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There are many forms of Divination available. I consider divination to be a type of talent that some individuals have so that they are able to read into whatever they are divining with and interpret those readings. I don’t think that any fortune telling is permanent. I believe that it is only a suggestion or hint of what may come and the person who is getting the reading, is able to change the course of any predictions. It is not in the power of the seers, only their interpretation. Its kind of like a weather man's forecast. With all the computer images and radar, their predictions are hit and miss and so is divining. I've read that that the most popular methods used by Wiccans to foretell the future are tarot cards, scrying and runes. (1)
The tarot is a deck of cards (commonly numbering 78), used from the mid 15th century in various parts of Europe. From the late 18th century until the present time the tarot has been used by mystics and occultists for divination.
The tarot consists of four suits. Each of these suits has pip cards numbering from one or Ace to ten and four face cards, King, Queen, Knight, and Jack or Knave, for a total of 14 cards. In addition, the tarot has a separate 21-card trump suit and a single card known as the Fool.
Each tarot card has a specific meaning relating to a particular concept of life, or experiences. In a Tarot reading, the cards are shuffled, and then laid out in a ‘spread’ – that is a pattern on a table, where each position represents a particular aspect of life, for instance ‘the recent past’, or ‘current emotions’. The reader then looks at how the meaning of a card corresponds to the position it is in, and tells the client what the spread appears to be saying about their current state of life.
How do the cards arrange themselves into a ‘meaningful pattern’? The basic idea is that the cards are randomly dealt and appear in a totally random order. The effort required to fit the ‘random’ cards into a ‘meaningful’ pattern forces a reader to think outside of their normal limited mindset, and can lead to fresh ideas, insights, and may force their intuition to begin solving problems in new andinteresting ways. Thus although there is nothing ‘meaningful’ about the layout of the Tarot cards, the effort of trying to find meaning helps us gain better and more original insight into our problems.
Let me just add here, I love tarot and love, love tarot cards. Nothing is ever written in stone and these things the cards seem to relay may seem real but everyone can change their life the way that they want and your life is your own.
You can find many types of oracle card decks and there are also many types of oracle cards within each deck. Each of these cards has its own meaning. As an example, “Amethyst” is a card found in the Crystal oracle deck. When this card is selected in a reading, you are being told to embrace your “shadow side.” This means that you must learn to love all parts of yourself. By comparison, the “Tiger” card in the Creature Teacher oracle deck suggests that an individual learn to face all fears head on.
Although you may think the use of oracle cards for divination is relatively new, they have been in existence for over 200 years. One of the most popular decks of oracle cards is the Lenormand Oracle cards. These cards are named after the famed fortuneteller Madame Marie Lenormand. While there is no certainty as to whether she created the very first oracle deck or not, she is noted as having devised her own deck of oracle cards to give readings. Today, while still not as well known as tarot cards, the cards bearing her name continue to remain popular in certain parts of Europe.
The reading of oracle cards is quite similar to that of tarot cards. The person performing the reading focuses on the question at hand before shuffling the deck of cards. The card reader then selects a card and notes any impressions that are immediately apparent when she sees the card. Additional cards are then chosen as needed. Each card offers insight into the answer to the original question. The number of cards chosen generally depends on the reader and the type of spread she prefers. Some readers find that three cards can offer a past, present, future explanation, while other card readers may prefer 12 or more cards pulled out of the deck. These cards are then placed in a card spread for a more detailed reading.
The Enchanted Spellboard is a colorful
18” x 18” board and there is an indicator that
is moved around the board to different
symbols to help you interpret their meanings.
Here’s how I use my Enchanted Spellboard...
I do not use the indicator that came with
the Enchanted Spellboard for two reasons.
I never have trusted the person on the other
side if they are purposely moving it around
and also I am a Solitary practitioner, so for
the most part, I have my own way of using
I purchased some little plain, un-decorated, unpainted, non embellished, wooden dice from a craft store and left them plain so that there was no symbolism on the dice. When I want to connect with or receive messages from beyond, I use seven dice (a number I felt comfortable with when interpreting the symbols). I toss the dice on the board and where ever they land, I write down the symbols and interpret what the meaning says to me. It’s been very successful for me. I’ve had
very good interpretations and I think it is because the Enchanted Spellboard is beautifully designed, it kinda just makes me feel happy!
Using the hand as a focus for divination and personality analysis is an ancient art. It will be around for a long time because it works.
With practice, palmistry can help you to know who individuals are really, regardless of how they may try to disguise their true nature. Palmistry isn’t as hard as some make it out to be and has the benefit of not needing any special paraphernalia. It's easy for anyone to get started in palm reading. Palmistry is quite accurate once you get the hang of it, but do take it seriously and enjoy the adventure.
Most palmists read much more than the palm. Chiromancy is the proper name of divination with the hand, but palmistry has become the generic term. The shape of the hand, length of fingers, both individually and as a group, the fleshy pads of the hand known as mounts, the knuckles, flexibility of the thumb, the way the hand is held, its color, fingernails and other traits are all taken into account. Of course, we read the lines of the hand, but they’re only a part of the puzzle. The key is to learn that puzzle piece-by-piece and not try to figure it all out at once.
Updated: 12 Sep., 2016