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October Overture

Samhain

Merry meet all,

I love October. I loved the sunset tonight, the energy in the air, the Hallowe’en decorations outdoors on peoples’ porches, the shining crescent moon in the sky, the phone calls from my friends. The candy I ate before riding the bus and the cool books on discount at the library. One book is about vampires written by Michelle Belanger and the other was about astrology. Love it, love it.

I thought that a cool thing to do this year on this blog is to hold a horror story flash fiction challenge. I want you to scribble your most genius, most dark, most horrifying stories and yes, you will get to submit them here. I sincerely hope you take up this call to write. C;mon, it’s October. It’s a lifestyle, not a holiday. Or at least it is to me. Be sure to munch on candy corn and sip cider as you rack your genius minds. It is not a competition. I find that word intimidating. However, be tasteful in the horror you write. Nothing too too obscene. But I look forward to reading them. Please send stories. They will be posted here all month!! until the end of the first week of November. So sharpen your pencils!! 

In the meantime, I shall post suggestions on decorations and recipes here. There will be Samhain lore and some Halloween poems. If you want some spooky tunes, you can always download them for free. 

I downloaded the theme music from Sleepy Hollow directed by Tim Burton- a Halloween classic movie. The dollar stores are chock full with all kinds of goodies for decorations, costumes, cooking. If you stalk the aisles now, you might score some cool finds. Check thrift stores. I bought this cool mat at Pier 1 imports. The charm of Samhain is one, storing what you had last year for decoration and finding it again, unless you’re like me and it looks like Samhain all year round. You can find good stuff at cheap stores. Don’t spend a fortune. Browse the past posts for ideas on how to celebrate Samhain in killer style. You could make a cool candle, invent an incense recipe, write your own Samhain ritual. Have fun. October 31 is a few weeks away but I know you’ll be counting the hours, minutes, and seconds down to the 31. 

Blessed be,

Lady Spiderwitch

P.S. Yes, the welcome mat will be on my floor year round.

 Catty welcome mat

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October Magick is in the Air

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Merry meet all,

I am home from a peaceful and invigorating walk on the trail. I love walking on the nature trail. I always have a coffee in the am, but the trail walk woke me up more than coffee. 

I encourage you all to enjoy every  minute of October. The month of October only comes once a year. So enjoy it to the last!! Hoist your mead and munch on those roasted pumpkin seeds. You do have organic roasted pumpkin seeds, right? Ok. The photo above I took while out on the trail. Squirrels visited my feeder and birds chirped and flew overhead. Leaves fluttered to the ground. This is a magical month. I will post more on how you can get the maximum enjoyment from Samhain, whether you are a solitary, as I am, or in a coven. 

 Many Mabon blessings,

Lady Spiderwitch

 

 

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The hunt for orange October

Samhain scene

Merry meet all,

October is here! I hope you’re all excited as I am. In fact, I’m sure you all are. Every Witch knows what this means. It means that Samhain is almost here. That is enough to be excited about! As Ray Bradbury wrote in his creepy novel, “Something Wicked this way comes“, “October is a rare month for boys.” And girls. And Witches. 

So dust off your cauldrons and pentacles and hang on to your broomsticks!! A fun month of mystery and magic awaits. In case you’re curious, the dish towel is from Pier 1 Imports. I bought the cool black mug at Little Mysteries. They do sell online. Little Mysteries is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Today, October is heralded in with a deluge of rain. Colourful leaves litter my garden, making my garden more bewitching than ever. I will be posting here but if you are curious to learn about more ways to celebrate Samhain, you can peruse the previous Samhain posts. There’s posts about how to make your own costumes, contact spirits-safely!, make delicious recipes, incenses, and more!

So stay tuned for more about Samhain. 

Blessed Be,

Lady Spiderwitch

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Samhain Soiree

Merry Meet All,

I have returned tonight from a enjoyable evening- a Samhain Ritual at the UU Church. I am glad I went. I met people I had not talked to in a while and met new people, too. I got a tarot reading done that was so accurate. I loved the feast. The food was delicious. I took a animal speak runes set by Ted Andrews and an incense set. I left two black candleholders and somone liked them because they were gone. Well i was glad I made someone else happy. I enjoyed the evening.

I also have the pleasure of sharing the news that my Crone article was printed in the e-newsletter for Crone magazine. Here is the link to the article in the newsletter: http://www.bbimedia.com/eMail1/newsletter/news120_cm.html. I am proud to have been included in the newsletter for Crone magazine.

I am very interested in Runes and the legends, lore, mythology, and deities of the Norsemen. I am Scandinavian and so I am trying to learn more about them. I am trying to learn about the ancient methods of using runes and the modern methods of learning runes. The stuff I am learning is interesting. I will post more here in the future.

Blessed Be,
Lady Spiderwitch

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