An Early Winter Ritual, Called Samhain in the Celtic Calendar, a Forerunner of Halloween
You will need:
- A purple candle
- A clove of garlic next to the candle
- Photos of deceased relatives you feel are close
Between October 31 and November 2 in the northern hemisphere, and between April 30 and May 2 in the southern hemisphere.
Light the candle, saying; “May only goodness and light enter here on this night of the beloved ancestors.”
Blow softly into the candle, saying, “I call my beloved ancestors at this special time to protect and guide me/us, as winter approaches, especially [name those in the photos].”
Hold each photo in turn, speaking the words of love of regret, then saying, “As winter comes near, I carry this fear [name your problem], asking you to advise me or send signs to me.”
Blow out the candle, saying, “Go in peace and blessings.”
You may hear in your mind your deceased relative’s comforting words, sense her presence, or smell her fragrance.
The answer to your dilemma will come in a dream or an unmistakable sign in your daily life.
Bury the garlic.
- “1001 Spells: The Complete Book of Spells For Every Purpose,” by Cassandra Eason