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Samhain Plans?
« on: October 01, 2020, 06:05:29 pm »
Hey everyone!

I was just wondering what everyone is going to do for Samhain. I'm going to get a pumpkin and paint it. Last year I painted it with my nephew, but this year I won't be able to because of Covid. I also am going to try to make a Halloween quilt with my dad. I've also got to put up my Halloween decorations this Saturday. My parents aren't too interested in Halloween like I am. I am finally going to do a year and a day period since I really never did one. I am a solitary, but I couldn't really figure out what pantheon was calling to me until I found Lord Anubis. So I figure now is the time. So what do you plan on doing?
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Re: Samhain Plans?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2020, 06:32:54 pm »
I was just wondering what everyone is going to do for Samhain.

I am totally doing my grocery run in costume.  ;D

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Re: Samhain Plans?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2020, 07:26:13 pm »
Hey everyone!

I was just wondering what everyone is going to do for Samhain. I'm going to get a pumpkin and paint it. Last year I painted it with my nephew, but this year I won't be able to because of Covid. I also am going to try to make a Halloween quilt with my dad. I've also got to put up my Halloween decorations this Saturday. My parents aren't too interested in Halloween like I am. I am finally going to do a year and a day period since I really never did one. I am a solitary, but I couldn't really figure out what pantheon was calling to me until I found Lord Anubis. So I figure now is the time. So what do you plan on doing?

Our tradition's Samhain is the one ritual we do basically the same way every year (with modifications for number of people - and more relevant, number of people to do certain roles). Which works fine, usually, and this year... um.

I have been thinking a lot (since about May, actually) about how to do bits that will work remotely, and be meaningful, and I think I've got some ideas now. We're doing a planning discussion about it (so people know what to expect) on the 17th, when we'll nail down the final details.

I am excited that we can do this Saturday evening (it's the one ritual I want to do on the day of whenever possible, rather than nearest convenient day). I'm taking the following week off to recover, though, because I expect ritual to hit me harder this year, and for me to be more spacy than usual in general. (There have been two deaths in my work life this year that are hitting hard for me, and the 3rd is the anniversary of my father's death which is different for being 30 years this year, but remains a time when I want extra space and time for processing. And my mother's had health issues - thankfully, not as serious as they might be. But basically, taking time off then seemed smart.)
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Re: Samhain Plans?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 07:30:50 pm »
So what do you plan on doing?
A lot less than usual...

For Halloween (secular) -No parties, or trick-or-treaters this year, so it's going to be low-key. The decorations are going up this weekend.  The highlight is probably going to be an at-home movie night with seasonal treats and hard cider.  Will be dressing in costume for any online work meetings the last week of the month (because I can).

For Samhain (spiritual) - I'm going to do a scaled-back version of my usual things - a dumb supper for the beloved dead, roll call for those who have passed this year, and deity offerings. Trying to figure out how to honor the COVID dead without feeling completely overwhelmed/hopeless/hulk-smash angry. 
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Re: Samhain Plans?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2020, 03:39:49 pm »
I am totally doing my grocery run in costume.  ;D

Cool! I went shopping on Amazon and found these beautiful Vintage Halloween Cards. I also ordered a sign to hang on the door that says 'The Witch is In.' Lol! I also got a centerpiece for the table. My parents really don't decorate for Halloween, but we will this year.
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Re: Samhain Plans?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2020, 07:31:27 am »
Hey everyone!

I was just wondering what everyone is going to do for Samhain. ...

It's Spring where I am so technically I should be celebrating something like Beltane. Maybe I'll try my hand at making soda bread like I've wanted to for so long. I've never made bread before!

Usually I just roll with the 'spooky season' theme. It's much easier to go with the autumn décor that's everywhere for Halloween...even though we barely celebrate Halloween here...and it's getting hot outside...
I will definitely be eating lots of chocolate.


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