Thursday 31st October
Ooh Halloween is upon us. All Hallows’ Eve, the Pagan festival of Samhain. It is a cross quarter day, half way between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice. So just over 6 weeks to Christmas folks!
Halloween is a time of embracing the dark, so look out for spooks tonight! I am quite sad to say that at 14 my son has outgrown trick or treat. When he was little I loved going round the village with him. They have a great system here, if you want trick or treaters you leave a lit pumpkin visible and wait for the knocking to begin. We live down quite a dark lane and hardly ever get trick or treaters ‘cos its too scary! We used to get the neighbours’ kids when they were young, but since they have become teenagers I gave up buying sweets and munching them all.
Also today Mercury planet of communication is turning retrograde beginning its third journey of the year into the underworld. Moving from evening ‘star’ to morning ‘star’. Some people find this a frustrating time as Mercury tends to move into his trickster mode at this time and communications can get tangled and messages can go astray. Delays are also likely and short journeys may turn into long ones. Round here we seem to have quite a few road works and diversions which cause confusion and delays!
Wednesday 30th October
Today Venus planet of love is conjunct (at the same degree of the zodiac) as Mercury, planet of communication. They are both in the mysterious sign of Scorpio so you may find out secrets today or discover hidden information. It is a good time for private chats with a loved one.
On our recent trip to Corfu we visited The Achilleion Palace and found Venus posing in the hall way. I couldn’t resist a photo!
Monday 28th October 2019
It’s Monday morning and a new moon in Scorpio. So another lunar month starts, leading us into the dark months and this week we have Halloween. I am still adjusting to normal life after a holiday in beautiful Corfu. We were so lucky to have a week of fantastic weather and we have returned to Norfolk sunkissed and midge nibbled!
Our hotel faced West over the Ionian Sea and each evening we were treated to beautiful sunsets. I got very excited last Saturday evening as we managed to get a seat on the balcony and I saw the planet Venus twinkling in the afterglow before she sunk into the sea. It was the first time I had seen it in its evening ‘star’ position as it is just reappearing after sunset but is still quite tricky to spot at the moment. As time continues it will get brighter and easier to see.