The last of the three harvest festivals (following Lughnasadh and Mabon) and it’s the time of transition into the new year for us witches.
It’s a time when the veil is the thinnest and communicating with and honoring our ancestors is the easiest for us.
Everything is cyclical. We’re born, we grow, we die. It’s part of the turning wheel.
Samhain has some pretty deep roots. and the lessons here are to take a look at your past. Be grateful for everything and create a new reality with the new year.
My actual birthday is New Year’s Eve, but I’ve never felt that January 1st started anything but winter for me. This night, this is when I let go of the past, honor my ancestors and ask for guidance and set intentions for the new year. The wheel keeps turning.
There are many traditions for this day, so I’ve gathered some links for you, so you can do some reading, but this post is about new beginnings.
We spend so much time trying to get our magick to work. Trying to figure out the uniqueness of our power. We search, we try, we fail sometimes.
And that’s ok. It’s ok to fail, because each rebirth makes us better. We step more into our power and learn to harness our energy.
Emotions and intent is where the true magic is, so this new year, make a commitment to yourself to center, ground, and bring that power from within.
When we begin to walk in our power, it’s so easy to touch on the dark parts and let our egos lead us to revenge and hate. Make this year different.
Embrace your inner demons and heal from all the trauma that got you where you are today. Walking through your shadow demands power. You have that power within.
To build a life that you want. The life that you truly desire. With magick.
The more you hang around here, or in my Facebook group, the more you’ll hear me talk about our shadows and how we must embrace, accept and own our shit.
Raise our frequency to unblock our magick. To truly step into the power that is our birthright.
It’s a whole new year, witches. Make it count and open up to the power inside of you.
Of course, I have correspondences for you. When I set up my altar today, I have my father’s ashes tucked inside. That personal part of the ancestor I miss the most. The one who walks beside me every day. Since this is the time for divination, my crystal ball and my black scrying mirror are here. I’ll be using both later tonight.
Honor your ancestors. You can put pictures on your altar. Small items that belongs to them or even small things that serve as a symbol.
- All black crystals
- Smokey Quartz
- Pine Cones
- Divination tools
Blessed Samhain, witches. Happy New Year.