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Hello Moonbeams!!!

Grandmother Moon is full in earthy Virgo on Saturday, February 24th at 7:30 am ET . This is the perfect time to embrace transformation and journey towards personal growth and fulfillment. 

The Virgin Goddess, who symbolizes the feminine and the earth, guides us on this journey. By tapping into her inner strength and focus on wellness, we can make our bodies temples and put ourselves first. When we step into this power, we can feel encouraged by the potent energies of February’s Full Moon, ready to take on whatever it brings our way. The winter season is a time for introspection and reflection. We must listen to our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls to understand what they are communicating to us. Take advantage of the potent energies of February’s Full Moon and be encouraged to take on whatever challenges come your way to bring your dreams into reality.

What are you longing to be free of? What dreams will you allow into reality?

This months’ focus is on greater self-love, purification, and spiritual cleansing. This means something different for everyone — it can be as simple as drinking water and taking deep breaths or as in-depth as a ritual or spell. One of the things I love most about my spiritual practice is honoring the cycles of the moon with herbs, oils, crystals, and nature. ❤ Virgo, the most finicky and organized of all twelve signs, is known as a sign of health and healing…tapping into the healing needed to empower you to make the necessary changes in your life. Magick is most powerful during the Full Moon…it controls the tide, the female cycle, the eco system & of course our personal power. So, this witchy woman wants to know how you are tending to your needs? Are you showing up for your emotional self? Can you sense your innate power? It is time to start treating your body as a temple and acknowledging the beauty and gifts that we hold within. 

The full moon phase is a call for balance between the sun (our sacred masculinity, ego, and physical identity) and the moon (our divine femininity, emotions, and innermost feelings). February also brings forth mystical Pisces season. Pisces is the water sign ruled by dreamy Neptune that is associated with empathy, dreams, and our spiritual essence. With the sun in Pisces and the moon in Virgo, you have the perfect opportunity to manifest what you want to bring into your life. 

So, write it down, take hold of your courage, dance the dance, and let the Moon speak to you of what it wants to create as you open your mind to a plan to make it happen. Let that beautiful full moon energy inspire you to take the first steps toward following your dreams. 

A few things to do as La Luna shines bright in the sky!

Yogic Moon Mantra: Sing the mantra of the moon. Moon is translated in Sanskrit as “chandra” which means bright and shining. We can cultivate and access the highest shakti, or power, of this celestial body – the shakti of peace, surrender, and retreat. As you chant, allow for a delightful calmness to wash, and purify your being. Sing “Om Shrim Som Somaya Namah” 3-9 times. 

Build an Altar: Decorate your altar to honor the season with a cloth, flowers, statues, and candles. Add your favorite crystals –gemstones of the moon are labradorite, opal, selenite, and moonstone. Purify your space with aura cleansing herbs.

Take a Moon Bath: One of the easiest forms of self-care is taking a moon bath. A moon bath honors our connection to the moon cycle. I load up on sea salt, my favorite essential oil blend, and crystals. Salt is the smallest known crystal in the natural world, and since crystals are perfect molecular structures that help clear our own energetic fields, salt grounds us and helps absorb excess energy. 

And don’t forget your Moon Water!!!!

New Moon February 2024

Hello beautiful souls!

Love is in the air… and so is February’s new moon!
February is filled with many things: the sabbat of Imbolc, Aquarian New Moon energies, Mars, and Venus dancing as usual, a Full Snow Moon…and, of course, V’Day.  The New Moon in Aquarius rises on Friday, February 9th at 6PM ET/3PM PT) just a few days before Valentines’ Day.

According to the Chinese Zodiac, we now enter the Year of the Dragon ushering in not only a fierce awakening but one of the most anticipated astrological events- 
Pluto, a planet that spends 12 to 31 years in each zodiac sign, has moved into Aquarius. This transit is rare and significant as the last time Pluto was in Aquarius was in the late 18th century. The planet moved into Aquarius on January 20th and will remain there until September 1st, take a brief hiatus, and then return on November 19th, where it will stay until March 8, 2043. This shift is expected to bring about significant changes and opportunities for growth and transformation in various aspects of life.

