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.
𝔇𝔞𝔱𝔢 : 31𝔰𝔱 𝔒𝔠𝔱𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯
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. It is also a time to celebrate loved ones who have passed on.
𝔖𝔶𝔪𝔟𝔬𝔩𝔰 𝔬𝔣 𝔖𝔞𝔪𝔥𝔞𝔦𝔫
ℭ𝔬𝔩𝔬𝔲𝔯𝔰 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔖𝔞𝔪𝔥𝔞𝔦𝔫
Black, Brown, Yellow, Purple, Gold, Silver, Red
Apples, pumpkins, roasted game birds, cider, dark wine, pears, root vegetables
ℭ𝔯𝔶𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔩𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔖𝔱𝔬𝔫𝔢𝔰
Aquamarine, bloodstone, jet, Smoky quartz, amber, obsidian, pyrite, onyx, carnelian, turquoise
Bat, Cat, Blackbird, Owl, Raven
ℌ𝔢𝔯𝔟𝔰 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔉𝔩𝔬𝔴𝔢𝔯𝔰
Allspice, Broom, Comos, Calendula, Sunflowers, Wild Ginseng, Wormwood, Chrysanthemum, Deadly Nightshade, Mandrake, Mint, Nutmeg, Thistle, Rosemary, Sage
Ishtar, Horned God, Orsis, Loki, Peresphone, Cerrunnos, Dionysus
𝔇𝔢𝔠𝔬𝔯𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔣𝔬𝔯 𝔖𝔞𝔪𝔥𝔞𝔦𝔫
Acorns, dried leaves, pine cones, gourds, dried flowers
𝔖𝔞𝔪𝔥𝔞𝔦𝔫 ℜ𝔦𝔱𝔲𝔞𝔩 ℑ𝔡𝔢𝔞𝔰
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.
ℜ𝔢𝔩𝔢𝔞𝔰𝔢 𝔬𝔩𝔡 𝔢𝔫𝔢𝔯𝔤𝔶
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.
𝔅𝔯𝔢𝔞𝔱𝔥 𝔦𝔫 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔄𝔲𝔱𝔲𝔪𝔫 𝔞𝔦𝔯
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.
𝔐𝔞𝔤𝔦𝔠𝔨𝔞𝔩 𝔖𝔞𝔪𝔥𝔞𝔦𝔫 𝔪𝔢𝔞𝔩
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
𝔏𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱 𝔞 𝔠𝔞𝔫𝔡𝔩𝔢
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.