In many cultures the sun was feminine and the moon was heralded as masculine and thus, we shall use the he/she pronoun interchangeably to describe these Heavenly Bodies henceforth.
Upon the lighting of the fires, powerful rituals were performed to increase the light in the times of darkness and just as the sun would descend into the next season of winter, this was also the time that those beings from the underworld would wish to enter and experience the benefits of the Incarnate Realm.
Today, this sacred and powerful holiday is celebrated by the sounds of playful children coming together in costume traveling door to door, unknowing of the spiritual significance of the moment and all that has been. The carving of pumpkins, which is symbolic of resurrection from the Earth Plane and represents the carving out of one’s destiny path free from the underworld influences, is also a fun holiday activity to do with the children.
What is truly blessed about these animations on such a powerful time, is that even though the actions taken to celebrate Samhain/ Halloween often come from those who may be unaware of all that has come before to create this festive expression, they were birthed with great intention and passion for Earth and her children.