favorite month is finally upon us! Since I'm participating in Domestic Witch's October Blog Party, I'm going to do my best to fully embrace October, and in the process post a bit more often.
Whether you are in the midst of gorgeous autumn colors or, like me, still suffering through 85 degree heat, wishing you the brightest blessings of this season!