Saturday, October 30, 2010

Samhain Blessings


Samhain, a time to remember and honor those who have come before. The veil between the land of the living and that of the dead is thinnest, spirits come to call and sit with us a while should we choose to let them in. This is a time for introspection and reflection; a time to rid ourselves of the negative and invite in the positive as the wheel of the year begins anew.

The Earth is beginning to slumber as the days grow shorter and the air colder. The light wanes as we bid farewell to the Lord of the Sun, Darkness rules this half of the wheel. Cailleach, the Queen of Winter steps up to take Brighid's place, amidst the swirl of dead leaves caught in a chill breeze. The harvest is ending and Winter will soon be upon us.

My spirit wishes to worry not for winter just yet, wanting only to celebrate the lives of the dead and dance with the Fae amongst the last rays of the fading sun. To carve jack-o-lanterns to light the way of peaceful spirits and ward off those that would cause harm. I will cast off the old and welcome the new as the wheel renews its endless cycle, beginning my third year on this path. I welcome the Crone and the darkness where I have always been quite comfortable.

May all the blessings and renewal of Samhain be upon you and yours as the days grow cold and dark. And despair not, for Spring is only half the wheel away.

18 comments:

  1. Thank you dear one. May your bonfire burn brightly and the million sparks be inspirations in the coming year, Blessed Be, The Olde Bagg, Linda

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  2. Blessings to you. May you have a wonderful Smahain!

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  3. Blessings to you on these chilly magical days of the year, may the passing of the old year sweep aside all your fears and worries and the comming of the new bring you joy, happiness and honour.

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  4. Hallows Blessings to you and yours!!!

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  5. Have a wonderful time, my sweet friend!! It's great to turn the Wheel with you one more time here! ;)

    Kisses and love from us.

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  6. That was a beautiful post. It was very touching. Thanks you for sharing.

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  7. Hello,
    I just stumbled on your blog when I was googling about Samhain. It is very wonderful :)
    I've sort of newly rediscoverd Wicca but I'm not really sure where to start. So I'm kind of trying to find my way around the magical community somehow. You could say today is my first proper Samhain.
    Right that was rant.
    But thank you for your blog it's great.

    /Jasmine from Sweden

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  8. Oh Dee, wishing you mgickal wings to fly through the night tonight as you meet with the Veiled ones. Thank you so much for your blog and how much love and warmth you share with everyone. Blessed Samhain to you.

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  9. Hope you had a happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain Danni!

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  10. Happy Samhain, naturally a few days late... ^_~
    I know it's been a while since I've popped by, but please stop by my place & pick up a zombie bunny if you'd like! I have one that would LOOOOOOOVE to come stay with you... ^-^

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  11. Danni: Thank you for posting your Samhain greeting on Democratic Underground where I am a regular. If you hadn't done that I would never have discovered your blog. Also, your post and especially the illustration you used with it enabled me to answer a question that had me stumped temporarily. The question was whether or not witches consider the "old hag with the pointy hat" stereotype offensive.

    I was under the general impression they think it's funny and aren't usually offended by it, but I couldn't be totally sure. I have never thought to ask my daughter (a Reclaiming witch and activist) that question in so many words. Thank you for shedding a little more light on the subject, even if you didn't realize you were doing it.

    Blessed Be,
    Linda aka Raksha

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  13. Great Post thank you.
    Thought you might like my machinima animation Samhain Song,
    a celebration of this magical pagan festival
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXa5BMorxT0
    Bright Blessings By Star & Stone ~

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