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Doing Any Rituals for Samhain?

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GreatDane

Tonight I will do a ritual or two and I do a reading for myself on Samhain.  I do one card one question and will do up to four or five follow up questions each just with one card.  Works for me.  SO anyone else doing anything special?  I don't get trick or treaters, so don't have to worry about jumping up and down with candy on the ready.

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Raggydoll

I did most of my ‘special stuff’ a day early because I knew I wouldn’t have much energy for it today (I take weekly injections for my rheumatism on Thursdays and those immunosuppressants can make you pretty tired). So I did a reading for the Samhain circle and I also reorganized my sacred  space. I added some more objects that are tied to my ancestors. I do like to connect more closely with them at this time of the year. I am also working more with the family animal totem. (Totem is not the word we use here but it’s the best one I could think of that describe what I mean). 

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leroidetrèfle

My main ritual is cooking favourite dishes of my great-grandmother and grandparents.  Borscht, sarmale, Papanași.  This year though I've had to include something of my father's.  I couldn't decide, so did pull a card from the TdM: la maison dieu.  So, I plan to open the bottle he got me for my birthday.  

56 minutes ago, Raggydoll said:

I did most of my ‘special stuff’ a day early because I knew I wouldn’t have much energy for it today (I take weekly injections for my rheumatism on Thursdays and those immunosuppressants can make you pretty tired). So I did a reading for the Samhain circle and I also reorganized my sacred  space. I added some more objects that are tied to my ancestors. I do like to connect more closely with them at this time of the year. I am also working more with the family animal totem. (Totem is not the word we use here but it’s the best one I could think of that describe what I mean). 

I can empathise, Raggydoll.  I was on methotrexate.

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GreatDane

RAGGYDOLL and LEROIDETREFLE!  Loved your ideas.  RAGGYDOLL, REMINDS me I should do something special with my space as well.  

And Leroidetrefle, I love the idea of doing special dishes.  And pulling a card to decide what to add, brilliant 🙂

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Saturn Celeste
5 hours ago, GreatDane said:

SO anyone else doing anything special?  I don't get trick or treaters, so don't have to worry about jumping up and down with candy on the ready.

I am and it's so great to see you around today GD!!! :animated-smileys-hug-002:  I am getting ready to go do a reading for myself (oh heavens, probably this will be the 4th time I have read for myself!  But I'm in the spirit this year.  I am doing Dan's Samhain reading found here.

I'm also going to curl up with a spooky movie, Hellraiser 3.  I love the Hellrasier movies!

hellraiser GIF

 

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GreatDane

SOUNDS like a great plan, SC!  Thanks, lovely to see you too!  

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Raggydoll
8 hours ago, leroidetrèfle said:

My main ritual is cooking favourite dishes of my great-grandmother and grandparents.  Borscht, sarmale, Papanași.  This year though I've had to include something of my father's.  I couldn't decide, so did pull a card from the TdM: la maison dieu.  So, I plan to open the bottle he got me for my birthday.  

What a wonderful tradition! My maternal grandfather loved to cook and his favorite herb was rosemary, so for me it’s really true that rosemary triggers memories. And I once lived in a dorm with a girl who used to cook borscht and she often shared with the rest of us. I believe she had lived in Russia for many years but that she was originally from Finland. I used to help her out with the beetroot grating 🙂 (everything was done manually and I suspect that’s the way your family would have done it too?)

8 hours ago, leroidetrèfle said:

I can empathise, Raggydoll.  I was on methotrexate.

Thanks 💗 I am on biological treatment and I’m given methotrexate as a way of making the biologics more effective, so I do two shots every week. I’m also on steroids (both pills and injections) but I hope to be able to go off of them soon if the biologics do the trick. So it’s a lot at times, but I have so many things to be happy about. This forum and its members is absolutely one of them! 

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Carla

No deeply spiritual rituals this year, but I've definitely been feeling the energy of the season (autumn is the witchiest month, I should write a poem with that as the first line...), but we've decorated, we've been playing board games with a spooky theme, we've been watching witchy movies, and I've been reading 'The Rules of Magic' by Alice Hoffman, and have decided to at last embark on a new craft hobby that I've been curious about for many years -- soap making! 😄

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Raggydoll
1 hour ago, Carla said:

No deeply spiritual rituals this year, but I've definitely been feeling the energy of the season (autumn is the witchiest month, I should write a poem with that as the first line...), but we've decorated, we've been playing board games with a spooky theme, we've been watching witchy movies, and I've been reading 'The Rules of Magic' by Alice Hoffman, and have decided to at last embark on a new craft hobby that I've been curious about for many years -- soap making! 😄

Soap making sounds fabulous!! That’s proper ‘witch crafting’ if you ask me 😀

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Carla
11 minutes ago, Raggydoll said:

Soap making sounds fabulous!! That’s proper ‘witch crafting’ if you ask me 😀

I agree! I'm starting off with melt and pour but if I enjoy this, I want to graduate to making real soap with lye water and oils. 

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Lady Butterfly
18 hours ago, leroidetrèfle said:

My main ritual is cooking favourite dishes of my great-grandmother and grandparents.  Borscht, sarmale, Papanași.  This year though I've had to include something of my father's.  I couldn't decide, so did pull a card from the TdM: la maison dieu.  So, I plan to open the bottle he got me for my birthday.  

 

That sounds like a great tradition. I think I might borrow it when Samhain rolls around here. We're celebrating Beltane here!

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GreatDane

LOVE what all of you have done.  Anything is a ritual if done with love and care :-), and you all have some lovely ones.  

Carla, VERY cool re the soap making!  And I LOVED RULES OF MAGIC! 

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