π”–π”žπ”ͺπ”₯π”žπ”¦π”«

The third and final fall harvest. This is the Witches New Year when the veil between worlds is at it’s thinnest. Samhain falls on Halloween night and is considered the end of the Celtic year. On this day, the great God of the Sum dies, and leaves his widow, the Goddess Crone, to mourn him until Yule when he will be reborn, and light will return.

With the Sun God gone, nights grow longer, plants and trees die back, and all around us freezes and hardens in the chill. On Samhain night, we stand at the space between the seasons, and in the heightened magic that connects the realms of the living and the dead.

π”‡π”žπ”±π”’ : 31𝔰𝔱 π”’π” π”±π”¬π”Ÿπ”’π”―

For practicing witches, Samhain is the most holy of sabbats, marking the beginning of the Wheel of the Year. Long associated with death and ghosts, Samhain is thought to be a time when the veil between the seen and unseen world is the thinnest. The Latin American celebration of  the Day of the Dead is borne out of this belief.  

Modern Samhain Celebrations are a great time to set new intentions and goals for yourself.Β  It is also a time to celebrate loved ones who have passed on.Β Β 

𝔖𝔢π”ͺπ”Ÿπ”¬π”©π”° 𝔬𝔣 π”–π”žπ”ͺπ”₯π”žπ”¦π”«

ℭ𝔬𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔯𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 π”–π”žπ”ͺπ”₯π”žπ”¦π”«

Black, Brown, Yellow, Purple, Gold, Silver, Red

𝔉𝔬𝔬𝔑𝔰

Apples, pumpkins, roasted game birds, cider, dark wine, pears, root vegetables

β„­π”―π”Άπ”°π”±π”žπ”©π”° π”žπ”«π”‘ 𝔖𝔱𝔬𝔫𝔒𝔰

Aquamarine, bloodstone, jet, Smoky quartz, amber, obsidian, pyrite, onyx, carnelian, turquoise

𝔄𝔫𝔦π”ͺπ”žπ”©π”°

Bat, Cat, Blackbird, Owl, Raven

β„Œπ”’π”―π”Ÿπ”° π”žπ”«π”‘ 𝔉𝔩𝔬𝔴𝔒𝔯𝔰

Allspice, Broom, Comos, Calendula, Sunflowers, Wild Ginseng, Wormwood, Chrysanthemum, Deadly Nightshade, Mandrake, Mint, Nutmeg, Thistle, Rosemary, Sage

𝔇𝔦𝔒𝔱𝔦𝔒𝔰

Ishtar, Horned God, Orsis, Loki, Peresphone, Cerrunnos, Dionysus

π”‡π”’π” π”¬π”―π”žπ”±π”¦π”«π”€ 𝔣𝔬𝔯 π”–π”žπ”ͺπ”₯π”žπ”¦π”«

Acorns, dried leaves, pine cones, gourds, dried flowers

π”–π”žπ”ͺπ”₯π”žπ”¦π”« β„œπ”¦π”±π”²π”žπ”© β„‘π”‘π”’π”žπ”°

β„Œπ”¬π”«π”¬π”²π”― 𝔄𝔫𝔠𝔒𝔰𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔰

At Samhain the veil between our world and the Otherworld is thin. Honour the ancestors who visit while the veil is thin by setting an extra plate at dinner or in a way that calls to your spirit.

β„œπ”’π”©π”’π”žπ”°π”’ 𝔬𝔩𝔑 𝔒𝔫𝔒𝔯𝔀𝔢

This seasonal transition brings up a perfect opportunity to release energy, or attitudes that no longer serve you. Take a moment to visualise these and then let them go.

π”…π”―π”’π”žπ”±π”₯ 𝔦𝔫 𝔱π”₯𝔒 𝔄𝔲𝔱𝔲π”ͺ𝔫 π”žπ”¦π”―

As Samhain approaches the weather gets cooler. Spend time outdoors soaking up the season. Bring awareness by noticing the changing leaves, trees that may already be bare and the crispness in the air as season transitions.

π”π”žπ”€π”¦π” π”¨π”žπ”© π”–π”žπ”ͺπ”₯π”žπ”¦π”« π”ͺπ”’π”žπ”©

Samhain is the last harvest festival before winter’s frosts set in. Honour the magick of this harvest with a meal that includes traditional produce like pumpkins

𝔏𝔦𝔀π”₯𝔱 π”ž π” π”žπ”«π”‘π”©π”’

During Samhain, we begin to venture into the dark half of the year when the weather cools. Light a candle to add magickal warmth to your hearth and home.