Samhain celebration 31st October 2020 : preparation cards and message from host

Hi Everybody, welcome to Tara celebrations on Samhain for 31st of October 2020.

The Theme is Stepping out of the Shadows and into the Light.

The Samhain celebration will be taking place on Tara Celebration's Bective Meditation link at 6pm if people would like to join me.

You might find it helpful to put on earphones when I start the meddy and calling in the directions

Link for Samhain 'live' Saturday 31st October 2020 start 6pm.

To get into the spirit of Halloween you might get the urge to dress up and also will you all light a lantern for the event. You can do this in your own space and share it on the link above when some of us go 'live'. It's to tune in together with the energy of the light .

The focus point is the graveyard on the hill of Tara just inside the gate to the left where 3 tress stand towards the north east. Moonrise is also to the north east so that is our focus point.

And it's also a full moon and it's in Taurus and it's the 2nd full moon in October so we have so much going on this year for Samhain.

I feel I need to build up each day right up to next weekend, the 31st, so each day I will post a card for the day from this beautiful deck.

Blessings to you all. Bernadette Mac.

The full text for each card can be read here

We may not be singers but we can sing in our hearts...Look in the mirror and be challenged by what we see...The Hunter of Mystery stands in the Shadows to emerge into the light...
Thursday 29th October will appear here.
All fresh starts of any kind warrant the attention we would lavish on a child
coming into the world.
We can spend a great deal of time in a no man's land of strife and disillusion.

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Hi everybody on welcome to the daily card message.

I am the shaman of birth. I guide Souls into being. I am present from the moment of conception to the moment when the newborn arrives in the world. I help at birth of many things including ideas, beliefs, wisdom and change. I guard and show the way to all who seek this path of New Beginnings. Trust in me as you contemplate your future for I am midwife to the dreams of many.

We give birth everyday- to ideas, aspirations, hope and promises. Our ancestors understood the importance of New Beginnings to insure the continuing life of the tribe, and we can learn much from this. All fresh starts of any kind warrant the attention we would lavish on a child coming into the world. The shaman of birth shows the miracle of pregnancies. A warrior figure guards the woman who carries the unborn child ensuring that is it comes to no harm. We need to take the same protective attitude to any new ideas of fresh directions in our lives.

Blessings to all today Bernadette Mac

New life. New directions and ideas. Rebirth of Dreams for fulfillment and encouraging new approaches to problems. Preparing for the moment and future life lines.

Monday meditation anchors the week

Always described as a great way to start the week, whether online or in person. It provides a base from which we can navigate the journey through the ups and downs life offers us.

Monday Meditation and Healing Circle will be held online for the forseeable...

Watch this space and our facebook page TC Facebook for more information -

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or message at least one day before the Monday meet,

or, if you know them, contact one
of the regulars.

Celebrations and meditation during Covid-19 pandemic

Whatever we do will be in line with government advice. For the safety of all during the Covid-19 pandemic numbers present in person are limited. So get togethers are held online or outdoors, with plenty of social distancing available, times and venues to be confirmed.

No tickets or entry permits required. No charge for gatherings for the eight festivals. Meditation meets in person and other activities usually have a small fee (usually €5) to cover expenses, room hire, etc. when not held online.

Click here for more information : All welcome to join in with the global spiritual wheel for the 8 annual festival celebrations

Previous Celebrations

Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations


2019 - Celebrate Samhain - Fourknocks
2018 - Déjà vu Anyone? - Hill of Tara

Winter Solstice

2019 - Simplicity & Splendour of Life - Tara
2018 - Goodbye Darkness, Hello Light - Dowth


2020 - - Tara
2019 - Community - Bective

Spring Equinox

2020 - Goodbye Hello - Donabate
2019 - Emergence - Bective


2020 - Mother Earth - Home/Kilmurry
2019 - Light - Dalgan Park

Summer Solstice

2020 - Together-All One - Home/Tara
2019 - Celebration - Bective


2020 - Lughnasadh Reunion - Bective Mill
2019 - Our Own Harvest Time - Ciaran's Well

Autumn Equinox

2020 - On the Threshold of a Dream - Global Spiritual Wheel
2019 - Balance - Loughcrew

To deepen your connection with grandfather sky and bring an expansive energy into your life, stand out doors with your arms reaching up to the sky and say

'I love life and life loves me'....

Based in Ireland, with connections all over the world, we are free, non-profit, open, inclusive and non-denominational, drawing on all spiritual philosophies and traditions.

We are an eclectic mix of peoples of all beliefs and traditions that celebrates the ancient pre-celtic festivals using ritual, ceremony and meditation.

We create a contemporary ritual for each of the eight festivals drawing from the ancient traditions, mythology and beliefs found predominantly in Ireland.

Some meets are more like social gatherings whilst others are formal and ceremonial /ritualistic depending on the prevalent energies of the time and place as interpreted by the day's host.

Celebrations are usually held outdoors and are open to all like minded people who feel drawn to be at the event.

Get-togethers can happen at any time of day or night.

Who arranges the meditations and celebrations?

Regular attenders, who 'know the ropes' and evening's general format, will set up the meditations using their experience of what suits most people. Evenings are lead by different people each week and thus a wide range of styles, traditions and inspiration is shared.

Read more about the intentions for the meditation and healing circle here...

Each Celebration event has a volunteer host, often aided and abetted by others, who calls the date, time and venue for the gathering and also the intention and focus, bringing to the fore the energies of the season.

The volunteer hosts over recent years include Vivia, Zoey, Jean, Martin, Marta, Dana, Anne, Tom, Bernadette Mac, Susan, Bernadette C, John M, Pat, Nora J, Nora M. Others who felt the call to tune in and plan each celebration have included Anne B, Des, Eileen, John A, Mary, Mary O, Theresa, Yamann and many others, who join in body or in spirit.

During a celebration all are welcome, in person or on the 'ethers'... Global Spiritual Wheel

Pinterest - Tara Celebration's Boards

Inspiration from cultures around the world for celebrating our lives on earth.
Read more about Summer / Autumn Festivals Around the World at these TC Pinterest pages

Boards include:
Ireland Landscape,
Calendars of Festivals,
& Drink,
Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

Issuu on-line publications

Over the years we gather a wealth of experience and information as we are inspired by the changing energies of each season.

These are compiled into an Issuu publication for each of the 8 Festivals. Read the most recent compilation of TC gatherings at Samhain here.... Samhain ideas and experiences

Sections include:
Seasonal Characters
Ceremony Ideas
Food and Drink

The website is now a collaboration between Michael in Canada (, Martin and Pat in Ireland, Nora in UK and with the help and input of many others.

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