Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

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Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby Heddwen » 28 Oct 2017, 15:16

The wheel continues to turn and now we celebrate Samhain and Beltane...

Blessings of Samhain to All in the Northern Hemisphere!!!


:ravens: :-x :witch: :fire: :jack:

and to All in the Southern Hemisphere - a very merry Beltane!!!


:daisy: :warm: :hug: :butterflies: :rose:

Have a wonderful celebration wherever you are :)

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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby winterfire » 28 Oct 2017, 15:31

Ooh yes blessings to all!

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Postby Heddwen » 30 Oct 2017, 19:19

My Samhain altar - just to get me in the mood for my celebrations/honouring the ancestors.
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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby Michael C. Page » 30 Oct 2017, 20:46

Oh! Good Job - I Love the Mask. |-) Are the Pictures of your Mom and Grandma? :D
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Postby Heddwen » 30 Oct 2017, 20:55

Oh! Good Job - I Love the Mask. |-) Are the Pictures of your Mom and Grandma? :D

Thank you.You were close. :) It's my grandma and my mum -in-law. The altar is a bit of a work in progress - I keep adding to it!

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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby sarum » 31 Oct 2017, 04:00

Blessing to all, it is difficult here down under, everyone is dressing up and putting out pumpkins for “Halloween”. We have flower wreaths and images of the green man on our front step. I want to shout “its Betane here people” :D .

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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby Waldfrau » 31 Oct 2017, 09:55

it is difficult here down under, everyone is dressing up and putting out pumpkins for “Halloween”. We have flower wreaths and images of the green man on our front step. I want to shout “its Betaine here people” :D .
Wow, that sounds confusing...

I hope it won't rain, it's already cold with a cold wind. And I hope not to have too many annoying encounters with drunk/crazy people. Some people here act like it's Carneval.

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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby Earthwoman » 31 Oct 2017, 11:23

Samhain blessings to all in the Northern hemisphere. :jack:

Beltane blessings to all in the Southern hemisphere. :rose:
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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby ZavieBelle » 31 Oct 2017, 23:09

Happy festivals to all!

I'm failing miserably today. Initially I'd planned a great night as ALL my roommates were going to be out. Finally, a night to myself where I could do the ritual work without worry of interruption. Then one of them found out I was going to be staying in alone and changed their plans so I wouldn't be lonely. Sigh.
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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby Heddwen » 01 Nov 2017, 11:23

You aren't alone there, ZavieBelle. Despite all good intentions, I didn't feel in the right frame of mind when it came to the crunch - so I just sat and remembered the ancestors. Tonight will be different though, the mood is more conducive to getting out my Druidcraft Tarot cards and doing a bit of scrying. :???:

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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby DaRC » 01 Nov 2017, 22:25

Blessings to all :hug:

I managed a quick Samhain blot and time in the still, chill air under the misty moonlight...
before collapsing on the sofa. At least my schlep home on the motorways only took a couple of hours or so.
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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby nollaig » 02 Nov 2017, 02:05

Words.

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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby Tracy G » 02 Nov 2017, 22:06

I’m running a bit behind myself on this celebration…
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…but wish you all much warmth this season.
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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby ZavieBelle » 02 Nov 2017, 23:33

Beautiful Tracy! Thanks for sharing photos.

I at least got to chat a little with another OBODie on FB for a bit on Samhain, so that's something. Although I still haven't done anything more formal. I am hoping that tonight yields space for it. It's cold and just starting to snow a smidge here in the Pacific Northwest :)
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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby Michael C. Page » 03 Nov 2017, 11:28

It's must be the way of the Spirit this year folks :D Same here - 8-) Discombobulation :blink: I barely had the energy to sit and stare at my Family History records. :blink: It made me think of a parody of a Clooney Movie "He who sits and stares at Ghosts". :-) But that's alright as we know these things do happen. I'll give it the good "ol college try this weekend and see what occurs. :grin:
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Re: Seasonal Blessings at Samhain and Beltane

Postby nollaig » 04 Nov 2017, 02:51

I found the words...

A blessed Samtane to y'alls, unless you commemorate Belhain!

Yours under the Jack Pines,
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