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October

Festival
At the end of October we celebrate Samhain also known as Halloween or All Hallows Eve, a very important date in  the pagan year a time when the veil between the earthly world and the  spirit world is at its thinnest, it is the start of the Celtic new year. A time to honour the ancestors and remember those that have passed over also a time to look to the future and think about plans for the coming  year. This is the final of the three harvest festivals and we give  thanks to the goddess earth in the hope that we have enough harvested  food to sustain us during the cold dark winter days to come.

Celtic Tree Calendar
30th September - 27th October
is Ivy month. Ivy people are restless, sociable and good-natured. Cheerful,  expansive and magnetic, they win friends easily and dislike offending  others. Although often indecisive, they are not weak willed and tackle  difficult tasks with infectious optimism. Ivy people must not get too  caught up in others problems or they can suffer disappointment and  betrayal.

Druidic Animal
Butterfly
symbolizes Faery faith

Planetary Ruler
Persephone

Ogham Word
Gort

Crystals
Rose Quartz or White Opal

Activities
This is a time to banish the negative from your life. Do workings related to improving yourself, and placing a barricade between you and the things that are toxic to you. Ivy can be used in magic performed for healing, protection, cooperation, and to bind lovers together. Carve pumpkin  lanterns to ward off negative spirits.

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