In recent years, Halloween has simply become...more.
While the yearly encroaching of Christmas happens, I'm glad to see Halloween has fully taken over October.
But could there be an archetypal reason for this? Is there some deep need for us to connect with the Dead, the Ancestors, the Past, the Shadow side?
Indeed, I think there is, and I think Halloween's greatness and festivity is the very reason we do these things.
I even recently, for the first time, envisioned the Blessed Virgin Mary as the Autumn Queen and as the Halloween Queen- a surprising but inspiring image, no doubt, and I'm sure I'm not the first to see her as such.
So here's to the Halloween energy, to the Halloween Queen, and much love to you all!