Did you know that Samhain / Halloween is also known as the Witch’s New Year?!
That’s because before the 24-hour clock, the day began and ended at sunset. In the same way, the year was considered to begin with the dark half, which starts in autumn.
Here’s a spell I prepared for this week’s Witchy Challenge!
Samhain Spellwork for personal Goals
Samhain is considered one of the four Greater Sabbats or “Fire Festivals” in the Wheel of the Year. One of my favorite traditions, even though I’d never seen it in person, is the fire wheel made of straw that villagers would roll down the hill to ensure abundance.
This is a safe homemade ritual inspired by that. You’ll need:
- Pen and pieces of paper
- Fireproof container
- Orange and Black candle
- Grass straws I collected outside
- Seasonal altar offerings
Casting the Samhain Spell
Light the candles.
Meditate and mentally make a list of your personal goals.
On each piece of paper, write down one of your goals for the year that begins.
Keep focusing on your goals as you roll each of the straws into a loop.
Say the following spell:
“Fire wheel, roll downhill,
Hear my petition, that’s my will.
The Wheel of the year is always turning,
All through the winter, slowly burning.”
Roll the papers and put them in the straws. Burn them in a fireproof container one by one.
Let the candles burn completely.
The straw that I picked had a really cool aroma that reminds me of white sage. I took this as a good sign! I will continue to burn them through Samhain night (October 31st / November 1st).