Paganism: The Month of November

The month of November comes from the Latin term ‘novem’ which means the number nine. Interestingly enough, November was the ninth month that came after March according to Ancient Rome’s calendar.

November is known as:



Ancient Pagans: ‘Snow Moon’

Some American Indian cultures: “The Moon of the Falling Leaves.’

Old Saxon : ‘The Wind Month’


November is known as:




‘The coming of the darkness’

‘The first month of Samhain’


November is known as:



Come November, Celts would decide which animals were strong enough to survive winter and see a New year and its light. Animals which could not, would then be killed to feed the Celts and their families so that they could endure. Parts of those animals that were inedible would be tossed into bonfires.


November is the month of all Scorpios and Sagittarians. and the stone which represents this month is Topaz. The Month stands for ‘Meaning’.


Topaz is best known for its manifesting properties. Golden topaz in particular is associated with abundance. Golden topaz is also an energizer. Blue topaz stimulates the throat chakra. Champagne topaz can assist the soul in fulfilling the earthy purpose for its incarnation. Clear topaz is a transformative gemstone that can help facilitate karmic clearings and soul healings.


So, now that you understand a little more about November, may your magickal workings explode ten fold!


C.H. Scarlett






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