Samhain is just days away and I can't help but be excited, but I'm also a little apprehensive as well. The focus on this Sabbat has always been more so on the transition, the change, but this year the emphasis can only be on endings. This year has been difficult for so many reasons. There have been massive changes brought to our lives, including the passing of several loved ones.
We follow the changes of the seasons, talking about what we see with the children on a near daily basis. As they've all gotten older, these conversations have naturally led on to more complex topics. Atticus has been focused on reincarnation lately. He tells me that he believes in reincarnation "because that's really what happens." You can't argue with a 5 year old Leo. Titus and Aurora, on the other hand, seem to only be concerned with the fallen leaves and making sure that they get to dance through the piles.
Each morning we stop and gaze at the frost covered leaves; Titus and I talk about how we should maybe wear real shoes instead of sandles. There's snow due by the end of the week, but it won't stick. We'll both keep our sandles out for a bit longer.
Throwing the Bones
Whether you're struggling with something spiritually or in everyday life, bone divination can highlight areas where focus is needed and identify alternative ways forward.