Saturn, the Dweller on the Threshold (one side) and the Angel of the Presence (the other side) can be interesting Halloween characters. The Dweller (like Saint Peter at the Gates of Heaven) can at times look like a gargoyle, or carved face or figure protecting sacred sites. The Dweller stands at the door (threshold) of the sacred mysteries (Scorpio), the Wisdom Temples, the inner sanctums of churches built by Masons, who, trained in sacred architecture, built spires (prayers, stupas) reaching to the heavens. The stern Dweller turns into the compassionate Angel of the Presence when we have passed all the Scorpio tests. The nine tests of the personality are given in Scorpio to build strength, character and wisdom, which all disciples need.
It’s time to build our Halloween altars filled with marigolds, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, sugar skeletons, copal (incense), pomegranates, persimmons, pineapple guavas, candy corn, and scary cookies in orange and black (so Saturn)!
The last day of October and the first days of November are also times for forgiveness, reconciliation and rapprochement. Forgiveness liberates us now and after death, when reviewing our life and recognizing our lack of right relations and the consequences of those actions. When we forgive now, we are later less encumbered with grief and sadness concerning our missed opportunities to love. These factors are the inner, real and essential significances of Halloween. Happy Halloween, everyone! Let nothing scary or wicked your way come!