(collage from Moon Studio)

Happy Samhain, everyone. Today marks the beginning of the darker half of the year, and–in Neopaganism, at least–the start of a new one.

In a dramatic example of a new beginning, the agency I just left ceased all operations yesterday and declared bankruptcy (!), and if that’s not a lesson from the universe to move on to new things then I don’t know what is.

So happy new year, witches, and happy dark times. Embrace the slowing down of this season, light a candle, and feast on the harvest of your efforts.