I have so much to do in time for Samhain. I have not carved my pumpkin yet or done a ritual. I did perform a beautiful Drawing down the moon and consecration of my crystal orb.
Tonight my animal familiars and I are preparing for Samhain. I have majorly decorated my apartment and made it as witchy as it could be. Swooping bats, cobwebs and spiders, black and orange candles glow. I munched on pumpkin and cranberry bread coated with apple sauce. I poured mulled cider into a wine glass and worked cobwebs onto the glass. I had to slightly shift the cobwebs to avoid tasting cobwebs. I strung cobwebs on my witch’s hat, the back door, the bathroom mirror, the kitchen window, and the large clock. I lit a lot of black and orange candles-safely. I put a cobweb candleholder in my bathroom and strung the cobwebs across the bathroom mirror. I took photos experimenting with my flash on my camera. I loved the effect.
I set a photo of my late guinea pig Snowball on my altar. She passed away this year. Samhain is a time to remember those who passed, animal and human. I will be adding a photo of my grandfather soon. I plan to perform a Solitary Samhain Ritual of honoring my ancestors on Sunday night. With the decorations, cider, wine, my new black altar cloth, my costume and of course, my pets, it should be go very well. I am excited for Samhain and I hope you all are excited as I am.
Today the city carried the creepiest yet lively Samhain energy. I knew it was the thinning of the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead. The trees seemed to call to me and glow. I took photos of that too and was spellbound by how the trees seemed to look so beautiful, catching my eye. It was almost like spirits were peeking at me from their hiding spots and saying, “Hi, we’re over here!!”. I wasn’t surprised when I caught a photo of an orb today.
On a more mundane level, I am still polishingmy rocks, still washing dishes, still have to carve out a gourd for a candleholder, carve my pumpkin, go to the library, donate some items and maybe have time for tea with my Mother who might be in town. Sure no problem. Tomorrow is my Astrology class and I am forcing myself to get caught up. I have accomplished the impossible before. Many dedicated Pagans. Witches, Wiccans that are as crazy about Samhain as i am may be as overwhelmed as I am.
It will be a memorable Sabbat. Blessed Be and Blessings to you for Samhain!!