A Quick Guide to Divination

According to Merriam-Webster, divination is “the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers”

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Today I will be briefly going through some different ways of divining. I will expand on these processes in their own dedicated posts in the future, but for now here is a quick guide.

Tasseography

 the art of interpreting patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments.

Palmistry

 also known as chiromancy is the art of telling someone’s fortune by interpreting the lines on their hands.

Cartomancy

the art of telling someone’s fortune by using playing cards.

Tarot

 the art of telling someone’s fortune by using a deck of Tarot cards. A deck of tarot cards consists of the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The major arcana are their own suit of cards that tells you what universal forces surround you or your situation. The minor arcana is made up of four suits: Wands, Swords, Cups, and pentacles (or coins). These cards tell you what you can do about your situation.

Scrying

the art of looking into a suitable medium to discern and interpret shapes and symbols. There are many different ways to scry: Crystal gazing, fire scrying, water scrying, mirror scrying, etc.

Dowsing

a type of divination that uses a Y shaped stick or rod in an attempt to locate ground water, buried metals, gravesites, and other objects.

Pendulum Dowsing

a weight suspended from a string or chain that moves based on the vibrations of the universe. A pendulum can be anything from a fancy crystal attached to a chain to a ring tied to a string. You can ask questions and depending on the way the pendulum swings that is your answer.

Please stay tuned for more in depth posts about each of these skills. If you know of a type of divination that isn’t mentioned here, leave a comment below and I’ll write a post about it!

-xo
Merry

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