Ancestor Season, Part 1: Preparing Your Home

October is nearly here, and Ancestor season comes with it – I don’t know about you, but for me, this is one of the most exciting times of the year.

In the Canary Islands, we celebrate the Noche De Ánimas (Night Of The Souls) on the 31st, and of course, the whole month is devoted to our beloved Ancestors. Here are some tips on preparing your home for this very special month:

Remember that this is about family, first of all. Your general standards should be the same as if you were receiving your family at home, and treating them like royalty. I cannot stress how important this is!

After the house is up to your standards, focus on cleansing stagnant energy – you can use any herb or resin for smoke fumigations, and if you are sensitive to smoke, use a perfumed spray; for cleansing, scents like Pine and Rosemary are just perfect, and easy to find.

After cleansing, it is time for charging and inviting – for this, you will set the Ancestor altar to your liking and tradition, light candles, and again use herbs or resins to invite your Ancestors in. Scents like cinnamon, orange, apple, and sandalwood will fill your home with warmth.

This cycle of cleansing and charging should be done once a week for optimum results; by the time the Noche De Ánimas comes, your home’s energy will be glistening like a diamond!

One last tip: any food or beverage offerings left in your altar should not stay there more than a couple of days, and flowers should also be checked regularly, so the water in the vases doesn’t develop any smell. A dusty, smelly altar with dry food is something extremely disrespectful.

Part II of this post coming in a couple of days – as always, feel free to share ❤!


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