Happy Halloween! We all know the well-worn candied cultural associations of our favorite day of spook, but what do you know about the underlying Astrological meaning? At one point in time, Halloween was the midpoint between the Equinox and the Solstice known as a cross-quarter day (this midpoint has shifted to later in November as the universe has matured). Tradition holds that at midnight, halfway between dusk and dawn, the cluster of the Pleiades culminates in its highest and most visible place in the sky. During this time the stars known as the Seven Sisters shine especially brightly. With the veils between the living and dead whisper thin, Pleiades acts as a star gate which allows the souls of the recently departed to pass through to the beyond.