Magick,  necromancy,  rituals,  S. Connolly,  Spirituality

Necromancy: Why October 31 isn’t the ‘only’ time the veil is thin.

I was having a conversation with a friend last week about necromancy and the thinning of the veil. He made a passing comment about how October 31 is when the veil is thinnest. I had to stop and correct him because that’s not entirely true.

The reason October 31 is often celebrated as when the veil is thinnest is because Saturn in Scorpio (October 23- November 22) is the right combination that causes thinning of the veil to begin with, and October 31 is kind of right in there. But that’s the key phrase right there. Saturn (planet ruling Death) in Scorpio (the most psychic of the sun signs).  Genuine Saturn in Scorpio cycles  happen about every 28-30 years and last for about 2-2.5 years. Sure, you’ll get Saturn influence in Scorpio every year, but it’s nothing like a true Saturn in Scorpio transit.

So while the veil may always thin a little bit around October 31, it actually peaks around the second week of November and is really only at its thinnest point every 28-30 years.

And guess what? This year we entered a Saturn in Scorpio cycle (transit)! It started around October 5 and it will last until 2015.  Yep – that’s right! Saturn is currently in Scorpio! So for those necromancers who are really feeling it this year – this is why.  While a good necromancer can do his/her work at any time, the next three weeks will be prime for it.  Not just tonight. You’ll also enjoy this influence over your necromantic work until [January of] 2015! 🙂

Good luck in all your work and may the Death Daemonic be friendly unto you!

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at


  • M. Teresa Clayton (The Mystress)

    I am a necromancer/medium – I hear them and sense their presence every day of the year. It has always been my belief that once the days began to grown shorter, and night longer, it created fears in people. Light was their source of survival in many respects and the lack of light would make them less likely to see an approaching threat.

    Also, in the days of olde, the embryonic sac was considered to be sacred and was usually buried beneath a new tree or eaten. Death was thought to be a time with separation of the soul from the body allowed it to know all things and with that came some fear of retaliation for ill deeds done in a lifetime. (Hence the reason for trying to hide one’s identity).

    However, the souls of the dead are always trying to contact us. In order to truly be able to hear the dead and communicate – you need to first learn how to empty the mind (I use meditation) and then find a proper conductor – if reading for someone else. They speak and listen telepathically with us.

    If the thought of October/November being when the veil is thinnest (and I do believe our own intentions can manipulate this) then it would make sense that at Imbolc, the veil would become thicker and less likely to give us contact.

    Many factors do play a role in the metaphysical, however, as a teacher of the Metaphysical Sciences, I feel it is necessary to add this information to your well informed explanation.

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