Celebrating Samhain - Making time for Samhain in the Mundane World - Woodland Witchcraft

Celebrating Samhain - Making time for Samhain in the Mundane World

Blessed Samhain! There are so many wonderful & magickal ways to celebrate this mystical day. From elaborate rituals to honoring your ancestors or watching horror movies with your loved ones. How are you choosing to spend it?

People's lives are so busy these days between work, divided families & other obligations it can be hard to spend an entire day devoted to your craft, religion or even just having fun. For me personally being a Witch, Samhain is the most important day of the year. I always have a million things I want to do, rituals I want to perform, & places I want to go. Being a single Witch with 4 amazing children ages 13, 15, 19 & 22, a business to run & loved ones to make plans with I am lucky if I get to do even one of the things I want to do to celebrate. For those of you who have the freedom to do all of the Witchy things today I say awesome, enjoy it and have a blessed day!

As one of those Witches who does not get to go all out and do all the things this is what I am planning to do on this amazing day. I'm getting up early so I can watch the sunrise to soak in some of that Sun energy for the day. I will be getting all dolled up in true witchy fashion complete with long flowing skirt, a bone corset, Victorian boots and creepy make-up (that's the fun part, the creepy make-up). Then I will open my Apothecary for a few hours in case anyone needs any last minute witchy supplies. This is the end of what I get to choose for the day. After that I will be driving 2 1/2 hours one way so my love can spend time trick or treating with his teen daughter. All the while, I will be trying to find a way to make it a fun adventure for my two teenagers as well, when all they really want is to stay home and watch the new FNAF movie.

After the long drive back home, (feeling totally exhausted) I will attempt to hang out with my ancestors. I will make offerings to them, probably of whiskey and chocolate, spend some time with Hekate leaving offerings to her, yell at the ghost in my house who keeps harassing me, and finally fall asleep completely worn out. I will really be wishing I was still in my early 20's like my two oldest sons, living in Madison, having a blast with their friends on this momentous day.

Doesn't sound very magickal does it? It can be though, it's what you make of it. I plan to sneak in bits of magick all day long in any way that I can. I will say a prayer to Apollo at the sunrise, a prayer to the goddess as the sun sets, watch for faerie tricks throughout the day and play in the leaves as I get ready to open my shop. If you are one of the Witches with too much to do and not enough time to celebrate this powerful day, just remember you can fit in little things to make it whimsical & fun, like stirring blessings into your coffee to add a bit more magick to your day, lighting a candle for your ancestors & leaving an offering for the dearly departed before you go to bed.

Magickal Blessings,



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