Simple Samhain Ritual
Autumn fruits and/or vegetables (apples, pumpkins, turnips, potatoes for example)
A piece of paper and something to write with
A fire safe receptacle (a cauldron, fireproof bowl)
Candle (colors: purple, black, orange, red)
Place autumn fruits on the alter
Write on a piece of paper an aspect of your life which you wish to be free of: anger, a baneful habit, misplaced feelings, disease for example.
Place the cauldron or some other safe fire receptacle in front of the altar on a heat-proof surface
Before the ritual, sit quietly and think of loved ones who have passed away. Know that they’ve gone on to greater things. Keep firmly in mind that the physical isn’t the absolute reality, and that souls never die.
Arrange the altar, light the candles and cast the circle
If you have a deity that you work with, feel free to invoke them at this time.
Lift one of the fruits, and with your knife pierce the skin of the fruit. Face the altar and say:
“On this night of Samhain, I mark the passing of the sun, through the sunset, into the land of the young. I mark also the passing of all who have gone before, and all who will go after. Teach me to know that in the time of the greatest darkness, there is the greatest light.”
Light candles. Sit before it holding the piece of paper, gazing at its flames. Say:
“Wise one of the Waning Moon, of the starry night, I create this fire within your cauldron to transform that which is plaguing me. May the energies be reversed: from darkness, light. From bane: good. Frome death: birth”
Light the paper in the cauldron’s flame and drop it inside. As it burns, know that your ill diminishes, lessens, and finally leaves you as it’s consumed within the universal fires.”
Follow with tarot readings, scrying or any other form of divination.
Set your offerings outside for the ancestors
Give thanks and release the circle.
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