Blessings, Boss Witches and friends! It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Samhain, or Wiccan New Year. It’s a time to celebrate and honour our ancestors and make use of the thinned veil to enhance divination, communication with the other side and consider our practices in general.
For me, I’ll be conducting a few different rituals that I wanted to share with you.
Cleansing & Blessings
First off, I’ll be cleansing all my Witching tools, spaces and objects to prepare for the Samhain rituals. There is going to be a lot of incense in my home. A lot. But it’s not just incense and smoking out a space that helps us to cleanse.
I’ll take a ritual bath, using some salts and a spell jar mixture that I prepared last week for additional protection and to make sure I’m feeling fresh as a daisy to meet with the Spirits.
I’ll take the spell jar I made for protection last week and I’ll use it in my special Samhain altar tonight when I cast a circle and conduct my Samhain practice.
Everyone’s ritual at Samhain is different. Today I met some local likeminded folk, and I’ll be joining them on Sunday for an outdoor ritual, which is really exciting.
But tonight, I’ll set my altar, cast a circle and honour and communicate with my ancestors.
Not before my partner and I share a lovely vegetarian Autumn veggie pie as a Samhain feast – it’s cooking now and I can smell it – it smells amazing. It’s full of rosemary, parsnip, sweet potato, potato, carrot, mushroom and, of course, a dash of red wine. If it works out, I’ll post the recipe…
I think this is the biggest one. Anyone can practise at Samhain – it’s about being mindful of the time of year, thinking about and loving on your ancestors and those we’ve lost, and setting intentions for the year to come.
I don’t want to go too deep today, because I have a LOT to do and I want to get into the Samhain mindset and begin my rituals and meditations. The newsletter is coming out and I just want to thank everyone for your support, and for reading this little blog of mine. I feel you with me.
Blessings to you and yours,