Position 1- What is the most important thing my ancestors want me to know right now?
Position 2- How can honor my ancestors?
Position 3- How can my ancestors assist me?
Position 4- Problem
Position 5- What can I do to fix my issue?
Position 6- Outcome
Use this spread anytime you want to get some more wisdom from your ancestors! What holiday do you celebrate? How do you honor your ancestors? Let me know!
Ever seen those skulls that are all cute with a rainbow assortment of colors pained all over them? Some times they are called Sugar Skulls? Well do you know anything about where they originally came from? You might have heard a little about the Mexican holiday called Dia de Los Muertos or the English translation, Day of the Dead. This holiday originated with the Aztecs, but then was celebrated in the 9th month which would have been August for them. When the Spanish came and introduced Catholicism, they aligned their traditional holiday to be celebrated with the Catholic holiday. Dia de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated on from October 31st to November 2nd. Yes! I bet you didn't know it was a three-day celebration! November 1st is the Dia de Los Angelitos (Day of Dead Children) and November 2nd is for the adults. These dates all correlate with the Roman Catholic holidays of All Saints Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd), Halloween and the Celtic holiday of Samhain (October 31-November 1st, sunset to sunset). While may cultures already have similar holidays like this that are celebrated during different times of the year, this once purely Mexican holiday has spread to many cultures which didn't and now they have their own Day of the Dead celebrations.
The Aztecs believed that death was just a continuation of life, but in a different world. So during this time, people celebrate the dead and honor those who have passed before us, believing on these days they come back to roam the earth and celebrate their lives with us. They build altars to give offerings of food, toys for the children, wine, flowers and other delights of life.
I thought this would be a great time for us all to honor our ancestors with Tarot! Our ancestors can and want to help us and share their wisdom with us. This spread is great if you have a particular issue you want to ask them about:
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