Divination is the process of using a tool such as Tarot, Runes, Crystal Balls to gather information from the energy all around us in nature, things and events to read and
interpret the possible future, seek the past or to help answer a question.
By using the psychic mind to contact the collective unconscious you use your mind to see the past, present and future. The tools you use help you to focus and "read" your
subconscious mind to see past what the conscious mind is seeing. Other methods involve interpreting dreams, discovering omens in natural events, casting lots, consulting oracles, horoscopes and palm reading. Divination is found in all societies, ancient and modern. Divination has long been viewed as the art of specially gifted persons, such as prophets, shamans, and magicians.
Divination is essential before any magic work.
Divination can NOT tell you what is going to happen. Divination is guidance, help with deciding on an answer or a path. Every path we take has so many possible turns that there is no way to exactly tell the future. We use Divination to ask if we are on the right path at that moment, or to gain guidance on a problem or question at that time.
Beware charlatans those who say "I
can tell the future". No one can (if they could, wouldn't there by
many more lottery winners??)
This method uses the position of the stars and planets to give a reading of what is ahead as well as a map of a persons life through use of a
birth chart based on the positions of solar objects at the time and place of birth.
Uses a normal deck of playing cards
This is gazing into a crystal ball to see images of the future that you then interpret. This is generally associated with Gypsies. As well as a crystal
ball you could use bowl of water, a mirror or even a fire or flames. This method is also called
These are general focus tools used to see into the future. Sometimes full images and scenes will play themselves out in the depths of the reflections. Sometimes you will only see symbols. Other times it may be a fog or clouds that move one way or another in answer to your questions.
Similar to Necromancy this is divination with the aid of demons.
This method uses scattered small stones, twigs or seeds on the ground. The shapes and patterns they form are then read. This is called Feng Shui in China.
Known as the Book of Changes, this method of Divination uses a system of trigrams that represent yin and yang.
This is a dark art of calling spirits of the dead. This is using the dead
for divination like a tarot reader uses tarot cards. If a spirit responds you
can ask them questions about the future. This is a form of divination used to communicate with spirits of the dead, and must not be entered into lightly. The spirits of the dead are said to have answers to past and future, because
the dead have no conception of time so have the ability to see all things at all
times, past, present and future.
Ancient form of Divination that uses numbers that are derived from your name, date of birth etc that gives you a life number.
Looking at a persons palm, every one has different lines and marks. Looking at the positions, line lengths and
whether they are broken or joined all can be read to give the future of that person
This is a form of divination using fire or flame. Often substances are thrown onto the flames to give the result to read.
The Runes are mixed into a bag or enclosed bowl, and the questioner draws them out. They are then read in the order in which they were drawn.
See Crystal Gazing
One of the most popular and well known of the Divination methods. Using a Tarot Deck, cards are placed in a set pattern depending on the question. The cards are then read in the order of the layout to give the answer to the question asked.