all about samhain

Posted October 30, 2019 by cottoncandybookwitch in witchy / 0 Comments

So this week is a really exciting week for many reasons, and one of them is that it is one of the best witch sabbats, Samhain! This holiday is more commonly known as Halloween in mainstream culture, but witches and pagans celebrate it as Samhain. It is celebrated on October 31.

Here is some info on the holiday of Samhain:

🧡 Basic info: Takes place October 31. It is the time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is the thinnest. Pagans and Wiccans also refer to these worlds as the “physical world” and the “spirit world.” It signifies the death of the lighter part of the year and the transition to the darker time of the year.

🍁 Things to contemplate: The thinning of the veil between the worlds is the perfect time to think of your ancestors and those who have come before you. It is a perfect time to honor those who have passed and their spirits. Because this holiday signifies the end of the light part of the year, this makes Samhain a good time to reflect on the parts of your life that are ending and how you would like to proceed moving forward.

🎃 Corresponding herbs: Rosemary is a perfect herb for Samhain spells because it serves as a memory aid, and Samhain is about remembering those who have come before you. Sage is also good because it purifies and cleanses. Pumpkins are also significant to Samhain because their presence can help ward off against evil spirits.

🍂 What to do: Because of the thinning of the veil between worlds, Samhain is a perfect time for divination activities, so it’s great for using tarot cards. Therefore, it’s also a good time for any activities that involve scrying or runes, depending on which divination tool you prefer. It’s also a good time to honor ancestors. You can do this by lighting candles, leaving small offerings, going to a graveyard and cleaning unattended graves, etc.

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