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Most people know by now that the holiday we now celebrate as Hallowe’en comes from the old Celtic holiday called Samhain (pronounced Sow’-en).  There are many “Days of the Dead” celebrated around the world at this time, when the veils between the worlds are said to be thinner and the living can communicate across those veils to the dead. 
The fact that this holiday takes place in Scorpio is no accident.  The actual Samhain holiday is astrologically based and occurs at 15 degrees Scorpio which will put Samhain on November 7, smack in the middle of the Sun’s travels through Scorpio.  
Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld, and under the influence of Scorpio we gain an intimate familiarity with Death and Rebirth.  When we are faced with Death our experience of Life becomes more profound.  When we understand that life has an end, we have a much greater appreciation for its mysteries.  
As you delve into the mysteries this Hallowe’en, don’t forget to vote!!
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