Halloween is a day for goblins, ghosts and ghouls, and where nothing is what it seems. There is trick and treating going on. A plethora of scary movies await to elicit screams. But it wasn’t always that way.
Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on October 31, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallow’s Day. It is a day dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints and martyrs.
The word “Halloween” resonates to a 41/5. 5 is the number of play, excitement and adventure. It also reflect the child and the child at heart. So it is no wonder that even adults like to get dressed up in costumes just as much as the little ones. Some adults even decorate their houses and yards even more than Christmas. I have a friend who absolutely loves Halloween and she is one of those people who goes all out with the decorations. The photos in this post are ones that I have taken at her house a couple of Halloweens ago.
Since the advent of the Celtic calendar well over 2,000 years ago, it has been held that October 31st. 31 is the genius, out-of-the-box thinking number. It is the mirror opposite of the number 13 which sometimes gets a bad rap. 13 is the number of birth, death and rebirth but not necessarily of the physical body. It represents upheaval, so that new ground can be broken. As with any number there is a dark side, or shadow side to it. If used selfishly, 13 will bring destruction of the Self, usually in the form of ill health.
The number 31 further reduces to 4 which is about the earth. It represents strength, stability and productivity. It is believed that the Celts used to dress up to celebrate the dead in order to protect their crops for the winter.
Happy Halloween to all and to all a BOO night!