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Samhain Sabbat Correspondences | The Witches’ New Year

It’s finally coming! If you’re reading this, chances are: Samhain is almost here! Witches everywhere couldn’t be more excited! 

Whether you’re celebrating this Wheel of the Year holiday on October 31 in the Northern Hemisphere or May 1 in the Southern Hemisphere, many Wiccans consider this day to be the Witches’ New Year! Others regard it as the best time of year to connect with the other side!

Samhain is the Pagan holiday that comes after Mabon or the Autumn Equinox. It’s the beautiful time when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, allowing us to easily communicate with and visit the land of the dead.

Wondering how the veil can be the thinnest during two separate times of the year for the different hemispheres? As our local plants die away during fall, this mass exit of life energy creates an energetic opening between the physical realm and the spiritual realm. Due to that, the thinning of the veil happens on a local basis. 

So, Samhain is a great time to pay respects to your ancestors, honor the cycle of life and death, and enjoy the new lives of children on this awesome day of the year!

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Samhain Sabbat Correspondences

Samhain Magick

  • Connecting to ancestors
  • Honoring ancestors
  • Getting guidance for the next year
  • Connecting to your past, present, and future
  • Healing your inner self with Shadow Work
  • Performing yearly divination
  • Learning and seeing the unknown
  • Balancing within the circles of life
  • Reflection on the past year and planning for the next year
  • Seeing beauty and purpose in all things
  • Letting go of things that no longer serve your highest good
  • Closing a chapter or project to start a new one
  • Communicating with the dead
  • Connecting to the Akashic Records
  • Celebrating cultural heritage and history
  • Protection from harm
  • Honoring the Fae
  • Host a Mute, Dumb, or Deaf dinner
  • Building or refreshing an ancestor altar
  • Helping loved ones pass over
  • Attend or have a bonfire or fire festival
  • Contact the spirit world
  • Visit a cemetery and honor those who came before us
  • Celebrate reincarnation 
  • Learn about past lives

Samhain Symbolism

  • Death and Rebirth
  • New Beginnings
  • Healing the Past
  • Rest
  • Healing Personal Shadows
  • Healing and Releasing those who have Passed
  • Transitions
  • Arcane knowledge
  • Eternal cycles

Samhain Symbols

  • Acorns
  • Bats
  • Cats
  • Cauldrons
  • Crows
  • Crystal balls
  • Death masks
  • Fae and Fairies
  • Jackals
  • Jack-o-lanterns
  • Moon
  • Moths
  • Oak leaves
  • Oracle cards
  • Owls
  • Pendulums
  • Pomegranates 
  • Psychopomps
  • Pumpkins
  • Rats
  • Ravens
  • Scrying mirrors
  • Scythes
  • Shamans
  • Skulls
  • Spiders
  • Spirits
  • Stags
  • Sugar skulls
  • Tarot cards
  • Turnips
  • Vultures

Samhain Colors

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Yellow

Samhain Deities

  • Anubis
  • Arawn
  • Baba Yaga
  • Cerridwen
  • Cernunnos
  • Crone aspect
  • Hades
  • Hecate
  • Hel
  • Kali
  • Loki
  • Morrigan
  • Osiris
  • Persephone
  • Shiva
  • Thanatos

Samhain Crystals + Stones

  • Black obsidian
  • Bloodstone
  • Carnelian
  • Iron
  • Jasper
  • Moonstone
  • Onyx
  • Smoky quartz
  • Silver

Samhain Herbs + Plants

  • Allspice
  • Apples
  • Bay leaves
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Dried leaves
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Mandrake
  • Marigolds
  • Mums
  • Mugwort
  • Nettle
  • Onion
  • Passionflower
  • Pomegranates
  • Pine
  • Red roses
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sweetgrass
  • Tarragon

Samhain Incense + Oils

  • Allspice
  • Apple
  • Cinnamon
  • Copal
  • Ginger
  • Mugwort
  • Patchouli
  • Pine
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sweetgrass

Foods + Drinks

  • Apples
  • Beef
  • Cider
  • Corn
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Mead
  • Meats
  • Mulled wine
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Pork
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Onion
  • Spice cake
  • Squash
  • Turnips
  • Zucchini

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How do you plan to celebrate the Festival of Samhain? What are your Halloween traditions? Will you honor the Celtic festivals of time past, practice modern Halloween traditions for your culture, or will you create your own Samhain celebrations? Let us know below!

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