What impact will this have? We can already feel the electricity surging around us! There will be a call for change- revolution, innovation, independence, and humanitarianism are Aquarian themes. Pluto tends to raze and rebuild the areas it transits. Overhauls are always necessary, so it’s best to just get on board. Here is where Kali comes in. Her presence in your life might feel dramatic or extreme at times, but in the end, you will be born anew. With Aquarius and Pluto one thing’s for sure: It is time to focus on how we can use our unique talents and perspectives to make a positive impact on the world around us and in our own lives.

Are YOU ready to embrace the magic of Aquarius? The fact that this New Moon is also a supermoon may enhance intuition and awaken the fire within. 
This is the perfect opportunity to let go of the past and open yourself up to a new chapter in your life. Air signs can help you access deeper levels of consciousness, allowing you to express your authentic self. This month of love let's start a revolution of the heart by practicing self-love and deepening our connection with ourselves. Let's embrace the magic of the Aquarius New Moon and supermoon to awaken the fire within and enhance our intuition.

We are the healers needed for this new world. It is time to follow the beat of your own drum. To BE unique. To BE original. To BE who you really are…. To love your weird self. The change you want to see in the world begins with you. Change your mind and you change your life and those around you. A whole new world can open to you if you choose to take the leap into the unknown!”

In honor of the New Moon & V-day celebrate this month of love with some New Moon Rituals with a twist of love.
Self-Love Bath- It’s said that at this time the waters of the holy river Ganga become like nectar, and taking a bath or offering prayers into water is highly auspicious.
Water symbolically washes away the old. Fill a sachet with lavender flowers and rose petals. As tub is filling, add 1/2 cup Pink Himalayan Salt (infused with your favorite potion) directly to the bathwater. When tub is filled, drop sachet into bath water to steep while you soak. Light a candle and turn the lights out. Focus on what you would like to manifest and what you would like to release. Get specific. Breathe deep. Soak in the New Moon energy.
Drawing Down the Moon Goddess
Stand and raise your arms above your head. Let your palms face each other and curve slightly toward the moon. Feel as though you’re a sacred chalice, drawing the power of Mother Moon into every cell of your being—from your toes to your womb, to your breasts, to your jaw, and your eyes. Feel the pleasure of this energy. It is vibrant with the power to give, to receive, to nurture life, and manifest what is possible.
Draw your hands to your heart. Massage this area. Like the moon, dance with the rhythms of life as the Goddess that you truly are. When you are ready, bring your hands to your sides, palms facing the earth. Send your divine light deep into the earth. Blessed be.

 

The Full Wolf Moon-January 25,2024 at 12:54 p.m. EST

 

Hello Moonbeams!!!

As we enter the heart of winter, the full moon in January, also known as the Wolf Moon, reminds us of the power of stillness and self-reflection. Named after the howling of hungry wolves that could be heard for miles in the cold and thin air of January, the Wolf Moon symbolizes the strength and intuition associated with these magnificent creatures. In Native American culture, it is believed that the wolf represents loyalty and a deep connection to nature. Other names for this full moon include the Frost Moon, the Hard Moon, the Cold Moon, Greeting Moon, the Center Moon, the Quiet Moon, and the Spirit Moon. 

The first full Moon of 2024 occurs in Leo, marking the start of Aquarius season with its themes of self-love and self-validation. Our mystical moon mother is a symbol of the divine feminine while the fire sign of Leo is governed by the sun. On their opposing sides, the sun represents the physical, while the moon represents the shadow and emotional worlds. Directly opposing each other…the essence of courageous Leo integrated with the moon mother’s innate intuition. The dark and the light. The January union in the sky between moon goddess and sun god brings us to a place where healing and new life begins. It's quite powerful to shed what no longer serves us with the fire of the sun and the fearless Leo full moon.

While Aquarius teaches us to just be ourselves, Leo helps us decide what that means. The Leo moon helps us feel our truth with boldness, creativity, and self-expression. Spiritually, it pushes you to live deeper in your truth, giving you the courage to try new things and step outside your comfort zone as you prepare to embark on a new 12-month journey.  You may feel a strong desire to express yourself and take bold actions. It's a time to celebrate relationships, prioritize creative projects, and nurture your inner child. While Aquarius encourages us to approach things with a cool vibe, Leo is unapologetically dramatic and passionate. Use this energy to break through any barriers holding you back and embrace your power. Allow the full moon in Leo to guide you towards living deeper in your truth and claiming the future you truly desire. It’s time. 

New Moon January 2024

Hello Moonbeams!!!

