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Connect with the Ancestors

Color of the day:  Orange
Incense of the day:  Heliotrope
 

Samhain has arrived! Honoring and connecting with the ancestors is traditional on this day. Although we all have many types of ancestors, most of them fall in one or more of these three categories: ancestors of blood, ancestors of spirit (or tradition), and ancestors of the land.

Gather three candles, one each for the ancestors of blood, spirit, and land. Set them up in safe holders on your altar, and decorate the altar with any ancestor-related items you wish. Feel free to place offerings such as fresh flowers or a glass of water on the altar for your beloved ancestors. When you are ready to begin, ring a bell or chime and light the candles one by one, pausing after you light each candle to meditate on and pray to the ancestors it represents. When finished, ring the bell once more and allow the candles to safely burn out in their holders.

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