Down in the southern hemisphere today is Samhain. However, since I am the only one that does not work mondays, my witchgroup came around yesterday for a bit of All Hallows’s Eve Eve madness!
We made up our altar and covered it with pumpkins, kumaras, apples, and candles. We wrote a circle casting that we will use as a group in the future to try and get a bit more structure into our workings, and did a small ritual for the sabbat.
We spent most of the day cackling away at all sorts of rather idiotic things!
One of the highlights being when I had no symbol of earth with which to cast the circle. Therefore, not wanting to disrupt the flow of the ritual too much, our circle was cast by wand, blade, cup, and kumara. You know… as did the witches of old…
I left offerings to my gods, and to the spirits.
It was quite the feast day. We had pumpkin muffins, and feijoa and raspberry pikelets. We ate pumpkin and kumara soup, drank cider, pomegranate juice, and grape juice.
And THEN it was time to carve the lanterns!
It all started quite innocently with carving a few pumpkins for a remembrance-of-the-dead Halloween gathering.
It soon spiraled into the inspired madness of apple and kumara jack o lanterns.
We then headed out to where the gathering with candles and jack o lanterns was being held.
It was rather pretty with all the twinkling candles, and our “creative” creations were well accepted!
The atmosphere was a little sad, but also a little joyful and light. It was lovely to see all the candles shinning in memory of the beloved dead.
In which the silly sorcerers say silly sentences-
Liv- Is that vodka and pomegranate juice in those offering cups?
Liv- You’re making cocktails for the gods?
Me- Yes, They also have a little chocolate. I’m trying to seduce them.
Quote B (while carving various vegetables and fruit:
Me- I am so jealous of us right now! How are we so cool? It just isn’t fair on other people!