How did the Dead become seductive? From the candy apple red lips of the Hallowen she-devil to the suave, charismatic vampire on the silver screen, the underworld houses a tale of intriguing taboo. If we look to the cosmos for an answer, we find it in the constellation of Scorpio which enthrones the body of our Solar Logos from October 23-November 21. Halloween, Samhain, All Saints Day, The Day Of The Dead…these are all festivals born out of the illuminated depths of Scorpio Season between October 31-November 1st, when the days grow short and cold, harvest season is over, and death comes knocking at our door.
Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve, has more meaning than simply a slapstick holiday, cloaked in candy and costumes. The current secular holiday takes it's roots from the Christian celebration of All Saints Day on November 1 for honoring holy people of the past: hallow from Old English meaning "holy", and -een meaning "evening." However, even before All Hallow's Eve was the ancient European festival of the dead called Samhain (pronounced saah-win or saa-ween). Samhain translates literally from Old Irish meaning "Summer's end" and was honored with a fire ritual for the completion of the end of the harvest, and for the beginning of cold weather and more night.