October 7, 2017

It is the time of the year where it is believed that the walls between our world and the next became thin and porous, allowing spirits to pass through particularly on the night of OCtober 31st. This particular event is celebrated in parts of the world differently.


For example, in Czechoslovakia, chairs for each deceased family member are placed by the fire on Halloween night alongside chairs for each living one. In Austria some people leave bread, water and a lighted lamp on the table before going to bed. It is believed that this will welcome dead souls back to Earth. In Germany, people hide their knives to make sure none of the returning spirits are harmed – or vice versa. The most popular celebration is the American tradition - Trick or Treat where people dress in costumes and go to houses and ask for treats otherwise they would 'trick' / scare / prank them.


How is it celebrated in the Philippines, you may ask? Well, the answer is that we don't necessarily 'celebrate' it the same way like what I have written earlier. Though we may have evolved slightly over the years since kids and pets these days get to dress up and then there are also Halloween themed parties, it is not really a nationwide type of celebration. Rather, it is the time of the year where we visit our departed loved ones at the cemeteries. 


So where am I going with this article?


It is during this time (aside from wakes and funerals) when I often get asked by people how their departed loved ones are, what messages do they have for them, are they at peace etc. While having this ability can be both a gift and a curse, it is also a great responsibility and to which I take it quite seriously. Let this also be a fair warning that I do not tolerate any insensitive questions regarding afterlife communication and/or how does one develop this ability especially when I sensed there is mischief and mockery behind it. Absolute zero tolerance for trolls!


I am, however, always open with helping you communicate with your departed love ones thru Tarot.

NOTE: This reading is meant to help your grieving process as you cope with your loss and let go of your departed loved ones.

Happy Halloween!

- The Whimsical Arcane -

Source: What is the story behind Halloween and why do children trick or treat?

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