I wanted to share a picture of the ancestor altar we set up at Sanctuary 7 for Samhain.
On it, we placed pictures & personal effects of our loved ones who have passed through the veil. We honored them with offerings of foods they loved in Life & sat around telling stories about them & remembering. It was a beautiful, simple way to be close to them again. This is a tradition in our home. We do it every year, but I think that this year’s altar was my favorite ever.
I just wrote a post over at our blog about New Year’s Eve. You should read it, it’s great. But, if you’re feeling lazy & don’t wanna, let’s recap & the concept here.
To approach the event horizon of a new year/month/state/county/notebook is to look into the face of Infinite Potential. In that moment we believe in the Clean Slate. We believe that the troubles & heartache of the Past can not hold sway on the beauty & excitement of the Future that is before us. We believe we can do better. We believe the World can be better. We see Hope. We anticipate Good Things.
We like to have fun and, for us, holidays are fun. Winter is hard on us. We love warmer weather, fun in the sun, beaches & boat drinks, yo. So, we tend to get depressed this time of year. Especially with the sheer gimme-gimme-gimme madness that consumes the society that we live in. We loathe it. But, being Cancers, we do love the home & hearth & family vibe that underlies the season and try to emphasize that in our own observance. Decorating our tree is at the center of that.
Hi y’all, my name is Cootie. I like to paint plaster skulls. I also make jewelry & sew. I’m really crafty in general.