Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Spells to You!


       Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31st, having roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holiday All Saints’ Day (All Hallowed Eve).
       The ancient Celts believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on Samhain, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through.
       It was understood that in dark silence comes whisperings of new beginnings, the stirring of the seed below the ground. The most magically potent time of this festival is November Eve, the night of October 31st, known today of course, as Halloween. *Chalice Centre

By artist J Joy Nocifora ©2011

The apple is an ancient symbol of fertility and knowledge in folklore, and often appears in love spells.

One of the most popular divinations using apples is for a woman to cut the peel in one long strip and throw it behind her on the ground. The peel should fall into the shape of a letter of the alphabet corresponding to the initial of the man she will marry.

"I pare this apple round and again
My sweetheart's name to flourish plain
I fling the pairing o'er my head
My sweetheart's letter on the ground be read."

 Another version is that a woman cuts and eats an apple in front of a mirror at midnight and the image of her future lover will appear in the mirror’s reflection and ask to share the apple.

The Apple and the Mirror
Before the stroke of midnight, sit in front of a mirror in a room lit only by one candle or the moon. Go into the silence, and ask a question.
Cut the apple into nine pieces. With your back to the mirror, eat eight of the pieces then throw the ninth over your left shoulder. Turn your head to look over the same shoulder, and you will see an image or symbol in the mirror that will tell you your answer.
When you look in the mirror, let your focus go soft and allow the patterns made by the moon or candlelight and shadows suggest forms, symbols and other dreamlike images that speak to your intuition.

Happy Spells to you !!

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Savanna Kougar said...

Oooh, yes, now I'm in the proper magickal mood! I need the right costume party to wear that witchy outfit. Happy Spells to you, Gem!

William Kendall said...

I like that witch!

Gem Sivad said...

I agree William. She's very mysterious and beautiful. I would expect powerful spells coming from her. *nods*