Some of us have just celebrated Halloween and I have received some great greetings! Thanks people! But for me the festival has not yet come!
Most people do not know that due to a calendar reform called the Gregorian reform which came in to operation in England in the 18th Century CE the dates of all the festivals changed from their original days. Some groups of Witches and Pagans still follow the old dates!
As a Traditionalist I celebrate Halloween on one of three dates:
(1). When the Sun is in 15 degrees of Scorpio.
(2) The first full Moon after 1.
(3). November 8th.
Each of these represents a high tide point for a different type of star and earth energy. Each of these dates has a different ritual structure necessary to fully utilize the different energies. This year I am celebrating on November 8th.
So when do you celebrate the festivals and why?
Yes Schedules do get in the way dont they?! I try to build my schedule around the festivals rather than the otherway round! I grant that that is not always possible but one can but try!