As the leaves turn golden brown and fall gently to the ground, there is a special magic in the air that permeates our surroundings. It is the season of autumn, a time of change, transformation, and reflection. For those who follow the Wiccan path or are interested in witchcraft, the autumn season holds special significance as it is a time to hone one's spiritual practices, embrace the natural rhythms of the earth, and prepare for the upcoming winter solstice. In this blog post, we will explore some autumn magick practices that you can incorporate into your November routine to help you connect with your inner self and the world around you.
Harness the power of Samhain
Samhain is past, but you can still take advantage of this powerful energy by setting up an altar dedicated to your ancestors and spirit guides. Offer incense and light a candle every day as you spend time in quiet contemplation, connecting with your ancestors and seeking guidance from the spirit world. Use this time to reflect on your past, give thanks for all that has come before you, and make peace with any lingering thoughts or emotions.
Collect and use autumnal herbs
Nature provides us with a bounty of herbs during autumn that can be used in our spell work and rituals. Some popular herbs to collect during November are:
Rosemary: protection, purification, healing
Cinnamon: prosperity, success, protection
Sage: wisdom, cleansing, clarity
Mugwort: divination, prophetic dreams, spiritual protection
Harvest these herbs from your garden or local nature trails and use them in your spells and rituals to amplify their energy and add a touch of autumnal magic.
Burn sage to clear negative energy from your home or workspace, or use cinnamon in spell jars to attract abundance and good luck. You can also create a wreath or bouquet of autumnal herbs to hang in your home or on your altar to invite the energy of the season into your space.
Embrace the elements
As the weather cools down and the days get shorter, it is an ideal time to connect with the elements of fire, water, air, and earth. Light a bonfire or sit by a warm fireplace to connect with the element of fire and meditate on your goals and desires. Take a walk by a river or lake and listen to the calming sounds of water to connect with the element of water and release any negative emotions. Spend time in nature, feeling the cool breeze on your skin, to connect with the element of air and gain clarity and inspiration. And finally, take a walk through the woods or sit on the ground to connect with the element of earth and ground yourself in the present moment.
Practice gratitude and abundance
Autumn is a time of harvest and abundance, and it is essential to take a moment to express gratitude for all that we have. Take some time each day to write down things you are thankful for or create a gratitude jar where you can add notes of appreciation throughout the month. As you focus on the blessings in your life, you will attract more abundance and positivity into your life.
Embrace the changing seasons
As nature shifts from autumn into winter, we too must embrace these changes and adapt accordingly. Use this time to declutter your living space and make room for new energy to flow into your life. Reflect on the things you want to let go of and set intentions for the upcoming winter season.
Take a solitary walk in nature
There is no better time to connect with the changing seasons than by taking a walk in nature. Bundle up and take a solitary walk in the woods, on a beach, or in a park to observe the autumnal beauty around you. Take in the smell of the crisp autumn air, listen to the sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet, and feel the coolness against your skin. This is a great opportunity to meditate, clear your mind and connect with the natural rhythms of the earth in solitude.
Light a magickal fire
In November, the days grow shorter, and the nights longer, providing the perfect opportunity to embrace the magick of fire. Build a bonfire in your backyard or light candles to create a cozy, intimate space. Fire is believed to be a powerful element for transformation, protection, and manifestation. Burning herbs or oils such as frankincense, myrrh, and patchouli can be used to enhance your intentions while candles in autumnal scents such as pumpkin spice and apple cider can set a cozy, warm ambiance.
Celebrate Remembrance Day
November 11th is Remembrance Day, a time to honor and remember those who have served our countries in times of war. Take this day to reflect on the sacrifices made by these brave individuals and offer gratitude for their service. You can also incorporate elements of remembrance into your rituals or take part in community events honoring veterans. Remebrance Day Candle Ceremony
Diwali,is a significant festival of lights celebrated on November 12. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. You can incorporate elements of this celebration into your own practices by lighting candles, offering prayers, and creating rangolis (traditional designs made from colored powders) to invite prosperity and abundance into your life.
Embracing the magic of autumn is an excellent way to deepen your spiritual connection to yourself and the earth. We hope that our guide to November autumnal magick practices inspires you to incorporate these practices into your daily life and provide a sense of peace, calmness, and abundance as you prepare for the upcoming winter season. Remember to take the time to connect reflect, and embrace the change and transform