Ritual for Samhain

Samhain, which occurs from October 31-November 1 eves, honors the end of harvest season and the beginning of the darker half of the year. (It’s no coincidence daylight saving time ends next weekend.) There are downsides galore to less sunlight, but it can deepen our faith–teach us to trust what we cannot see and to liberate our inner light. This is the time to commune with the dearly departed—anyone no longer on this plane who has fostered our mind, spirit, and heart. So how to do so?

Wear white to purify the energy field. Gather photographs, heirlooms, and other mementos of deceased family, guides, and companion creatures. Arrange them on a clear surface, along with votive candles and other decorations they may please them. Light the candles and call out their names and express gratitude and appreciation. Thank them for their guidance. And then sit quietly and listen, look, and learn. (In my practice many clients report unusual bird sightings!) Whatever you put out during this time tends to come back threefold so prepare to be awed.

Scorpio season activates our true lives and light by any means necessary. Book an intuitive reading for yourself or a loved one. Image by Betye Saar, doctored by yours truly.

"All, everything I understand, I understand only because I love."
― Leo Tolstoy