Sanhain Remembering the Dead - Herbal Ritual

Stormy Stewart


This ritual can be done in honor of a loved one who has passed or when a loved one passes . It celebrates rebirth and passing from one phase of life to the next.

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10 Min


No-Cook or Other



juniper, bay, yew, alyssum, parsley, basil, rose, rosemary

Directions Step-By-Step

Cast your circle using rose petals and rosemary sprigs to define it.

Say before the altar:

"The wheel of life turns,
The cycle of rebirth continues.
Those beyond life,
You are remembered today.
Gifts of love and hope,
Are offered whole heartedly,
To those we remember
to those we do not,
to all of those we have lost.
Dark Lady and Dark Lord,
In your gentle embrace,
Our dead you have taken.
All thread of life are cut,
All threads are woven anew.
May the wheel turn,
And begin the cycle again.
We give freely
Juniper for love
Yew for rebirth
Bay for strength
parsley for cleansing
Alyssum for happiness
Basil for peace.
May our blessings be received.
You are remembered."

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