Samhain – Day 12

Samhain Magic, Divination and Spirit Work [Part 1]

Samhain is a time to work magic involving the spirit realm, and communicating with the dead. It’s a time to honor the cycle of life and death, as well. Here’s where you’ll find all sorts of information on magical workings that celebrate the Samhain season.

1.  Samhain Divination

In many agricultural cultures, a popular pastime at Samhain was that of divination. From scrying in a mirror to using an apple to foretell the name of one’s future lover, many traditional divination methods were practiced in rural societies for centuries. You can use them today for your own divination at Samhain, or any other time of the year. Learn more about Samhain Divination. More »

By Patti Wigington

Beltane – Day 12

Beltane Magic [Part 1]

Beltane is a season of fertility and fire, and we often find this reflected in the magic of the season. Let’s look at some of that spring magic, from ritual sex to fertility magic, along with the magic found in gardens and nature.

1.  Fertility Customs and Magic

The Beltane season is a time of fertility, not only for people but for the land as well. If you plant a garden each summer, Beltane is a good time to do some fertility magic so that you will have an abundant crop by the time the harvest rolls around. There are many different methods of ensuring the fertility of the land, and you can incorporate any of these into your rituals and ceremonies. More »

By Patti Wigington