Great Samhain Blessings!
Today, in our modern calendar, marks Halloween! Also called Samhain. Pronounced Sow-wen, or Sow-ween, is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, or the “darker half” of the year. Amongst witches, it is considered the new spiritual year. Being because, on this holy day, the spirits of the otherworld are allowed to visit the living and sow their old seeds. And with that our living souls are given new goals, dreams, and lessons to be taken in.
Because our dear departed return to us on this holy night, it is tradition to pay them honor. We give them offerings of sliced apples, blessed tea, milk, or barley. We light candles and place them on our window sills to light the way. We carve frightening pumpkins to scare off the mischief of troublesome spirits. And renew the barriers around our homes to prepare for winter.
Tonight’s Samhain falls on the waxing crescent, in Scorpio. Because as such, it is the ideal time for spiritual communication, balance, astral travel, blessing, prophetic dreams, seeking of enlightenment, calling guardian spirits, wisdom, power, and inspiration. In ritual, I will prepare and burn:
The tea I have prepared for tonight’s ritual and offering is a delicious blend.
- Pumpkin Spice
- Slice of Lemon
Enjoy your Samhain in peace and in love. Cherish the loved ones you have, and honor the ones who have passed. In perfect love, and in perfect trust.