October is drawing to a close, and the veil between worlds is thin. As a witch I am feeling the energy, and I know my cats are too. This year will mark an especially pivotal time for me to honor the dead, for my beloved father passed six months ago. I will be attending Spiral Dance in San Francisco, a gathering hosted by Starhawk, where the Sabbat of Samhain will be honored by ritual. Meanwhile I am treasuring my memory of him, enjoying the sight of pumpkins, playing with my tarot cards as usual, and harvesting all I have learned this past year. I love autumn. The quality of the light changes, the air becomes more crisp, and tea becomes a constant. So in honor of today's Solar Ecipse/New Moon in Scorpio and upcoming Samhain, I toast to you all in the name of magic! Blessed Be.