Thank you! I think I am going to try adding some of her things today. I wish I could get to my albums, they are in a tote downstairs now and I can’t make it down there. I will have to see if I can find the smaller one that I have of family members from long ago. I had that one in my room, it may still be upstairs! Thank you
It sounds lovely, @Susurrus- I hope you can find some still upstairs! Or maybe send someone on a quest downstairs to see what they can retrieve? Either way I am sure your altar is going to look wonderful
I’ll be waiting until Halloween festivities are over to set up a Samhain altar and meditation zone on Sunday. Looking forward to it! I’ll try to remember to snaps some pics to share on Monday
Happy celebrating, everyone!
I made an ancestor altar. I celebrated my daughter’s birthday (which is on our new year ) too! I meditated and communicated with the departed with a written letter and I burned it to send it out to the universe. And I did some candle magic.
Oh that sounds awesome! I’m so happy you had a great night! I still have my altar set up for my ancestors and I think to day I am going to do some more pendulum work. We did a little bit last night after the dumb supper and we did a jar spell under the full moon in front of a bonfire.
Tell your daughter I said Happy Birthday!
This is my altar for my ancestors. Last night we also held a dumb supper, used a pendulum to speak to ancestors/loved ones, did a jar spell under the full moon by a bonfire, it was a great night. The moon was gorgeous too! We were outside during our festivities and in our favorite dresses. I also had my witchy blanket, because its soft & cuddly.
Oh that’s awesome! She is very welcome! Have a great day!
That’s beautiful, Krissie! Sounds like you had fun under the Moon!
I saw it mostly from the window but tonight we’ll make a bonfire
I wish I had more memorabilia from my ancestors but that’s all back in my hometown. I did however print my late grandfather’s picture for this occasion, and carved pumpkins
I’m putting together a special altar for my mother and my aunt. I didn’t have time to get it set up for Samhain, but their birthday and the anniversary of my mom’s passing is the 7th, exactly one week after Samhain. I’m trying to decide what to put on it other than just photos. I want to put up something representing their extra special psychic bond they had that only identical twins share.
I could be wrong, but I believe Samhain is for another 2 nights! So you have time! @Francisco or @BryWisteria or @SilverBear would know better. As I understand it, there is still time!
On the ancestor altar, you can put physical objects like family heirlooms (jewelry, quilts, vintage clothing and accessories, kitchenware), or other memorabilia such as letters, recipes, artwork, stories, and of course, food and beverages.
Also candles and handmade things that you can prepare especially for this occasion.
Hey everyone! Hope everyone had a good holiday. I did the Samhain Solitary Celebration for the New Year. After I lit the candle I wrapped myself up in Mom’s old jacket and I have a good family portrait of me, my Mom and my Dad hanging up by my computer desk. Nothing jumped off my walls or even made me think that Mom and Dad are around but I had a wonderful feeling of nostalgia all day. It was a wonderful little ritual and I thank @Francisco for sharing it.
I balanced fun times with past contemplations in my entry to this week’s challenge- feel free to check it out!
For all those who would like to participate in this challenge but have yet to do so, please be aware that:
This challenge will close TOMORROW
What did you do to celebrate the holidays this weekend? How have you honored your ancestors and loved ones lost?
Please share any experiences and entires by the deadline: TOMORROW, Tuesday November 3rd at 7:00AM CET (Central European Time Zone)
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and happy holiday- blessed be!
I feel secure in their love and that they’re around. Maybe that’s why I don’t get many signs, I don’t need them. Who knows? It could be that I’m head blind or something.
@Amethyst It makes me happy that you had a warm Samhain celebration at home!
I was lucky to go to a friend’s socially distanced birthday (outdoors with a bonfire) and met a local witch! So we talked Astrology and found things to burn (someone had brought peppermint!) all illuminated by the Full Moon!
This is my little altar set up
I have my tarot & oracle cards, candle, crystals, photos of my loved ones, and name tags from my two cats I had.
Crystals Used: Owl (yellow jasper or jade?) Witch Hat (black jade), Skull (crazy lace agate), Candy (yellow fluorite), Orange Tumble (orange calcite), Star (rhodonite), Point (smoky quartz)
Thanks, @Francisco. It sounds like you had a good time too! Peppermint on a bonfire, that must have smelled heavenly!
This is very beautiful, @Missa! I love that you included your cats’ name tags- a very special and thoughtful touch I hope you had a blessed Samhain- wishing you a very Happy Witches’ New Year!