As we bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024, it's time to prepare our checklists and set our goals for the year ahead. The first New Moon of the year is upon us, and it brings with it a sense of mystery and new beginnings. According to numerology, the digits of 2024 add up to the number 8, which is represented by the Strength card in the Tarot. This card reminds us that true strength comes from perseverance and a strong sense of self.

As the dark moon peaks on January 11th, the energy of the Capricorn half-goat, half-fish is upon us. This powerful symbol represents the dreamworld, with the goat embodying the earth element and the fish symbolizing a quest for inner searching. The darkness of this time calls us to come together with wise hearts and a united vision for the future. Why not harness that Capricorn energy and use it to bring to light what needs to change. What do you notice when you reflect back on the spiral of 2023?

 As you muse over your year’s journey and the cycles of your life, one thing is clear… there will be change…the determined Capricorn Sea goat will see to that! If we work together, we can rise together. This NEW MOON is all about hope and in the words of a Hopi Elder:

"All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the Ones we have been waiting for"

This is a powerful time for manifestation and introspection. It is a time to connect with the energy of the Moon Goddess and tap into our personal strength. During this lunar phase, we encourage you to slow down and attune to the rhythm of the Moon. By working with the moon’s phases in your life, you’re invoking the energy of the Divine Feminine in all Her archetypes. Whether you resonate with the Maiden, Mother or Crone, harness Her power and strength to bring forth a new or renewed reality. Let go of what no longer serves you and embrace the boundless opportunities that the universe is conspiring to bring your way. Join us in celebrating the power of New Moon magick to create a future filled with purpose, love, generosity, forgiveness, and abundance.

See it. Be it. So be it. Blessed Be

 

New Moon Ritual

Write your intentions on a 7-day candle. With a candle, you can return to it and relight it each day while meditating on your intentions. 3 days before the moon, the day of, and finally the three days after the moon. Candle magick gives you a visual reminder of the dreams you are manifesting.

December 2023 Full Moon

Hello Moonbeams!!!

We have a beautiful FULL MOON rising today, 12/26,  This final full moon of 2023 is known as the Cold Moon because it is the closest to the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere which is also why it is also called Moon of the Long Night, This one is in the powerful sign of Cancer, known for its emphasis on emotions. Cancer is ruled by the moon so expect intensified feelings and intuition. Take some time to ground yourself and prioritize self-care as we embark on the new year.

The Cancer archetype is all about connecting with home, family, and finding stability within ourselves. It brings in the watery energies of the Feminine and encourages us to explore our feelings and emotions. As we open up to our true selves, we may feel a sense of release and the need to let go of energies that no longer serve us. This can be a vulnerable time, but by nurturing ourselves with love and attention, we can offer our unique gifts to the world. Let's embrace our true essence with the Cancer archetype and find the peace and stability we seek.

As you draw down the energies of the moon tonight allow it to align your energy as you step into 2024 with renewed spirit and clarity. On the Wheel of the Year, every Earth change is a celebration, and every celebration is an opportunity to strengthen your connection to yourself, your people, your planet, and your God/Goddess. So Mote it Be

Cancer Full Moon Bathing Ritual

(after the year we’ve had I think we all deserve some juicy self-care lovin'!)

Please note this is a bathing ritual, if you don’t have a bath, you can prepare all the ingredients in a large pot/jug and then pour it over yourself in the shower, or alternatively, you can do this ritual as a hand or foot bath.

This ritual can be done anytime but for the best results aim to do it the night of the full moon or 3 days before or after.

 

You will need:

•         Cleansing tools of choice (dried herbs, incense, palo santo sage, oils, candles, flowers, etc.)

•         Ingredients for your bath (choose at least three of the following)- essential oils, rose petals, lavender buds, flowers, chamomile/herbal tea, sea salt, lemon slices, fresh or dried herbs

•         clear quartz and/or amethyst crystal

 

Prepare your bath by brewing a botanical bath tea made up of any ingredients of your choice. Once your tea has steeped for at least 15 minutes, strain it, and pour it into your tub. Place your crystals in the tub.

To bring your bath experience to life, surround your tub with candles and fresh flowers. Burn sacred smoke to clear energy, purify the air and create space to tune in. Now climb into the tub and just let yourself be. Stay in your bath for as long as it feels comfortable.

 

When ready drain the tub and visualize the water rinsing away toxins and cleansing your entire body in new light energy. To complete your ritual bath, remove, rinse, and dry your crystals placing them in a bowl of sea salt for an hour to cleanse them.

