Halloween’s modern reputation as the night of the living dead is a mix of ancient pagan rituals and Christian celebrations of the afterlife.
Halloween is believed to be the one night of the year when restless spirits rise from the grave and haunt us in our sleep.
When the witching hour strikes midnight on Wednesday, October 31, this week, the barrier between the mortal world of the living and the afterlife is said to be weakest.
Halloween is immediately followed by All Saint’s Day on November 1 – a festival of remembrance, dedicated to all Christian saints.
Because of these associations with the dead, Halloween has become a cultural cornerstone for all things spooky.
But how does all of this fit into the astrological aspects and what is the significance of Halloween’s place in the zodiac calendar?
On a spiritual level, Halloween might not have a very profound effect on you but astrologers are certain the movement of celestial bodies will have an impact on your October 31 horoscope.
Between October 23 and November 22, the transit Sun moves through the astrological sign of Scorpio in the constellation Scorpius.
On the night of Halloween, the planets Venus and Uranus will face each other, marking a start of “larger cycles” about to play out.
Astrologer Nadiya Shah thinks this will result in a number of surprises, particularly in your love life, thanks to Venus and Uranus.
She said: “It’s going to be Halloween – so much is going on.
“Uranus standing across the sky from Venus, with both of them at the very beginning of their respective signs, and then Venus retrograding back into its home sign of Libra where it is going to spend the month of November.
“This marks an important turning point. Keep in mind what was happening for you back in the middle of September, because six weeks ago is when Venus had this type of connection as part of the characteristic of this current Venus retrograde season.”
The astrological connection in question will repeat itself for one final time this season, heading into December.
Ms Shah said you might be heading towards a pleasant surprise as a result, by possibly coming across into a past flame.
She said: “If there ever was a Halloween to bump into a past love or a past lover, then it’s the last pace we expect it to.
“This energy speaks volumes to that likelihood – the chance of having an encounter and a moment that takes you back, that has a certain familiarity to it, and very likely may have the seeds of a connection that was already made before – is that much more likely.”
At the very least, she added, Halloween is going to be a very fun and unpredictable “rollercoaster” for a lot of people.
Be prepared for a good friend to show up on your doorstep this Wednesday, to drag you out for a wild night of Halloween festivities or some other activity you will enjoy.
Click here to read more about your daily horoscope from astrologer Russell Grant.
Source : EXPRESS