Here’s the special altar I set up for the ancestors today. The photos still hang on the wall by the main altar, but I needed a surface for their dinner. I even added some cat food for our deceased animal companions. Blessings and welcome to the ancestors! May you enjoy your visit. ( ForContinue reading
Category Archives: Samhain
I woke up this morning, opened the bedroom curtains, and beheld my first snow of the year. You can see it just starting to frost the Earth in the photo below. I find it appropriate, somehow. The ancient Celts saw Samhain as the end of the light half of the year – the summer monthsContinue reading “Samhain Snow”
Today I dressed as a fairy for Halloween festivities. Several children asked me if I was Tinkerbelle even though my only resemblance to her was through my green color scheme and jagged fairy skirt – which was much longer than hers, mind you! I told the children, “No! I’m a woodland fairy! I’m not fromContinue reading “Fairy Costume”
Ready or Not, Here Comes Samhain!
Samhain is my favorite holiday. I love the Winter Solstice as well, but there’s something about the magic of this liminal time… Perhaps it’s the vague boundaries, whimsical to ridiculous costumes, celebrations, harvest food, or simply the visible changes all around. It’s a great time of year and, for many, it’s when magic and “energy”Continue reading “Ready or Not, Here Comes Samhain!”
Magically Mundane Mondays – Enjoy Autumn!
As I recently posted, my stomping grounds are becoming increasingly winter-like. There is the promise of a short Indian Summer this week. I encourage you to make the most of it and enjoy the last bit of Autumn magic! Admire the leaves. Observe the changes and marvel at the magnificence of nature. Play inContinue reading “Magically Mundane Mondays – Enjoy Autumn!”
Winter is Coming
We turned the heat on today. We’ve been putting it off for as long as possible. We’re from northern NY – we have long, cold winters which result in expensive heating bills. Weretoad and I would rather bear the cold for as long as possible than pay more for heat. If we didn’t fear damagedContinue reading “Winter is Coming”
Various Random Things From This Weekend – Probably Quite Boring *
I’ve had an enjoyable weekend so far. I was able to visit some of my family which is always wonderful. My husband was able to spend a lot of time with his best buddy and our future brother-in-law (I’ll call him Hunter). Now that I’m older, I get along better with my sister (I’ll callContinue reading “Various Random Things From This Weekend – Probably Quite Boring *”
I have pumpkins. Samhain is officially on its way. Life is good. 🙂 Now… I just need to make plans to find my ancestor’s grave. Soon. ( For My LJ Friends: http://adfcatprints.blogspot.com/ )
Life has been so busy recently. Since Pagan Pride Day, I feel like my schedule has been full of non-stop action. Work, two equinox celebrations, Pagan meetings, more work, car hunting, grocery shopping, cleaning, pot lucks, Dungeons and Dragons … I feel like, even when I have a spare moment, I don’t have the energyContinue reading “Busy Busy”
What is Samhain? Samhain is one of my favorite holidays. Even when I was little and it was still Halloween to me, it was such fun. Dressing up was my favorite part. Little did I know I was taking part in an ancient tradition. Historically, Samhain is one of four Celtic holidays and was probably equivalent to aContinue reading “Samhain”