As I have mentioned a few times now Samhain is one of my most favourite times of the year.
It is the time for us to slow down and begin the decent into winter.
A time when the veils between the worlds are thin and the Ancestors have a stronger opportunity to get their message through to you.
It is also a time when we begin the preparations for the coming winter, whatever that looks like for you.
So how did I spend my Samhain
The first few hours of my day was spent at the cemetery.
It is such a beautiful place. The gardens are absolutely stunning and the energy is one of peace and serenity.
I could wander for hours amongst the gardens acknowledging and honouring the dead.
At this cemetery is where both of my grandparents ashes lay to rest.
One set of grandparents are place within a wall at the end of a wisteria walkway. I must visit again in spring to see it in full bloom.
My other set of grandparents are on the other side of the cemetery laying within a rose garden.
I sat visiting them for quite some time having a little chat. Letting them know what it is that I want to manifest in my future, how I want to move forward in life and what cycles I no longer wish to repeat. I asked for their assistance and guidance in my quest for change. For them to tap me on my shoulder in moments where opportunity is knocking and I need to pay that little bit of extra attention to what is happening in that moment.
After my visit I spent the next hour walking around the gardens, taking in the beauty, smelling the roses that were still flowering and taking in the calm energy of my surroundings. I came across a large grassed area with a small circular patch that was longer, a Fae circle. I did take a photo but it didn't come out properly which is a little strange. I also found a path where the grass was not growing and was covered in moss. Absolutely beautiful.
It is so beautiful visiting this place at different times of the year to see the gardens within their different stages.
On this visit the fallen leaves were dotted through the grounds and flying through the air when the wind blew, one of the beautiful water ponds collecting them and the water rippling.
Truly beautiful and mesmerising.
In the evening I spent it with friends.
I carved my pumpkin, made the first pumpkin soup of the season with freshly made bread and sitting in my lounge room rugged up against the cold obtaining guidance from the tarot and pendulum.
We three received the guidance that we needed, to be able to create the steps and plans needed to move forward to manifest and life a life of authenticity.
I hope you all had a blessed Samhain.
If you haven’t has a chance to connect to your Ancestors yet it is not too late.
The veils are still thin so don’t wait too much longer to take advantage of this strong magickal time.