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Samhain Rites and Rituals for a Hedgewitch

As this is the time when the veils between the worlds are thin, the Hedge Druid’s Craft concerns working with the ancestors and the Fair Folk at this time of the year.

She can travel to the Lower world to contact her ancestral spirit guide or her fey spirit guide in order to glean information on the work that she should strive towards in the coming year.

As Samhain marks the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, this is a perfect time to make “resolutions”, and dream them up
during the long winter months in the ways that you can make a change in your world for the better.

A rite for Samhain might be:

Take an apple and cut it in half through the middle of the fruit, not down the stem.

When you open the apple into two halves, you should see a five-pointed star in the middle.

The Celtic colours of red and white, the colours of the Otherworld, lie before you, and the energy of the earth, air, fire, water, and spirit.

At your liminal working place, you can make an offering of one half of the apple to those who you work within the Otherworld, and retain the other half for yourself to remind and connect you to the Otherworld.

If you can, plant one of the seeds to keep near you and nourish the tree of the Otherworld.

Apple trees have long had associations with the Otherworld, being the trees that grew on Avalon, the Isle of Apples.

Many myths and folklore contain stories of apples and enchantment, and so this is the perfect tool for walking between the worlds at this time of year when the last of the apples are being harvested.

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