October brings us not only an interesting night sky, but also calls us to celebrate one of the most important Pagan festivals.
On the 5th, the full Wine Moon lights our skies - the Moon thought to be blessed by the gods, whilst the 19th heralds the birth of the new Blood Moon, when the gods were asked to strengthen the blood of the tribe before the winter closed in.
The Orionids meteor shower makes for a night time treat on the 21st, as approximately 20 meteors per hour could be visible in the south east after midnight.
On Saturday 29th, our clocks fall backwards as summertime comes to an end and dark evenings once again close in.
On 31st, the Pagan festival of Samhain marks the end of the old Celtic Year, bids a final goodbye to summer and honours those who have walked the Earth plane before us.
As we enter the cauldron of closings, may we give thanks for the year that is past and for those who once shared our lives, lay to rest that which no longer serves and finally emerge refreshed, to welcome in the new.