Today I am writing you about Divination.
People of all origins always tried to know the past and take a peak at the future. Lets face it: sometimes, the decision making task is too hard. What path should I take, left or right? Which job should I choose? Should I attack that city or not? Should I trust that person or not?
Not everything is as easy as choosing clothes in the morning and, even then, sometimes that’s tricky.
On the other hand, it wouldn’t hurt to know what to expect from the day ahead.
From omens and oracles, to tarot decks and oracle cards, from radiesthesia (pendulums) to scrying (crystal balls and black mirrors), Ouija boards (only dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing), to runes, witches runes and ogham, tea leaves and coffee grounds, to cowrie-shell divination, astrology and their birth charts and zodiac signs, numerology, palmistry, you name it, we’ve tried it all.
I have been working, for years, with pendulums, tarot decks and oracle cards, and I even created a Major Arcana deck for a very close friend.
Pendulums are used for both healing (with radionic tables) and divination. Regarding divination, they are used for Yes/No questions.
There are several types of pendulums – I have a collection of them. You can find pendulums entirely made of metal (I use a golden one for healing work, with my radionic table, as I felt it’s what works best for me), metal and stone (I have several: amethyst, lapis lazuli, green aventurine, unakite, and selenite), and one of cord and wood (best for connecting with the Fair Folk – they are not to be messed with unless you know what you are doing. For further learning about the Good Neighbours, I suggest reading Morgan Daimler’s blogs, Living Liminally and Agora on Patheos, along with her books on the subject).
If you don’t have one, no worries. A piece of cord and a stone or a necklace and a ring and Bob’s your uncle! You’ve got yourself an improvised pendulum.
Tarot Decks and Oracle Cards
Although Tarot decks were created around mid-15th century as a card game, it soon became a divination tool.
Usually, decks are composed of 22 major arcana cards and 56 minor arcana ones, although some are composed only of the major arcana.
Tarot cards are more structured (the major and minor arcana) and have more rules than oracle cards.
Oracle cards differ from set to set and are, therefore, read in a more free flowing way (what applies to one oracle card set might not apply to a different oracle card set), if you will, even if you can use the same reading spreads for both tarot and oracle cards. And, yes, there are countless of those.
You can also find tarot and oracle apps (at least on Google Play). Yes, they work very well.
Nonetheless, not everyone requires these tools for divination. Keep in mind that these are mere facilitators for you to focus on. The skill for divination, just as for spell casting, is within you. You just need yourself and your energy/intent.