Winter Solstice 2023

 

 

Winter Solstice-December 21st
The Winter Solstice, celebrated as Yule in many European pagan traditions, is the darkest and shortest day of the year. The occasion marks the turning of the wheel and, though months of winter lie ahead, each day that follows slowly moves us towards the light. Solstice is a reminder that as soon as we hit our darkest point, there is a light on the other side. 
Lasting for 12 days, Yule begins when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky (Winter Solstice), symbolizing the rebirth of the Sun, an embodiment of hope and renewal that brings a stillness that mirrors the cycle of death and rebirth. It is a time to go inward, to embrace the darkness before the return of the light. 
However, while this sabbat is meant to ring in the returning of the light, it is important to remember that this is a time fraught with deep spiritual significance. Time should be spent in contemplation of that darker side. The act of calling back the light is one where we ask to have our conscious awareness awakened because without introspection and reflection there cannot be inspiration. This is the time to nourish and allow the stillness and quietude of the world around us to create the space needed to really dive into the true desires of our hearts.
Take some time to reflect on the year behind you. This year, Winter Solstice also falls at mid-point during Mercury Retrograde, which means that we are all going to be given a glimpse into the thoughts, feelings, and emotions we have buried within. To look at the fears we had...to look at all the chances we took....to see all that we lost...and look at the joy we gave. Know in your heart that you are strong enough...fearless enough to walk through the gate (or the fire, are you listening Kali?) into the next year. So, stand still for a moment today & reflect. Be fearless-for you are your own sun...and you shine so brightly.
Lastly, as we celebrate the stillness of this longest night, remember those who have left this physical world, those new souls who were born this year, and make a joint call for peace across the world. May Iris, Rhiannon, Hera, Lucina, Bona Dea, Frigga, Lucia, and Freya show you the beauty of the season and bless you many times over. 
Happy Winter, Everyone!
 

 

Winter Solstice Rituals, Crystal & Plant Magick

  • Candle Lighting…a reminder of the return of light…red, green, white, gold, silver
  • Sharing a meal with loved ones…honors community and abundance
  • The Yule Log: burning the Yule Log was a ritual of protection and prosperity, symbolizing the light overcoming the darkness.
  • Crystals: bloodstone, garnet, ruby, quartz, obsidian & selenite. 
  • Oils…frankincense, myrrh, cedar, spruce, pine, cinnamon, copal
  • Decorations: holly, mistletoe, ivy, pine, pinecones 
  • Herbs: blessed thistle, bayberry, chamomile cedar, cinnamon, mistletoe, hawthorn, clove bud & orange peel

Debbi’s Solstice/Yule Incense:

2 parts Fir needles 
1 part clove
1 part frankincense tears
1 part myrrh resin
5-star anise seeds
½ part amber resin
Mix all together. If frankincense, myrrh, and the amber are not moist enough to stick add a bit of honey to the mix. This will bind your loose incense. Make sure to dry completely. Use in incense warmer or burn on a charcoal disk set in fireproof bowl.
 

New Moon December 2023

 

Hello Moonbeams!!!
On December 12 at 6:32 p.m. ET, the moon will disappear into the night sky, marking the beginning of an exciting Sagittarius New Moon. The lack of visibility of the moon should not be underestimated, as it marks the opportunity for profound renewal, restoring optimism, and ushering in a major shift in energies even in the face of challenges.
This moon is the perfect time to start fresh as we head into a new year. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of growth and abundance, the message coming in now is all about change, the pursuit of truth and transformation. However, it will be important to practice restraint if we wish to see our visions and goals come to fruition. This cosmic cycle will offer the opportunity to rediscover who we truly want to be and have the courage to embrace new beginnings. 
Like the “Archer” point that arrow and focus on intentions based on your deepest desires, your own truths, becoming fearless and most important...trust your inner vision. As the Wheel turns towards Winter Solstice, it is a powerful time for rituals and practices that focus on letting go of the old to make way for the new.  Magickally speaking, Sagittarius is associated with fire, making it an ideal time for rituals involving candles or bonfires. Fire symbolizes transformation and purification, making it a potent tool for releasing stagnant energy and inviting in positivity. Use this energy to create a sacred space for manifesting your desires. Our beautiful Moon Goddess will help you tune into your emotional body, bringing balance as you move forth with intention. 
As 2023 comes to a close allow this energy to be the start of something new, a new starting point in your life. 
Blessed be, my lovelies
Herbs of the Sagittarius Moon: anise, basil, borage, chestnut, clove, dandelion, endive, fig, honeysuckle, horse chestnut, hyssop, linden, sage and yellow dock
Crystals of the Sagittarius Moon: black obsidian, labradorite, lepidolite, blue lace agate, tigers’ eye, citrine and 
Rituals: Spend time in stillness and quietude. Rest, eat simple foods, swim or bathe in moonlight. Use a journal and practice self-inquiry. Surrender to the moment and sit in the stillness and serenity of the new moon.
Moon Drink: Cacao is a wonderful, natural earth medicine that is good for our physical health and has the power to open our hearts. Sip on it as you soak in water or while you reflect and journal.

