Stirring A Little Magic Into Thanksgiving


With this harvest festival fast approaching, I was thinking it would be appropriate to answer a question I get often. It is not out of the realm of thought that as witches, we too love Thanksgiving as much as we do our regular Sabbats. Thanksgiving for witches and Pagans is celebrated much like everyone else. Dare I say it is probably one of my personal favorites when it comes to the holiday's. Perhaps it's because of the preparation, and spending hours in the kitchen taking my time whipping up our family favorites. Each dish I serve is lovingly recreated from the recipes handed down to me by the women who came before me. Just as I will hand them down to my children. It's a time to reconnect mentally and spiritually with my ancestors, almost if not more so than at Samhain. I think that could be due to being in my element with nothing else to focus on other than crafting the perfect meal and the enjoyment of friends and family that will come together for dinner. I always take the week of Thanksgiving off and that gives me plenty of time to prep and set my intention while stirring a little bit of magic into everything I'm making, while everyone is in one place. 

If I can pull myself away from my Thanksgiving cooking bubble, I try to take a few moments to get outside. Being in nature, even if it's just for a few moments, is the best way to reconnect and ground yourself in the delicious fall air. It's also the perfect place to be present and reflect on all the blessings you have received this year. Gratitude can sometimes get put on the back burner throughout the year, and there are a ton of excuses why that happens. Whatever the reason, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to count your blessings and take time to notice the small things and thank everyone for the things they do. I always set up a Thanksgiving altar so that I can thank the Goddess for helping me manifest all things they have given me. Remembering to light a candle in honor of our loved ones who are no longer physically here with us and a is very important tradition to help us remain close to them and can become a key part of our celebration.

A few things to give thanks for:

*Spells that have succeeded

*Spouses, Children, Family Near and Far

*New Jobs, New Friends, New Love

*All things you have manifested

*Your closest friends and timeless advice and counsel 

*Thanks that you are loved and cared for

Blessings to you and your family !!!


Popular Posts