Correspondence of Samhain~Halloween

Correspondence of Samhain~Halloween apple-basket1

The Plants and Herbs of Samhain~Halloween:
Apple, Cedar, Cherry, Elder, Eucalyptus, Holly, Horse Chestnut, Lime, Orange, Palm-Date, Oak, Peach, Pear, Pine, Plum, Quince, Rowan, Sandalwood, Willow, Witch Hazel, African Violet, Agaric, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cinnamon, Coconut, Cuckoo-Flower, Cyclamen, Deerstongue, Devil’s Bit, Elderflower, Garlic, Ginger, Grape, Hemp, Huckleberry, Kalbs Cross, Lavender, Liquorice, Mandrake, Mint, Myrrh, Nettle, Nightshade, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Saffron, Sage, Sarsaparilla, Sassafras, Sloe, Star Anise, Sugar Cane, Tea, Tobacco, Vanilla, Witch Grass, Wolfsbane.

Colors associated with Samhain~Halloween: Black, Brown, Gold, Orange, Red, Silver, Yellow

Stones associated with Samhain~Halloween: Amethyst, Asbestos, Beryl, Bloodstone Cat’s Eye, Coal, Coral, Carnelian, Danburite, Fossil, Herkimer, Jasper, Jet, Marble, Mother of Pearl, Obsidian, Onyx, Petrified Wood, Pumice, Quartz, Rhodonite, Smoky quartz, Salt, Tourmaline-Pink.

Incense and oils you can use any of the following scents, either blended together or alone: Cedar, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lime, Mint, Myrrh, Orange, Sagebrush, Sandalwood, Copal, mastic resin, benzoin, sweetgrass, wormwood, mugwort, sage, or patchouli.

Animals and mythical beasts: Stag, cat, bat, owl, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion, heron, crow, Phooka, Goblin, Medusa, Beansidhe, Fylgiar, Peryton, Erlkonig, and Harpies.

Gods and Goddess Associated with Samhain~Halloween:
Any figure of the Goddess in her Crone aspect, as well as Gods of death; such as: Hecate (goddess of fertility, moon magick, and the witches’ protectress, Morrigan (Celtic godess of death, Cernunnos (Celtic fertility god), Persephone (Greek goddess who dies and is reborn every year after being tricked by Hades), Arawn (Welsh King of Hel), Gywnn Ap Nudd (King of Faeries and of the underworld), Macha (Irish mother of life and death, one of the triple goddesses of Morrigu), Scathach/Scota and Osiris (Egyptian god who dies and is reborn every year. Full Listing of Gods and Goddess Anubis, Arianrhod, Astarte, Baba Yaga Beansidhe (Banshee), Belili, Bran, Cailleach Beara, Cernunnos, Cerridwen, Crone , Dark Lord & Lady, Demeter, Hathor, Hecate, Hel, Horned God, Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Kali, Kore, Lakshmi, Lilith, the Morrigan, Nephthys, Odin, Osiris, Oya, Persephone, Pomona, Rhiannon, Tlazoteotl

Symbols for Samhain~Halloween: apples, autumn flowers, acorns, bat, black cat, bones, corn stalks, cauldrons, colored leaves, crows, death/dying, divination and the tools associated with it, ghosts, gourds, Indian corn, jack-o-lantern, nuts , oak leaves, pomegranates, pumpkins, scarecrows, scythes, waning moon.

Foods of Samhain~halloween:apples, apple dishes, cider, meat (traditionally this is the meat harvest) especially pork, mulled cider with spices, nuts, pomegranates, potatoes, pumpkins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds, squash, corn, cranberry muffins and breads, turnips, beets, ale, herbal tea (mugwort).

Activities of Samhain~Halloween: Honoring the Dead, Dumb Supper, Carving Jack O’Lanterns (and then baking pumpkin pie!) , Making Masks representing the Gods & Goddesses of Samhain, Making a besom , Divination, And most importantly, don’t forget to leave milk and honey out for the Faerie folk.

Spell Work of Samhain~Halloween: release of bad habits, banishing, fairy magick, divination of any kind, candle magick, astral projection, past life work, dark moon mysteries, mirror spells (reflection), casting protection , inner work, propitiation, clearing obstacles, uncrossing, inspiration, workings of transition or culmination, manifesting transformation,creative visualization, contacting those who have departed this plane

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