November 2023 Full Moon

 

Hello Moonbeams!!! 
The full moon in Gemini peaks on Nov. 27 at 4:17 a.m. ET/1:17 a.m. PT.  Known as the "Beaver Moon" it symbolically reflects the need for preparations as the colder, darker months approach…just as the beavers prepare for their own harsh winter. This moon urges us to assess our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being as we rise out of the shadows of our souls to embrace new horizons. As the last full moon before the winter solstice, it’s a powerful reminder of the cycles that govern not just nature, but our very lives. It emphasizes the importance of preparation, the beauty of transition, and the inevitability of change.
There are many planetary forces at play now, making it both busy and perhaps a little chaotic. During the Sagittarius season, the moon rises, bringing dynamic energy to the Gemini-Sagittarius axis. This combination fuels lively discussions and debates, while also pushing us to seek the truth in all matters. However, with Gemini's lack of filters, it's crucial to be mindful of our words. Though we may be tempted to speak our minds or hearts, it's important to remember that our words can have a lasting impact. Take a moment to pause and consider the power of your communication. The Throat Chakra is the center of energy for communication, and maintaining balance in this area can help us become more aware of our words, thoughts, and actions.
The energies of Mars and the feminine goddess, Lilith are active now as well. These planetary forces are known for their strength and ability to create tension, which may cause emotions to overflow. If there has been something bubbling up within you, this Full Moon may trigger it. Because full moons mark the end of the lunar cycle, it's time to let go of anything that's been holding us back or keeping us stagnant. There will be a strong emphasis on figuring out what makes you happy and revealing the things that matter. What do YOU need to clear out? 
Meditation Ritual
During this full moon, take time to sit and breathe. Find a comfortable place to sit and relax and begin to set up your sacred space & light a smudging tool of your choice, wafting the smoke to cleanse the energy so you may receive clarity on what comes through for you during this practice.
Ease your nerves, loosen up those shoulders, and raise your arms overhead, exhaling as you bring them back down. Gemini rules these areas of our body, as well as the lungs. So, honor the breath and all that can be released when we deeply inhale and exhale. Breathe in deeply through your nose for a count of 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, then slowly breathe out through your nose for a count of 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, and repeat.
It’s best to do this at least 7-8 times in order to stimulate your parasympathetic system. This produces a calm and relaxed feeling in the mind and body. 
When we are in a state of awareness and connection to ourselves and source energy, it is much easier to clearly see what we need to achieve our goals and dreams.
 

November 2023 New Moon

Hello Moonbeams!!!

Get Ready to Embrace New Moon Magick!

The upcoming New Moon in Scorpio on November 13th marks a time of intense transformation and new beginnings. As the sun and the moon unite, the veil between worlds is thin, allowing for powerful magick to take place. When we’re talking about Scorpio, we’re talking about all things deep, transformative and mysterious. That all or nothing intensity will push you to confront the hidden truths within yourself, your relationships, and within your world. Ask yourself what it is you most want to conjure in your life. It's time to embrace those intense emotions and let go of what no longer serves. Let's harness the power of this New Moon and set intentions for the transformative journey ahead.

A loving, sexy vibe will fill the air as Mercury connects with Venus in Libra on November 15th. This energy will push you to speak the truth especially within your love relationships. It's easy to ignore our inner voice, but the upcoming New Moon in Scorpio on November 18th will force us to listen and allow our inner muse, voice, or guide to express itself. True healing is never complete without a walk into the dark. I encourage you to use the darkness to your advantage, and rather than feel imposed upon by it, let it catalyze you! The transformations we make now can help you feel ready to face the darkness of the season with a new sense of purpose and strength.

