found this tonight
being a solitary i had a very small and personal ritual
but when i let the dogs out this evening just before sunset
i did notice a garden spider sitting on his/her web attached to the house
surprised me a tad.kind of figured they (spiders) would be gone by now
with all this chilly weather and all.
soooooooo.......i wonder which ancestor is watching me?-lol
Samhain Folklore - Halloween Superstitions and Legends
By Patti Wigington, About.com
Keep a sprig of rosemary and a sixpence under your pillow on Samhain night, and you'll dream of your future spouse.
In parts of England, it was believed that if a maiden carried a lantern to a well on Samhain night and held the light above the water, she would see the reflection of future husband.
The Spirit World:
People were often cautioned that if they heard footsteps behind them on the night of Samhain, they shouldn't turn back because it may be a spirit following them.
If you host a dumb supper and no one speaks, the spirits are far more likely to show up.
It was believed that ringing a bell on Samhain kept away evil spirits.
Burying animal bones in front of your house on the night of Samhain will keep evil away, according to some legends of eastern Europe.
Birds and Animals:
Black cats were once seen as bad luck.
One old folktale from Appalachia says that owls flew down on Samhain night to eat the souls of the dead.
If the bats come out early on Samhain night, and fly around, it means good weather is coming.
Some people believe that if you see a spider on Samhain, it harbors the spirit of a dead ancestor, watching you... so don't squash it!