The "Samhain Ancestors" Tarot Reading

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Samhain is the ancient Celtic and Scottish Gaelic festival which marks the end of the harvest season, and the start of the colder seasons. Traditionally it is celebrated each year starting in the evening of October 31st and during the day on November 1st.

Like it's sister-holiday "Halloween", Samhain is believed to be a time when the veil separating the world of the living from the after-world becomes thin. As such, it is often a time to pay tribute to one's ancestors — while asking them for guidance and advice.

This beautiful 4-card Tarot reading is meant to be performed on November 1st, and seeks to understand the transitions and changes which are marked by this change in seasons, and by the energy of the Samhain holiday.

Below is a step-by-step walkthrough of each position in the "Samhain Ancestors" spread:

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Reading Tips for the "Samhain Ancestors" Tarot Spread

When performing this reading on your own, with your own Tarot deck, some readers like to draw a significator card from the deck's 16 court cards before beginning the reading. This significator card may offer clues as to the identity of the ancestor offering advice.

Other Tarot readers prefer the advice to come from a less specific, more general 'pool of ancestral wisdom'.

If you enjoy this Samhain Ancestors Tarot spread, you may also like iFate's original Samhain Tarot Spread which contemplates the many changes at work during the Samhain holiday. For a more traditional Halloween Tarot reading, try the Witches Halloween Tarot Spread.

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