~ correspondences of samhain ~

symbolism: third harvest, end of summer, the dark mysteries, rebirth through death, honouring the dead and departed ancestors

symbols and decorations: gourds, apples, black cats, bones, corn stalks, jack-o-lanterns, besoms, coloured leaves, ghosts, nuts, pomegranates, pumpkins, scythes, the waning moon

herbs: mugwort, allspice, broom, bay leaf, catnip, cinnamon, deadly nightshade, nettle, mugwort, mandrake root, oak leaves, sage, straw, wild ginseng, wormwood

food and drink: turnips, apples, pomegranates, gourds, nuts, pumpkin seeds, squash, corn, beef, pork, poultry, venison, mulled wines, apple cider, ale, herbal tea

incense and oils: wormwood, sandalwood, sagebush, sweetgrass

colours: black, orange

stones: all black stones, preferably jet or obsidian, onyx, beryl, bloodstone cat’s eye, coal, fossil

gods and goddesses: any representation of the goddess in her crone aspect, as well as gods and goddesses associated with death and the otherworld; Hecate (Greek), Morrigan (Celtic), Persephone (Greek), Caillech (Irish-Scottish), Baba Yaga (Russian), Bast (Egyptian), Hel (Norse), Kali (Hindu), the Horned Hunter (European), Cernnunos (Celtic), Osiris (Egyptian), Anubis (Egyptian), Hades (Greek), Loki (Norse), Dis (Roman), Arawn (Welsh)