Today we celebrate Samhain (so-ven), the start of the Celtic winter, the season of the dark, the beginning of a new cycle of growth and renewal. Samhain is a sacred time, a time to honour our Wise Elders… a time of reflection, clarity, letting go.
It is the time of year when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, when we can communicate most easily with our ancestors and with those who have recently passed. Be mindful of the messages or signs you receive today, and have gratitude for the communication and support given.
How can you celebrate Samhain today?
- Light a candle today for your ancestors, and for those who have recently passed.
- If you have an altar at home, add pictures or mementos of loved ones who have passed.
- Take a journey to Mother Earth, to examine the past year and receive messages and wisdom from your ancestral guides, to help you see through the darkness into light, and to use your inner strength and courage.
A Samhain blessing for you:
At all Hallow’s Tide, may God keep you safe
From goblin and pooka and black-hearted stranger,
From harm of the water and hurt of the fire,
From thorns of the bramble, from all other danger,
From Will O’ The Wisp haunting the mire;
From stumbles and tumbles and tricksters to vex you,
May God in His mercy, this week protect you.
– Irish Halloween blessing