I can’t deny I love having my birthday a couple of days after Samhain. Being able to have pumpkins on my birthday is like the best thing ever for me.
Not forgetting to mention the cosy dark nights by the outdoor fire and the irresistible charm of the smoky air. I don’t think there’s anything about Autumn that I don’t like, especially since my birthday is stuck between Samhain and Bonfire night.
Being such an empath and sensitive person I easily pick up on emotions and vibes around me. I definitely feel like being born right at the cusp on the Witches New Year and the thin veil of Samhain has influenced me on some really deep and spiritual level to be the person I am today.
After a really relaxing and cleansing Samhain, which you can read about here, the rest of the week kept getting better and better. Of course it helped that my partner was back in England with me for that week.
The day after Samhain we decided to take a trip out in the afternoon up to Beacon Fell which is not too far away from where I live.
The view from the top is pretty breathtaking as it is but with the late afternoon Autumn sun slowly setting it made the view from the top even with more incredible.
The weather has been terrible lately, lots of cloud, dark skies and rain. I feel like we were very lucky to see a break in the sky where the sun was shining through. It was definitely another peaceful, thoughtful moment that made me think this is a day I won’t forget in a hurry.
On the 2nd for my birthday I wanted to take a trip up to one of my favourite places ever. I always go here every year usually around Samhain time.
The small village of Newchurch in Pendle, which is a the foot of Pendle Hill and is home to the witches.
There’s a lot of energy that comes from around this place and a great many people come to visit Pendle Hill at Samhain time to celebrate the witches.
You can usually find carved pumpkins scattered about this local area in abundance. A lot of tradition and superstition still holds for both the residents and visitors. I love trying to spot all the pumpkins whilst commuting to the village.
The funny thing was this time we actually joked about randomly finding a pumpkin out in the fields or near the hill but I was like there’s no way a pumpkin would find its way out into the middle of nowhere.
Yeah… apparently I was wrong because we found this one sat on a wall, just on its lonesome, in the middle of nowhere. Maybe one of the local residents placed it here or someone brought it with them who was travelling up Pendle Hill on Samhain.
We also came across this pumpkin scarecrow in the village of Chatburn just before Pendle Hill. I love how small villages always keep up traditions and have a sense of community spirit when it comes to celebrations. The old ways are most often found in the untouched places.
When we got home we had another lovely evening sat outside by the warm fire and the glow of the pumpkins.
I can say this has been the best week I’ve had in a long time. We made the most of the dry Autumn days and sat around the outdoor firepit at least four times this week.
We were fortunate enough to witness the late afternoon sunsets and beautifuls red skies that embraced Autumn and then we ended the week with the most magical full moon that was very clear and bright in the sky.
There was a lot of high energy in the crisp Autumn breeze leaving me feeling very cleansed and recharged this week and now I’m looking forward to using that energy to start some new projects.
Blessed Be )O(