“Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason. Should ever be forgot.”
So, what is it that makes us celebrate Bonfire night four centuries after Guy Fawkes’ gunpowder plot?
In the UK, Bonfire Night is celebrated annually on the 5th of November, and is associated with the tradition of Guy Fawkes Night, although many of its traditions have been lost to modern revelry. These traditions can be dated back to 1605, when thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes, Britain’s most notorious traitor. The men, along with many other Catholics in Britain, disagreed with the crowning of then King James I.
On November the 5th 1605, the group plotted to fill a cellar under the Houses of Parliament with gunpowder. In doing so, they would kill the King, and the members of Parliament who were making life difficult for the Catholics. On the night of the gunpowder plot, Guy Fawkes was betrayed, and the authorities captured him in the cellar, tortured him and he was later executed.
That night, bonfires were lit all over the country to celebrate the safety of the King. Since then, bonfires have continued to be set alight every November, becoming more elaborate and extravagant each year!
Find the spiritually in Bonfire Night
Many bonfire night traditions have stayed the same throughout the years, consisting of fireworks, sparklers and bonfires taking place all over the UK.
There’s a reason why so many people love fireworks, and their incredible display is what makes Bonfire Night special and impressive. Their interesting shapes, different colours and loud noises are mesmerising; however, fireworks are more than just a beautiful display. They also enrich our senses, and lift us spiritually and emotionally.
In order to gain the most spiritually this Bonfire Night, read our guide on how you can use fireworks to engage with your different senses and how you can carry on using this effect in your daily lives.
Our sense of sight allows us to experience the beauty that surrounds us. When fireworks make their way into the sky and explode into patterns, for a few minutes, you become lost in their colours and all our problems seem to disappear.
You can apply this feeling to your day-to-day life. If you are in a situation where you feel sad, stressed or angry, close your eyes and think back to a happy moment. Focus on the emotions you felt and experienced at that specific time and let the negative emotions you are feeling explode into positive ones.
This ‘spellbound’ like state you are in can be experienced at an even greater level if you know how to use your third eye. Your third eye can be extremely powerful as it allows you to see what might be in the future and opens up our senses to the truth.
When we hear the sound of fireworks exploding, it’s called the ‘Crackle Effect’, so called because of the snaps and crackles we hear when fireworks reach the sky.
Different noises can actually help us to release stress, lower our blood pressure and slow down our heart rate. This is why many people use the power of music to help release emotions.
Have you ever felt like you needed to scream to release emotion? Make like a firework and express denials and truths out loud! It will allow you to take control of the situation and find the strength to move forward.
Fireworks allow us to experience two different feelings. The first is physically feeling the ground rumble, and the second comes from within.
In our everyday lives, certain situations can take over our bodies in a similar way. When we fall in love, are scared or witness something breath-taking we feel it both physically and emotionally. All these emotions we feel play a large part in the way we act in any given situation.
When you are happy and in control, you are free from negativity and become unstoppable! So, take a moment this Bonfire Night to step back and celebrate the moment.
Pyromancy is the ancient art of divination by means of fire. It is thought to be one of the earliest forms of divination, probably discovered soon after man discovered fire. Ancients would often divine by fire torches, reading the flames to predict disasters, good and bad omens, sickness and even death. When it comes to Pyromancy there are a number of different variations, some of which include:
Alomancy – Which consists of casting salt into the fire.
Botanomancy – Divination by burning tree branches or herbs. The diviner then interprets the fire and smoke.
Capnomancy – A method of divination using smoke from a fire. Often done by looking at the movement, direction and consistency of the smoke.
In its most basic form, Pyromancy involves gazing into fire/flames to identify any vision, shapes or patterns that may form, however fire can be analysed in many different ways. Diviners can interpret the way flames flicker, their height, colour, their rise and fall, the amount of smoke, and any sounds they make.
Bonfire Night is a great time to spend with friends and family. Get children to build their very own ‘Guy’ with old clothes, straw and newspaper and tell them the significance of putting the effigy on the bonfire. Other activities such as apple bobbing, lighting sparklers and making treacle toffee are great ways to entertain children who may not be enthusiastic about the fireworks!
Bonfire Night can also be incredibly romantic whether you are single or in a relationship. It might be that your current relationship could do with a few sparks, and sometimes you have to start a fire to rekindle a romance. The 5th of November can also be a great time to meet someone new. Firework displays and neighbourhood parties can be great places to meet new people in your area, or to take someone on a date.
If you would like to know what the future holds for you this Bonfire Night then why not get in touch with one of our Psychic Readers. Maybe you’re at a crossroads, struggling to look to the future or just embarking on a new relationship. Whatever the question, we can guide you to the answers you need and tell you whether there will be fireworks for you this Bonfire Night!