Tis the season of change. Can you feel it? 

New Moon Ritual

Over the days after the new moon, carve out some time in your life to sit in the dark and listen to what you are being led or called to create. Get still and hear the voice deep within your soul. From a place of stillness, develop a vision you feel compelled to move towards in the next few months. Set your intentions around what you want to create in your life. Write down your vision, read it out loud. Light a candle... diffuse your favorite meditation blend…burn your favorite incense… and just relax.

This is a good time to celebrate these festivals and Goddesses days…

November 14 – Diwali (Hindu Festival of Light) Lakshmi, Goddess of Abundance honored

November 14 – Kali Worship Day- The Goddess who breaks down the old to make way for the new

November 16 –Night of Hecate-Goddess of Magic and the Crossroads

For your ritual work…

Herbs of the Scorpio Moon: sage, basil, bloodroot, devils club, hibiscus, patchouli, uva ursi, foxglove, hops, horsetail, nettles, grape root, catnip, coriander

Crystals of the Scorpio Moon: aquamarine, black tourmaline, labradorite, red jasper, rose quartz, sodalite

Happy New Moon!

Samhain

 

In The Wheel of the Year, Samhain (pronounced as "sow-in" or   "sah-win") is one of the four major Celtic festivals that marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter.  Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh, and Samhain align with the solstices and equinoxes, and mark the agricultural cycle, with each festival representing a different aspect of nature. It is a time when the veil between the physical and spirit realms is at its thinnest, allowing for communication with ancestors who have crossed over. From October 31st to November 2nd, the fires are burning, and our loved ones can cross over into our world, bringing messages of support and guidance. This is why divination tools are so popular on Samhain, as they can help us to communicate with our ancestors and receive their messages. (Be sure to light a candle or two in your windows so they can see their way home).
This is the night of power and magick, also known as All Souls Night, Halloween, Feast of the Dead, Festival of Remembrance, Feast of Mongfind, and Witches' New Year. This sacred season is a time for honoring the dark, the crone, our elders, ancestors and the other world-a time for introspection and renewal, as we mourn our losses and let go of all that we are ready to release. Samhain is the womb stirring a world of possibility as we stand at the threshold of a new year. As our Dark Goddesses teach, it is only through death that we find rebirth. Samhain gives us that sense of promise and as the Wheel of the Year turns once again, we are reminded as women that this cycle of seasons is like the endless spiral we walk as women of the Wise Woman Tradition. 

Have a Moon Altar? 
Celebrate Samhain by adding seasonal symbols of the season like dried leaves, mementos, crystals and heirlooms from transitioned loved ones. Some ideas are:
Food: apples, pumpkins, spiced cake, gourds, squash, mulled wine
Herbs: mugwort, rosemary, calendula, thistle
Crystals: moonstone, amethyst (stone of the witch), carnelian, lapis, spirit quartz 
Scents: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, patchouli, amber
Goddesses: Hecate, Persephone, Demeter Cerridwen, Eir
Symbols: skulls, jack o’ lanterns, cats, pictures of ancestors, cauldrons, candles
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Two Samhain traditions that have been passed down through generations are my personal favorites.
DUMB SUPPER
This is a silent meal held on the night of Samhain. You set a place at the table for those who have passed. This is simply a way to honor and communicate with the spirits of loved ones. The meal is eaten in silence. 

SOUL CAKES
Soul Cakes are biscuit-like cakes that brings back the custom of leaving food offerings outside the home for wandering spirits

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 stick 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 cups of raisins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine the flour, spice and salt in a small bowl. Mix well with a fork.
Warm the milk and remove from heat.
Cream the butter and sugar together; add the egg yolks and blend in thoroughly. Add the spiced flour and combine as thoroughly as possible; the mixture will be dry and crumbly.
One tablespoon at a time, begin adding in the warm milk, blending vigorously with a spoon. When you have a soft dough, stop adding milk; you probably won't need it all.
Turn the dough out onto a floured counter and knead gently then roll out to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Using a floured 2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out as many rounds as you can and set on an ungreased baking sheet. 
Decorate the soul cakes with raisins and then brush liberally with the beaten egg yolk. Bake for 15 minutes, until just golden and shiny. Serve warm.

The Witches Sabbat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njoJTpXptks