Hello! And Happy (almost) Halloween! It’s obviously been Halloween for me all month, and I’m warning you that just because November 1st is around the corner, the pumpkins don’t stop here. I don’t even think about Winter things until December. I’m all about celebrating things on schedule and holding space for what’s actually happening in a mindful way instead of rushing into celebrating the next thing before the first thing has even happened yet. November is still fall/harvest time! So I’m not done yet!

Scorpio Season has hit me hard. One of the first things I did was go see my favorite band, Against Me!. I have had these tickets since May, and it was amazing. They played two albums in full back to back each night (four albums total). I honestly felt alive and vibrant in a way I don’t think I’ve felt in maybe a year. It was sad in a way, but it reminded me what’s possible. The next night I had a really humbling experience that is encouraging me to deal with my shit and if passion mixed with our shadow self isn’t Scorpio, I don’t know what is. I’m pretty happy with it, though.

Tomorrow is Halloween Day, and although there’s a chance of rain, the forecast seems to be getting better as we go throughout the day. I believe in Halloween and our ability to have a crazy block party and get spooky and weird and wear costumes and delight trick or treaters with candy and toys and fog filled bowls filled with eye balls and jars with goop and fake brains. It will be okay! And worst case, I always save Hocus Pocus for the 31st. If that’s not something to look forward to, I don’t know what is. (If you need Halloween movie suggestions or TV episodes, check out those posts.)

What are you doing for Halloween? Are you dressing up? My costume is a witch being burned at the stake! Stay tuned! And Happy Samhain!

Here’s what I’ve been into lately…

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Pictures from last week:

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Seeing Against Me! play two albums each night two nights in a row

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Sitting in a cauldron at Larriland

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Burning secrets at Scorpio New Moon night

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Scorpio New Moon altar

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Pumpkins on pumpkins on pumpkins

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Festive, shy Jasper (very good boy)

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Hugging flowers

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Visiting the Enchanted Forest with Maura

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That’s my best witch

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A tree taking over an island

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Fun smoke bomb photos

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Spooky pumpkin

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Fun decorations in my neighborhood

Extra Sparkle: * Hay rides with funky music * Wearing witch hats with Maura * Picking out pumpkins in fields * Having a pumpkin lingerie shoot * A fun, successful Scorpio New Moon Gathering * Running two blocks to see dogs in costumes * Eating apple fritters and drinking hot apple cider * Having a really humbling experience that made me reevaluate my choices and I’m really excited to work on part of myself and I already got through my first rough patch * Feeding goats and alpacas and watching a pig devour a pumpkin (not just the guts) * Embracing my inner witch * Seeing you babes get your Happy Halloween Mail * Singing the poetry of Jewel to Joe (against his will) * Finding balance and boundaries * Getting neck, leg, and foot massages with CBD oil

Upcoming Unusual Holidays

30 – Haunted Refrigerator Night
30 – Candy Corn Day
31 – Caramel Apple Day
31 – Samhain
1 – Fountain Pen Day
1 – Plan Your Epitaph Day
1 – Give Up Your Shoulds Day
2 – Play Outside Day
2 – Book Lovers Day
2 – Look For Circles Day
3 – Sandwich Day
4 – Fill Our Staplers Day
4 – Candy Day
4 – Easy Bake Oven Day
5 – Love Your Red Hair Day

What’s on your happiness list this week?