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.
Labradorite in the bedroom relieves stress and brings gentle sleep
Pink promotes domestic harmony, protection of children, spiritual and emotional healing
Moldavite widens perspective and allows communication with the higher self
(Moldavite oil is used in all my reiki sessions)
Padmasana is a term derived from sanskrit word padma: lotus, and āsana: seat or throne.Padmasana or Lotus pose is a cross-legged yoga posture which helps deepen meditation by calming the mind and alleviating various physical ailments.
Benefits of Lotus Pose:
Opens up the hips
Stretches the ankles and knees
Calms the brain
Increases awareness and attentiveness
Keeps the spine straight
Helps develop good posture
Eases menstrual discomfort and sciatica
Helps keeps joints and ligaments flexible
Stimulates the spine, pelvis, abdomen, and bladder
Restores energy levels
Yellow supports learning, concentration, and memory
The color black provides safety, banishing and binding
Use hyssop oil for purification
Touch the tips of your middle two fingers and thumb.
This is a great mudra to use to flush out toxins and after it helps to purify the body is it energizes it. It helps to increase the balance of the elements of space and earth within the body.You can practice this mudrā any time or any place but in morning hours is the best.
Named after the sun this flower can be used in sun magic, and magic for expansion , health, happiness,vitality sustenance and more.
Create a flower mist to bring happiness and light
Place a sunflower blossom on top of a glass bowl of pure water in bright sunlight for 15 minutes to an hour. Place the the water in a spray bottle and add 3 drops of tangerine and neroli essential oils shake well and use as needed.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.