My Samhain 2022
Marigolds appear around Mabon time and are the flower of the dead. Associated with Samhain, this flower is used in practices to contact spirits and in displays at funerals to help the souls pass over to the other side.
My Samhain was a peaceful one this year but it almost didn’t feel like Halloween at all.
As darkness began to descend it was time to get cosy in the back garden and light all the pumpkins.
For me there’s always something nostalgic about straw, pumpkins, candlelight and fire.
I find Samhain to be the most important teaching Sabbat of the year. You can learn about life, death and all the mysteries in between here.
But the pumpkins have arrived, the leaves have started to fall and suddenly the cold and dark days have engulfed us, so that makes it time for Mabon.
Halloween has always been a part of my yearly routine since I can remember. When I was growing up it was always the porch that got decorated. In the last five years or so, I have been turning the garden into some kind of mini-haunt.