Samhain is always a special night for me and my family. We usually carve our pumpkins on the night of and then roast the seeds. I anoint the candles in the jack o’lanterns with some protection oil or pachouli oil to give a little extra to the protection that the jack o’lanterns offer.
Samhain starts the season for us to reevaluate what our goals are and what is serving us. I usually burn the goal list I made last year, burn the tarot card I pulled for the year, and clean the altar after Samhain. As the wheel turns to Yule I make a new list of goals. What goals worked? What goals were too much? I also look at my mission statement about what I am here to do. Is it still working for me?
One of my favorite things to do in the time between Samhain and Yule is to trade readings with my friend Matooka. We each give each other a year reading with our very different reading styles (and I recommend Matooka’s readings highly). We go over how true the last year’s one was for us. I write it down in my journal and go back to it every month.
At the Samhain ritual for the Temple we pass out tarot cards. You get your fate for the year. Mine was the Page of Cups this year. Accordingly, I am going to make some time for more artistic expression this year in my goals and in my schedule.
Blessed Samhain and many more days of magic to you all!