Thursday, 30 October 2014

Why I'm not Celebrating Samhain on October 31st

    Lately I've been feeling a little overwhelmed hearing everyone talking about Samhain or Halloween tomorrow. I mean yes the veil is thin and yes the time of the new year is approaching but at the same time must the steadfastly be allocated to October 31st? I don't think so. I've found myself wondering time and time again as of late why the Samhain is celebrated tomorrow when the full moon isn't until next week September 6? I mean given that the practices of witch's are so deeply intertwined with the lunar cycle and ancient agricultural practices does it really make sense to tie our New Year firmly into one date?

      On a video that I did today on YouTube, called Thoughts on Samhain discussing these exact same sentiments Ginger Fyre whose blog you can check out here, commented in regards to Samhain being practiced on the full moon "that it [Halloween or Samhain] is or was probably [celebrated in the past in] a more fluid time of full moon occurrence rather than a set date". I totally, totally agree I think that Samhain is not linked to one date of the Gregorian Calendar (our current secular calender) but rather to the lunar cycles of old.

      This is not to say this it is incorrect to celebrate your witchy New Year tomorrow, by all means if that feels right for you then go for it, one hundred percent. However, for me celebrating Samhain tomorrow just doesn't feel right it feels like, for lack of a better comparison, celebrating the full moon when it is still waxing.

      So tomorrow night, because I live in an area where I don't expect any trick-or-treaters I am going to celebrate a secular Halloween of sorts (with daily magic). I am going to carve a pumpkin and watch scary movies and eat chocolate with the wonderful man in my life. Then, in about a week's time around November 6th when the moon is full I will have my Samhain celebration.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

     It seems this past month has simply whirled past with the changing season. Moving in, starting school, starting a new YouTube channel and opening my new Itty Bitty Celtic Witch shop have kept me more than a little busy. And last but not least I just celebrated my one year anniversary with my incredibly amazing boyfriend this past week!!! <3

    Since my Morrighan post I really haven't had many hedgey experiences. I suppose its more so because I haven't made the time. I've settled down once or twice to start a meditation but I haven't walked the hedge in at least a month, my head just hasn't been settled enough. Even though I haven't been walking the hedge I've still been up to witchy activities. I recently went on a walk through my nearby park and was able to sit down and feel comfortable doing my first ritual/spell work in the open. I was even comfortable enough to film it, if you're curious take a peek here.

     I've also started making spell candles, for home, love, prosperity and even an earth elemental candle which I am particularly pleased with. I did try and make some lavender cleansing ones but I made a boo boo and they didn't turn out very pretty so instead of selling those ones I am enjoying their perfect imperfections myself :)

     I think the largest witchy experience that sticks out in my mind from this past month is really a collection of my experiences of making YouTube videos. The YouTube community, like this blogging community is truly so incredibly friendly and I've met so many new witchy people that have wonderful advice and information. For me as a solitary witch, its kind of like my online coven whom I am able to share my experiences with, even though I practice my rituals and spells by myself and I love it.

     So that's a bit of what's going on in my life at the moment! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend whether you're in Canada or elsewhere!!!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Psychic Vampires

In case you might be interested here's a link to the latest youtube video I did on Psychic Vampires:

I promise to write another blog post soon I know I'm long overdue love you all!!!!

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