At midnight tonight my Samhain began in earnest. I had decided to cast not just the special spells I was offering on this sabbat but all the spells I had for this time period. A little boost from the magickal power of Samhain can only enhance spell workings after all!
There are some witches who never do workings on sabbats but I have found that usually they add more power and focus to my workings. I will not spend all day or night casting however which is why I chose midnight to cast rather than later tonight when I will have my family Samhain party, feast and ritual. I like to kick back and relax with a glass of mead when all is said and done just like any other witch!
Needless to say it was a magickal casting!
I lit the fire in the fire pit even though we have been having some unseasonably warm temps right now. It was still cool enough to have a fire going and that plus the herbs I toss on the fire always gets me in the mood. I had some patchouli candles I made last year that I decided to burn set up on the perimeter of my sacred circle, so the smell was magnificent. Just the glow from the firelight and the moon above, with flickering candles against the black branches of the trees that shroud the yard was enough to evoke the true spirit of Samhain.
Once the casting was complete, I let the fire burn out a little before dousing it and took my candles and craft goods back inside. I usually have a piece of fruit and a beverage to help ground me after leaving the circle. I am always a bit peckish after such work.
Now I feel the energy drained from me and sleep curling at the edges of mind, like flame to a parchment. I’m still so excited about the holiday finally being here that it is difficult to consider sleep but I do have baking and preparations yet to do for tonights proper celebration.
I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!
Bright Samhain Blessings to you all!