Samhain - Tomorrow!

The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and Halloween is just around the corner. For many, this time of year is all about carving pumpkins, watching scary movies, and eating candy. But for those who practice the craft, this time of year has a much deeper meaning.

Samhain is a holiday that celebrates the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. It is also a time to remember those who have passed on. For many pagans, Samhain is the most important holiday of the year.:smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

There are many ways to celebrate Samhain. One of the most popular is to hold a ritual. This can be done alone or with a group of friends. If you’re new to the holiday, there are plenty of resources available to help you plan your own Samhain celebration.

Before you begin, you will need to gather a few supplies. These can be found at your local pagan supply store or online.

You will need an altar or sacred space, candles, incense, and any other supplies you feel you need to create a sacred space. You will also need an offering for the ancestors. This can be anything from food to flowers --if you are honoring your grandfather and he loved beer – then place his favorite beer on the altar.

Once you have everything you need, you’re ready to begin. Start by cleansing your space. You can do this by smudging with smoke or by using a saltwater solution mist. This will help to remove any negative energy from your space.

Next, light your candles and incense. Then, call in the quarters. (This step is optional, but it helps to create a sense of protection and community.) To do this, simply invite the elements of earth, air, fire, and water to join you in your ritual.

Now, it’s time to connect with your ancestors. You can do this by meditating on their lives and memories. You can also offer them a gift. This can be anything from food to flowers - just try to place items on your altar that you know your ancestors will enjoy.

After you have connected with your ancestors, take some time to reflect on your own life. What are you grateful for? What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

Finally, thank the elements for their presence and extinguish your candles. Your Samhain ritual is now complete.

Happy Samhain!!

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I am just finishing setting up my ancestor altar! Time got away from me!

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It’s here!

Okay, maybe mentioning it will hold me more accountable. :joy:

I’m going to try to do the meditation I wrote up here when the sun finally sets:

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Beautiful ritual- thank you for sharing it, Silverbear!

Wishing everyone a blessed Samhain :black_heart: :candle: :sparkles:

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