In Celtic lore October 31st- November 1st was seen as the end of the light half of the year and the beginning of the dark. As plants and crops were dying, the world of spirit was seen to be especially close and it is this that has influenced the modern celebrations of Halloween.
Samhain also marked the beginning of the Celtic New Year because it was observed that a period of darkness and gestation always precedes new birth. This is how I recommend we all view the winter months, as a time to draw in, reflect and begin the nurturing of new ideas that we hope will spring into being when the warmer weather returns.
Many people are sorry to see the end of the summer months and dread the cold and damp of Winter but we Magic Kitties know that all great things must dwell a little while in the womb of life before coming forth, the better and the brighter for it.