Category Archives: Samhain

Full Hunter’s Moon: October 20th

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Algonquin Native American tribes referred to October’s full moon as the Hunter’s Moon because it was time to go hunting in preparation for winter. As the days grow visibly shorter, perhaps we can use … Continue reading

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Samhain Ritual 2021

INTRODUCTION Begin the ritual by saying the following: Tonight is Samhain which, for some, signifies the end of one year and the beginning of another. The Ancestors are very close and they have been journeying with us faithfully through this … Continue reading

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Remembering a Man I Never Met…Talking to My Ancestors

Henry was my great grandfather who emigrated to this country with his wife many years ago. Together they learned English, lived through the Great Depression and found a way to raise 10 healthy, happy children. Although I never met him … Continue reading

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October Blessing Ritual

I saw this idea on the interwebs and absolutely loved it. The concept is that each day during the month of October or November you add a few words of things and people that you are thankful for. This would … Continue reading

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Samhaim Divination: The Pentacle Tarot Spread

Since the veil between the worlds is thin this time of year, Samhain is known as a good time to do divination work. My favorite spread as of late is the Pentacle Spread which includes the four elements, a spirit … Continue reading

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Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve Soul Cakes

The Soul Cake is part of traditional Samhain/All Hallows Eve festivities in the British Isles. The cakes are flat and round, scented with saffron, mixed spices and currants.During the 19th and early 20th centuries children would go ‘souling’ on Samhain … Continue reading

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Samhain/All Saints: The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.  [Heb … Continue reading

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Listening to the Gabble Ratchets

I was out in the yard catching up with my next door neighbor. What we heard next brought our conversation to a screeching, or shall I say honking, halt. It was the sound of a flock of geese flying overhead … Continue reading

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Fall Is In the Air

This weekend I finally felt it. I woke up one morning and it was 58 degrees! Considering we had just gone through a heatwave in North Carolina where it was 90 for three days, the cooler weather was a welcome … Continue reading

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Ancestor Ritual

This is the ritual we did at last night’s Welcoming Circle: ANCESTOR RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—(Llewellyn’s Sabbat Essentials, adapted) Take up your wand or athame. Then walk around your designated area three times. The first time around, say: We take … Continue reading

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