Way to go to everyone that participated in last week’s Divination Discussion where we spoke a little bit about ethics and love life readings with Love Life Lisa
YAY! Thank you all for participating! (after I corrected my due date mistake )
@john4 wrote about their reading style and using the Celtic Cross spread
@kasie and @christina4 said that Love Life Lisa doesn’t need tarot, she needs Dr. Phil
@krista_moon said Love Life Lisa would have to convince her that she wouldn’t just take the reading and run with it
@praecog29 pulled from personal experience and suggested that Love Life Lisa get a reading about her current love energy instead of who her soulmate is
@TheTravelWitch played Devil’s Advocate and read for Love Life Lisa
@krissie117 said they probably couldn’t read for Love Life Lisa because she probably already knows the answer
And I said that Love Life Lisa probably doesn’t need a reading about love, but about self-development and making up her mind.
Flexing our ethical and moral muscles is not only good practice when reading for others, but it can help when reading for ourselves, too. Situations like Love Life Lisa’s are not uncommon, albeit not everyone is attracted to multiple people and can’t make up their mind…but anyway – the point is that lis complex. Knowing where you stand ethically in terms of reading styles and the questions you will and won’t answer is important for anyone practicing divination.
Great job everyone!
Ready for the new discussion?
This time, we’re going to look at less conventional methods of divination.
We all know the usual things like tarot, pendulums, and runes. What about some methods that are based on folklore? Or historical practice? Or just something that sounds completely made up? Divination has been practiced for a very, very long time. In the span of thousands of years, many different methods of divination have come and gone. A thousand years ago, they didn’t have tarot cards. So how did they divine the future? How did they help themselves with divination and fortune-telling?
This week, I want you to do a bit of research and find an unconventional divination method to tell us about. You dont’ need to write an essay but you can if you want!
When you write about it, be sure to tell us…
The name of the practice
What it means
How you do it
Where you found your information
New to Divination Discussion?
How does it work?
Each week, 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, November 25th!
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