At a festival recently, our friend Raven Grimassi discussed The Enchantress in a workshop. In Raven’s magickal universe, The Enchantress is the fourth phase of the Goddess: not Maiden, Mother, or Crone, but the infinite possibilities that lie within the blackness.
Now we approach what my tradition calls the Dark Time, between Samhain and Yule, when it seems good to rest, reflect, and move inward… to integrate or heal what has occurred in the past year, and then to begin exploring the possibilities that lie ahead in the new year.
It is time to meet the Enchantress, then become Her; to release our habits and ruts and even identities, and to open ourselves to all that we might be. For now, farewell to roles and jobs, responsibilities and commitments, obligations and schedules. IF you were to start again, with all life’s possibilities before you, what would your heart and spirit choose?
Take time. Rest in the blackness. If all things were possible (and maybe they are), what would you do? Who would you be? Choose, Enchantress.