If I had to put a title on the month of October, it would be, “Hauntingly Powerful”! With its autumnal colors, mystical energies and festivities, it brings a spark of magick.
This is the most active month in the spiritual culture and communities in many parts of the world.
It is the time when the veil that separates our realm from the other worldly realm is at its thinnest. Communication with Spirits are active!
It is when we honor our loved ones that have passed into the unseen.
The month of October is all about Reflection. This is a time for us to go within and sit back and relax.
During the Summer & Spring seasons we are busy out and about with mundane task and summer fun, but rarely do we stop and sit back and relax and be in the moment to reflect.
Now is the perfect time to do so during the autumn and winter seasons.
The Botanicals, Stones and Foods are chosen for there properties that are in alignment with Octobers energies.
Rosehips – Love, psychic powers, healing, luck, protection,
Hawthorn – healing, self-love and self-acceptance
Marshmallow Root – healing, divination
Valerian Root – purification, relaxation, protection
The Herbs, Roots and Plants can be used in most of your witchcraft practices. You can also add it to your cup of tea. For example you can give valerian root a try for its calming affect to relax the mind of anxiety (please make sure it’s ok for you to use any of these herbs, roots or plants internally. Check with your physician)
Opal – high vibrational energy, amplification powers, and a perfect sense of balance
Rose Quartz – trust, harmony, unconditional love
Blue Kyanite – communication and self-expression
Citrine –Increase Optimism, Improve Manifesting Skills
You can add these stones to your altar or use them in meditation. Another way to use these stones is by caring it on your person to connect with its energy.
And a warm pot of stew (warm comfort foods)
Ultimately, the foods depend on your region and what may be growing around you. But we all can create a nice pot of stew for that warm comfort. Throw a bit of this and that and what suites your taste, it’s all up to you and how you choose to create your meal.
Incorporating things that corresponds to Octobers energy keeps you in alignment with its magick.
Samhain & Halloween Oct 31st and ends on Nov 1
October 9th Aries – Transformational Shifts
October 25th Scorpio – Deep Reflection