Day of the Dead, All Saint’s Day

November 1st, All Saint’s Day originated as a very ancient pagan festival which today in Mexico is a two day Festival to honor and celebrate those ancestors who have passed on from this world. To the Native Indios in Mexico and throughout Central America death was never an end to Life but only a beginning, a transition back to Source and on to another life. Most indigenous people world-wide honor their departed relations, and remember them not only on one or two days in the year but daily, setting plates of food for them at the table after they have  passed into the Spirit world.

November 1st Mercury enters Scorpio the sign of death in PST/ Nov 2 EST

This is a wonderful day to commune in seances, to do mediumship work, and to dream of your ancestors as the veil between the worlds is thinnest.

Day of the Dead Nov 1 Tara Greene

In  China 3 oranges are usually left as an offering to feed the departed spirits, whose help from the other dimensions is of great value. Aborigines, shamans, ordinary people tap into the knowledge of their departed loved ones spirits regularly who protect, watch over and guide them.

November 1st, Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico is celebrated  by the wearing of wooden skull masks called calacas and dances to honor of their deceased relatives are held. Wooden skulls are placed on special family alters. Sugar skulls, marked with the names of the deceased on the forehead are eaten by a relative or friend. It’s  a kind of ritual cannibalism, the eating of an effigy of the dead means that person’s spirit is within you,feeding you.

Ancient Aztec civilizations held the  festival on the 9th month of the Aztec solar calendar, approximately at the beginning of August and was celebrated for an entire month, ruled by Goddess Mictecacihuatyl. She is known as the Lady of the Dead and was believed to have died in childbirth. So the festival was traditionally in honor of children who also had died at birth. Rituals were also dedicated to Huitzilopochtli { Sinsiter Hummingbird} a war diety.

Christianized to coincide with All Saint’s Day or All Hallows Eve, in Spanish: “Día de Todos Santos, Mexicans now celebrate the day of the dead during the first two days of November.

There is also the Saint of Death.

Mictecacihuatl pronounced ‘Meek-teka-see-wahdl’  is Queen of Mictlan the Underworld, called Hades in Greek Mythology, ruled by PLUTO/ SCORPIO in modern Astrology, she rules the Afterlife.  Mictecacihuatl was represented as a skeleton with jaw agape to swallow the stars during the day.

SAint of Death like Pluto astrologyMictecacihuatl Lady/Saint of the Dead

On November 1st and 2nd Mexicans visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They decorate gravesites with marigold flowers and candles. They bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila to adults. They sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones. It is a time of celebration.

The ancient festival is also being honoured by Native and Afro- Americans. Incense is also offered, and the deceased favourite music and foods are cooked for them.

Honoring Your dead Ancestors

It’s almost 4 years since Dec 14, 2011, when my Dad passed away and over 6 years since my mother passed away Sept. 18 2009.I am an only child and my husband and I were care taking my mother up until her death and my Dad after he was in a nursing home for the last years of his life.  I have tracked them since their passing. On these night I honor my parents, my aunts and uncles and friends who have passed on. Also those who inspired me, artists, musicians, poets, inventors.

Take time out to honor your ancestors too,or those who have gifted Life and have now departed. On these days Light a candle, meditate on your departed loved ones. Thank them with thanks gratitude and reverence. If you have had a miscarriage or abortion allow tears and the sadness to move through you. This is  a real grief that women are not allowed to honor. These days are specifically for children who died.

Frida Kahlo miscarriage Day of the Dead

When the veil between the world’s is thinnest, the departed will most naturally speak to you in dreams and leave signs. You just have to ask. Nothing to be afraid of. Modern Western civilization fears death, and are cut off from the  wisdom that the spirits of the ancestors bring. Death is merely a transition to another dimension. In fact the dead are always very close at hand. To fear death is to fear life, sexuality, pleasure, embodiment.

In Astrology the realms of death and the dead are traditionally under the Rulership of SATURN who was known as The Grim Reaper. Saturn rules the physical plane, the bones, time, old age.  After the discovery of Pluto’s,he became known in Astrology as the Lord of the Dead as he was in ancient mythology. It will be very interesting when Saturn enters his own sign of Capricorn on December  19, 2017. 
All of us will die and transition into other dimensions and some of us may come back. Most of us do , as we already have.  You know this, you are cosmic star dust from the beginning of the Universe. YOU are all One with ALL THAT IS WAS and ever will be.

If you need help with  Grief assistance:

Need help to grieve and let go of a miscarriage,or an abortion?

I assist with psychic mediumship readings, and karmic chord cuttings. http://taratarotweb.tripod.com/id78.html

Ed Sheeran song Small Bump https://youtu.be/A_af256mnTE

Read more about Mexican festival : http://www.azcentral.com/ent/dead/articles/dead-history.html?nclick_check=1#ixzz2AvLbEzzq

YOU TUBE VIDEO ABOUT SAINT DEATH  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgQftFWM41Q&feature=player_embedded

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