Thursday, September 3, 2009

Halloween is a magical time of year when it seems that anything can happen. You can be anything you want (that is at least for a few hours)- A beautiful queen, a swash buckling pirate, even a cackling witch- Whatever your heart desires... Which brings us to the art of figuring out what exactly is in our destinies. The above card touches on divination (the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown by supernatural means) a popular past time for Halloween parties.

"Unmarried women were frequently told that if they sat in a darkened room and gazed into a mirror on Halloween night, the face of their future husband would appear in the mirror. However, if they were destined to die before marriage, a skull would appear. The custom was widespread enough to be commemorated on greeting cards from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. " -- Wikipedia, Halloween traditions

Certainly, if magic were to happen, it would be on a night like Halloween - Who knows? Maybe your future will appear in a mirror during the twilight of the evening...