Samhain- The Witches New Year (October 31)
On this day we celebrate the the end of the Wiccan new year and the beginning of a new start. The veil between both worlds is at its thinnest. This day is a great day to communicate with our ancestors, loved ones who are no longer with us. Some also use this night for divination which is enhanced as the veil is thin.
We celebrate starting a new with anticipation of the new year. Samhain also represents the Goddess in her Crane persona full of wisdom and teaching us that the dark is nothing to fear only a quiet place where we can meditate and reflect until we are ready to move on.
A Prayer to the Ancestors
This is the night when the gateway between
our world and the spirit world is thinnest.
Tonight is a night to call out those who came before.
Tonight I honor my ancestors.
Spirits of my fathers and mothers, I call to you,
and welcome you to join me for this night.
You watch over me always,
protecting and guiding me,
and tonight I thank you.
Your blood runs in my veins,
your spirit is in my heart,
your memories are in my soul.
[If you wish, you may want to recite your genealogy here. This can include both your blood family, and your spiritual one.]
With the gift of remembrance.
I remember all of you.
You are dead but never forgotten,
and you live on within me,
and within those who are yet to come.
Kids Prayer for Samhain
Samhain is here, , cold is the earth,
as we celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth.
Tonight we speak to those through the veil,
the lines between worlds are thin and frail.
Ghosts and spirits in the night,
magical beings rising in flight,
owls hooting up in a moonlit tree,
I don't fear you and you don't fear me.
As the sun goes down, far to the west,
my ancestors watch over me as I rest.
They keep me safe and without fear,
on the night of Samhain, the Witches' New Year.
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