This year I am having a very quiet and reflective Samhain. Going through some issues has made me realise I need help and so I’m doing just that.
It feels very symbolic, today, for me, is all about letting go of that which no longer serves me and by making plans to get the help I need I am letting go of the pain that I’m currently rooted in.
So, from my hearth to yours, I wish you all a very Blessed Samhain.
My life has changed dramatically this last year. Today I honour what has been good in my life and release that which no longer serves me.
I will also be doing my usual divination, it’s one of my long standing traditions on Samhain. This year I’m going to be trying these spreads.
And as always, I’ll be honouring my ancestors.
Whatever you’re doing this Samhain, I hope you have a marvellous time.
Here we are again, Samhain. For anyone wondering just what Samhain is, wiki explains it as:
“Samhain (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win or /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/ SOW-in, Irish pronunciation: [sˠaunʲ]) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year.”
Basically, it’s an old Celtic word meaning summer’s end. Most people know it as Hallowe’en – or, All Hallows’ Eve.
In the U.K., as a child, I went Halloweening – now known as Trick or Treating. We didn’t have pumpkins back then, we used turnips instead. A whole gang of us would traipse around the neighbourhood with old jam jars and plastic masks, sometimes wearing a bin liner as a cloak, and we would be delighted with the pennies (and they literally were pennies) we received.
When my own kids were little the masks had become a little more elaborate and there was an increase in costumes. Sweet treats were more the norm – candy – and Halloween parties were cropping up in local community centres and schools.
Of course, for me, once I began my journey along a pagan path Halloween became a night for divination, and ritual. I prefer not to share what I do because I believe it is private, but, there’ll be plenty of candles and incense and tarot and crystals, probably sage smudging too.
In the meantime I hope you enjoy the following information and videos I am sharing with you.