There’s lots of talk about Samhain being the Witches’ New Year, but little is known about the origins of this association. The evidence that annual rents were paid on this day shows us that there was some acknowledgement that this was the beginning of a new year, but that is a terribly weak connection to anything witchy.
Some have connected Samhain to the May Eve Sabbat, citing Samhain as the second grand gathering of witches. There’s no solid history known about this, although I like to believe it’s true. Perhaps there is so little in the public discourse about The Witches’ New Year because we witches want it that way. “To keep silent” is one of our axiom’s, after all.
Generally, I like to keep silent about what I keep silent. However, the moon told me such a sweet tale of the Witches’ New Year that I wanted to share it with all of you. By the light of her bright hunters’ light, she shared her wishes for her witches as we turn the wheel to begin anew. With her permission, here it is.