Way to go to everyone that participated in the last Divination Discussion where we shared our methods of cleansing our tools.
YAY! Thank you all for participating!
We all know and see every day that the practices of one person are not the same as another. By sharing our methods with each other, we celebrate our differences in paths and learn something new!
@Saulamay charges their new divination tools using smoke and ritual, then sleeps with them under their pillow
@TheTravelWitch uses many forms of divination but when she cleanses, she uses moonlight crystals and spoken blessings
@Siofra also puts her decks under her pillow at night and then gives them their own home in a drawer – and if they act up, she uses smoke and spoken word, too
I believe cleansing our tools is an important part of reading or practicing any form of divination. When we feel that our decks, or other tools, are becoming either stagnant or sticky with extra energy, they might not work right. Popular methods of cleansing new tools include using the smoke of sacred herbs the light of the moon and knocking on top of the deck or making noise . However you cleanse your tools and keep their energy in line with your intention, thank you for joining in the discussion!
Great job everyone!
Ready for the new discussion?
This week, we are going to be answer or reading for another hypothetical person. We’ll call her Emma. Emma comes to you after graduating from high school, unsure of her career path. She has two ideas in mind but doesn’t know which direction to go. Needing guidance, she comes to you and asks you…
I have two paths to take. Both paths scare me and I’m not sure what to do. Do I immediately go to college, get my general classes done, and pick a major later? Or do I take a year off of school to focus on myself and figure out what I want?
Emma is presented with a metaphorical fork in the road. Which direction should she go?
What to do?
Grab your favorite method of divination and read for Emma.
Share your reading with us in the comments! Include any interpretations you used, symbols you see, and feelings you get.
Give feedback on the readings posted by your coven mates.
Remember, just because this is a hypothetical situation doesn’t mean there is a right or wrong answer. This is about practicing your skills and interpretations.
Don’t have a divination tool or experience to share?
Imagine you were in Emma’s shoes. What would you want out of the reading? How would you want the reader to act and answer your question?
Use the tarot spread provided below if you don’t have a method to read for yourself!
Pre-Drawn Tarot Spread
This spread is the Spread for Two Choices linked below.
Card One: What grounds you?
Card Two: Your key motivation?
Three of Pentacles
Card Three: Your ideal outcome?
King of Swords
Card Four: What you need to know about option one?
Four of Swords
Card Five: Likely outcome of option one?
Eight of Swords Reversed
Card Six: What you need to know about option two?
Card Seven: Likely outcome of option two?
Queen of Swords
Need a Tarot Spread?
I have gathered a few different spreads here for you to use as inspiration in answering Emma’s question. Feel free to use one of these or come up with your own! If you don’t know how to make your own tarot spread, you might find my video helpful.
This tarot spread is perfect for the moments when you’re debating between two possibilities. Lay out all your cards and flip over the first three. These represent your inner state and what’s most important to you. They form the foundation of the reading and will give you the baseline to measure your two options against.
Are you feeling the urge to try something new? To more fully develop your talents? To pick up something that you left behind years ago? This spread can help you to explore options and directions that will re-ignite your creativity and passion for learning.
These spreads were meant to take a closer look into your work self, and can be used whether you’re happy where you are, and just trying to understand where your current job is going, or whether you’re looking around for other options. In particular, we’re focusing on 3 situations, and we hope you’ll find these useful.
An amazing friend of mine showed me this great tarot spread for back to school! I will be back at college in a couple weeks, and some people already are, so why not give it a try? Here it is!
New to Divination Discussion?
How does it work?
Every two weeks, starting on Thursday, I’ll be posting a new hypothetical divination question.
For anyone that doesn’t have a divination method or wants to make it a little more challenging, I’ll have another option available for you.
During the week, use whichever method you feel comfortable with to answer the question. Draw as many cards, throw as many bones, or pull as many runes as you need. Any spread you think will work is okay to use that goes with the challenge.
Write about it here in the comments and share any pictures you may have taken!
Discuss your interpretation and the interpretations of others and help out where you can.
Ask questions! If you’re not sure how to interpret something, please ask. Many of us have personal experience or other sources that we can share.
What’s the purpose?
When we are learning a new method of divination or just practicing, it can be hard to get good practice without actually doing anything. Practicing this way with a hypothetical situation gives you an idea of questions that might be asked and it gives you practice in how to respond if you’re reading for someone else.
Anyone can participate – from new beginners to seasoned readers alike – to benefit from this discussion. To make sure we’re all on the same page, I’ve got some guidelines for everyone to follow to make this a place of safe and constructive discussion.
Any divination method is okay - use what you’re okay with.
This challenge will run from Thursday of one week to the end of day Wednesday the following week.
If you do not want feedback on your interpretation or reading style, please say so. The purpose of this challenge is to learn and discuss with everyone else.
Please use trigger warnings if your interpretation involves any mention of the following.
Trigger Warning Words (click me)
- other sensitive materials
To hide words, phrases, or content in your writing, highlight it, click the gear button up top in the formatting, and select either Hide Details or Blur Spoiler
Be sure to get your interpretations in before Wednesday, March 4th!
Remember, there aren’t necessarily wrong answers. Divination is often very personal and that’s why interpretations are fun and good practice!
Need more information on different divination methods? Check out these sources.
Cromniomancy, Capnomancy & Other Little-Known Divination Methods
How to Use Dice for Divination
Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE- Fortelling the Future
Tasseography: Tea Leaf Divination
Fortune Telling with Regular Cards
Whole Tarot Video Course
Talk Tarot with Me at Round the Cauldron