Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Truly a blessed Samhain

Yesterday was magnificent in spite of not using a formal ritual or a lot of preparation.  My small, yet personal ritual seemed to draw the gods in as well as the ancestors and a good time was had by all.  I got my cards out and while I'm still not getting a whole lot of sense from Tarot, the Animal Druid Oracles are smacking me in the face with their observations and suggestions.

Once again I drew the cards dealing with initiation, commitment and divination with a new card that warns about not letting it all go to your head.  So I decided that my "year and a day" started last night.  After a remarkable time with the gods and ancestors, I sat on the couch in front of my brightly lit candles to meditate upon what I had learned from the ritual, only to fall immediately asleep for about 20 minutes.  In that time I had a vivid dream but the shock of waking up drove it completely from my memory. 

But I still feel pretty good about it all.  Not that my "year and a day" initiation will be anything formal or driven by any particular flavor of Pagan.  I have books I can selectively draw from but my main source will be Nature herself.  As divination was one of the suggestions from the cards, I plan on learning more about that as well, in a more structured manner than I have been using, but learning to use my intuition as well.  And the Spellcasting book I got will be part of my "curriculum" too.  All in all, it will be a year and a day of learning to structure my time in such a way that I am productive, but not rigid enough to stifle my creativity.  Following through isn't my strong point at all so this should be an interesting year.

Happy New Year!


  1. Yesterday was just a beautiful day. It was beautiful, it felt beautiful. Settling. Able to take a deep breath all the way down to my toes. A true page-turner.

    So glad for you that your Samhain was magnificent.
    Love and hugs.

  2. Yesterday was overcast and cold, but it was still a beautiful day! I'm so glad your day was as well.

    Thanks. Hugs back atcha!

  3. Happy to hear your Samhain was full of magic.