Sunday, 27 October 2019

Samhain/Hallowe'en Inspiration

 

My favourite sabbat (apart from Lammas) is coming up! It's nearly time for Samhain. This year it's on a Thursday (31st October). I've celebrated Hallowe'en (the modern counterpart of Samhain) since I was a child, so these days I do a combined celebration.

Note: If you're in the Southern Hemisphere it's almost time for Beltane! Check out my Beltane Celebration posts here:

Beltane Celebrations Ideas: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2017/04/beltane-celebration-ideas.html

Celebrating Beltane/May Day: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2018/04/celebrating-beltanemay-day.html


In previous years I've done celebration idea posts which you can see below:

Hallowe'en/Samhain Celebration Ideas: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2016/10/halloweensamhain-celebration-ideas.html 

More Hallowe'en/Samhain Celebration Ideas: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2017/10/more-halloweensamhain-celebration-ideas.html

Celebrating Samhain/Hallowe'en: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2018/10/celebrating-samhainhalloween.html


This year I'm continuing my series of Inspiration posts, that I've written for previous sabbats.

Samhain is the 3rd and final harvest festival on the Wheel of the Year. The other two are Lammas and Madron aka Mabon/the Autumn Equinox. It is a cross quarter sabbat that takes place on 31st October Although some may celebrate on 1st November too (sundown to sundown). It's also thought of by some as the Witches' New Year. As I said in last year's Yule/Christmas post, some people consider the year to  end and start anew at Samhain, whereas others end the year at Samhain and start it again at Yule/the Winter Solstice (around 21st December). I think of it as both really, since it's the last harvest festival of the year but it's the start of a new cycle, so I start with it first. It's up to you what you want to do. :)

Sunday, 6 October 2019

September Update

Time for the September update! Read previous monthly updates here:




There was a difficult end to August because my boy cat died. :( His sister died two years ago and it was really hard to lose him as well. So I didn't feel so great, but have been trying to feel better.

During September I attended a few Meetup events, including afternoon tea at The Grand Hotel in Brighton. I'd wanted to visit the hotel for ages, so it was fun to get a chance to go. I wrote a post about it on my other blog Falling Petals, in the context of the Law of Attraction/manifesting, since it was one of the goals on my Life List (like a bucket list). You can read that here: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2019/09/manifestation-story-grand.html

Here are a couple of pictures  from that day that I didn't share in that post:

Flowers outside The Grand and Brighton seafront.