I'm a Halloween Baby!!!!!
Growing up super religious I thought this was the devil's day and I was cursed in some way but that is not true. Over time, I learned more about what Halloween is really about and it took on a completely different meaning for me. I also learned that me and Willow Smith share the same birthday and that's pretty cool too :)
If you want to learn more about the spiritual significance of this day keep reading...
Also known as-: Shadowfest, All Souls, All hallows Eve, Halloween, Samhain
Associated Deities-: Hecate, Pan, Persephone, Hades, The Morrigan
Associated Herbs-: Bay Leaf, lavender, mugwort, nutmeg, sage
Associated Stones-: Obsidian, black onyx, bloodstone, amethyst, opal
Halloween's True Origins
In ancient times, this day was a special and honored day of the year. In the Celtic calendar, it was one of the most important days of the year, representing a mid point in the year, Samhain, or "summer's end". Occurring opposite the great Spring Festival of May Day, or Beltain, this day represented the turning point of the year, the eve of the new year which begins with the onset of the dark phase of the year. This is a time to become internal, to go within and release all of the things that maybe weighing us down.
Samhain is also a time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its thinnest, a time when the spirits of loved ones can return and so a special place is set at the table for any who so wish to join the feast. Traditionally, a candle to guide the spirits of loved ones home is lit in the window and also deters any unwanted spirits and is the origins of the pumpkin or jack-o-lantern. The spirit of the loved ones recently departed are then guided to the Summerlands which is where the spirit rest until it is time to move on. It is also a time when the spirits can talk through us more easily and all types of divination such as scrying, tarot, runes etc are used.