It’s midway through October and everywhere you look in our muggle world witching season is in full swing. Pumpkin spice land, Halloween decor, and costumes abound. Soon wee goblins and ghouls will be heading out for trick or treating on Halloween night filling the evening with the most delightful energy.
I find that seeing a ton of witching imagery everywhere can have a two-fold effect though. On the one hand, I’m mentally dancing off to a pumpkin patch in the crisp sunny autumn air, wearing a witch’s hat and dancing around a bonfire – on the other hand, I’d be happy to curl up in a blanket and have a nap because there is just so much energy around.
As Samhain draws near the veil thins, bringing Otherworldly energy very close with ours. At the same time, and certainly, not by mere coincidence, we’re surrounded by Halloween vibes. While being surrounded by all of these Halloweeny things is awesome, the sudden presence of everything witchy can be overwhelming and it can create a lot of pressure to be ‘extra witchy’ too.
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So, keeping that in mind if you’re not feeling the pumpkin patch vibe every day – or at all, don’t stress over it. You are magickal all year round not just one season out of the year. So do you. Listen to spirit whether that means pumpkin witchy vibes, or chilling out and quiet type vibes
If you do feel like celebrating the witching season, then have a read through some of these fun magickal ideas for celebrating October. Let me know your fav ways to celebrate October too, in the comments below 🙂
1. Autumn Leaves
Is there anything more enchanting than colourful autumn leaves? Every year I am stunned anew by the colours which pop up in October, bright red, deep orange, and brilliant yellows colour the earth. It’s awesome. Like in the literal sense of the word awe-some. So take a minute, stand back and watch nature weave its own magick.
2. Embrace Seasonal Weather
The crisp weather of autumn is always a wonderful refresher after the sticky heat waves of summer. Still, autumn isn’t always sunshine and playing in leaf piles. With the temperature shift that autumn brings, comes quite a few cold, damp, and rainy days as well. With all the switches between sunshine and autumn storms that arrive at this time of year, October is a good time to build a magickal connection with both sunny autumn colours and stormy foggy days.
3. Watch Witchy Shows
Media is a huge part of our lives these days. I for one have many happy memories of watching Halloween movies on October evenings. Bela Lugosi’s Dracula anyone? How about The Omen? Yup, that’s where I am at come October. If you have some fav Halloween movies, films, or TV shows that make you happy – go for it! Seriously though, there’s nothing wrong with kindling your inner magick by watching some Halloween movies.
4. Pumpkin Love
It’s 100% that time of year. Well, in all honesty, these days pumpkin spice rolls out close to the end of August these days 😂 If you love pumpkins – October is the perfect time to pumpkin it up. I myself have a blend of pumpkin spice sitting by my Keurig to sprinkle on my morning latte and over Thanksgiving, I made a pumpkin pie. Come, October 30 or 31 I will definitely be carving a Jack-O’lantern or Squash-O’lantern as I did last year when they ran out of pumpkins at my local grocery store. Essentially, if you love pumpkins embrace pumpkin season full on this October 🎃 there’s true magick in doing what you love – even if that means pumpkin spice everything!
5. Samhain Decor
Decorating your home with Halloween or Samhain decor is a delightful way to weave the energy of the season into your home. You don’t have to break the bank to decorate either. I decorate with little pumpkin fairy lights (think Christmas lights but orange) that I picked up at the dollar store. Honestly though. Over the years I’ve also gathered little bits and bobs like pumpkin, ghost, and crow statues, and I can’t resist decorating my vases with some artificial fall foliage (also gathered from little dollar store trips over the year).
6. Kitchen Witch it Up
When the weather’s cool, there’s nothing like a nice cosy soup, stew, or roast. Savoury flavours are some of my favourites – tonight I made a delicious roast beef with carrots and potatoes in the crockpot. It wasn’t anything crazy fancy but it was tasty and it helped me connect with my inner autumn kitchen witch. Love kitchen magick? Then pop over to your own kitchen and cook up some magick that warms your soul on a rainy October day.
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